Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Penetration Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 81 88
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.84% 1.14% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.48% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £538 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.19% +34.38% -
East of England median daily rate £538 £525 £413
% change year-on-year +2.43% +27.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,270 1,084 1,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.15% 77.15% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 612 523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £401 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +3.66% +7.19%
10th Percentile £238 £214 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £42.35 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.14% +96.98% -31.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.63 £46.38
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +1.00% +10.92% +19.00%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Hertfordshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield - 7 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -5 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 - -
Watford -11 1 £300 -42.86%
Penetration Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) Risk Management
2 9 (69.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
4 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (53.85%) SIEM
5 6 (46.15%) High Availability
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 6 (46.15%) Firewall
5 6 (46.15%) CISSP
5 6 (46.15%) Network Design
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) CISM
6 5 (38.46%) Unix
6 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 5 (38.46%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (38.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 4 (30.77%) Value-Added Service
7 4 (30.77%) MVNO
7 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
7 4 (30.77%) Programme Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) Tekelec
7 4 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (30.77%) VoWiFi
7 4 (30.77%) Nokia
7 4 (30.77%) SS7
7 4 (30.77%) Billing

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) VLAN
3 4 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (30.77%) MVNO
3 4 (30.77%) SS7
3 4 (30.77%) Value-Added Service
3 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
3 4 (30.77%) VoWiFi
4 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) 4G
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Billing
2 4 (30.77%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Security Technical Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (38.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Derivative
6 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Risk Management
2 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (53.85%) SIEM
3 6 (46.15%) High Availability
3 6 (46.15%) Network Design
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 4 (30.77%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) OWASP
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.69%) Contract Management
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Segmentation
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.69%) Threat Management
6 1 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) CISM
2 5 (38.46%) CompTIA Security+
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
3 1 (7.69%) CLAS
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) NIST 800
3 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (7.69%) GDPR
4 1 (7.69%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (7.69%) JSP 440
4 1 (7.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Nokia
2 4 (30.77%) Tekelec
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel