Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 17 November 2017 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 44 -
Rank change year-on-year -14 - +67
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.78% 1.01% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Kent median daily rate £500 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £60.44 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +72.67% - -

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 410 409 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.61% 82.46% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 280 289
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £202
90th Percentile £625 £563 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.75 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Kent

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) CISA
1 4 (100.00%) CISM
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
1 4 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (100.00%) COBIT
1 4 (100.00%) OWASP
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 4 (100.00%) IT Audit

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
1 4 (100.00%) IT Audit
1 4 (100.00%) OWASP
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CISA
1 4 (100.00%) CISM
1 4 (100.00%) CISSP
1 4 (100.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 4 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) COBIT
1 4 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001