The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 103 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £435 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +1.57% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00

Penetration Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 966 1310 1337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.38% 88.87% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 931 992
Median daily rate £403 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Leeds

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
2 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft