Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 22 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 141 137
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 -17
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.54% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.70% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Manchester median daily rate £363 £493 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.40% +45.93% -
10th Percentile £319 £379 £313
90th Percentile £481 £584 £350
North West median daily rate £400 £435 £350
% change year-on-year -8.05% +24.29% -24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2394 2979 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.10% 83.92% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1894 1794
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Manchester

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 13 (81.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) SIEM
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) Juniper
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (31.25%) VLAN
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
3 5 (31.25%) ProxySG
3 5 (31.25%) Network Design
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Junos
3 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DHCP
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) Junos
2 5 (31.25%) MPLS
2 5 (31.25%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (12.50%) Kali Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) SIEM
3 5 (31.25%) Network Design
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
6 1 (6.25%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
3 1 (6.25%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Packer
1 3 (18.75%) Terraform
2 2 (12.50%) Nessus
2 2 (12.50%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 6 (37.50%) Juniper
2 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
2 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Imperva
4 2 (12.50%) Rapid7
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk