The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 March 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 51
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton - - 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -4.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £34.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +74.85% +54.72%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 205 209 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 78.54% 73.08% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 134 237
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) CMDB
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Splunk
2 3 (75.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (75.00%) IaaS
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) BMC
2 3 (75.00%) CA
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Security Management
2 3 (75.00%) Security Hardening
2 3 (75.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 3 (75.00%) Event Correlation
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (75.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) CMDB
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 3 (75.00%) Event Correlation
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Security Hardening
1 3 (75.00%) Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) SIEM
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (75.00%) BMC
2 3 (75.00%) CA
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Splunk
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki
Southampton, Hampshire
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