Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 19 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 > Surrey
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 113 115
Rank change year-on-year -23 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 5 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.18% 0.69% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.82% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 23
Surrey median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £430 £369 £403
90th Percentile £543 £446 £575
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey 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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2283 1944 2224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.47% 83.65% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1288 1355
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £281
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 83 51
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.07 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Surrey

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Leatherhead - 4 £500 -
Penetration Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) ATM
2 2 (40.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) ATM
1 2 (40.00%) Broadband
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Security Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Application Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) OWASP
2 1 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix