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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
South East / Surrey
Rank - 95 77
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey - 0.55% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.67% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Median daily rate - £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +122.22%  

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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 944 1040 1149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.16% 81.57% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 686 644
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 80 26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.85 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (40.00%) Aruba
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) SMTP
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint

Penetration Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) SMTP
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) CentOS
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) RHCT
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Aruba
1 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire