Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 21 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 57 67
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.56% 0.88% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.08% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Swindon median daily rate £650 £500 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +47.06% -27.66%
10th Percentile £408 £475 £313
90th Percentile £913 £525 £368
Wiltshire median daily rate £465 £500 £340
% change year-on-year -7.10% +47.06% -27.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire 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 Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 606 555 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 84.17% 81.86% 79.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 410 521
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.15%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 12
Swindon median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +23.55% -25.09%
10th Percentile £12.10 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.70 £44.60
Wiltshire median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -16.88% +13.24% +23.64%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Swindon

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Swindon

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Swindon over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) RACF
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) zSecure
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Head of IT Security
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Security
2 1 (25.00%) RACF Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) RACF
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft