Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 52 56
Rank change year-on-year -11 +4 +7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.43% 0.59% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.69% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Swindon median daily rate £413 £650 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.54% +33.33% +33.56%
10th Percentile £381 £408 £469
90th Percentile £509 £913 £506
Wiltshire median daily rate £500 £582 £444
% change year-on-year -14.09% +31.15% +21.58%
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 592 580 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 85.43% 85.55% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 390 389
Swindon median daily rate £445 £419 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.27% +8.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £265
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £438 £420 £380
% change year-on-year +4.17% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Swindon median hourly rate £30.25 £13.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.69% -60.00% +85.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.12 £17.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.47 £45.13
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35% +76.19%

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture

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 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft