The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank - 59 46
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 1.00% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.13% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 617 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.89% 88.40% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 434 208
Median daily rate £390 £378 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +45.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £31.50
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Tyne and Wear

Penetration Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Server Hardening
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Server Hardening
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco