The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 June 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
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 135 -
Rank change year-on-year +35 -  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
West Midlands median daily rate £458 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.50% -  
England median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.44 - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1729 2482 1831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.93% 82.79% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3961 5547 4038
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 227
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £13.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.90 £45.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Penetration Testing in the West Midlands

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +16 13 £475 -5.00% 1
Birmingham +16 4 £394 - 5
Staffordshire - 3 £388 - 1
Coventry - 2 £475 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (52.00%) Server Hardening
2 12 (48.00%) Oracle Utilities
2 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 12 (48.00%) AIX
3 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (44.00%) AppScan
4 10 (40.00%) Java
5 9 (36.00%) LDAP
5 9 (36.00%) Liferay
5 9 (36.00%) Black Duck
6 8 (32.00%) Information Security
7 6 (24.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
9 4 (16.00%) CISSP
9 4 (16.00%) CISA
9 4 (16.00%) CISM
10 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (12.00%) DHCP
10 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (12.00%) Retail
10 3 (12.00%) Logistics
10 3 (12.00%) FMCG
11 2 (8.00%) Open Source
11 2 (8.00%) SIEM
11 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (8.00%) Network Security

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (36.00%) Liferay
2 1 (4.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) LDAP
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security
5 2 (8.00%) SSL
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) AppScan
1 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) CircleCI
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Consultant
1 12 (48.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) FMCG
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) AIX
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (52.00%) Server Hardening
2 8 (32.00%) Information Security
3 3 (12.00%) Logistics
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Open Source
4 2 (8.00%) SIEM
4 2 (8.00%) Use Case
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (4.00%) Fuzz Testing
5 1 (4.00%) IT Audit
5 1 (4.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Security Auditing
5 1 (4.00%) Service Design
5 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CISA
1 4 (16.00%) CISM
1 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CRISC
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
2 1 (4.00%) GPG13
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 9 (36.00%) Black Duck
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
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