The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 89 107 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.45% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -  
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 £34.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +74.85% +54.72%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1136 1602 1556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.71% 82.83% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1121 997
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in West Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Leeds +11 3 £313 - 6
Castleford - 2 £388 -
Penetration Testing
Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
1 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
2 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 3 (37.50%) CISM
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 1 (12.50%) EPiServer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) .NET

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) EPiServer
1 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Information Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 4 (50.00%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (37.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISM
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft