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 25 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 114 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.071% 0.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £435 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +1.57% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00

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 1223 1770 1814
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.74% 87.58% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 1220 1294
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 32
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
2 4 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
4 1 (14.29%) EPiServer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) CISM
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) CMS
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) EPiServer
1 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Risk Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Security Operations
1 4 (57.14%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISM
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft