The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 28 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 61 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.29% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £582 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% +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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 579 508 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 84.90% 77.32% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1262 1201
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £700 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 37
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +85.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £23.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £51.20 £40.00
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 Wiltshire

Job postings citing Penetration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Wiltshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Wiltshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in Wiltshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Corsham - 1 £799 -
Salisbury - 1 £365 -
Penetration Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SANS
2 5 (83.33%) Data Encryption
2 5 (83.33%) Network Segmentation
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) McAfee
2 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security Management
2 5 (83.33%) Security Management
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (83.33%) ISMS
2 5 (83.33%) Security Architecture
2 5 (83.33%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (83.33%) Aruba
2 5 (83.33%) SIEM

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) NetScaler
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Information Security Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Information Security Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Security Advisor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Data Encryption
1 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security Management
1 5 (83.33%) ISMS
1 5 (83.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
1 5 (83.33%) Network Segmentation
1 5 (83.33%) Security Architecture
1 5 (83.33%) Security Management
1 5 (83.33%) SIEM
2 3 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SANS
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Aruba
1 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Juniper
1 5 (83.33%) McAfee
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft