Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 November 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 192 203
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11 -
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 11 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +30.84% -
10th Percentile £375 £256 £169
90th Percentile £488 £495 £333
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.87 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.91% - -

Penetration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3631 4577 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.47% 84.14% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2988 3539
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £259
90th Percentile £550 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 178
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.63 £34.74
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in Yorkshire

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire +20 6 £475 -9.52% 2
West Yorkshire +14 5 £400 +23.08% 5
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 4 (36.36%) SIEM
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
3 3 (27.27%) Qualys
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (27.27%) GCIA
3 3 (27.27%) GCIH
3 3 (27.27%) CEH
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) CISA
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (18.18%) OWASP
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Big Data
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Consultant
1 5 (45.45%) Security Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) SIEM
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) OWASP
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) API Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CEH
1 3 (27.27%) CISA
1 3 (27.27%) CISM
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
1 3 (27.27%) GCIA
1 3 (27.27%) GCIH
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (36.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kibana
1 1 (9.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Qualys
2 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) New Relic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle