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 3 months to 23 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 136 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 1 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.050% 0.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £468 -
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 £19.63 £45.00
% change year-on-year +205.73% -56.38%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1705 2446 2463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.49% 86.68% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 1705 1719
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 56
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.90 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +1.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 23 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
West Yorkshire +16 1 - - 3
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 5 (62.50%) SIEM
3 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 4 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) CISSP
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) CRISC
6 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (12.50%) Remediation Plan
6 1 (12.50%) GDPR
6 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) CISA
6 1 (12.50%) CISM
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) CMS

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:

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 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Risk Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SIEM
2 4 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) ISMS
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (12.50%) GDPR
3 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft