The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 51 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 20 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.37% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Median daily rate £405 £530 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
694 785 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.33% 80.76% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 381 501
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.17 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Milton Keynes +16 14 £405 -23.58% 1
Newport Pagnell - 2 £380 -
Security Testing
South East

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) Unix
2 18 (64.29%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 13 (46.43%) OSCP
4 13 (46.43%) CEH
4 13 (46.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (46.43%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (46.43%) DV Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) CREST Certified
5 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (28.57%) Protective Monitoring
6 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
7 6 (21.43%) Firewall
7 6 (21.43%) Information Security
8 5 (17.86%) GIAC
8 5 (17.86%) CISSP
8 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
8 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
8 5 (17.86%) SANS
8 5 (17.86%) CLAS
8 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
8 5 (17.86%) Security Patching
8 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (17.86%) Information Assurance
9 4 (14.29%) OWASP
9 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (14.29%) MS Project

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
1 4 (14.29%) MS Project
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
1 3 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (14.29%) Legal
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Back Office
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
1 7 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Security Technical Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Security Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Unix
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 13 (46.43%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 8 (28.57%) Protective Monitoring
5 6 (21.43%) Information Security
6 5 (17.86%) Information Assurance
6 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
6 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
6 5 (17.86%) Security Patching
6 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (14.29%) OWASP
8 3 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.57%) Security Operations
10 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) CEH
2 13 (46.43%) CREST Certified
2 13 (46.43%) DV Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) OSCP
3 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) CISSP
4 5 (17.86%) CLAS
4 5 (17.86%) GIAC
4 5 (17.86%) SANS
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
2 1 (3.57%) Qualys
2 1 (3.57%) Splunk