The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank - 72 67
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.31% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £525 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-35.43% +10.87%
Security Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
682 972 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.36% 85.34% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 668 324
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) IPv6
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) 802.15
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) BPMN
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (50.00%) 802.15
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) IPv6
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) BPMN
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP