The table below looks at the statistics for the Penetration Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 204 220 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.050% 0.028% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.030% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Penetration Tester
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Tester across the City of London region.

Penetration Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Penetration Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Penetration Tester in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (60.00%) Nmap
3 3 (60.00%) Nessus
3 3 (60.00%) CEH
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) CISSP
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) CISM
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) GWAPT
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
5 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

Penetration Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Penetration Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Penetration Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) GWAPT
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Nmap
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Nessus
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 4 days ago