The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 201 212 230
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.014% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.015% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£356 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £450 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Penetration Tester
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Penetration Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) BS7799
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (25.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP