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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Tester
Rank 207 - 222
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.046% - 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% - 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £500 - £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Penetration Tester
London

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 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (87.50%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) CEH
2 6 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) PKI
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) BS7799

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) BS7799