The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 180 210 218
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +8
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 20 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £479 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £295
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +33.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £48.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +21.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4422 5597 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.06% 76.06% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 4197 4388
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 71 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Penetration Testing
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 Testing across the City of London region.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing.

1 20 (58.82%) Firewall
2 17 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 16 (47.06%) Network Security
3 16 (47.06%) Wireless
4 15 (44.12%) SSL
4 15 (44.12%) Juniper
4 15 (44.12%) BCP
4 15 (44.12%) Security Architecture
4 15 (44.12%) F5
4 15 (44.12%) Business Continuity Planning
5 13 (38.24%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (32.35%) VPN
7 10 (29.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (26.47%) CISSP
9 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (20.59%) Information Security
9 7 (20.59%) CEH
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
11 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.71%) Websense
11 5 (14.71%) Ruckus Wireless
12 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
12 4 (11.76%) Finance
12 4 (11.76%) Retail
12 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
12 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
12 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing also 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 that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Project
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) Network Security
2 16 (47.06%) Wireless
3 15 (44.12%) SSL
4 11 (32.35%) VPN
5 10 (29.41%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (8.82%) DNS
7 2 (5.88%) LAN
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
7 2 (5.88%) WAN
7 2 (5.88%) Intranet
7 2 (5.88%) SAN
7 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.94%) Internet
8 1 (2.94%) DHCP
8 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) IDOL
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Security Engineer
2 13 (38.24%) Project Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) IT Security Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) Security Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Security Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Operations Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Information Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Information Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Information Security Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Head of Security
9 1 (2.94%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) CESG
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) RMADS
3 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.94%) AIX
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 15 (44.12%) BCP
2 15 (44.12%) Security Architecture
2 15 (44.12%) Business Continuity Planning
3 13 (38.24%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (20.59%) Information Security
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.82%) Information Assurance
7 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.82%) Cyber Security
8 2 (5.88%) E-Discovery
8 2 (5.88%) SIEM
8 2 (5.88%) Change Control
8 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Java
1 2 (5.88%) C
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) CISSP
2 7 (20.59%) CEH
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CISA
5 2 (5.88%) CISM
5 2 (5.88%) GIAC
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) HND
6 1 (2.94%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) QA
4 1 (2.94%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Nmap
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (44.12%) Juniper
2 15 (44.12%) F5
3 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Websense
3 5 (14.71%) Ruckus Wireless
4 3 (8.82%) HP
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) Qualys
6 1 (2.94%) Splunk
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