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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 159 165 191
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 14
Median daily rate £424 £425 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £369 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £517 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
Penetration Testing
London

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
3012 3900 4644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.58% 84.23% 80.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 3110 3488
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration 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 City of London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) CISSP
4 5 (23.81%) OSPF
4 5 (23.81%) Python
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
5 4 (19.05%) SNMP
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) BGP
5 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Information Security
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Network Design
5 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) OWASP
5 4 (19.05%) F5
5 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (19.05%) Fintech
6 3 (14.29%) Travis CI
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
6 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) nginx

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) nginx
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) OSPF
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) BGP
3 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
3 4 (19.05%) SNMP
3 4 (19.05%) VoIP
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) IPv4
5 2 (9.52%) IPv6
5 2 (9.52%) Junos
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Travis CI
2 1 (4.76%) CircleCI
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (4.76%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Security Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Node.js
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Fintech
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.76%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (19.05%) Information Security
1 4 (19.05%) Network Design
1 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (19.05%) OWASP
1 4 (19.05%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) Korn
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
2 3 (14.29%) CEH
2 3 (14.29%) CISM
2 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) CCSA
4 1 (4.76%) CCSE
4 1 (4.76%) CCSP
4 1 (4.76%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (4.76%) CISA
4 1 (4.76%) CRISC
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) GIAC
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) ISO27002
3 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) oVirt
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) Snort
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (4.76%) EnCase
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
2 4 (19.05%) F5
3 3 (14.29%) Brocade
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Avaya
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia
4 1 (4.76%) Polycom
4 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) Sony
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) WorldPay