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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 148 151 193
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +42
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 14 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.41% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Median daily rate £463 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £370 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £552 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
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
2786 2911 4624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.06% 84.13% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2334 3614
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Information Security
3 8 (29.63%) OWASP
3 8 (29.63%) CREST Certified
4 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 6 (22.22%) Firewall
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (22.22%) CHECK Team Member
6 5 (18.52%) Secure Coding
6 5 (18.52%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) CISSP
6 5 (18.52%) Computer Forensics
6 5 (18.52%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (14.81%) CEH
7 4 (14.81%) Network Design
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco
7 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
7 4 (14.81%) VPN
7 4 (14.81%) Python
7 4 (14.81%) OSPF
8 3 (11.11%) Juniper
8 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.11%) BGP
8 3 (11.11%) VoIP
8 3 (11.11%) SNMP
8 3 (11.11%) IPv6

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 (11.11%) nginx
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
2 4 (14.81%) OSPF
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
3 3 (11.11%) BGP
3 3 (11.11%) IPv6
3 3 (11.11%) SNMP
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) Junos
4 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) FCoE
5 1 (3.70%) MRTG
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) NX-OS
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Travis CI
2 2 (7.41%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.70%) CircleCI
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Node.js
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Fintech
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.70%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Kali Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Information Security
2 8 (29.63%) OWASP
3 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
4 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) Computer Forensics
5 5 (18.52%) Secure Coding
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (14.81%) Network Design
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.11%) DevOps
7 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (11.11%) Open Source
7 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) SIEM
8 2 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Remediation Plan
8 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CREST Certified
2 6 (22.22%) CHECK Team Member
3 5 (18.52%) CISSP
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CEH
5 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (11.11%) GIAC
6 2 (7.41%) CISM
6 2 (7.41%) GPEN
6 2 (7.41%) OSCE
6 2 (7.41%) OSCP
6 2 (7.41%) SANS
7 1 (3.70%) CCNA
7 1 (3.70%) CCNP
7 1 (3.70%) CCSA
7 1 (3.70%) CCSE
7 1 (3.70%) CISA
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) ISO27002
3 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) oVirt
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) EnCase
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Brocade
2 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 3 (11.11%) F5
2 3 (11.11%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
4 1 (3.70%) Polycom
4 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Sony
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec