The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Testing
Rank 180 184 224
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +40
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 23 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.41% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.54% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £393 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.64% +20.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-8.72% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4421 5420 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.57% 76.21% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 4052 4349
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 96 81
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.99 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.70 £16.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Penetration Testing
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 15 (48.39%) Business Continuity
3 14 (45.16%) Wireless
4 13 (41.94%) Juniper
4 13 (41.94%) BCP
4 13 (41.94%) SSL
4 13 (41.94%) Network Security
4 13 (41.94%) Security Architecture
4 13 (41.94%) F5
4 13 (41.94%) Business Continuity Planning
5 11 (35.48%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (29.03%) VPN
7 8 (25.81%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (22.58%) CEH
8 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (22.58%) CISSP
9 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
10 5 (16.13%) Information Security
10 5 (16.13%) Finance
10 5 (16.13%) Websense
10 5 (16.13%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.90%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
12 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
12 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared

Penetration Testing
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 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 (6.45%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 14 (45.16%) Wireless
3 13 (41.94%) Network Security
3 13 (41.94%) SSL
4 9 (29.03%) VPN
5 8 (25.81%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
7 2 (6.45%) SAN
7 2 (6.45%) LAN
7 2 (6.45%) VoIP
7 2 (6.45%) WAN
7 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (3.23%) DHCP
8 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) IDOL
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Security Engineer
2 13 (41.94%) Project Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) IT Security Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Security Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Security Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) CESG
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) RMADS
2 2 (6.45%) Open Source
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Business Continuity
2 13 (41.94%) BCP
2 13 (41.94%) Security Architecture
2 13 (41.94%) Business Continuity Planning
3 11 (35.48%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (16.13%) Information Security
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.45%) Document Management
8 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
8 2 (6.45%) E-Discovery
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) C
2 2 (6.45%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) CISSP
1 7 (22.58%) CEH
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) CISA
4 2 (6.45%) CISM
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) GIAC
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.45%) QA
4 1 (3.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) Juniper
2 13 (41.94%) F5
3 5 (16.13%) Ruckus Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) Websense
3 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.68%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 2 (6.45%) IBM
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 1 (3.23%) Qualys
7 1 (3.23%) Splunk
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