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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 140 180 192
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +12
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 13 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 12
Average daily rate £455 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £370 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £540 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £429
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 11 (42.31%) CISSP
2 10 (38.46%) Information Security
3 7 (26.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Firewall
5 5 (19.23%) CEH
5 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (19.23%) Network Security
5 5 (19.23%) OWASP
6 4 (15.38%) Metasploit
6 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
6 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (15.38%) CCNP
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Internet
7 3 (11.54%) CCDP
7 3 (11.54%) CISM
7 3 (11.54%) Unix
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.54%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
1 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (19.23%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) IPsec
4 1 (3.85%) IPv4
4 1 (3.85%) IPv6
4 1 (3.85%) ISDN
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) SSH
4 1 (3.85%) SSL
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Metasploit
2 3 (11.54%) Burp Suite
3 2 (7.69%) sqlmap
4 1 (3.85%) AppScan
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Security Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Security Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Application Security Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Compliance Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Security Compliance Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Product Owner
4 2 (7.69%) Security Advisor
4 2 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) RESTful
1 1 (3.85%) SAML
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.85%) CESG
5 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Kali Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 5 (19.23%) OWASP
3 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Change Control
4 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (11.54%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (11.54%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.69%) Server Building
5 2 (7.69%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) CISSP
2 5 (19.23%) CEH
3 4 (15.38%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) CCDP
4 3 (11.54%) CISM
4 3 (11.54%) OSCP
5 2 (7.69%) OSCE
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (3.85%) CISA
6 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.85%) CRISC
6 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) SANS
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
1 1 (3.85%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Nessus
2 2 (7.69%) Ettercap
2 2 (7.69%) Nmap
3 1 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.85%) EnCase
3 1 (3.85%) HP Fortify
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) PayPal
3 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
3 1 (3.85%) Veracode
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago