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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 178 185 206
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 16 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £380 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £605 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £460 £393
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
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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
4242 4556 5700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.60% 77.46% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3362 3388 4231
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 (45.83%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (25.00%) CISSP
5 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) CEH
5 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (20.83%) SIEM
6 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (16.67%) Qualys
6 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 4 (16.67%) Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (16.67%) CISM
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
7 3 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (12.50%) PKI
7 3 (12.50%) SCADA

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) MRTG
5 1 (4.17%) FCoE
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) NX-OS
5 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) IPv4
5 1 (4.17%) IPv6
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) ISDN
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Information Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Security Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (12.50%) SCADA
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Information Security
2 7 (29.17%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (20.83%) SIEM
4 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (16.67%) Security Management
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) BCP
6 2 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CISSP
2 5 (20.83%) CEH
3 4 (16.67%) CISM
4 2 (8.33%) CCSA
4 2 (8.33%) CCSE
4 2 (8.33%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) PCI QSA
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) ISACA
5 1 (4.17%) GIAC
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) BS7799
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
1 1 (4.17%) Snort
1 1 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Qualys
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Sophos
3 2 (8.33%) Websense
3 2 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia
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