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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 200 184 211
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Average daily rate £475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £321
% change year-on-year
+17.26% +19.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Penetration Testing
London

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (45.45%) CEH
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Information Security
5 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) PHP
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) .NET
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 4 (18.18%) Network Security
6 4 (18.18%) OWASP
6 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) CISSP
7 3 (13.64%) Juniper
7 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless
8 2 (9.09%) CISA
8 2 (9.09%) Change Management
8 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.09%) VMware
8 2 (9.09%) BCP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (4.55%) Lync
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
3 3 (13.64%) Wireless
4 2 (9.09%) SSL
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) Junos
5 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) SNMP
5 1 (4.55%) DNS
5 1 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (4.55%) OSPF
5 1 (4.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) FindBugs
1 1 (4.55%) AppScan
1 1 (4.55%) Metasploit
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Environment Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
2 1 (4.55%) Spring Security
2 1 (4.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Information Security
4 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
5 4 (18.18%) OWASP
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) BCP
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.55%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Database Security
7 1 (4.55%) Network Management
7 1 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CEH
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) CISSP
4 2 (9.09%) CISA
5 1 (4.55%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (4.55%) GIAC
5 1 (4.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) UAG
2 1 (4.55%) Nmap
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
1 1 (4.55%) WebInspect
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco
1 3 (13.64%) Juniper
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Websense
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Qualys
2 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 2 (9.09%) F5
2 2 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Rapid7
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Avaya
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago