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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 173 186 173
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 12 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.29% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 18
Average daily rate
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£488 £500 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £456 £384
% change year-on-year
-8.21% +18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
3908 4413 4368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.49% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3041 3133 3359
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 54
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.50 £51.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -45.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 (55.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) CISSP
2 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (25.00%) CEH
4 4 (20.00%) CISM
4 4 (20.00%) UNIX
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (15.00%) Nmap
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
5 3 (15.00%) GIAC
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) CISA
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) GSEC
6 2 (10.00%) Nessus
6 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (10.00%) IIS
6 2 (10.00%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless Security
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
1 5 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) RMADS
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
6 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) People Management
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (5.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) CEH
3 4 (20.00%) CISM
4 3 (15.00%) GIAC
4 3 (15.00%) CISA
5 2 (10.00%) GWAPT
5 2 (10.00%) GPEN
5 2 (10.00%) GSEC
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) MCP
5 2 (10.00%) SSCP
6 1 (5.00%) PMP
6 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.00%) APMP
6 1 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.00%) COBIT
3 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Nmap
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (10.00%) Nessus
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Juniper
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy
2 2 (10.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (5.00%) IronPort
3 1 (5.00%) Qualys
3 1 (5.00%) F5
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday