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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 183 195 173
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.22% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £445 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £542 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
3980 4626 4339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.66% 77.34% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3102 3394 3315
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 75
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.10% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.25 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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 13 (54.17%) Information Security
2 11 (45.83%) CISSP
2 11 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) CEH
5 7 (29.17%) Network Security
6 6 (25.00%) Juniper
6 6 (25.00%) Wireless
7 5 (20.83%) CISM
7 5 (20.83%) BCP
7 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
7 5 (20.83%) VPN
7 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
7 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
7 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (16.67%) Nessus
8 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 4 (16.67%) Change Control
8 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
8 4 (16.67%) DNS
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) DHCP
8 4 (16.67%) GIAC
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) Network Security
3 6 (25.00%) Wireless
4 5 (20.83%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) DNS
5 4 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (12.50%) SSL
6 3 (12.50%) LDAP
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
7 2 (8.33%) Wireless Security
8 1 (4.17%) Intranet
8 1 (4.17%) Internet
8 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) RMADS
2 3 (12.50%) CESG
2 3 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) PMI
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) BCP
4 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
4 5 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
4 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) Change Control
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) ETL
6 3 (12.50%) ISMS
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CISSP
2 7 (29.17%) CEH
3 5 (20.83%) CISM
4 4 (16.67%) GIAC
5 3 (12.50%) CISA
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) GSEC
6 2 (8.33%) GWAPT
6 2 (8.33%) GPEN
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) SSCP
7 1 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (4.17%) PMP
7 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.17%) OSCP
7 1 (4.17%) CRISC
7 1 (4.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.50%) SLA
4 2 (8.33%) COBIT
4 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (12.50%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) IronPort
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago