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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 196 178 186
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 9 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 24
Average daily rate
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£428 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+55.22% -51.68%
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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
4475 4518 5429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.73% 77.36% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3536 3380 4082
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -32.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (27.78%) SIEM
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Qualys
4 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (16.67%) PKI
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) LDAP
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.11%) CISSP
6 2 (11.11%) BCP
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Websense
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (5.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) LDAP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) DDNS
4 1 (5.56%) DSL
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless Security
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Author
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Writer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) RMADS
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (27.78%) SIEM
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (11.11%) BCP
5 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Data Security
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) CEH
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISACA
2 1 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISA
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CCSA
2 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) BS7799
3 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Qualys
3 2 (11.11%) Websense
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.56%) IronPort
4 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Nokia
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos
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