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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 155 195 175
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -20
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.30% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £321 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.13%
Penetration Testing
London

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
2888 4740 4683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.90% 80.91% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3738 3487
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 48
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.63 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.19% -1.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 2016.

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 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) Network Design
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) OSPF
5 5 (26.32%) F5
6 4 (21.05%) OWASP
6 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (21.05%) CREST Certified
6 4 (21.05%) Fintech
6 4 (21.05%) BGP
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) CISSP
6 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (21.05%) SNMP
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
6 4 (21.05%) C++
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Python
6 4 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (15.79%) CEH
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Brocade
7 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) DB2
7 3 (15.79%) Java

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 5 (26.32%) OSPF
4 4 (21.05%) BGP
4 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
4 4 (21.05%) SNMP
4 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) DHCP
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) IPv4
6 2 (10.53%) IPv6
6 2 (10.53%) Junos
6 2 (10.53%) LAN
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacker
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Fintech
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) SCADA
3 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Information Security
1 6 (31.58%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) OWASP
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.79%) Secure Coding
3 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Identity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) Static Program Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C++
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Korn
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
1 4 (21.05%) CREST Certified
2 3 (15.79%) CEH
3 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCSE
4 1 (5.26%) CCSP
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) GIAC
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) OSCP
4 1 (5.26%) SANS
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
1 1 (5.26%) Snort
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.26%) EnCase
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
1 5 (26.32%) F5
2 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Brocade
3 3 (15.79%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Polycom
5 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds