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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 185 187 188
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 7 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.30% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £328 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £28.99 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -
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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
4182 4595 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.07% 76.87% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3455 3705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 81
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (52.94%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (23.53%) Cyber Security
4 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (17.65%) Qualys
4 3 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) Websense
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 2 (11.76%) BCP
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ICM
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) CEH
5 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPCC

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless Security
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Security Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Head of Security
3 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) RMADS
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) CESG
1 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (23.53%) Cyber Security
3 3 (17.65%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) BCP
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CISSP
1 2 (11.76%) CEH
2 1 (5.88%) ISACA
2 1 (5.88%) CISA
2 1 (5.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Qualys
3 2 (11.76%) Websense
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 2 (11.76%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.88%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) IronPort
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