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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 190 199 188
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 10 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 15 (46.88%) CISSP
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
1 15 (46.88%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 13 (40.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (40.63%) Risk Assessment
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 10 (31.25%) CEH
4 9 (28.13%) Network Security
5 8 (25.00%) VPN
5 8 (25.00%) Juniper
5 8 (25.00%) ITIL
5 8 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 7 (21.88%) BCP
6 7 (21.88%) Wireless
6 7 (21.88%) Windows
6 7 (21.88%) Business Continuity Planning
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
7 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
7 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 5 (15.63%) CESG
8 5 (15.63%) F5
8 5 (15.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
8 5 (15.63%) SSL
8 5 (15.63%) GIAC
8 5 (15.63%) CISM
8 5 (15.63%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) Network Security
3 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 7 (21.88%) Wireless
5 6 (18.75%) DNS
6 5 (15.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (15.63%) SSL
7 4 (12.50%) DHCP
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.38%) LDAP
9 2 (6.25%) Intranet
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco ICM
9 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
10 1 (3.13%) Wireless Security
10 1 (3.13%) Internet
10 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Security Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Project Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Designer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Information Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) CESG
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (9.38%) RMADS
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.13%) PMI
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 13 (40.63%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 7 (21.88%) BCP
4 7 (21.88%) Business Continuity Planning
5 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
5 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 5 (15.63%) Change Control
6 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (15.63%) Cyber Security
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
8 3 (9.38%) ISMS
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) CISSP
2 10 (31.25%) CEH
3 5 (15.63%) GIAC
3 5 (15.63%) CISM
4 4 (12.50%) CISA
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) GWAPT
6 2 (6.25%) GPEN
6 2 (6.25%) SSCP
6 2 (6.25%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) GSEC
7 1 (3.13%) APMP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PMP
7 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (3.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.38%) SLA
4 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (6.25%) COBIT
4 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (15.63%) F5
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Splunk
5 1 (3.13%) Qualys
5 1 (3.13%) MobileIron
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