The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role 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 Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 200 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5515 6745 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.86% 92.52% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4132 4902 5027
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 141 163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Tester
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 Security Tester across the City of London region.

Security Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) GIS
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Nessus
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Nmap
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) HTML

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Security
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
1 1 (33.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nessus
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP