The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 183 202 214
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 9 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 9
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£375 £475 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £304 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £535 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Security Testing
London

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security 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 Security Testing across the City of London region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 13 (50.00%) Degree
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Retail
3 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
3 11 (42.31%) Selenium
3 11 (42.31%) Web Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Web Services
4 10 (38.46%) Load Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
5 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 8 (30.77%) ISEB
6 8 (30.77%) Internet
6 8 (30.77%) Quality Management
6 8 (30.77%) QA
6 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 8 (30.77%) hybris
6 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
6 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
6 8 (30.77%) DevOps
7 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
7 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (23.08%) Firewall
8 5 (19.23%) Banking
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
9 4 (15.38%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Internet
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (3.85%) DMZ
5 1 (3.85%) Broadband
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) SMTP
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) OLAP
4 1 (3.85%) DTS
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.69%) NUnit
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.85%) Calabash
4 1 (3.85%) CodeNarc
4 1 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.85%) Cobertura
General
1 11 (42.31%) Retail
1 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Banking
4 3 (11.54%) Marketing
5 2 (7.69%) Electronics
5 2 (7.69%) Legal
5 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Leader
2 3 (11.54%) Administrator
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Support
3 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Principle Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
4 1 (3.85%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (3.85%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) JMX
3 1 (3.85%) JSP
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) JMS
3 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) Open Source
3 3 (11.54%) NHS
3 3 (11.54%) IPTV
3 3 (11.54%) FMCG
3 3 (11.54%) Digital Media
4 2 (7.69%) GIS
4 2 (7.69%) DTV
5 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Web Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Load Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 8 (30.77%) Quality Management
5 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) OO
8 3 (11.54%) Information Security
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
9 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (7.69%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) CISA
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.85%) Capistrano
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) hybris
2 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Cognizant
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia
4 1 (3.85%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.85%) Websense
4 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.85%) F5