The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 170 193 199
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Median daily rate £510 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-35.43% +10.87%
Security 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
3023 4364 4657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.25% 82.32% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2428 3447 3451
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 46
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) CISSP
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) CISA
4 3 (20.00%) CISM
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) Sybase
4 3 (20.00%) DB2
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP

Security 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 (6.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) DMZ
2 1 (6.67%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) TestNG
3 1 (6.67%) CircleCI
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Protractor
3 1 (6.67%) Travis CI
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) OWASP
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) C
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) CISA
2 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) CEH
3 2 (13.33%) CREST Certified
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CEPT
4 1 (6.67%) CPTE
4 1 (6.67%) GPEN
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Sybase
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Akamai
3 1 (6.67%) VMware