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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 149 192 192
Rank change year-on-year
+43 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 10 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 17
Median daily rate £425 £488 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £448 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +41.34%
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
2848 4518 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.94% 80.18% 79.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 3554 3658
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
3 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) CISSP
3 3 (20.00%) C
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Sybase
3 3 (20.00%) DB2
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Client/Server

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:

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%) Internet
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
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) TestNG
2 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Release Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Application Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) JSP
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Kali Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Information Security
1 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) BDD
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (13.33%) Kanban
3 2 (13.33%) OWASP
3 2 (13.33%) Release Management
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
1 3 (20.00%) C++
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CISA
1 3 (20.00%) CISM
1 3 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) CEH
3 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (6.67%) CREST Certified
3 1 (6.67%) OSCP
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Sybase
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) VMware