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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
London / City of London
Rank 146 145 183
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +38
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Median daily rate £475 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
2490 2613 4166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.04% 84.87% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2051 3273
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £317 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £28.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% +36.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (35.71%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) CISSP
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Security
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) SIEM
6 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) API Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (14.29%) SABSA
7 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 2 (14.29%) Secure Coding
7 2 (14.29%) Cucumber

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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) Drupal
3 1 (7.14%) nginx
3 1 (7.14%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) Impala
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) CircleCI
3 1 (7.14%) FogBugz
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Information Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance Leader
2 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Kafka
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) API Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
2 3 (21.43%) BDD
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Security
2 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) SIEM
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) SABSA
3 2 (14.29%) Secure Coding
3 2 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) R
4 2 (14.29%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CEPT
3 1 (7.14%) CPTE
3 1 (7.14%) CREST Certified
3 1 (7.14%) GPEN
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nessus
2 1 (7.14%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) AppSense
1 2 (14.29%) Brocade
1 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
1 2 (14.29%) LogRhythm
1 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Splunk
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