The first table below looks at the demand for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 143 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.099% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.24% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
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£338 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £405 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £445 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -25.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the East of England region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the East of England region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 3 £338 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CEH
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) WebInspect
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Progress
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) Nessus
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QADirector
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Security Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Application Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Information Management
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) CEH
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CSSLP
2 1 (16.67%) GPEN
2 1 (16.67%) OSCP
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISMP
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Nmap
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WebInspect
2 1 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Progress
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Dell
1 1 (16.67%) Qualys