The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 146 117 137
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -14.83%
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% -
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2407 1722 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.64% 70.92% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1436 906 1063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 117 216
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
Suffolk -17 2 £375 -
Essex - 2 £338 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Security Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) CEH
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) WebInspect
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) CISMP
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) QADirector
4 1 (12.50%) Qualys
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) CSSLP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QADirector
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Security Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Testing Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Application Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CEH
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CISMP
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CSSLP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) GIAC
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) GPEN
2 1 (12.50%) OSCP
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Qualys
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) Progress