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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank - 118 134
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.37% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.53% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
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- £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2133 1688 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.80% 69.32% 67.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 928 1021
Average daily rate £420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 165 171
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Nessus
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (75.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Security Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Testing Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft