The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 59 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.21% 1.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 1.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £475 £505 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £382 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.84% +17.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.49 - £37.49
Security Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
345 173 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.78% 69.20% 67.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 85 90
Average daily rate £350 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Security Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Risk Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Security Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS