The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Penetration Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 391 424 416
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 42 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.013% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.014% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 3 9
Median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Penetration Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Penetration Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Penetration Tester in the job title.

Penetration Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Penetration Tester across the London region.

Penetration Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Penetration Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Penetration Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Penetration Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 3 £460 - 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Penetration Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Penetration Tester in the job title.

1 49 (85.96%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (49.12%) CREST Certified
3 18 (31.58%) Security Testing
3 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 16 (28.07%) Information Security
5 14 (24.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 12 (21.05%) Java
7 11 (19.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (19.30%) OSCP
8 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (15.79%) CEH
9 9 (15.79%) Python
10 8 (14.04%) Perl
10 8 (14.04%) Ruby
10 8 (14.04%) Tigerscheme
10 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
10 8 (14.04%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
10 8 (14.04%) CHECK Team Member
11 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
11 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
11 7 (12.28%) Wireless
11 7 (12.28%) Linux
11 7 (12.28%) CISSP
12 6 (10.53%) .NET
12 6 (10.53%) Finance
12 6 (10.53%) Android
12 6 (10.53%) OWASP
12 6 (10.53%) Social Engineering

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Wireless
2 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) SNMP
4 1 (1.75%) SSH
4 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Burp Suite
1 2 (3.51%) Metasploit
1 2 (3.51%) TestNG
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.75%) Gatling
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) JMeter
2 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.75%) Selenium
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.77%) CESG
3 5 (8.77%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) SCADA
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Android
3 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (85.96%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (31.58%) Security Testing
3 16 (28.07%) Information Security
4 14 (24.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (19.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (14.04%) Reverse Engineering
8 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
9 6 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
9 6 (10.53%) OWASP
9 6 (10.53%) Social Engineering
10 5 (8.77%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
11 4 (7.02%) Time Management
12 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (5.26%) Communications Security
12 3 (5.26%) Security Management
12 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
13 2 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) Python
3 8 (14.04%) Perl
3 8 (14.04%) Ruby
4 5 (8.77%) C
4 5 (8.77%) C++
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.51%) SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) CREST Certified
2 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (19.30%) OSCP
4 9 (15.79%) CEH
5 8 (14.04%) CHECK Team Member
5 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 8 (14.04%) Tigerscheme
6 7 (12.28%) CISSP
6 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (8.77%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (8.77%) Cyber Scheme
8 4 (7.02%) CISM
9 3 (5.26%) CISA
9 3 (5.26%) GIAC
10 2 (3.51%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.75%) CPTE
11 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.75%) Degree
11 1 (1.75%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Nessus
2 1 (1.75%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (1.75%) VMware