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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / London
Rank 378 398 409
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 22 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.068% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.071% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Median daily rate £475 £488 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +77.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £463 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
18510 19632 19967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.97% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13242 13846 14179
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 311 345
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +1 4 £475 -5.00% 9
Hounslow - 1 - -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 42 (80.77%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (51.92%) CREST Certified
3 19 (36.54%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (26.92%) Linux
5 13 (25.00%) Windows
5 13 (25.00%) Finance
6 10 (19.23%) Security Testing
6 10 (19.23%) OSCP
7 9 (17.31%) Mobile App
8 8 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member
8 8 (15.38%) Retail
8 8 (15.38%) Mac OS X
9 7 (13.46%) Information Security
9 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (13.46%) OWASP
10 6 (11.54%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (9.62%) Open Source
11 5 (9.62%) Degree
11 5 (9.62%) CEH
11 5 (9.62%) Financial Institution
12 4 (7.69%) Python
12 4 (7.69%) Nessus
12 4 (7.69%) GIAC
12 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
12 4 (7.69%) GPEN
12 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 3 (5.77%) Burp Suite
13 3 (5.77%) Social Engineering
13 3 (5.77%) Kali Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) IPv6
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Burp Suite
1 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) CircleCI
2 2 (3.85%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.92%) AppScan
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.92%) sqlmap
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.92%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) CESG
3 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.92%) FMCG
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.77%) Android
4 3 (5.77%) Kali Linux
5 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (36.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (19.23%) Security Testing
4 7 (13.46%) Information Security
4 7 (13.46%) OWASP
4 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (9.62%) Open Source
6 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (5.77%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (5.77%) OSSTMM
7 3 (5.77%) Project Management
7 3 (5.77%) Secure Coding
7 3 (5.77%) Social Engineering
8 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.85%) SDLC
8 2 (3.85%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Python
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) C++
3 2 (3.85%) PHP
3 2 (3.85%) Ruby
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) CREST Certified
2 10 (19.23%) OSCP
3 8 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member
4 6 (11.54%) CHECK Team Leader
5 5 (9.62%) CEH
5 5 (9.62%) Degree
6 4 (7.69%) GIAC
6 4 (7.69%) GPEN
7 3 (5.77%) CISSP
7 3 (5.77%) OSCE
7 3 (5.77%) SANS
7 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.85%) CISA
8 2 (3.85%) CISM
8 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.85%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Nessus
2 1 (1.92%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.92%) Nmap
2 1 (1.92%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (1.92%) Netsparker
1 1 (1.92%) Qualys
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