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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 409 417 424
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 28 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.033% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 7
Median daily rate £488 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.51% +8.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £499 £515 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +21.17%
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
21596 21303 22136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.70% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15665 14621 15505
Median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 389 400
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 £11.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +47 4 £460 -12.38% 1
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 35 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (52.38%) CREST Certified
3 17 (40.48%) Information Security
4 16 (38.10%) Security Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (26.19%) OSCP
6 11 (26.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (21.43%) Linux
9 8 (19.05%) CEH
9 8 (19.05%) Tigerscheme
9 8 (19.05%) CHECK Team Member
10 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 7 (16.67%) Finance
10 7 (16.67%) CISSP
11 6 (14.29%) Nessus
11 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) OWASP
11 6 (14.29%) Metasploit
12 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (11.90%) Cyber Scheme
12 5 (11.90%) Kali Linux
12 5 (11.90%) CESG
12 5 (11.90%) Java
13 4 (9.52%) C
13 4 (9.52%) Windows
13 4 (9.52%) Python

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 4 (9.52%) Wireless
2 3 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.76%) Burp Suite
2 2 (4.76%) TestNG
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) Gatling
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) JMeter
3 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 5 (11.90%) CESG
4 2 (4.76%) SCADA
5 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Kali Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (40.48%) Information Security
3 16 (38.10%) Security Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (26.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (14.29%) OWASP
7 5 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (4.76%) Social Engineering
10 2 (4.76%) Time Management
11 1 (2.38%) Threat Analysis
11 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) C
2 4 (9.52%) Python
3 3 (7.14%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) C++
3 3 (7.14%) Perl
3 3 (7.14%) Ruby
3 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) CREST Certified
2 11 (26.19%) OSCP
3 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 8 (19.05%) CEH
4 8 (19.05%) CHECK Team Member
4 8 (19.05%) Tigerscheme
5 7 (16.67%) CISSP
6 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (11.90%) Cyber Scheme
8 4 (9.52%) CISM
9 3 (7.14%) CISA
9 3 (7.14%) SANS
10 2 (4.76%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (4.76%) Degree
11 1 (2.38%) GPEN
11 1 (2.38%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Nessus
2 1 (2.38%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (2.38%) VMware
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