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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Tester
Rank 420 428 435
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 23 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.047% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.050% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 5
Median daily rate £550 £511 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £425 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
21633 22222 23362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15369 15688 16222
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 347 444
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +9 2 £450 - 3
Paddington - 1 - -
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 55 (84.62%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (41.54%) CREST Certified
3 17 (26.15%) Ethical Hacking
4 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
5 15 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Information Security
7 11 (16.92%) Java
8 10 (15.38%) Python
8 10 (15.38%) Finance
8 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (15.38%) OWASP
9 9 (13.85%) Ruby
9 9 (13.85%) CEH
10 8 (12.31%) Android
10 8 (12.31%) DV Cleared
10 8 (12.31%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
10 8 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (10.77%) OSCP
11 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
11 7 (10.77%) Linux
11 7 (10.77%) Perl
11 7 (10.77%) CHECK Team Member
11 7 (10.77%) Social Engineering
12 6 (9.23%) .NET
12 6 (9.23%) Wireless
12 6 (9.23%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (9.23%) Security Architecture
12 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
12 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.08%) nginx
2 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Wireless
2 4 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) LDAP
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
4 1 (1.54%) SNMP
4 1 (1.54%) SSH
4 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) CircleCI
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.08%) TestNG
1 2 (3.08%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.54%) AppScan
2 1 (1.54%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.54%) Gatling
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) JMeter
2 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.54%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) sqlmap
2 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) JSON
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.08%) CESG
3 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.54%) FMCG
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) SCADA
4 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Android
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.15%) Windows
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
6 1 (1.54%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (84.62%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (26.15%) Ethical Hacking
3 15 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 13 (20.00%) Information Security
5 10 (15.38%) OWASP
5 10 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (12.31%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (12.31%) Reverse Engineering
7 7 (10.77%) Social Engineering
8 6 (9.23%) Security Architecture
9 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.15%) Black-Box Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Communications Security
9 4 (6.15%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Open Source
10 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.62%) Security Management
10 3 (4.62%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.62%) Time Management
10 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) Java
2 10 (15.38%) Python
3 9 (13.85%) Ruby
4 7 (10.77%) Perl
5 4 (6.15%) C
5 4 (6.15%) C++
6 3 (4.62%) PHP
7 2 (3.08%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.08%) C#
7 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) CREST Certified
2 16 (24.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) CEH
4 8 (12.31%) DV Cleared
5 7 (10.77%) CHECK Team Member
5 7 (10.77%) OSCP
5 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.69%) CISSP
7 4 (6.15%) Tigerscheme
8 3 (4.62%) CHECK Team Leader
8 3 (4.62%) CISM
8 3 (4.62%) Degree
8 3 (4.62%) GIAC
9 2 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (3.08%) CISA
9 2 (3.08%) Cyber Scheme
10 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.54%) CPTE
10 1 (1.54%) GPEN
10 1 (1.54%) OSCE
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.54%) Nessus
2 1 (1.54%) Nmap
2 1 (1.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.54%) Netsparker
1 1 (1.54%) Polycom
1 1 (1.54%) Qualys
1 1 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
1 1 (1.54%) VMware
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