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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Tester
England / London
Rank 383 406 405
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Penetration Tester 14 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.061% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.064% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Median daily rate £525 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £458 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £605 £498
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
18108 20378 20221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.02% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12974 14446 14220
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 308 340
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +13 3 £488 -2.50% 3
Penetration Tester
England

Penetration Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 40 (81.63%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (59.18%) CREST Certified
3 17 (34.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (28.57%) Finance
5 13 (26.53%) Windows
5 13 (26.53%) Linux
6 12 (24.49%) OSCP
7 10 (20.41%) Mobile App
8 9 (18.37%) Security Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Mac OS X
9 8 (16.33%) Retail
9 8 (16.33%) CHECK Team Member
10 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (12.24%) CEH
11 6 (12.24%) OWASP
11 6 (12.24%) Information Security
11 6 (12.24%) CHECK Team Leader
12 5 (10.20%) SANS
12 5 (10.20%) Financial Institution
12 5 (10.20%) Python
12 5 (10.20%) Degree
13 4 (8.16%) Java
13 4 (8.16%) CISSP
13 4 (8.16%) GIAC
13 4 (8.16%) Nessus
13 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
13 4 (8.16%) Threat Management
13 4 (8.16%) GPEN
13 4 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
14 3 (6.12%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Network Security
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) IPv6
3 1 (2.04%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Burp Suite
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.04%) sqlmap
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 5 (10.20%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.04%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) CESG
3 1 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.04%) Fintech
3 1 (2.04%) FMCG
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.12%) Android
3 3 (6.12%) Kali Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (34.69%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (18.37%) Security Testing
4 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) OWASP
6 4 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.16%) Threat Management
7 3 (6.12%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (6.12%) Open Source
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) Secure Coding
7 3 (6.12%) Social Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (4.08%) Computer Security
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) OSSTMM
8 2 (4.08%) Static Code Analysis
9 1 (2.04%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Python
2 4 (8.16%) Java
3 3 (6.12%) C++
4 2 (4.08%) Ruby
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) CREST Certified
2 12 (24.49%) OSCP
3 8 (16.33%) CHECK Team Member
4 6 (12.24%) CEH
4 6 (12.24%) CHECK Team Leader
5 5 (10.20%) Degree
5 5 (10.20%) SANS
6 4 (8.16%) CISSP
6 4 (8.16%) GIAC
6 4 (8.16%) GPEN
7 3 (6.12%) CISM
7 3 (6.12%) OSCE
8 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (4.08%) CISA
8 2 (4.08%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) WorldPay