The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 372 356 317
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -39
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 52 56 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 79
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£450 £475 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+55.22% -51.68%
Penetration Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Penetration Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Penetration Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Penetration Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region.

Penetration Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -21 9 £428 -2.28% 12
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 32 (35.16%) Information Security
1 32 (35.16%) Firewall
2 27 (29.67%) Finance
3 21 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.98%) CISSP
4 20 (21.98%) .NET
5 19 (20.88%) Java
6 18 (19.78%) ITIL
6 18 (19.78%) Cyber Security
7 17 (18.68%) HP
7 17 (18.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (17.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (15.38%) SIEM
10 12 (13.19%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (13.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (13.19%) Linux
10 12 (13.19%) CISM
11 11 (12.09%) Cisco
11 11 (12.09%) CEH
11 11 (12.09%) Banking
12 10 (10.99%) OWASP
12 10 (10.99%) Internet
12 10 (10.99%) C#
13 9 (9.89%) Windows
13 9 (9.89%) SAML
13 9 (9.89%) CISA
13 9 (9.89%) Fixed Income
13 9 (9.89%) Network Security
14 8 (8.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (8.79%) Incident Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.20%) Node.js
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) SaaS
3 2 (2.20%) PaaS
3 2 (2.20%) IaaS
3 2 (2.20%) SoftLayer
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.16%) Firewall
2 12 (13.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (10.99%) Internet
4 9 (9.89%) Network Security
5 8 (8.79%) Kerberos
6 5 (5.49%) VPN
6 5 (5.49%) DNS
6 5 (5.49%) SSL
6 5 (5.49%) Wireless
7 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.40%) DHCP
8 3 (3.30%) LDAP
8 3 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.20%) WAN
9 2 (2.20%) HTTP
9 2 (2.20%) Wireless Security
9 2 (2.20%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.10%) IPsec
10 1 (1.10%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.20%) Redis
1 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.10%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Selenium
3 1 (1.10%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (29.67%) Finance
2 11 (12.09%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Games
5 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (43.96%) Analyst
2 34 (37.36%) Security Analyst
3 13 (14.29%) Application Security Analyst
4 9 (9.89%) Tester
5 8 (8.79%) Consultant
5 8 (8.79%) Security Consultant
5 8 (8.79%) Security Manager
6 7 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Information Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (6.59%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.49%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Security Project Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) SAML
3 6 (6.59%) HTML
4 4 (4.40%) CSS
4 4 (4.40%) Web Services
5 2 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.20%) Sensu
6 1 (1.10%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.10%) Middleware
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.10%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Fixed Income
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.59%) PKI
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Wiki
4 2 (2.20%) RMADS
4 2 (2.20%) CESG
4 2 (2.20%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.10%) Derivative
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.10%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Linux
2 9 (9.89%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) UNIX
4 3 (3.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Information Security
2 18 (19.78%) ITIL
2 18 (19.78%) Cyber Security
3 17 (18.68%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (15.38%) SIEM
5 12 (13.19%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (10.99%) OWASP
7 8 (8.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (8.79%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.79%) Service Management
8 7 (7.69%) Security Management
8 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 6 (6.59%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.49%) Project Management
10 5 (5.49%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.40%) Information Security Management
11 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) Java
2 10 (10.99%) C#
3 2 (2.20%) SQL
4 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.10%) Go
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) CISSP
2 12 (13.19%) CISM
3 11 (12.09%) CEH
4 9 (9.89%) CISA
5 7 (7.69%) Degree
6 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.59%) ISEB
6 6 (6.59%) GIAC
7 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.20%) GCIH
8 2 (2.20%) GCIA
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.20%) GCED
8 2 (2.20%) OSCP
9 1 (1.10%) GPEN
9 1 (1.10%) ISACA
9 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.59%) QA
2 6 (6.59%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.10%) SLA
4 1 (1.10%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Xen
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) Snort
3 1 (1.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.30%) Nmap
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
3 2 (2.20%) Ansible
4 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) Nagios
4 1 (1.10%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.10%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) HP
3 11 (12.09%) Cisco
4 8 (8.79%) CA
5 6 (6.59%) Juniper
5 6 (6.59%) Websense
5 6 (6.59%) Qualys
6 5 (5.49%) Remedy
7 4 (4.40%) VMware
7 4 (4.40%) Splunk
8 3 (3.30%) MobileIron
8 3 (3.30%) McAfee
8 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.20%) F5
9 2 (2.20%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.20%) LogLogic
9 2 (2.20%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.20%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.10%) LANDesk
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