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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 332 380 397
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +17
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 95 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 18
Median daily rate £525 £480 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £312 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-12.77% -22.38%
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
19066 18075 18797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.63% 80.81% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13912 12626 13373
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 259 231
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £82.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 5 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 +34 9 £500 +11.11% 8
Bromley - 3 £525 -
Croydon - 1 £440 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 70 (38.04%) Information Security
2 43 (23.37%) Security Cleared
3 38 (20.65%) Java
4 37 (20.11%) Security Testing
5 35 (19.02%) Linux
5 35 (19.02%) SC Cleared
6 33 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (17.93%) Finance
6 33 (17.93%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (16.85%) C++
8 30 (16.30%) Firewall
9 28 (15.22%) Unix
9 28 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (14.13%) Python
10 26 (14.13%) HTTP
10 26 (14.13%) SSL
10 26 (14.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 25 (13.59%) VMware
11 25 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (13.59%) CISSP
11 25 (13.59%) Open Source
11 25 (13.59%) CREST Certified
12 24 (13.04%) OWASP
12 24 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (13.04%) Perl
12 24 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 23 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 23 (12.50%) Legal
13 23 (12.50%) Relational Database
14 22 (11.96%) Node.js

Penetration Testing
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 22 (11.96%) Node.js
2 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (3.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.30%) Firewall
2 26 (14.13%) HTTP
2 26 (14.13%) SSL
3 24 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.07%) Network Security
6 8 (4.35%) VPN
7 6 (3.26%) Wireless
8 5 (2.72%) SSH
9 4 (2.17%) Internet
9 4 (2.17%) IPsec
9 4 (2.17%) WAN
10 3 (1.63%) LAN
10 3 (1.63%) LDAP
11 2 (1.09%) DHCP
11 2 (1.09%) DMZ
11 2 (1.09%) DNS
11 2 (1.09%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.54%) Frame Relay
12 1 (0.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 21 (11.41%) MongoDB
2 21 (11.41%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (11.41%) Redis
3 9 (4.89%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.35%) DB2
4 8 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.54%) Big Data
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.41%) Git (software)
1 21 (11.41%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.89%) Metasploit
3 8 (4.35%) AppScan
4 4 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.63%) Burp Suite
5 3 (1.63%) JIRA
6 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.54%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.54%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 33 (17.93%) Finance
2 23 (12.50%) Legal
3 15 (8.15%) Banking
4 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.17%) Games
5 4 (2.17%) Marketing
6 3 (1.63%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Analyst
2 45 (24.46%) Security Analyst
3 37 (20.11%) Tester
4 34 (18.48%) Penetration Tester
5 33 (17.93%) Consultant
6 26 (14.13%) Security Consultant
7 24 (13.04%) Information Analyst
7 24 (13.04%) Information Security Analyst
8 21 (11.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Security Tester
10 10 (5.43%) Security Engineer
11 9 (4.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 9 (4.89%) Security Penetration Tester
11 9 (4.89%) Security Specialist
12 7 (3.80%) CRM Consultant
12 7 (3.80%) CRM Technical Consultant
12 7 (3.80%) Information Security Consultant
12 7 (3.80%) Technical Consultant
13 6 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
13 6 (3.26%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.87%) Sensu
2 19 (10.33%) Web Services
3 17 (9.24%) .NET
4 11 (5.98%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (3.26%) Middleware
6 5 (2.72%) REST
6 5 (2.72%) SOAP
7 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.63%) Ajax
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.09%) SAML
9 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.54%) HTML
9 1 (0.54%) HTML5
9 1 (0.54%) LAMP
9 1 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.43%) Cryptography
4 7 (3.80%) CESG
5 6 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.26%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.17%) PKI
7 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.09%) SCADA
8 1 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) iPad
8 1 (0.54%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.54%) Statistics
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.02%) Linux
2 28 (15.22%) Unix
3 17 (9.24%) Windows
4 6 (3.26%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.54%) Android
5 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) Solaris
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (38.04%) Information Security
2 37 (20.11%) Security Testing
3 33 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.93%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (14.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 25 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (13.59%) Open Source
6 24 (13.04%) OWASP
7 22 (11.96%) Configuration Management
8 21 (11.41%) DevOps
9 20 (10.87%) Security Operations
10 19 (10.33%) Ethical Hacking
10 19 (10.33%) Software Delivery
11 17 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (9.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 16 (8.70%) Information Assurance
13 15 (8.15%) OO
13 15 (8.15%) Risk Analysis
13 15 (8.15%) Web Operations
14 14 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.65%) Java
2 31 (16.85%) C++
3 26 (14.13%) Python
4 24 (13.04%) Perl
5 21 (11.41%) PowerShell
6 19 (10.33%) Ruby
7 10 (5.43%) C
8 9 (4.89%) Go
9 7 (3.80%) C#
10 6 (3.26%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.17%) COBOL
12 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.09%) SQL
14 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.54%) Korn
14 1 (0.54%) PHP
14 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (23.37%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 25 (13.59%) CISSP
3 25 (13.59%) CREST Certified
4 19 (10.33%) CEH
5 11 (5.98%) CISM
5 11 (5.98%) OSCP
6 8 (4.35%) CISA
6 8 (4.35%) SANS
7 6 (3.26%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (3.26%) Tigerscheme
8 5 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.72%) CLAS
8 5 (2.72%) Degree
8 5 (2.72%) GIAC
9 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.17%) Cyber Scheme
9 4 (2.17%) ISEB
9 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.80%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) COBIT
5 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (6.52%) Docker
2 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.54%) Snort
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (11.41%) Ansible
1 21 (11.41%) Puppet
2 15 (8.15%) Grafana
2 15 (8.15%) Kibana
2 15 (8.15%) logstash
2 15 (8.15%) Uchiwa
3 11 (5.98%) Nessus
3 11 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.89%) Salt
5 8 (4.35%) HP Fortify
6 6 (3.26%) WebInspect
7 3 (1.63%) Nmap
8 2 (1.09%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.54%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) VMware
2 9 (4.89%) Sitecore
3 8 (4.35%) F5
3 8 (4.35%) Oracle
4 6 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.26%) SAP
4 6 (3.26%) Veracode
5 4 (2.17%) HP
6 3 (1.63%) IBM
6 3 (1.63%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.63%) Sybase
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco
7 2 (1.09%) Citrix
7 2 (1.09%) Qualys
8 1 (0.54%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.54%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.54%) EMC
8 1 (0.54%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.54%) Splunk
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