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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 349 382 368
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -14
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 92 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 34
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £290 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £574 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- +55.22%
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
18166 19032 18949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.50% 81.19% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 13537 13397
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 242 234
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +29 6 £463 +2.77% 8
Croydon - 1 £310 - 1
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 60 (31.41%) Information Security
2 42 (21.99%) Security Testing
3 39 (20.42%) CREST Certified
3 39 (20.42%) Finance
4 37 (19.37%) Firewall
4 37 (19.37%) Security Cleared
5 32 (16.75%) Java
5 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (15.71%) CISSP
6 30 (15.71%) OWASP
7 28 (14.66%) Linux
7 28 (14.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 27 (14.14%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (13.61%) C++
10 25 (13.09%) Python
10 25 (13.09%) SC Cleared
10 25 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (12.57%) Ethical Hacking
11 24 (12.57%) CEH
12 23 (12.04%) .NET
13 22 (11.52%) Perl
13 22 (11.52%) Open Source
14 21 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (10.99%) Unix
15 20 (10.47%) Ruby
16 19 (9.95%) Windows
16 19 (9.95%) Security Architecture
16 19 (9.95%) Security Operations
17 18 (9.42%) SSL

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 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.05%) MS Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) MS Project
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.14%) Office 365
5 2 (1.05%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.05%) Heroku
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.37%) Firewall
2 18 (9.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 18 (9.42%) SSL
3 15 (7.85%) HTTP
3 15 (7.85%) VPN
4 14 (7.33%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.81%) Network Security
6 12 (6.28%) Wireless
7 7 (3.66%) DNS
8 6 (3.14%) IPsec
8 6 (3.14%) SSH
9 5 (2.62%) DMZ
9 5 (2.62%) Internet
9 5 (2.62%) LAN
9 5 (2.62%) WAN
9 5 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.09%) BGP
10 4 (2.09%) OSPF
10 4 (2.09%) SNMP
11 3 (1.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (6.81%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.81%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.76%) Redis
4 10 (5.24%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.19%) DB2
6 7 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.14%) MySQL
8 4 (2.09%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.57%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.05%) Mixpanel
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.19%) AppScan
4 6 (3.14%) Metasploit
5 3 (1.57%) JIRA
5 3 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.05%) Burp Suite
6 2 (1.05%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.05%) TestRail
6 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.52%) NUnit
7 1 (0.52%) Selenium
7 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (20.42%) Finance
2 16 (8.38%) Banking
2 16 (8.38%) Legal
3 5 (2.62%) Retail
4 3 (1.57%) Games
4 3 (1.57%) Marketing
4 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (27.23%) Tester
2 50 (26.18%) Penetration Tester
3 36 (18.85%) Analyst
4 31 (16.23%) Security Analyst
5 29 (15.18%) Consultant
6 23 (12.04%) Security Engineer
7 22 (11.52%) Security Consultant
8 13 (6.81%) Information Analyst
8 13 (6.81%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (6.81%) Security Tester
9 12 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (6.28%) Security Penetration Tester
10 9 (4.71%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 8 (4.19%) Security Specialist
12 7 (3.66%) Architect
12 7 (3.66%) CRM Consultant
13 6 (3.14%) CRM Technical Consultant
13 6 (3.14%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (3.14%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.04%) .NET
2 14 (7.33%) Node.js
3 11 (5.76%) Sensu
4 9 (4.71%) Web Services
5 6 (3.14%) Middleware
6 5 (2.62%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.09%) HTML
7 4 (2.09%) HTML5
7 4 (2.09%) REST
7 4 (2.09%) SOAP
8 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.57%) CSS
9 2 (1.05%) Ajax
9 2 (1.05%) Apache Flex
9 2 (1.05%) CSS3
9 2 (1.05%) hapi
9 2 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.05%) React
9 2 (1.05%) RESTful
10 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.90%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.19%) Cryptography
3 8 (4.19%) PKI
4 7 (3.66%) CESG
5 6 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.62%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.09%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.05%) Fintech
9 2 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (1.05%) SCADA
9 2 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.52%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.66%) Linux
2 21 (10.99%) Unix
3 19 (9.95%) Windows
4 7 (3.66%) Android
5 6 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.62%) Solaris
7 4 (2.09%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.41%) Information Security
2 42 (21.99%) Security Testing
3 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (15.71%) OWASP
5 28 (14.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 27 (14.14%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (12.57%) Ethical Hacking
8 22 (11.52%) Open Source
9 21 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (9.95%) Security Architecture
10 19 (9.95%) Security Operations
11 16 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (7.85%) Security Management
13 14 (7.33%) Social Engineering
13 14 (7.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 13 (6.81%) Project Management
14 13 (6.81%) Vulnerability Management
15 12 (6.28%) Information Assurance
15 12 (6.28%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.75%) Java
2 26 (13.61%) C++
3 25 (13.09%) Python
4 22 (11.52%) Perl
5 20 (10.47%) Ruby
6 16 (8.38%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.28%) C
8 8 (4.19%) C#
8 8 (4.19%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.62%) SQL
10 4 (2.09%) COBOL
11 3 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.57%) PHP
11 3 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.05%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.05%) Go
13 1 (0.52%) Korn
13 1 (0.52%) Scala
13 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (20.42%) CREST Certified
2 37 (19.37%) Security Cleared
3 30 (15.71%) CISSP
4 25 (13.09%) SC Cleared
5 24 (12.57%) CEH
6 14 (7.33%) OSCP
7 12 (6.28%) CISM
8 9 (4.71%) CHECK Team Member
8 9 (4.71%) Degree
9 8 (4.19%) DV Cleared
9 8 (4.19%) GIAC
9 8 (4.19%) Tigerscheme
10 7 (3.66%) CISA
10 7 (3.66%) SANS
11 5 (2.62%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.62%) CLAS
11 5 (2.62%) Cyber Scheme
11 5 (2.62%) ISEB
12 4 (2.09%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (5.24%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.71%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.24%) Docker
2 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) Snort
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) Puppet
2 11 (5.76%) Ansible
3 9 (4.71%) Grafana
3 9 (4.71%) Kibana
3 9 (4.71%) logstash
3 9 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.71%) Salt
3 9 (4.71%) Uchiwa
4 7 (3.66%) HP Fortify
5 6 (3.14%) WebInspect
6 5 (2.62%) Nessus
7 3 (1.57%) Nmap
8 1 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.52%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.52%) QRadar
8 1 (0.52%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (8.38%) VMware
2 12 (6.28%) Oracle
3 10 (5.24%) F5
4 9 (4.71%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.14%) SAP
5 6 (3.14%) Veracode
6 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.62%) Cisco
6 5 (2.62%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.57%) HP
7 3 (1.57%) IBM
7 3 (1.57%) Sybase
8 2 (1.05%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.05%) Google
8 2 (1.05%) Juniper
8 2 (1.05%) Mercator
8 2 (1.05%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.52%) BMC
9 1 (0.52%) CA
9 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
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