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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / London
Rank 307 338 349
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +11
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 91 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 50 42
Median daily rate £475 £475 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.52%

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
16411 17649 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.54% 84.24% 81.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11855 12494 12494
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 208 194
Median hourly rate £32.00 £24.23 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.06% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 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 -4 11 £500 +5.26% 12
Croydon - 2 £488 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 65 (28.51%) Linux
2 61 (26.75%) Information Security
3 55 (24.12%) Jenkins
4 54 (23.68%) Open Source
4 54 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
6 51 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (21.93%) Security Cleared
8 49 (21.49%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (20.61%) OWASP
10 44 (19.30%) Java
11 42 (18.42%) Security Testing
12 40 (17.54%) SC Cleared
13 39 (17.11%) Network Security
14 38 (16.67%) Finance
15 34 (14.91%) Python
15 34 (14.91%) Intrusion Detection
15 34 (14.91%) nginx
15 34 (14.91%) DevOps
16 33 (14.47%) Puppet
16 33 (14.47%) Firewall
17 29 (12.72%) TCP/IP
17 29 (12.72%) Node.js
18 28 (12.28%) MongoDB
18 28 (12.28%) CREST Certified
18 28 (12.28%) Travis CI
18 28 (12.28%) Microsoft
19 27 (11.84%) Windows
19 27 (11.84%) Risk Management
20 26 (11.40%) Web Services

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 34 (14.91%) nginx
2 7 (3.07%) Apache
2 7 (3.07%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.19%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.32%) IIS
6 2 (0.88%) Jetty
6 2 (0.88%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.44%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.75%) IaaS
3 4 (1.75%) Office 365
3 4 (1.75%) PaaS
3 4 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.88%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.11%) Network Security
2 34 (14.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 33 (14.47%) Firewall
4 29 (12.72%) TCP/IP
5 25 (10.96%) HTTP
5 25 (10.96%) SSL
6 12 (5.26%) Wireshark
7 11 (4.82%) Internet
8 9 (3.95%) DNS
9 8 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.51%) DHCP
9 8 (3.51%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.07%) IPv6
10 7 (3.07%) Kerberos
11 6 (2.63%) Ethernet
11 6 (2.63%) OSPF
11 6 (2.63%) Skype
11 6 (2.63%) VPN
12 5 (2.19%) MRTG
12 5 (2.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.49%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (12.28%) MongoDB
3 23 (10.09%) Redis
3 23 (10.09%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.19%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (24.12%) Jenkins
2 28 (12.28%) Travis CI
3 22 (9.65%) Git (software)
4 19 (8.33%) CircleCI
5 5 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.75%) Burp Suite
7 3 (1.32%) JIRA
8 2 (0.88%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.88%) Selenium
8 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.44%) Appium
9 1 (0.44%) AppScan
9 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.44%) JMeter
9 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (6.14%) Legal
3 7 (3.07%) Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Advertising
4 5 (2.19%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.19%) Retail
5 4 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (0.88%) Back Office
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (18.86%) Tester
2 42 (18.42%) Penetration Tester
3 39 (17.11%) Security Engineer
4 30 (13.16%) Consultant
5 27 (11.84%) Analyst
6 24 (10.53%) Security Analyst
7 16 (7.02%) Network Engineer
7 16 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 15 (6.58%) Security Consultant
9 14 (6.14%) Developer
10 13 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.95%) Ethical Hacker
11 9 (3.95%) Security Officer
12 7 (3.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) Administrator
13 6 (2.63%) Architect
13 6 (2.63%) Head of DevOps
13 6 (2.63%) Information Officer
13 6 (2.63%) Information Security Officer
13 6 (2.63%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.72%) Node.js
2 26 (11.40%) Web Services
3 8 (3.51%) .NET
3 8 (3.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 8 (3.51%) SAML
4 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.32%) J2EE
6 2 (0.88%) Java EE
6 2 (0.88%) Servlets
7 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.44%) Ajax
7 1 (0.44%) Breeze.js
7 1 (0.44%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.44%) jQuery
7 1 (0.44%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.44%) OAuth
7 1 (0.44%) React
7 1 (0.44%) RESTful
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.70%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.88%) Fintech
7 2 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.44%) Blog
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.44%) FMCG
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.44%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) RIA
8 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (28.51%) Linux
2 27 (11.84%) Windows
3 12 (5.26%) Unix
4 3 (1.32%) Android
4 3 (1.32%) Kali Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.75%) Information Security
2 54 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.68%) Open Source
3 51 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (20.61%) OWASP
5 42 (18.42%) Security Testing
6 34 (14.91%) DevOps
7 27 (11.84%) Risk Management
8 24 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 24 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
8 24 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 23 (10.09%) Automated Testing
10 21 (9.21%) Social Engineering
11 20 (8.77%) Static Code Analysis
12 19 (8.33%) Fuzz Testing
12 19 (8.33%) Static Program Analysis
13 17 (7.46%) Security Management
14 16 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (7.02%) Security Architecture
15 15 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.30%) Java
2 34 (14.91%) Python
3 25 (10.96%) Ruby
4 22 (9.65%) PHP
5 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.19%) Perl
5 5 (2.19%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.75%) SQL
7 3 (1.32%) C#
8 2 (0.88%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.44%) Scala
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (21.93%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 28 (12.28%) CREST Certified
4 26 (11.40%) CHECK Team Member
5 15 (6.58%) CISSP
6 11 (4.82%) OSCP
7 10 (4.39%) CISM
8 9 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (3.95%) CCSE
8 9 (3.95%) Degree
9 7 (3.07%) CEH
9 7 (3.07%) CLAS
9 7 (3.07%) GIAC
9 7 (3.07%) SANS
10 6 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (2.19%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (2.19%) CISA
11 5 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.75%) CCNP
12 4 (1.75%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.19%) QA
4 4 (1.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (1.32%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.95%) Docker
1 9 (3.95%) vCloud
2 8 (3.51%) Corosync
2 8 (3.51%) Squid
3 6 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.19%) oVirt
5 2 (0.88%) Firmware
5 2 (0.88%) Xen
6 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (14.47%) Puppet
2 23 (10.09%) Ansible
3 9 (3.95%) HP Fortify
4 8 (3.51%) Pacemaker
5 7 (3.07%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (2.19%) EnCase
6 5 (2.19%) Nagios
7 4 (1.75%) Nessus
8 1 (0.44%) Nmap
8 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.77%) CheckPoint
2 20 (8.77%) Cisco
3 18 (7.89%) VMware
4 17 (7.46%) HP
5 14 (6.14%) Citrix
6 13 (5.70%) Dell
6 13 (5.70%) Oracle
7 12 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 9 (3.95%) Palo Alto
9 7 (3.07%) Brocade
9 7 (3.07%) CA
9 7 (3.07%) Symantec
10 6 (2.63%) Polycom
11 5 (2.19%) Infoblox
11 5 (2.19%) Qualys
12 3 (1.32%) Google
13 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.88%) Ruckus Wireless
13 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
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