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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 343 392 325
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -67
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 66 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 50
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £368 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £532 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 10 £500 +5.26% 9
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Penetration Testing
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Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 66 (41.77%) Information Security
2 59 (37.34%) CISSP
3 52 (32.91%) Firewall
4 46 (29.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (26.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 33 (20.89%) ITIL
7 31 (19.62%) CEH
8 26 (16.46%) Windows
9 25 (15.82%) Cisco
9 25 (15.82%) Cyber Security
10 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
10 24 (15.19%) Java
10 24 (15.19%) Finance
10 24 (15.19%) Network Security
11 23 (14.56%) PCI DSS
11 23 (14.56%) SIEM
12 22 (13.92%) Change Control
12 22 (13.92%) ISMS
12 22 (13.92%) Security Cleared
12 22 (13.92%) Law
12 22 (13.92%) Linux
13 21 (13.29%) UNIX
13 21 (13.29%) Ethical Hacking
14 20 (12.66%) SC Cleared
14 20 (12.66%) Security Testing
14 20 (12.66%) GIAC
15 19 (12.03%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (11.39%) Intrusion Detection
16 18 (11.39%) TCP/IP
17 17 (10.76%) Computer Science

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (6.33%) Apache
2 9 (5.70%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.16%) Node.js
5 3 (1.90%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.43%) MS Office
3 6 (3.80%) MS Project
3 6 (3.80%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (8.23%) assyst
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (32.91%) Firewall
2 24 (15.19%) Network Security
3 18 (11.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (11.39%) TCP/IP
4 16 (10.13%) LDAP
5 14 (8.86%) SSL
5 14 (8.86%) Intranet
6 13 (8.23%) Internet
6 13 (8.23%) VPN
6 13 (8.23%) DNS
7 10 (6.33%) DHCP
8 9 (5.70%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (5.06%) HTTP
9 8 (5.06%) Wireless
10 5 (3.16%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (1.90%) SSH
12 2 (1.27%) Wireless Security
12 2 (1.27%) Cisco ICM
12 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) Relational Database
1 6 (3.80%) Big Data
1 6 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.16%) Redis
2 5 (3.16%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.90%) DB2
4 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.16%) GDB
3 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 22 (13.92%) Law
3 8 (5.06%) Banking
4 7 (4.43%) Retail
5 6 (3.80%) Publishing
6 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.90%) Legal
7 3 (1.90%) Advertising
7 3 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 54 (34.18%) Analyst
2 50 (31.65%) Security Analyst
3 24 (15.19%) Security Specialist
4 17 (10.76%) Consultant
4 17 (10.76%) Information Security Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Information Analyst
5 14 (8.86%) Security Manager
5 14 (8.86%) Security Consultant
6 13 (8.23%) Information Security Specialist
6 13 (8.23%) Information Specialist
7 12 (7.59%) Product Specialist
7 12 (7.59%) Product Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) Tester
9 10 (6.33%) Penetration Tester
9 10 (6.33%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.06%) Security Architect
10 8 (5.06%) Architect
11 7 (4.43%) Senior Security Analyst
11 7 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) .NET
2 7 (4.43%) Middleware
3 5 (3.16%) SOAP
4 4 (2.53%) REST
4 4 (2.53%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.63%) SAML
6 1 (0.63%) WSH
6 1 (0.63%) WSDL
6 1 (0.63%) OAuth
6 1 (0.63%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.23%) CESG
3 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.70%) RMADS
4 9 (5.70%) Open Source
5 8 (5.06%) PKI
5 8 (5.06%) CESG CLAS
6 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.43%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.90%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.63%) PMI
10 1 (0.63%) Statistics
10 1 (0.63%) iSeries
10 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.46%) Windows
2 22 (13.92%) Linux
3 21 (13.29%) UNIX
4 6 (3.80%) AIX
5 4 (2.53%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.90%) Solaris
6 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (41.77%) Information Security
2 42 (26.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 33 (20.89%) ITIL
4 25 (15.82%) Cyber Security
5 23 (14.56%) SIEM
6 22 (13.92%) Change Control
6 22 (13.92%) ISMS
7 21 (13.29%) Ethical Hacking
8 20 (12.66%) Security Testing
9 19 (12.03%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (10.13%) Information Assurance
10 16 (10.13%) Risk Management
10 16 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (9.49%) Incident Management
12 13 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (8.23%) Data Protection
12 13 (8.23%) Security Architecture
13 11 (6.96%) Technical Architecture
14 10 (6.33%) Business Continuity
14 10 (6.33%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.19%) Java
2 12 (7.59%) Python
2 12 (7.59%) C++
3 10 (6.33%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.06%) Perl
5 7 (4.43%) C
5 7 (4.43%) VB
5 7 (4.43%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.80%) PHP
7 5 (3.16%) VC++
8 4 (2.53%) Ruby
8 4 (2.53%) SQL
9 2 (1.27%) Golang
9 2 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (37.34%) CISSP
2 31 (19.62%) CEH
3 22 (13.92%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.66%) SC Cleared
4 20 (12.66%) GIAC
5 16 (10.13%) CISM
5 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (9.49%) Degree
7 14 (8.86%) MCSE
8 11 (6.96%) CISA
9 4 (2.53%) GWAPT
10 3 (1.90%) SSCP
10 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.90%) GPEN
10 3 (1.90%) CRISC
11 2 (1.27%) OSCP
11 2 (1.27%) MCITP
11 2 (1.27%) GSEC
11 2 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (29.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (14.56%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.90%) QA
5 2 (1.27%) COBIT
5 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.16%) Xen
3 4 (2.53%) Nmap
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) Nessus
2 6 (3.80%) Puppet
3 5 (3.16%) Ansible
4 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.27%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.27%) SCCM
5 2 (1.27%) Nagios
5 2 (1.27%) ZENworks
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (15.82%) Cisco
2 24 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.86%) Oracle
3 14 (8.86%) Juniper
4 13 (8.23%) F5
5 11 (6.96%) McAfee
6 7 (4.43%) IBM
6 7 (4.43%) VMware
7 6 (3.80%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.16%) HP
9 4 (2.53%) Qualys
10 2 (1.27%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.27%) Splunk
10 2 (1.27%) Remedy
11 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.63%) Mercator
11 1 (0.63%) Sybase
11 1 (0.63%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
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