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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 328 380 378
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -2
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 88 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 24 33
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£475 £478 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -6.25%
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
19145 19259 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.65% 77.46% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13647 13495 12930
Average daily rate £450 £450 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 227 356
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +28 19 £500 +5.26% 10
Bromley - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 67 (46.53%) Information Security
2 64 (44.44%) Firewall
3 58 (40.28%) CISSP
4 49 (34.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (29.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 37 (25.69%) Network Security
7 33 (22.92%) Cisco
8 31 (21.53%) Finance
9 30 (20.83%) CEH
10 29 (20.14%) ITIL
11 26 (18.06%) Juniper
12 24 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 24 (16.67%) ISMS
12 24 (16.67%) F5
13 23 (15.97%) PCI DSS
13 23 (15.97%) Security Testing
13 23 (15.97%) Business Continuity
14 22 (15.28%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (15.28%) SSL
14 22 (15.28%) Security Architecture
15 20 (13.89%) Ethical Hacking
15 20 (13.89%) Wireless
15 20 (13.89%) Change Control
16 19 (13.19%) Business Continuity Planning
16 19 (13.19%) BCP
16 19 (13.19%) CISM
16 19 (13.19%) Active Directory
16 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
17 18 (12.50%) VPN
17 18 (12.50%) Risk Management

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
1 7 (4.86%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Office
1 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (9.03%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (44.44%) Firewall
2 37 (25.69%) Network Security
3 22 (15.28%) SSL
4 20 (13.89%) Wireless
5 18 (12.50%) VPN
6 16 (11.11%) DNS
7 14 (9.72%) Intranet
7 14 (9.72%) TCP/IP
8 13 (9.03%) Internet
9 11 (7.64%) DHCP
10 10 (6.94%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (6.25%) LDAP
11 9 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.78%) Multicast
14 3 (2.08%) HTTP
14 3 (2.08%) LAN
14 3 (2.08%) WAN
15 2 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 2 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.39%) IDOL
2 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.69%) Redis
3 1 (0.69%) Big Data
3 1 (0.69%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) GDB
2 2 (1.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (21.53%) Finance
2 16 (11.11%) Law
3 9 (6.25%) Banking
4 7 (4.86%) Retail
5 5 (3.47%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.78%) Legal
7 3 (2.08%) Advertising
8 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (29.86%) Analyst
2 40 (27.78%) Security Analyst
3 24 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 23 (15.97%) Information Analyst
4 23 (15.97%) Information Security Analyst
5 19 (13.19%) Security Engineer
6 17 (11.81%) Tester
6 17 (11.81%) Penetration Tester
7 15 (10.42%) Project Engineer
7 15 (10.42%) Security Manager
8 13 (9.03%) Information Security Specialist
8 13 (9.03%) Information Specialist
9 12 (8.33%) Product Analyst
9 12 (8.33%) Product Specialist
9 12 (8.33%) Consultant
10 10 (6.94%) Test Manager
10 10 (6.94%) Security Consultant
11 8 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
12 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Designer
12 6 (4.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (2.08%) Web Services
3 2 (1.39%) REST
3 2 (1.39%) Middleware
3 2 (1.39%) HTML
3 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.69%) WSH
4 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) CESG
1 14 (9.72%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.94%) RMADS
4 8 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
4 8 (5.56%) PKI
4 8 (5.56%) Open Source
5 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.47%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.39%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.39%) STB
9 2 (1.39%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.39%) GIS
10 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.69%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
1 16 (11.11%) Linux
2 14 (9.72%) UNIX
3 5 (3.47%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.78%) Debian
4 4 (2.78%) AIX
5 3 (2.08%) Solaris
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.39%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.39%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.53%) Information Security
2 42 (29.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 29 (20.14%) ITIL
4 24 (16.67%) ISMS
5 23 (15.97%) Security Testing
5 23 (15.97%) Business Continuity
6 22 (15.28%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (15.28%) Security Architecture
7 20 (13.89%) Ethical Hacking
7 20 (13.89%) Change Control
8 19 (13.19%) Business Continuity Planning
8 19 (13.19%) BCP
8 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
9 18 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 18 (12.50%) Cyber Security
9 18 (12.50%) SIEM
10 17 (11.81%) Data Protection
11 15 (10.42%) Information Assurance
12 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (9.03%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) Java
1 12 (8.33%) Python
2 8 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 7 (4.86%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.17%) C++
5 5 (3.47%) Perl
5 5 (3.47%) Ruby
6 3 (2.08%) C
6 3 (2.08%) SQL
7 2 (1.39%) VB
7 2 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.69%) Golang
Qualifications
1 58 (40.28%) CISSP
2 30 (20.83%) CEH
3 19 (13.19%) CISM
4 18 (12.50%) GIAC
5 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
7 14 (9.72%) CISA
8 13 (9.03%) MCSE
9 10 (6.94%) Degree
10 3 (2.08%) CRISC
11 2 (1.39%) GPEN
11 2 (1.39%) OSCP
11 2 (1.39%) MCITP
11 2 (1.39%) SSCP
11 2 (1.39%) ISEB
11 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.39%) CCNA
12 1 (0.69%) MCP
12 1 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (34.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (15.97%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.56%) SLA
4 3 (2.08%) QA
5 2 (1.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.69%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) Terminal Server
3 3 (2.08%) Nmap
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Nessus
2 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.08%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (2.08%) Puppet
3 2 (1.39%) SCCM
3 2 (1.39%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (22.92%) Cisco
2 26 (18.06%) Juniper
3 24 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.67%) F5
4 13 (9.03%) Oracle
5 7 (4.86%) Websense
5 7 (4.86%) Blue Coat
5 7 (4.86%) Ruckus Wireless
6 6 (4.17%) HP
6 6 (4.17%) IBM
7 5 (3.47%) VMware
8 4 (2.78%) Qualys
9 2 (1.39%) Splunk
9 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.69%) Sybase
10 1 (0.69%) Mercator
10 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.69%) Tufin
10 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.69%) AlgoSec
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day rate dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 7 hours ago