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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 325 376 356
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -20
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 103 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 44 49
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.13%
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
18925 19241 19257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.36% 81.63% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13680 13773 13490
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 233 237
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £66.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 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 28 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 +46 10 £450 +11.11% 12
Croydon - 1 £310 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £490 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 51 (26.56%) Information Security
2 43 (22.40%) Finance
2 43 (22.40%) Firewall
2 43 (22.40%) CREST Certified
3 38 (19.79%) Security Testing
4 34 (17.71%) OWASP
5 33 (17.19%) CISSP
5 33 (17.19%) Java
5 33 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (16.15%) Security Cleared
7 29 (15.10%) Ethical Hacking
8 27 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (13.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (13.02%) Linux
10 25 (13.02%) CEH
11 24 (12.50%) Security Architecture
12 23 (11.98%) Open Source
12 23 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (11.98%) C++
12 23 (11.98%) Python
13 21 (10.94%) .NET
13 21 (10.94%) Security Operations
14 20 (10.42%) Perl
14 20 (10.42%) VPN
15 19 (9.90%) SC Cleared
15 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (9.38%) Social Engineering
16 18 (9.38%) Windows
17 17 (8.85%) Unix

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 3 (1.56%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.04%) Apache
2 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.04%) MS Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) MS Project
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.13%) Office 365
5 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.04%) 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
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.40%) Firewall
2 20 (10.42%) VPN
3 16 (8.33%) SSL
4 15 (7.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (7.29%) Wireless
6 13 (6.77%) TCP/IP
7 12 (6.25%) HTTP
8 11 (5.73%) Network Security
9 9 (4.69%) OSPF
10 8 (4.17%) DNS
11 7 (3.65%) BGP
11 7 (3.65%) SNMP
11 7 (3.65%) WAN
12 6 (3.13%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.13%) Internet
12 6 (3.13%) IPsec
12 6 (3.13%) LAN
12 6 (3.13%) SSH
12 6 (3.13%) VoIP
13 5 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (5.21%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.21%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.17%) DB2
3 8 (4.17%) Redis
4 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.13%) MySQL
6 5 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.08%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.04%) Mixpanel
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.17%) AppScan
4 5 (2.60%) Metasploit
5 4 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.04%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.04%) JIRA
7 2 (1.04%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.04%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.52%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.52%) JMeter
8 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.52%) NUnit
8 1 (0.52%) Selenium
8 1 (0.52%) TestRail
8 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (22.40%) Finance
2 16 (8.33%) Banking
3 11 (5.73%) Legal
4 5 (2.60%) Retail
5 4 (2.08%) Marketing
6 3 (1.56%) Games
6 3 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (27.08%) Tester
2 50 (26.04%) Penetration Tester
3 31 (16.15%) Consultant
4 29 (15.10%) Security Engineer
5 26 (13.54%) Analyst
6 23 (11.98%) Security Analyst
7 22 (11.46%) Security Consultant
8 11 (5.73%) Security Penetration Tester
8 11 (5.73%) Security Tester
9 10 (5.21%) Architect
10 9 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Information Analyst
10 9 (4.69%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 8 (4.17%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) CISSP Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) CRM Consultant
12 7 (3.65%) Security Specialist
12 7 (3.65%) Technical Consultant
13 6 (3.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.94%) .NET
2 13 (6.77%) Node.js
3 8 (4.17%) Sensu
3 8 (4.17%) Web Services
4 6 (3.13%) Middleware
5 5 (2.60%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.08%) HTML
6 4 (2.08%) HTML5
6 4 (2.08%) REST
6 4 (2.08%) SOAP
7 3 (1.56%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.56%) CSS
8 2 (1.04%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.04%) CSS3
8 2 (1.04%) hapi
8 2 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.04%) React
8 2 (1.04%) RESTful
8 2 (1.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.85%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.21%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (4.17%) PKI
5 7 (3.65%) CESG
6 6 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.60%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.60%) Fintech
8 4 (2.08%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.04%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (1.04%) SCADA
10 2 (1.04%) User Experience
10 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.02%) Linux
2 18 (9.38%) Windows
3 17 (8.85%) Unix
4 7 (3.65%) Android
5 6 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.60%) Solaris
7 3 (1.56%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.56%) Information Security
2 38 (19.79%) Security Testing
3 34 (17.71%) OWASP
4 33 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (15.10%) Ethical Hacking
6 27 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (13.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 24 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 23 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (11.98%) Open Source
10 21 (10.94%) Security Operations
11 18 (9.38%) Social Engineering
12 17 (8.85%) Web Development
13 16 (8.33%) Secure Coding
13 16 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (7.81%) SIEM
15 14 (7.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 13 (6.77%) Automated Testing
16 13 (6.77%) Change Management
16 13 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.19%) Java
2 23 (11.98%) C++
2 23 (11.98%) Python
3 20 (10.42%) Perl
4 17 (8.85%) Ruby
5 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.21%) C
7 9 (4.69%) C#
8 8 (4.17%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.13%) SQL
10 5 (2.60%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.08%) COBOL
12 3 (1.56%) PHP
12 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.04%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.04%) Go
14 1 (0.52%) Korn
14 1 (0.52%) Scala
14 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (22.40%) CREST Certified
2 33 (17.19%) CISSP
3 31 (16.15%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.02%) CEH
5 19 (9.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.77%) OSCP
7 12 (6.25%) CISM
8 9 (4.69%) CHECK Team Member
8 9 (4.69%) Degree
8 9 (4.69%) GIAC
9 8 (4.17%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.65%) CISA
10 7 (3.65%) Tigerscheme
11 5 (2.60%) CCNP
11 5 (2.60%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.60%) CLAS
11 5 (2.60%) Cyber Scheme
11 5 (2.60%) ISEB
11 5 (2.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.69%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.69%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.65%) Docker
2 5 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.04%) oVirt
4 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) Snort
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) Puppet
2 8 (4.17%) Ansible
3 7 (3.65%) HP Fortify
4 6 (3.13%) Grafana
4 6 (3.13%) Kibana
4 6 (3.13%) logstash
4 6 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.13%) Salt
4 6 (3.13%) Uchiwa
4 6 (3.13%) WebInspect
5 4 (2.08%) Nessus
6 3 (1.56%) Nmap
7 2 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.04%) EnCase
7 2 (1.04%) Nagios
8 1 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (6.77%) F5
1 13 (6.77%) Oracle
1 13 (6.77%) VMware
2 10 (5.21%) Cisco
3 9 (4.69%) CheckPoint
3 9 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.65%) SAP
5 6 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.13%) Veracode
6 5 (2.60%) Juniper
6 5 (2.60%) Mercator
7 4 (2.08%) Brocade
7 4 (2.08%) HP
8 3 (1.56%) IBM
8 3 (1.56%) Polycom
8 3 (1.56%) Sybase
9 2 (1.04%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.04%) CA
9 2 (1.04%) Google
9 2 (1.04%) Riverbed
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