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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 361 358 304
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -54
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 42 37 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.16% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 74
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £389 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £28.99 -
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -
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
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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City of London +2 7 £450 - 13
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 31 (35.63%) Information Security
2 22 (25.29%) Firewall
3 20 (22.99%) CISSP
4 18 (20.69%) Finance
5 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
5 16 (18.39%) ITIL
6 15 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (14.94%) Linux
7 13 (14.94%) Java
7 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (13.79%) Cisco
8 12 (13.79%) HP
8 12 (13.79%) CISM
8 12 (13.79%) Cyber Security
9 11 (12.64%) .NET
9 11 (12.64%) UNIX
9 11 (12.64%) Windows
10 10 (11.49%) SIEM
11 9 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (10.34%) CISA
11 9 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (10.34%) Security Testing
11 9 (10.34%) Network Security
11 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
11 9 (10.34%) Security Architecture
12 8 (9.20%) PCI DSS
12 8 (9.20%) CEH
12 8 (9.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (9.20%) Test Strategy

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.15%) Node.js
1 1 (1.15%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Project
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) SaaS
3 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) PaaS
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.29%) Firewall
2 9 (10.34%) Network Security
3 8 (9.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.75%) Wireless
4 5 (5.75%) Internet
4 5 (5.75%) VPN
4 5 (5.75%) SSL
5 4 (4.60%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.45%) DNS
6 3 (3.45%) LDAP
6 3 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.30%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (2.30%) Wireless Security
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.30%) WAN
7 2 (2.30%) DHCP
8 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Big Data
1 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
1 1 (1.15%) Redis
1 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.45%) Selenium
3 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.15%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.15%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Games
3 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Analyst
2 30 (34.48%) Security Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Tester
4 7 (8.05%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Consultant
5 6 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Security Architect
5 6 (6.90%) Security Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Security Consultant
5 6 (6.90%) Architect
5 6 (6.90%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Application Security Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (4.60%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.60%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Integration Test Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) SAML
2 5 (5.75%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.15%) XML
6 1 (1.15%) CSS
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.60%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.45%) Open Source
3 3 (3.45%) RMADS
4 2 (2.30%) CESG
4 2 (2.30%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Online Games
5 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.15%) Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Linux
2 11 (12.64%) UNIX
2 11 (12.64%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) AIX
3 3 (3.45%) Solaris
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.30%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) Information Security
2 16 (18.39%) ITIL
3 15 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (13.79%) Cyber Security
5 10 (11.49%) SIEM
6 9 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (10.34%) Security Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Security Architecture
7 8 (9.20%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.05%) Service Management
8 7 (8.05%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.90%) OWASP
9 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.90%) Security Management
9 6 (6.90%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.75%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (4.60%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) Java
2 5 (5.75%) C#
3 4 (4.60%) SQL
4 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.30%) Groovy
5 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.30%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) C
6 1 (1.15%) Go
6 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) CISSP
2 12 (13.79%) CISM
3 9 (10.34%) CISA
3 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.20%) CEH
5 5 (5.75%) ISEB
5 5 (5.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.45%) GIAC
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (2.30%) GCIH
7 2 (2.30%) GCIA
7 2 (2.30%) OSCP
7 2 (2.30%) GCED
8 1 (1.15%) GPEN
8 1 (1.15%) ISACA
8 1 (1.15%) CCIE
8 1 (1.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.20%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.90%) QA
4 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.15%) BS7799
4 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.30%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Nmap
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.60%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.45%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (3.45%) Nessus
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.15%) Nagios
4 1 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Cisco
2 12 (13.79%) HP
3 7 (8.05%) Juniper
3 7 (8.05%) Remedy
4 5 (5.75%) Websense
4 5 (5.75%) Qualys
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle
5 4 (4.60%) CA
5 4 (4.60%) McAfee
5 4 (4.60%) MobileIron
6 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.45%) F5
7 2 (2.30%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.30%) VMware
7 2 (2.30%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.15%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.15%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.15%) BT
8 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
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