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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 361 372 309
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -63
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 45 31 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.17% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 61
Average daily rate
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£465 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £400 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
17519 18244 16755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.23% 78.14% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12262 12918 11637
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 228 225
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 +20 9 £488 +21.87% 8
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 25 (26.60%) Information Security
2 19 (20.21%) ITIL
2 19 (20.21%) CISSP
3 17 (18.09%) Firewall
3 17 (18.09%) Finance
4 16 (17.02%) Linux
4 16 (17.02%) Java
5 15 (15.96%) Windows
6 14 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
7 13 (13.83%) Cyber Security
8 12 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (12.77%) Cisco
8 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
8 12 (12.77%) HP
9 11 (11.70%) UNIX
9 11 (11.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (10.64%) Security Testing
10 10 (10.64%) McAfee
11 9 (9.57%) CEH
11 9 (9.57%) Security Architecture
11 9 (9.57%) SIEM
12 8 (8.51%) Test Strategy
12 8 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (8.51%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (8.51%) Network Security
12 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
12 8 (8.51%) CISA

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.06%) Drupal
1 1 (1.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 2 (2.13%) PaaS
3 2 (2.13%) IaaS
3 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.09%) Firewall
2 11 (11.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (8.51%) Network Security
4 7 (7.45%) LDAP
5 5 (5.32%) VPN
5 5 (5.32%) Wireless
5 5 (5.32%) SSL
6 4 (4.26%) Internet
7 3 (3.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (3.19%) DNS
8 2 (2.13%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.13%) WAN
8 2 (2.13%) DHCP
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco ICM
8 2 (2.13%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.13%) Wireless Security
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) Big Data
2 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) GDB
2 3 (3.19%) Selenium
2 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.06%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.06%) JIRA
4 1 (1.06%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.06%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Law
2 6 (6.38%) Publishing
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.19%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Analyst
2 30 (31.91%) Security Analyst
3 8 (8.51%) Tester
4 7 (7.45%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) Architect
5 6 (6.38%) Security Architect
5 6 (6.38%) Security Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Chief Technology Officer
6 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (5.32%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.26%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.19%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
2 4 (4.26%) SAML
2 4 (4.26%) HTML
3 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.13%) SOAP
4 2 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (1.06%) OAuth
5 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.06%) OpenID
5 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.06%) REST
5 1 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (1.06%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.19%) RMADS
4 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.13%) Open Source
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.13%) CESG
4 2 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) Derivative
5 1 (1.06%) Statistics
5 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) Online Games
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Linux
2 15 (15.96%) Windows
3 11 (11.70%) UNIX
4 5 (5.32%) AIX
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.13%) Windows NT
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Information Security
2 19 (20.21%) ITIL
3 13 (13.83%) Cyber Security
4 12 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (10.64%) Security Testing
5 10 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (9.57%) Security Architecture
6 9 (9.57%) SIEM
7 8 (8.51%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (8.51%) Test Strategy
8 7 (7.45%) Network Architecture
9 6 (6.38%) Digital Forensics
9 6 (6.38%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.38%) Service Management
10 5 (5.32%) OO
10 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.32%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) Java
2 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 7 (7.45%) Python
3 7 (7.45%) Bash Shell
3 7 (7.45%) C
3 7 (7.45%) VB
4 5 (5.32%) VC++
4 5 (5.32%) Perl
4 5 (5.32%) PHP
4 5 (5.32%) SQL
4 5 (5.32%) C++
5 3 (3.19%) C#
6 2 (2.13%) Groovy
7 1 (1.06%) Go
7 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) CISSP
2 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.57%) CEH
4 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.51%) CISA
5 6 (6.38%) CISM
5 6 (6.38%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.38%) Degree
6 5 (5.32%) GIAC
6 5 (5.32%) ISEB
7 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.13%) GCIA
8 2 (2.13%) GSEC
8 2 (2.13%) GCIH
8 2 (2.13%) GCED
8 2 (2.13%) GPEN
8 2 (2.13%) OSCP
9 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.45%) QA
3 6 (6.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.06%) COBIT
5 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.06%) Xen
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.26%) Nmap
3 3 (3.19%) Nessus
3 3 (3.19%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (2.13%) Puppet
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.13%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.06%) Nagios
5 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.06%) Ansible
5 1 (1.06%) WebInspect
5 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Cisco
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
1 12 (12.77%) HP
2 10 (10.64%) McAfee
3 7 (7.45%) Juniper
3 7 (7.45%) Remedy
4 6 (6.38%) SolarWinds
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle
5 4 (4.26%) F5
5 4 (4.26%) MobileIron
5 4 (4.26%) Qualys
5 4 (4.26%) Websense
6 2 (2.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.13%) CA
6 2 (2.13%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.06%) LogLogic
7 1 (1.06%) Splunk
7 1 (1.06%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
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