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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 354 344 339
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 66 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 65
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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
18570 18537 19054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.20% 78.82% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13198 12938 13200
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 225 259
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.50 £51.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
on Same Period
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City of London -19 16 £425 - 12
Paddington - 2 £558 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 44 (38.60%) Firewall
1 44 (38.60%) Information Security
2 32 (28.07%) Finance
3 28 (24.56%) CISSP
4 27 (23.68%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (20.18%) ITIL
6 22 (19.30%) Java
7 21 (18.42%) .NET
8 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
9 18 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
9 18 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (15.79%) Cyber Security
10 17 (14.91%) HP
10 17 (14.91%) CISM
11 16 (14.04%) Windows
11 16 (14.04%) CEH
12 14 (12.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (12.28%) Management Information System
12 14 (12.28%) SIEM
13 13 (11.40%) Linux
13 13 (11.40%) UNIX
13 13 (11.40%) Cisco
13 13 (11.40%) PCI DSS
14 12 (10.53%) CISA
15 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
15 11 (9.65%) Security Management
15 11 (9.65%) C#
15 11 (9.65%) Banking
16 10 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 10 (8.77%) Network Security

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 2 (1.75%) IIS
1 2 (1.75%) Apache
1 2 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Office
3 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.75%) SaaS
2 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.75%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.88%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (38.60%) Firewall
2 14 (12.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (8.77%) Network Security
3 10 (8.77%) Internet
4 8 (7.02%) Kerberos
5 7 (6.14%) VPN
5 7 (6.14%) SSL
5 7 (6.14%) Wireless
6 5 (4.39%) DNS
6 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.51%) HTTP
7 4 (3.51%) WAN
7 4 (3.51%) DHCP
8 3 (2.63%) LDAP
8 3 (2.63%) LAN
8 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.75%) SSH
9 2 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.88%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) DB2
1 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.75%) Redis
1 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.75%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
3 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 32 (28.07%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Banking
3 7 (6.14%) Retail
4 5 (4.39%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Games
6 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (39.47%) Analyst
2 35 (30.70%) Security Analyst
3 16 (14.04%) Consultant
3 16 (14.04%) Security Consultant
4 13 (11.40%) Application Security Analyst
5 12 (10.53%) Tester
6 10 (8.77%) Penetration Tester
6 10 (8.77%) Security Manager
7 8 (7.02%) Security Specialist
8 6 (5.26%) Information Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) IT Consultant
10 4 (3.51%) Security Project Manager
10 4 (3.51%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (3.51%) Information Security Consultant
11 3 (2.63%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.42%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) SAML
3 5 (4.39%) HTML
4 4 (3.51%) Middleware
4 4 (3.51%) CSS
5 3 (2.63%) Web Services
6 2 (1.75%) SOAP
6 2 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.75%) REST
6 2 (1.75%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.75%) Sensu
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.89%) Fixed Income
2 9 (7.89%) PKI
3 7 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.39%) Smart Meter
4 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.51%) SCADA
6 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.75%) CESG
7 2 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.75%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.75%) Wiki
7 2 (1.75%) RMADS
7 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.75%) iSeries
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.04%) Windows
2 13 (11.40%) UNIX
2 13 (11.40%) Linux
3 3 (2.63%) Solaris
4 2 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.60%) Information Security
2 27 (23.68%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (20.18%) ITIL
4 18 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
4 18 (15.79%) Cyber Security
5 14 (12.28%) SIEM
6 11 (9.65%) Security Management
6 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.77%) Service Management
7 10 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (7.89%) Information Security Management
8 9 (7.89%) OWASP
8 9 (7.89%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.02%) Business Continuity
10 7 (6.14%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.14%) Security Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Security Architecture
11 6 (5.26%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.30%) Java
2 11 (9.65%) C#
3 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.75%) Ruby
4 2 (1.75%) C++
4 2 (1.75%) Perl
4 2 (1.75%) C
5 1 (0.88%) SQL
5 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 28 (24.56%) CISSP
2 17 (14.91%) CISM
3 16 (14.04%) CEH
4 12 (10.53%) CISA
5 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.89%) Degree
6 6 (5.26%) ISEB
7 5 (4.39%) ISTQB
7 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.51%) PCI QSA
8 4 (3.51%) GIAC
9 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.75%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.88%) ISACA
10 1 (0.88%) GCED
10 1 (0.88%) GPEN
10 1 (0.88%) OSCP
10 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.40%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.26%) QA
4 5 (4.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.63%) SLA
6 1 (0.88%) BS7799
6 1 (0.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) Xen
2 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.88%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) Snort
3 1 (0.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.51%) Nessus
3 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.75%) Nagios
4 2 (1.75%) Nmap
4 2 (1.75%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.75%) Puppet
4 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (1.75%) Ansible
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
5 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.91%) HP
3 13 (11.40%) Cisco
4 8 (7.02%) CA
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle
5 6 (5.26%) Websense
5 6 (5.26%) Qualys
6 5 (4.39%) Juniper
6 5 (4.39%) Remedy
7 4 (3.51%) McAfee
7 4 (3.51%) VMware
7 4 (3.51%) F5
7 4 (3.51%) Splunk
8 3 (2.63%) FireEye
8 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.75%) Symantec
9 2 (1.75%) Sophos
9 2 (1.75%) SAP
9 2 (1.75%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.75%) ArcSight
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