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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Penetration Testing
Rank 345 364 291
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -73
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 49 33 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.15% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.19% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 68
Average daily rate
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£563 £475 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £615 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £403 £373
% change year-on-year
-3.72% +8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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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
16368 17109 15026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.97% 78.24% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11726 11840 10436
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 240 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.56 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £79.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
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 +4 7 £450 -10.00% 10
Wimbledon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 53 (40.77%) Information Security
2 44 (33.85%) CISSP
3 37 (28.46%) Firewall
4 34 (26.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (24.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 27 (20.77%) ITIL
7 25 (19.23%) Windows
8 24 (18.46%) Java
9 23 (17.69%) Cisco
10 22 (16.92%) Linux
10 22 (16.92%) CEH
10 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
11 21 (16.15%) UNIX
11 21 (16.15%) Cyber Security
12 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
13 19 (14.62%) Network Security
13 19 (14.62%) SIEM
14 18 (13.85%) ISMS
14 18 (13.85%) PCI DSS
14 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
14 18 (13.85%) Finance
15 17 (13.08%) GIAC
15 17 (13.08%) Computer Science
15 17 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (12.31%) Ethical Hacking
16 16 (12.31%) Law
16 16 (12.31%) LDAP
17 15 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
17 15 (11.54%) Change Control

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (7.69%) Apache
2 5 (3.85%) Node.js
3 3 (2.31%) IIS
3 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Project
3 1 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.92%) assyst
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) PaaS
2 1 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.46%) Firewall
2 19 (14.62%) Network Security
3 16 (12.31%) LDAP
4 15 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (10.77%) TCP/IP
6 11 (8.46%) SSL
7 10 (7.69%) DHCP
7 10 (7.69%) Internet
7 10 (7.69%) DNS
8 9 (6.92%) Intranet
8 9 (6.92%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (6.15%) HTTP
9 8 (6.15%) VPN
10 7 (5.38%) Wireless
11 3 (2.31%) SSH
11 3 (2.31%) Wireless Security
11 3 (2.31%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.54%) Cisco ICM
12 2 (1.54%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.77%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (4.62%) Big Data
1 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.85%) Redis
3 3 (2.31%) DB2
4 2 (1.54%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.85%) GDB
3 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.77%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (13.85%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Law
3 6 (4.62%) Publishing
3 6 (4.62%) Banking
4 4 (3.08%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.31%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Games
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (33.85%) Analyst
2 40 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 21 (16.15%) Security Specialist
4 15 (11.54%) Consultant
5 12 (9.23%) Security Consultant
5 12 (9.23%) Tester
6 11 (8.46%) Penetration Tester
6 11 (8.46%) Information Analyst
6 11 (8.46%) Information Security Analyst
7 9 (6.92%) Information Security Specialist
7 9 (6.92%) Information Specialist
8 8 (6.15%) Product Specialist
8 8 (6.15%) Product Analyst
8 8 (6.15%) Security Architect
8 8 (6.15%) Architect
9 7 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (4.62%) Designer
11 5 (3.85%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.46%) .NET
2 7 (5.38%) Middleware
3 5 (3.85%) SOAP
3 5 (3.85%) Web Services
4 4 (3.08%) REST
5 2 (1.54%) HTML
5 2 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.77%) OAuth
6 1 (0.77%) OpenID
6 1 (0.77%) WSH
6 1 (0.77%) WSDL
6 1 (0.77%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.92%) RMADS
2 9 (6.92%) CESG
2 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.15%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.38%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.62%) PKI
5 6 (4.62%) Open Source
6 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.31%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.54%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.77%) Statistics
8 1 (0.77%) PMI
8 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.77%) Online Games
8 1 (0.77%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.77%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.23%) Windows
2 22 (16.92%) Linux
3 21 (16.15%) UNIX
4 6 (4.62%) AIX
5 3 (2.31%) Solaris
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.54%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.77%) Information Security
2 32 (24.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (20.77%) ITIL
4 21 (16.15%) Cyber Security
5 19 (14.62%) SIEM
6 18 (13.85%) ISMS
7 17 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (12.31%) Ethical Hacking
9 15 (11.54%) Change Control
9 15 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 12 (9.23%) Information Assurance
11 12 (9.23%) Incident Management
11 12 (9.23%) Security Testing
12 11 (8.46%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (8.46%) Security Architecture
13 10 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (6.92%) ITIL V3
15 8 (6.15%) Data Protection
15 8 (6.15%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) Java
2 12 (9.23%) C++
2 12 (9.23%) Python
3 10 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.15%) Perl
5 7 (5.38%) C
5 7 (5.38%) VB
5 7 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.62%) PHP
7 5 (3.85%) VC++
8 4 (3.08%) SQL
8 4 (3.08%) Ruby
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
9 2 (1.54%) Golang
10 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (33.85%) CISSP
2 22 (16.92%) CEH
2 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
3 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 17 (13.08%) GIAC
5 14 (10.77%) CISM
5 14 (10.77%) Degree
6 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (6.92%) MCSE
8 8 (6.15%) CISA
9 3 (2.31%) CRISC
9 3 (2.31%) GWAPT
9 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.31%) SSCP
10 2 (1.54%) MCP
10 2 (1.54%) CCNA
10 2 (1.54%) GPEN
10 2 (1.54%) OSCP
10 2 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (13.85%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.15%) SLA
4 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.54%) COBIT
4 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.85%) Nmap
2 5 (3.85%) Xen
3 2 (1.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Nessus
2 6 (4.62%) Puppet
3 5 (3.85%) Ansible
4 4 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.54%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.54%) Nagios
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (17.69%) Cisco
2 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.23%) Juniper
4 11 (8.46%) McAfee
4 11 (8.46%) F5
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle
6 6 (4.62%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.85%) VMware
7 5 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (2.31%) Qualys
9 2 (1.54%) Remedy
9 2 (1.54%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.54%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.77%) AlgoSec
10 1 (0.77%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.77%) Tufin
10 1 (0.77%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.77%) IronPort
10 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.77%) Sybase
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