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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 308 360 339
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -21
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 132 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 65 71
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £313 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
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
19409 19347 19970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.02% 83.44% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13908 13882 14198
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 217 253
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £54.52 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +17 14 £398 -6.47% 14
Docklands, London - 4 £563 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £438 -
Croydon - 3 £475 -
Paddington +1 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £538 -
Westminster - 1 £398 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 58 (25.89%) OWASP
2 54 (24.11%) Security Testing
3 50 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (21.88%) Finance
5 45 (20.09%) Linux
6 43 (19.20%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (19.20%) Open Source
6 43 (19.20%) CREST Certified
7 41 (18.30%) Python
8 40 (17.86%) Information Security
9 39 (17.41%) Firewall
10 36 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
11 35 (15.63%) Automated Testing
11 35 (15.63%) Ruby
12 34 (15.18%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (15.18%) Social Engineering
13 31 (13.84%) Security Cleared
14 30 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
14 30 (13.39%) CISSP
15 29 (12.95%) Static Code Analysis
16 28 (12.50%) Static Program Analysis
16 28 (12.50%) Fuzz Testing
17 27 (12.05%) Travis CI
17 27 (12.05%) Jenkins
17 27 (12.05%) nginx
17 27 (12.05%) Java
18 25 (11.16%) PHP
18 25 (11.16%) Web Services
19 24 (10.71%) Microsoft
20 23 (10.27%) Security Architecture

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 27 (12.05%) nginx
2 9 (4.02%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.68%) Apache
3 6 (2.68%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.89%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.23%) Office 365
5 2 (0.89%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.89%) Heroku
5 2 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Route 53
6 1 (0.45%) Slack
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.41%) Firewall
2 19 (8.48%) Network Security
3 17 (7.59%) VPN
4 14 (6.25%) Wireless
5 11 (4.91%) Internet
5 11 (4.91%) OSPF
6 9 (4.02%) Skype
7 8 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (3.57%) Ethernet
7 8 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (3.57%) Wireshark
8 7 (3.13%) BGP
8 7 (3.13%) SNMP
8 7 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.68%) DNS
9 6 (2.68%) Kerberos
9 6 (2.68%) VoIP
10 5 (2.23%) DHCP
10 5 (2.23%) LAN
10 5 (2.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.18%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.68%) MySQL
6 5 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.79%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.89%) Mixpanel
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.45%) QlikView
10 1 (0.45%) Redis
10 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (12.05%) Jenkins
1 27 (12.05%) Travis CI
2 19 (8.48%) CircleCI
3 6 (2.68%) AppScan
4 4 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.79%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.34%) Selenium
6 2 (0.89%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.89%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.89%) JIRA
7 1 (0.45%) Appium
7 1 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (21.88%) Finance
2 15 (6.70%) Banking
3 9 (4.02%) Legal
4 7 (3.13%) Retail
5 6 (2.68%) Advertising
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
6 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (25.00%) Tester
2 55 (24.55%) Penetration Tester
3 53 (23.66%) Security Engineer
4 35 (15.63%) Consultant
5 19 (8.48%) Security Consultant
6 16 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.80%) Analyst
8 12 (5.36%) Developer
8 12 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (5.36%) Security Penetration Tester
8 12 (5.36%) Security Tester
8 12 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (4.91%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.57%) Architect
11 7 (3.13%) CISSP Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) CRM Consultant
11 7 (3.13%) Ethical Hacker
11 7 (3.13%) IT Consultant
11 7 (3.13%) Security Specialist
12 6 (2.68%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.16%) Web Services
2 14 (6.25%) .NET
3 10 (4.46%) Node.js
4 7 (3.13%) SAML
5 5 (2.23%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.79%) HTML
6 4 (1.79%) HTML5
7 3 (1.34%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.34%) CSS
7 3 (1.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (1.34%) React
7 3 (1.34%) RESTful
8 2 (0.89%) CSS3
8 2 (0.89%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.89%) hapi
8 2 (0.89%) J2EE
8 2 (0.89%) Java EE
8 2 (0.89%) jQuery
8 2 (0.89%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (2.68%) Fintech
5 5 (2.23%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.23%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.79%) PKI
7 3 (1.34%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.89%) CESG
8 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (0.89%) User Experience
8 2 (0.89%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.09%) Linux
2 20 (8.93%) Windows
3 9 (4.02%) Android
4 7 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.79%) Solaris
6 3 (1.34%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.45%) Unix
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.89%) OWASP
2 54 (24.11%) Security Testing
3 50 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (19.20%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (19.20%) Open Source
5 40 (17.86%) Information Security
6 36 (16.07%) Ethical Hacking
7 35 (15.63%) Automated Testing
8 34 (15.18%) Social Engineering
9 29 (12.95%) Static Code Analysis
10 28 (12.50%) Fuzz Testing
10 28 (12.50%) Static Program Analysis
11 23 (10.27%) Security Architecture
11 23 (10.27%) Web Development
12 18 (8.04%) Secure Coding
13 17 (7.59%) Change Management
13 17 (7.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 16 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.30%) Python
2 35 (15.63%) Ruby
3 27 (12.05%) Java
4 25 (11.16%) PHP
5 13 (5.80%) Perl
6 9 (4.02%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.57%) C#
8 7 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.13%) SQL
9 6 (2.68%) C++
10 4 (1.79%) C
11 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.89%) COBOL
11 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.89%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.45%) Korn
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (19.20%) CREST Certified
2 31 (13.84%) Security Cleared
3 30 (13.39%) CISSP
4 23 (10.27%) CHECK Team Member
5 22 (9.82%) CEH
6 18 (8.04%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.91%) CISM
8 8 (3.57%) Degree
8 8 (3.57%) GIAC
8 8 (3.57%) OSCP
9 7 (3.13%) CCNP
9 7 (3.13%) CCSE
9 7 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.23%) ISEB
11 4 (1.79%) CCSA
11 4 (1.79%) CISA
11 4 (1.79%) CLAS
12 3 (1.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.02%) QA
3 7 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.34%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.45%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.68%) oVirt
2 5 (2.23%) Docker
2 5 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.34%) Corosync
4 3 (1.34%) Squid
4 3 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Snort
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (4.91%) HP Fortify
2 6 (2.68%) CA Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.68%) Puppet
3 5 (2.23%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.79%) EnCase
4 4 (1.79%) Nagios
5 3 (1.34%) Pacemaker
6 2 (0.89%) Nessus
6 2 (0.89%) Nmap
7 1 (0.45%) Ansible
7 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) QRadar
7 1 (0.45%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.48%) Cisco
3 18 (8.04%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.36%) HP
4 12 (5.36%) Oracle
5 11 (4.91%) Citrix
6 9 (4.02%) Polycom
7 8 (3.57%) Brocade
7 8 (3.57%) Riverbed
8 7 (3.13%) SAP
8 7 (3.13%) VMware
9 6 (2.68%) CA
9 6 (2.68%) F5
10 5 (2.23%) Juniper
10 5 (2.23%) Mercator
11 4 (1.79%) Dell
11 4 (1.79%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.34%) Google
12 3 (1.34%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.34%) Veracode
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