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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Penetration Testing
England / London
Rank 287 326 369
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +43
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 109 93 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.43% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.51% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 71 32
Median daily rate £475 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £46.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+31.61% -2.63%

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
16407 18228 17337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.80% 84.98% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11873 13026 12367
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 221 198
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -6 10 £500 +7.52% 4
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Croydon - 2 £488 -
Harrow +4 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 74 (36.27%) Information Security
2 51 (25.00%) Linux
3 46 (22.55%) Network Security
4 42 (20.59%) Security Cleared
5 40 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 38 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (18.63%) Java
7 35 (17.16%) Firewall
7 35 (17.16%) Open Source
8 34 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 34 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 34 (16.67%) DevOps
9 33 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (16.18%) Finance
10 31 (15.20%) TCP/IP
10 31 (15.20%) Puppet
11 30 (14.71%) Windows
12 28 (13.73%) Microsoft
12 28 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 27 (13.24%) CREST Certified
14 26 (12.75%) Ansible
14 26 (12.75%) SSL
14 26 (12.75%) HTTP
14 26 (12.75%) Configuration Management
15 25 (12.25%) Risk Management
15 25 (12.25%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (12.25%) Node.js
15 25 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (11.76%) Security Testing
16 24 (11.76%) MongoDB

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 9 (4.41%) nginx
2 6 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.47%) Apache
4 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.98%) IIS
5 2 (0.98%) Jetty
5 2 (0.98%) Mongrel
5 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.49%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.45%) PaaS
5 4 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.96%) IaaS
5 4 (1.96%) Office 365
6 3 (1.47%) SaaS
6 3 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.98%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.55%) Network Security
2 40 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 35 (17.16%) Firewall
4 31 (15.20%) TCP/IP
5 26 (12.75%) HTTP
5 26 (12.75%) SSL
6 12 (5.88%) Internet
6 12 (5.88%) Wireshark
7 11 (5.39%) DNS
7 11 (5.39%) Wireless
8 9 (4.41%) DHCP
9 8 (3.92%) IPv6
10 7 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (3.43%) Ethernet
10 7 (3.43%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.43%) OSPF
10 7 (3.43%) VPN
11 6 (2.94%) IPv4
11 6 (2.94%) MRTG
11 6 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.25%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 23 (11.27%) Redis
3 23 (11.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.45%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.45%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 22 (10.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.96%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.96%) JIRA
3 4 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.47%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.98%) Appium
5 2 (0.98%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.98%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.49%) Subversion
6 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 19 (9.31%) Legal
3 10 (4.90%) Banking
4 6 (2.94%) Retail
5 5 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.96%) Advertising
7 3 (1.47%) Law
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (20.10%) Penetration Tester
1 41 (20.10%) Tester
2 36 (17.65%) Analyst
3 33 (16.18%) Security Analyst
4 24 (11.76%) Consultant
5 19 (9.31%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.35%) Network Engineer
7 15 (7.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (4.90%) Developer
9 9 (4.41%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.41%) Security Officer
10 8 (3.92%) Ethical Hacker
11 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (3.43%) Security Specialist
12 6 (2.94%) Head of DevOps
12 6 (2.94%) Information Officer
12 6 (2.94%) Information Security Officer
12 6 (2.94%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.25%) Node.js
2 7 (3.43%) .NET
3 6 (2.94%) Web Services
4 5 (2.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (2.45%) SAML
5 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.98%) J2EE
6 2 (0.98%) Servlets
7 1 (0.49%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.49%) Java EE
7 1 (0.49%) OAuth
7 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.27%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.96%) Fintech
8 3 (1.47%) CESG
9 2 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Blog
10 1 (0.49%) BYOD
10 1 (0.49%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.49%) FMCG
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.00%) Linux
2 30 (14.71%) Windows
3 13 (6.37%) Unix
4 4 (1.96%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.47%) Android
5 3 (1.47%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.27%) Information Security
2 38 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.16%) Open Source
4 34 (16.67%) DevOps
5 28 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (12.75%) Configuration Management
7 25 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (12.25%) Risk Management
8 24 (11.76%) Security Testing
9 22 (10.78%) Ethical Hacking
9 22 (10.78%) OWASP
10 16 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (7.35%) Security Management
12 14 (6.86%) Security Architecture
12 14 (6.86%) Software Delivery
13 12 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
13 12 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (5.39%) Change Management
14 11 (5.39%) Project Management
14 11 (5.39%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.63%) Java
2 18 (8.82%) Python
3 7 (3.43%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.94%) Ruby
5 3 (1.47%) C++
5 3 (1.47%) SQL
6 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.98%) Perl
7 1 (0.49%) C#
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
7 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 34 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (13.24%) CREST Certified
4 18 (8.82%) CISSP
5 16 (7.84%) Degree
6 14 (6.86%) SANS
7 13 (6.37%) OSCP
8 12 (5.88%) CISM
9 11 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (4.90%) CCSE
10 10 (4.90%) CEH
10 10 (4.90%) CHECK Team Member
10 10 (4.90%) GIAC
11 7 (3.43%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (2.94%) CCSP
13 5 (2.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (2.45%) CCNP
13 5 (2.45%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (1.96%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.96%) ISO27002
4 4 (1.96%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (1.47%) QA
6 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.49%) GDPR
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.49%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.49%) ISO27005
System Software
1 10 (4.90%) Docker
2 9 (4.41%) vCloud
3 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.45%) Corosync
4 5 (2.45%) Squid
4 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.98%) Firmware
5 2 (0.98%) Xen
6 1 (0.49%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 31 (15.20%) Puppet
2 26 (12.75%) Ansible
3 6 (2.94%) EnCase
3 6 (2.94%) HP Fortify
3 6 (2.94%) Nagios
4 5 (2.45%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.45%) Pacemaker
5 4 (1.96%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.96%) Nessus
6 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.49%) Nmap
7 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.80%) CheckPoint
2 20 (9.80%) Cisco
3 15 (7.35%) Dell
4 14 (6.86%) VMware
5 13 (6.37%) Citrix
5 13 (6.37%) HP
6 12 (5.88%) Riverbed
7 9 (4.41%) Palo Alto
8 7 (3.43%) Symantec
9 6 (2.94%) Brocade
9 6 (2.94%) Infoblox
9 6 (2.94%) Oracle
9 6 (2.94%) Polycom
10 5 (2.45%) CA
10 5 (2.45%) Qualys
11 4 (1.96%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.96%) Rapid7
12 3 (1.47%) Google
13 2 (0.98%) Red Hat
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