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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 340 353 371
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 88 71 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 49 52
Median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £552 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50
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
18239 18851 19054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.79% 83.56% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13166 13449 14068
Median daily rate £480 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 230 244
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.62 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -5 13 £475 +5.55% 8
Croydon - 2 £488 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £438 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £477 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 57 (25.79%) Information Security
1 57 (25.79%) OWASP
2 50 (22.62%) Linux
3 44 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (19.91%) Finance
4 43 (19.46%) Security Cleared
4 43 (19.46%) Security Testing
5 42 (19.00%) Firewall
6 41 (18.55%) Open Source
7 40 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (18.10%) CREST Certified
8 35 (15.84%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (15.38%) Python
10 33 (14.93%) Jenkins
10 33 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
11 32 (14.48%) Network Security
11 32 (14.48%) nginx
11 32 (14.48%) Ethical Hacking
12 31 (14.03%) Automated Testing
13 30 (13.57%) SC Cleared
14 29 (13.12%) Social Engineering
14 29 (13.12%) Ruby
15 28 (12.67%) Microsoft
15 28 (12.67%) CHECK Team Member
16 27 (12.22%) Travis CI
17 26 (11.76%) Security Architecture
17 26 (11.76%) Web Services
18 25 (11.31%) CISSP
18 25 (11.31%) Static Code Analysis
18 25 (11.31%) Fuzz Testing

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 32 (14.48%) nginx
2 9 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.71%) Apache
3 6 (2.71%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Office
2 3 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.45%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.36%) SaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.90%) Heroku
4 2 (0.90%) IaaS
4 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Route 53
5 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 42 (19.00%) Firewall
2 32 (14.48%) Network Security
3 15 (6.79%) VPN
4 13 (5.88%) Wireless
4 13 (5.88%) Wireshark
5 12 (5.43%) Internet
5 12 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (4.07%) Ethernet
6 9 (4.07%) OSPF
6 9 (4.07%) Skype
6 9 (4.07%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.62%) DNS
7 8 (3.62%) IPv6
8 7 (3.17%) Kerberos
8 7 (3.17%) NetScaler
9 6 (2.71%) DHCP
9 6 (2.71%) IPv4
9 6 (2.71%) MRTG
10 4 (1.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.84%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.07%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.62%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.17%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.71%) MySQL
6 5 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.81%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.90%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.90%) Redis
8 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.45%) QlikView
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (14.93%) Jenkins
2 27 (12.22%) Travis CI
3 19 (8.60%) CircleCI
4 5 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.36%) Burp Suite
6 3 (1.36%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.90%) AppScan
7 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.90%) Selenium
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) Appium
8 1 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.45%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.45%) JIRA
8 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (19.91%) Finance
2 12 (5.43%) Legal
3 6 (2.71%) Advertising
3 6 (2.71%) Banking
3 6 (2.71%) Retail
4 5 (2.26%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.36%) Back Office
5 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Electronics
6 2 (0.90%) Games
6 2 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (23.98%) Security Engineer
2 49 (22.17%) Tester
3 48 (21.72%) Penetration Tester
4 30 (13.57%) Consultant
5 25 (11.31%) Analyst
6 22 (9.95%) Security Analyst
7 20 (9.05%) Network Engineer
8 18 (8.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 18 (8.14%) Security Consultant
9 16 (7.24%) Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Ethical Hacker
11 7 (3.17%) Administrator
11 7 (3.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Information Security Consultant
12 6 (2.71%) Lync Consultant
12 6 (2.71%) Principal Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Principal Security Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Security Penetration Tester
12 6 (2.71%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.76%) Web Services
2 10 (4.52%) .NET
2 10 (4.52%) Node.js
3 8 (3.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 8 (3.62%) SAML
4 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.81%) HTML
5 4 (1.81%) HTML5
6 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.36%) CSS
6 3 (1.36%) React
6 3 (1.36%) RESTful
7 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.90%) CSS3
7 2 (0.90%) hapi
7 2 (0.90%) J2EE
7 2 (0.90%) Java EE
7 2 (0.90%) jQuery
7 2 (0.90%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 11 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.26%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.81%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.81%) Fintech
6 4 (1.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.90%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (0.90%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.90%) Wiki
8 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.62%) Linux
2 24 (10.86%) Windows
3 7 (3.17%) Android
4 5 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.26%) Unix
5 4 (1.81%) Kali Linux
5 4 (1.81%) Solaris
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.79%) Information Security
1 57 (25.79%) OWASP
2 44 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (19.46%) Security Testing
4 41 (18.55%) Open Source
5 40 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (14.48%) Ethical Hacking
7 31 (14.03%) Automated Testing
8 29 (13.12%) Social Engineering
9 26 (11.76%) Security Architecture
10 25 (11.31%) Fuzz Testing
10 25 (11.31%) Static Code Analysis
10 25 (11.31%) Static Program Analysis
11 22 (9.95%) Risk Management
12 21 (9.50%) Secure Coding
13 19 (8.60%) Web Development
14 18 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (8.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 17 (7.69%) Change Management
15 17 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.38%) Python
2 29 (13.12%) Ruby
3 24 (10.86%) PHP
4 20 (9.05%) Java
5 8 (3.62%) Perl
6 7 (3.17%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.71%) C#
7 6 (2.71%) SQL
8 5 (2.26%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.90%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.90%) C
10 2 (0.90%) C++
10 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (19.46%) Security Cleared
2 40 (18.10%) CREST Certified
3 30 (13.57%) SC Cleared
4 28 (12.67%) CHECK Team Member
5 25 (11.31%) CISSP
6 17 (7.69%) CEH
7 12 (5.43%) Degree
7 12 (5.43%) GIAC
8 11 (4.98%) CCSE
9 10 (4.52%) CISM
10 8 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (3.62%) OSCP
11 7 (3.17%) CLAS
12 6 (2.71%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (2.71%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (2.26%) CCNP
13 5 (2.26%) CCSA
13 5 (2.26%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.62%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.17%) QA
4 5 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.81%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.36%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.52%) Docker
2 8 (3.62%) Corosync
2 8 (3.62%) Squid
3 6 (2.71%) oVirt
4 4 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) Firmware
6 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.43%) Puppet
2 9 (4.07%) HP Fortify
3 8 (3.62%) Pacemaker
4 7 (3.17%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.71%) EnCase
5 6 (2.71%) Nagios
6 5 (2.26%) Nessus
7 2 (0.90%) Ansible
7 2 (0.90%) Nmap
7 2 (0.90%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.45%) QRadar
8 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.86%) Cisco
3 23 (10.41%) CheckPoint
4 17 (7.69%) HP
5 16 (7.24%) Oracle
6 13 (5.88%) Citrix
6 13 (5.88%) Riverbed
7 10 (4.52%) Brocade
7 10 (4.52%) Dell
8 9 (4.07%) Polycom
9 8 (3.62%) Palo Alto
10 7 (3.17%) CA
10 7 (3.17%) VMware
11 6 (2.71%) Infoblox
12 5 (2.26%) Mercator
13 4 (1.81%) F5
13 4 (1.81%) Juniper
13 4 (1.81%) Qualys
13 4 (1.81%) Symantec
14 3 (1.36%) Google
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