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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 323 375 382
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 95 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 42 24
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £34.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-43.11% +19.00%
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
18254 18596 18605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.93% 80.96% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13370 13091 13337
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 261 231
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +43 10 £463 +2.77% 11
Croydon - 1 £440 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 65 (35.71%) Information Security
2 39 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 38 (20.88%) Finance
3 38 (20.88%) Security Testing
4 37 (20.33%) Java
5 33 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (17.58%) Firewall
6 32 (17.58%) SC Cleared
6 32 (17.58%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (16.48%) C++
7 30 (16.48%) Linux
7 30 (16.48%) CREST Certified
8 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (14.84%) Unix
9 27 (14.84%) Python
9 27 (14.84%) CISSP
9 27 (14.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 26 (14.29%) OWASP
11 25 (13.74%) Perl
12 23 (12.64%) HTTP
12 23 (12.64%) SSL
12 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (12.64%) Open Source
13 22 (12.09%) VMware
14 21 (11.54%) CEH
14 21 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
14 21 (11.54%) Security Operations
15 20 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
15 20 (10.99%) Relational Database

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 19 (10.44%) Node.js
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.30%) Office 365
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (17.58%) Firewall
2 23 (12.64%) HTTP
2 23 (12.64%) SSL
3 21 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (10.99%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.14%) Network Security
6 10 (5.49%) VPN
7 7 (3.85%) Wireless
8 5 (2.75%) Internet
8 5 (2.75%) SSH
9 4 (2.20%) IPsec
9 4 (2.20%) LDAP
9 4 (2.20%) WAN
10 3 (1.65%) BGP
10 3 (1.65%) LAN
10 3 (1.65%) OSPF
11 2 (1.10%) DHCP
11 2 (1.10%) DMZ
11 2 (1.10%) DNS
11 2 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.99%) Relational Database
2 18 (9.89%) MongoDB
2 18 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (9.89%) Redis
3 8 (4.40%) DB2
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Git (software)
1 18 (9.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.40%) AppScan
2 8 (4.40%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.65%) Burp Suite
3 3 (1.65%) JIRA
3 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.55%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 38 (20.88%) Finance
2 19 (10.44%) Legal
3 17 (9.34%) Banking
4 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.20%) Games
5 4 (2.20%) Retail
6 3 (1.65%) Marketing
7 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 43 (23.63%) Analyst
2 39 (21.43%) Tester
3 38 (20.88%) Security Analyst
4 37 (20.33%) Penetration Tester
5 31 (17.03%) Consultant
6 24 (13.19%) Security Consultant
7 19 (10.44%) Information Analyst
7 19 (10.44%) Information Security Analyst
8 18 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Security Engineer
10 10 (5.49%) Security Specialist
11 9 (4.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 9 (4.95%) Security Tester
12 8 (4.40%) Security Penetration Tester
13 7 (3.85%) CRM Consultant
13 7 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
14 6 (3.30%) CRM Technical Consultant
14 6 (3.30%) IT Analyst
14 6 (3.30%) Operations Analyst
14 6 (3.30%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.44%) .NET
2 18 (9.89%) Sensu
3 15 (8.24%) Web Services
4 9 (4.95%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (3.30%) Middleware
6 5 (2.75%) REST
6 5 (2.75%) SOAP
7 3 (1.65%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.65%) Ajax
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.10%) SAML
9 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.55%) LAMP
9 1 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.89%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.95%) Cryptography
4 8 (4.40%) CESG
5 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.20%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.20%) PKI
7 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.10%) Fintech
7 2 (1.10%) SCADA
8 1 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) iPad
8 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.48%) Linux
2 27 (14.84%) Unix
3 15 (8.24%) Windows
4 5 (2.75%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.10%) Android
5 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Solaris
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.71%) Information Security
2 38 (20.88%) Security Testing
3 33 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (17.58%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (14.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (14.29%) OWASP
7 23 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (12.64%) Open Source
8 21 (11.54%) Security Operations
9 20 (10.99%) Ethical Hacking
10 19 (10.44%) Configuration Management
11 18 (9.89%) DevOps
12 17 (9.34%) Software Delivery
12 17 (9.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (7.69%) OO
14 14 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
14 14 (7.69%) Security Management
14 14 (7.69%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.33%) Java
2 30 (16.48%) C++
3 27 (14.84%) Python
4 25 (13.74%) Perl
5 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
5 20 (10.99%) Ruby
6 10 (5.49%) C
7 8 (4.40%) Go
8 7 (3.85%) C#
9 5 (2.75%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.20%) COBOL
11 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.10%) PHP
12 2 (1.10%) SQL
13 1 (0.55%) Korn
13 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.58%) SC Cleared
3 30 (16.48%) CREST Certified
4 27 (14.84%) CISSP
5 21 (11.54%) CEH
6 13 (7.14%) OSCP
7 12 (6.59%) CISM
8 9 (4.95%) SANS
9 8 (4.40%) CHECK Team Member
9 8 (4.40%) CISA
9 8 (4.40%) Tigerscheme
10 6 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (3.30%) Degree
10 6 (3.30%) GIAC
10 6 (3.30%) ISEB
11 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.75%) CLAS
11 5 (2.75%) Cyber Scheme
11 5 (2.75%) ISTQB
12 4 (2.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.95%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.55%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.55%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (6.04%) Docker
2 7 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.55%) Snort
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (9.89%) Ansible
1 18 (9.89%) Puppet
2 14 (7.69%) Grafana
2 14 (7.69%) Kibana
2 14 (7.69%) logstash
2 14 (7.69%) Uchiwa
3 11 (6.04%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.49%) Nessus
5 9 (4.95%) Salt
6 8 (4.40%) HP Fortify
7 6 (3.30%) WebInspect
8 3 (1.65%) Nmap
9 2 (1.10%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.55%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (12.09%) VMware
2 9 (4.95%) F5
2 9 (4.95%) Sitecore
3 8 (4.40%) Oracle
4 6 (3.30%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.30%) SAP
4 6 (3.30%) Veracode
5 4 (2.20%) Cisco
5 4 (2.20%) HP
6 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.65%) IBM
6 3 (1.65%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.65%) Sybase
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix
7 2 (1.10%) Juniper
7 2 (1.10%) Qualys
8 1 (0.55%) Avaya
8 1 (0.55%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.55%) Brocade
8 1 (0.55%) Fortinet
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