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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 322 356 363
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +7
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 130 86 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 67 61
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £313 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £558 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
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
19741 19475 19801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.76% 82.22% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 13879 13791
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 £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 220 236
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +20 13 £399 -6.17% 9
Croydon - 4 £475 -
Docklands, London - 2 £563 -
Paddington +2 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £538 -
Westminster - 1 £398 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £490 -
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 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%) Security Testing
1 58 (25.89%) OWASP
2 55 (24.55%) Information Security
3 48 (21.43%) Finance
3 48 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.64%) Linux
4 44 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (19.20%) Python
5 43 (19.20%) CREST Certified
6 41 (18.30%) Open Source
7 40 (17.86%) Firewall
8 38 (16.96%) Security Cleared
9 36 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (15.18%) Automated Testing
10 34 (15.18%) Ruby
10 34 (15.18%) Social Engineering
11 33 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
11 33 (14.73%) CISSP
12 31 (13.84%) Java
13 30 (13.39%) Ethical Hacking
14 29 (12.95%) Jenkins
15 28 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
15 28 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
16 27 (12.05%) Web Services
16 27 (12.05%) Static Program Analysis
16 27 (12.05%) Fuzz Testing
17 26 (11.61%) CHECK Team Member
17 26 (11.61%) Travis CI
17 26 (11.61%) nginx
17 26 (11.61%) 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 26 (11.61%) nginx
2 5 (2.23%) Apache
2 5 (2.23%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.34%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.89%) MS Office
2 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.89%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.68%) Office 365
5 2 (0.89%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.89%) Heroku
5 2 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Route 53
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Slack
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.86%) Firewall
2 21 (9.38%) VPN
3 15 (6.70%) Wireless
4 12 (5.36%) SSL
5 11 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (4.91%) Network Security
6 10 (4.46%) OSPF
6 10 (4.46%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.57%) DNS
7 8 (3.57%) HTTP
7 8 (3.57%) Internet
8 7 (3.13%) BGP
8 7 (3.13%) Ethernet
8 7 (3.13%) SNMP
9 6 (2.68%) IPsec
9 6 (2.68%) LAN
9 6 (2.68%) SSH
9 6 (2.68%) VoIP
9 6 (2.68%) WAN
10 5 (2.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (4.91%) MongoDB
2 11 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.57%) DB2
4 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.68%) MySQL
6 5 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.79%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.79%) Redis
7 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
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%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (12.95%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.61%) Travis CI
3 19 (8.48%) CircleCI
4 9 (4.02%) AppScan
5 7 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.23%) Metasploit
7 4 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.89%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.89%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.89%) Selenium
10 1 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.45%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.45%) JIRA
10 1 (0.45%) JMeter
10 1 (0.45%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.45%) NUnit
10 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (21.43%) Finance
2 14 (6.25%) Banking
3 13 (5.80%) Legal
4 4 (1.79%) Advertising
4 4 (1.79%) Marketing
4 4 (1.79%) Retail
5 3 (1.34%) Back Office
5 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.89%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (25.00%) Tester
2 55 (24.55%) Penetration Tester
3 48 (21.43%) Security Engineer
4 34 (15.18%) Consultant
5 25 (11.16%) Security Consultant
6 22 (9.82%) Analyst
7 20 (8.93%) Security Analyst
8 12 (5.36%) Security Penetration Tester
8 12 (5.36%) Security Tester
9 9 (4.02%) Architect
9 9 (4.02%) Information Analyst
9 9 (4.02%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (4.02%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.02%) Security Specialist
10 8 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 7 (3.13%) CISSP Engineer
11 7 (3.13%) CRM Consultant
11 7 (3.13%) Developer
11 7 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (2.68%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.05%) Web Services
2 18 (8.04%) .NET
3 12 (5.36%) Node.js
4 6 (2.68%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.68%) Middleware
5 4 (1.79%) HTML
5 4 (1.79%) HTML5
5 4 (1.79%) REST
5 4 (1.79%) SAML
5 4 (1.79%) Sensu
5 4 (1.79%) SOAP
6 3 (1.34%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.34%) CSS
6 3 (1.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.34%) React
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.89%) hapi
7 2 (0.89%) jQuery
7 2 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.57%) PKI
4 6 (2.68%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.23%) CESG
5 5 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.23%) Fintech
5 5 (2.23%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.79%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (0.89%) SCADA
7 2 (0.89%) Statistics
7 2 (0.89%) User Experience
7 2 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.64%) Linux
2 19 (8.48%) Windows
3 12 (5.36%) Unix
4 7 (3.13%) Android
5 6 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.23%) Solaris
7 3 (1.34%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.89%) OWASP
1 58 (25.89%) Security Testing
2 55 (24.55%) Information Security
3 48 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (18.30%) Open Source
6 34 (15.18%) Automated Testing
6 34 (15.18%) Social Engineering
7 30 (13.39%) Ethical Hacking
8 28 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
9 27 (12.05%) Fuzz Testing
9 27 (12.05%) Static Program Analysis
10 26 (11.61%) Security Architecture
11 24 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (9.38%) Web Development
13 19 (8.48%) Security Operations
14 18 (8.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 17 (7.59%) Secure Coding
16 15 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.20%) Python
2 34 (15.18%) Ruby
3 31 (13.84%) Java
4 25 (11.16%) PHP
5 19 (8.48%) C++
5 19 (8.48%) Perl
6 10 (4.46%) C
6 10 (4.46%) C#
7 9 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.02%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.13%) SQL
10 4 (1.79%) COBOL
11 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.89%) Go
12 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.89%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.45%) Korn
13 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (19.20%) CREST Certified
2 38 (16.96%) Security Cleared
3 33 (14.73%) CISSP
4 26 (11.61%) CHECK Team Member
5 24 (10.71%) CEH
6 23 (10.27%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.25%) CISM
8 13 (5.80%) OSCP
9 10 (4.46%) GIAC
10 9 (4.02%) Degree
11 8 (3.57%) DV Cleared
12 7 (3.13%) CISA
12 7 (3.13%) CLAS
12 7 (3.13%) Tigerscheme
13 6 (2.68%) CCNP
13 6 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (2.23%) Cyber Scheme
15 4 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.46%) QA
3 9 (4.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.89%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.45%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.68%) Docker
2 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.23%) oVirt
2 5 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.34%) Corosync
4 3 (1.34%) Squid
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 9 (4.02%) HP Fortify
2 8 (3.57%) Puppet
3 7 (3.13%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.79%) Ansible
4 4 (1.79%) Nessus
5 3 (1.34%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.34%) EnCase
5 3 (1.34%) Nagios
5 3 (1.34%) Nmap
5 3 (1.34%) Pacemaker
6 2 (0.89%) Grafana
6 2 (0.89%) Kibana
6 2 (0.89%) logstash
6 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.89%) Salt
6 2 (0.89%) Uchiwa
6 2 (0.89%) WSUS
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (8.48%) Oracle
2 13 (5.80%) F5
2 13 (5.80%) VMware
3 12 (5.36%) Cisco
3 12 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.91%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.13%) SAP
6 6 (2.68%) HP
6 6 (2.68%) Veracode
7 5 (2.23%) Brocade
7 5 (2.23%) Juniper
7 5 (2.23%) Mercator
8 4 (1.79%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.34%) CA
9 3 (1.34%) IBM
9 3 (1.34%) Infoblox
9 3 (1.34%) Polycom
9 3 (1.34%) Sybase
10 2 (0.89%) Citrix
10 2 (0.89%) Palo Alto
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 per day
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Rate: £550 per day
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Rate: £58,113 per annum
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