The first table below looks at the demand for Penetration Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Penetration Testing
Rank 380 306 380
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +74
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 32 83 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.38% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.51% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 65 29
Average daily rate £500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £384 £321
% change year-on-year
+17.26% +19.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.25
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Penetration Testing
England

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Penetration Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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City of London -16 10 £475 - 6
Wimbledon - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
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England

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 18 (27.27%) CISSP
2 17 (25.76%) CEH
3 16 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (24.24%) Finance
3 16 (24.24%) Information Security
4 15 (22.73%) Firewall
5 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 12 (18.18%) Java
6 11 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 11 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (16.67%) Degree
7 10 (15.15%) Security Testing
8 9 (13.64%) VMware
8 9 (13.64%) Windows
8 9 (13.64%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (12.12%) Banking
10 7 (10.61%) CISM
10 7 (10.61%) PHP
10 7 (10.61%) .NET
10 7 (10.61%) Oracle
10 7 (10.61%) Citrix
10 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
10 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (9.09%) Network Security
11 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
11 6 (9.09%) Cisco
11 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
11 6 (9.09%) VoIP

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) Lync
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) concrete5
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) assyst
1 2 (3.03%) Magento
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) Firewall
2 6 (9.09%) Network Security
2 6 (9.09%) VoIP
2 6 (9.09%) Internet
3 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.06%) WAN
3 4 (6.06%) LAN
3 4 (6.06%) VPN
4 3 (4.55%) Intranet
4 3 (4.55%) Wireless
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
4 3 (4.55%) SSL
4 3 (4.55%) DHCP
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.03%) Junos
5 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.03%) NAS
5 2 (3.03%) SNMP
5 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) AppScan
1 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.52%) GDB
2 1 (1.52%) FindBugs
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Tester
2 17 (25.76%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Consultant
4 9 (13.64%) Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Security Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 7 (10.61%) Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Security Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.03%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Project Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) jQuery
3 2 (3.03%) Spring
3 2 (3.03%) Spring Security
3 2 (3.03%) JSP
4 1 (1.52%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) LAMP
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (1.52%) JDBC
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) XHTML
4 1 (1.52%) Flash
4 1 (1.52%) Servlets
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.52%) HTML5
4 1 (1.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.58%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) RMADS
5 1 (1.52%) Open Source
5 1 (1.52%) Statistics
5 1 (1.52%) PDA
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) STB
5 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.52%) New Media
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.03%) VMS
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Debian
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 16 (24.24%) Information Security
2 10 (15.15%) Security Testing
3 9 (13.64%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
5 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
6 5 (7.58%) OWASP
6 5 (7.58%) SIEM
6 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (6.06%) Cyber Security
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (6.06%) Security Management
8 3 (4.55%) Change Management
8 3 (4.55%) Project Management
8 3 (4.55%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.55%) Information Security Management
8 3 (4.55%) Data Security
8 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) Java
2 7 (10.61%) PHP
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.06%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) C++
5 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) Python
6 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) CISSP
2 17 (25.76%) CEH
3 11 (16.67%) Degree
4 7 (10.61%) CISM
4 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) CISA
5 5 (7.58%) GIAC
5 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.06%) CISMP
7 2 (3.03%) CRISC
7 2 (3.03%) GCIH
7 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.03%) ISEB
7 2 (3.03%) CCNA
7 2 (3.03%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.52%) HND
8 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) UAG
3 4 (6.06%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) Nmap
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
1 4 (6.06%) SCOM
2 3 (4.55%) Nessus
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
3 2 (3.03%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) VMware
3 7 (10.61%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) Citrix
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco
5 5 (7.58%) HP
5 5 (7.58%) F5
6 4 (6.06%) Avaya
6 4 (6.06%) Juniper
7 3 (4.55%) Qualys
8 2 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.03%) JD Edwards
8 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.03%) SAP
8 2 (3.03%) Websense
8 2 (3.03%) Symantec
9 1 (1.52%) McAfee
9 1 (1.52%) NetIQ
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago