The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Tester
Rank 413 431 422
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £230
% change year-on-year
- +84.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Security Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22549 23350 24613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.05% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15536 16044 16216
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 442 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Security Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Tester across the London region.

Security Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Tester across the London region.

Security Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security Tester
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 Security Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 2 £400 -
Security Tester
England

Security Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) Nmap
2 3 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) GIS
2 3 (42.86%) Data Security
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Terminal Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Nessus
2 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft

Security Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Security Tester in their job title 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 with Security Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) GIS
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows NT
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Data Security
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CEH
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Terminal Server
1 3 (42.86%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nessus
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (42.86%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft