The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 350 401 384
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -17
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 59 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 22
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £234 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -14.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Security 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
18703 19294 19476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.04% 76.55% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13024 13514 13082
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 235 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security 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 Security Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 +26 11 £400 -15.78% 2
Sidcup - - - - 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) Java
3 26 (24.07%) Selenium
4 25 (23.15%) Finance
5 24 (22.22%) Degree
5 24 (22.22%) Web Services
6 21 (19.44%) QA
6 21 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (18.52%) Load Testing
7 20 (18.52%) Open Source
7 20 (18.52%) Apple iOS
7 20 (18.52%) Mobile App
8 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
9 18 (16.67%) .NET
10 16 (14.81%) SQL
10 16 (14.81%) CISSP
10 16 (14.81%) Performance Testing
11 15 (13.89%) Security Architecture
12 14 (12.96%) GIS
12 14 (12.96%) C#
12 14 (12.96%) Linux
12 14 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (12.96%) ISEB
12 14 (12.96%) Banking
13 13 (12.04%) Automated Testing
13 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (11.11%) Data Security
14 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 12 (11.11%) Windows
14 12 (11.11%) Oracle

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 6 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.85%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS Project
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) SaaS
1 2 (1.85%) PaaS
1 2 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) Firewall
1 10 (9.26%) Network Security
2 8 (7.41%) Internet
3 6 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.63%) DNS
5 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.70%) SSL
5 4 (3.70%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.78%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.93%) IPsec
8 1 (0.93%) DMZ
8 1 (0.93%) WAN
8 1 (0.93%) SMTP
8 1 (0.93%) FTP
8 1 (0.93%) HTTP
8 1 (0.93%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) LDAP
8 1 (0.93%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (10.19%) Big Data
3 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.93%) DTS
7 1 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 26 (24.07%) Selenium
2 12 (11.11%) JUnit
3 11 (10.19%) Cucumber
4 10 (9.26%) NUnit
5 9 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 6 (5.56%) Capybara
6 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.56%) JMeter
7 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.70%) JIRA
9 3 (2.78%) Maven
9 3 (2.78%) Subversion
9 3 (2.78%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.78%) JBehave
10 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.85%) Hudson
10 2 (1.85%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.85%) Calabash
10 2 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Banking
3 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.85%) Electronics
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
4 2 (1.85%) French Language
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.59%) Analyst
2 18 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 15 (13.89%) Security Architect
3 15 (13.89%) Architect
4 14 (12.96%) Test Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) Tester
6 11 (10.19%) Test Manager
7 9 (8.33%) Security Manager
8 8 (7.41%) Senior Architect
8 8 (7.41%) Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Senior Security Architect
9 7 (6.48%) Security Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Consultant
10 5 (4.63%) Security Tester
11 4 (3.70%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.78%) QA Tester
12 3 (2.78%) Release Manager
12 3 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
13 2 (1.85%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.22%) Web Services
2 18 (16.67%) .NET
3 10 (9.26%) HTML
4 7 (6.48%) XML
4 7 (6.48%) JSP
4 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.48%) REST
5 6 (5.56%) Middleware
6 5 (4.63%) JSON
6 5 (4.63%) SOAP
7 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.70%) SAML
8 3 (2.78%) RESTful
9 2 (1.85%) XACML
9 2 (1.85%) OpenID
9 2 (1.85%) Semantic HTML
9 2 (1.85%) CSS
9 2 (1.85%) JMS
9 2 (1.85%) JMX
9 2 (1.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Open Source
1 20 (18.52%) Mobile App
2 14 (12.96%) GIS
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.56%) CESG
5 3 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.78%) RMADS
5 3 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.85%) NHS
6 2 (1.85%) DTV
6 2 (1.85%) FMCG
6 2 (1.85%) PKI
6 2 (1.85%) IPTV
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.93%) AS400
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 14 (12.96%) Linux
3 12 (11.11%) Windows
4 10 (9.26%) UNIX
5 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.70%) Android
6 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.93%) zOS
8 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.93%) AIX
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (18.52%) Load Testing
4 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
5 16 (14.81%) Performance Testing
6 15 (13.89%) Security Architecture
7 13 (12.04%) Automated Testing
7 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.11%) Data Security
8 12 (11.11%) Web Testing
9 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
9 11 (10.19%) OO
9 11 (10.19%) DevOps
10 10 (9.26%) Test Strategy
10 10 (9.26%) OOP
10 10 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Data Protection
11 9 (8.33%) Scrum
11 9 (8.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.00%) Java
2 16 (14.81%) SQL
3 14 (12.96%) C#
4 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.33%) Ruby
5 9 (8.33%) Python
6 7 (6.48%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.70%) PHP
8 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.93%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) XQuery
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (22.22%) Degree
2 16 (14.81%) CISSP
3 14 (12.96%) ISEB
4 10 (9.26%) CISM
5 9 (8.33%) CISA
6 8 (7.41%) CEH
6 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.56%) ISTQB
8 5 (4.63%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.85%) MCITP
11 1 (0.93%) CISMP
11 1 (0.93%) GCIH
11 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.93%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.44%) QA
2 8 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) Nmap
3 1 (0.93%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.56%) Nessus
3 4 (3.70%) Puppet
4 2 (1.85%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle
2 8 (7.41%) hybris
3 7 (6.48%) HP
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.63%) SAP
5 4 (3.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.78%) Cisco
6 3 (2.78%) F5
7 2 (1.85%) Adobe
7 2 (1.85%) Citrix
7 2 (1.85%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.93%) Actimize
8 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.93%) Websense
8 1 (0.93%) McAfee
8 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.93%) CA