The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 356 389 379
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 52 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 18
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £495 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18021 18552 19435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.80% 76.41% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12558 12874 12943
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 382
Average hourly rate £20.35 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.31% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Security Testing
England

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 1 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 1 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 +19 9 £375 -21.05% 5
Sidcup - - - - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) Finance
3 24 (26.37%) Degree
4 22 (24.18%) Web Services
5 21 (23.08%) Java
5 21 (23.08%) Selenium
6 19 (20.88%) Apple iOS
7 18 (19.78%) Load Testing
7 18 (19.78%) QA
8 17 (18.68%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (18.68%) Mobile App
9 16 (17.58%) Performance Testing
10 15 (16.48%) Open Source
11 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 14 (15.38%) Banking
11 14 (15.38%) .NET
11 14 (15.38%) CISSP
12 13 (14.29%) ISEB
12 13 (14.29%) C#
12 13 (14.29%) SQL
12 13 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 13 (14.29%) Retail
13 12 (13.19%) Security Architecture
14 11 (12.09%) GIS
14 11 (12.09%) JUnit
14 11 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (12.09%) Automated Testing
14 11 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (12.09%) Web Testing
15 10 (10.99%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.59%) Tomcat
1 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.20%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
1 2 (2.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) Firewall
2 8 (8.79%) Network Security
2 8 (8.79%) Internet
3 6 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.49%) DNS
5 2 (2.20%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.20%) SSL
5 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.10%) IPsec
6 1 (1.10%) DMZ
6 1 (1.10%) Broadband
6 1 (1.10%) WAN
6 1 (1.10%) SMTP
6 1 (1.10%) FTP
6 1 (1.10%) LDAP
6 1 (1.10%) VPN
6 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.89%) Big Data
4 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.10%) OLAP
5 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.10%) DTS
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (23.08%) Selenium
2 11 (12.09%) JUnit
3 10 (10.99%) NUnit
4 9 (9.89%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.40%) JMeter
7 4 (4.40%) Capybara
7 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.30%) JIRA
8 3 (3.30%) Subversion
9 2 (2.20%) Maven
9 2 (2.20%) JBehave
9 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.20%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.20%) Calabash
9 2 (2.20%) Hudson
10 1 (1.10%) Cobertura
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Banking
3 13 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 13 (14.29%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.20%) French Language
5 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Electronics
5 2 (2.20%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Test Leader
2 12 (13.19%) Security Architect
2 12 (13.19%) Architect
3 11 (12.09%) Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Test Manager
4 10 (10.99%) Tester
5 9 (9.89%) Security Manager
6 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Senior Security Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Security Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Linux Support
9 3 (3.30%) Release Manager
9 3 (3.30%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) Web Services
2 14 (15.38%) .NET
3 7 (7.69%) HTML
4 6 (6.59%) REST
5 5 (5.49%) Middleware
5 5 (5.49%) XML
6 4 (4.40%) JSON
6 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.40%) JSP
6 4 (4.40%) SOAP
6 4 (4.40%) SAML
6 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.20%) Ajax
7 2 (2.20%) Spring
7 2 (2.20%) OAuth
7 2 (2.20%) RESTful
7 2 (2.20%) jQuery
7 2 (2.20%) Spring Security
7 2 (2.20%) JMS
7 2 (2.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Mobile App
2 15 (16.48%) Open Source
3 11 (12.09%) GIS
4 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.59%) CESG
6 3 (3.30%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.30%) NHS
6 3 (3.30%) FMCG
6 3 (3.30%) RMADS
6 3 (3.30%) IPTV
6 3 (3.30%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.20%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.20%) DTV
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.10%) AS400
8 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.10%) iSeries
8 1 (1.10%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.88%) Apple iOS
2 9 (9.89%) Linux
2 9 (9.89%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) UNIX
4 4 (4.40%) Android
5 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) zOS
6 1 (1.10%) AIX
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) Load Testing
3 17 (18.68%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (17.58%) Performance Testing
5 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 12 (13.19%) Security Architecture
7 11 (12.09%) Automated Testing
7 11 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.09%) Web Testing
8 10 (10.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
8 10 (10.99%) OO
8 10 (10.99%) Data Security
8 10 (10.99%) DevOps
9 9 (9.89%) Quality Management
9 9 (9.89%) OOP
9 9 (9.89%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Data Protection
10 8 (8.79%) Scrum
10 8 (8.79%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) Java
2 13 (14.29%) C#
2 13 (14.29%) SQL
3 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.69%) Python
4 6 (6.59%) Ruby
4 6 (6.59%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.30%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.10%) C
6 1 (1.10%) VB
6 1 (1.10%) XQuery
6 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.10%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) Degree
2 14 (15.38%) CISSP
3 13 (14.29%) ISEB
4 9 (9.89%) CISM
5 8 (8.79%) CISA
6 7 (7.69%) CEH
7 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.10%) GWAPT
10 1 (1.10%) GPEN
10 1 (1.10%) OSCP
10 1 (1.10%) OSCE
10 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (1.10%) Postgraduate
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) QA
2 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Nmap
3 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.10%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
2 3 (3.30%) Nessus
3 2 (2.20%) Nagios
3 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.20%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.10%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Oracle
1 8 (8.79%) hybris
2 5 (5.49%) SAP
3 4 (4.40%) IBM
4 3 (3.30%) F5
4 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.30%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) Citrix
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.10%) Akamai
6 1 (1.10%) Websense
6 1 (1.10%) McAfee
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) Nokia
6 1 (1.10%) CA
6 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco
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