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 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
Security Testing
Rank 374 356 411
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +55
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 38 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.15% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.20% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 4
Average daily rate £370 £400 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £491 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.02% -34.78%
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%
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 18 April 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 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 18 £263 -30.00% 5
Grays - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (31.94%) Telecoms
2 21 (29.17%) Finance
3 20 (27.78%) Degree
4 18 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 18 (25.00%) SQL
5 16 (22.22%) Java
5 16 (22.22%) Web Services
5 16 (22.22%) Banking
6 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (19.44%) Information Security
6 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
7 13 (18.06%) E-Commerce
8 12 (16.67%) Python
8 12 (16.67%) Retail
8 12 (16.67%) QA
8 12 (16.67%) Selenium
9 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
9 11 (15.28%) ISEB
10 10 (13.89%) Internet
10 10 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (13.89%) Ruby
10 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
10 10 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (13.89%) Web Testing
10 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (13.89%) PCI DSS
11 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 9 (12.50%) SoapUI
11 9 (12.50%) Quality Management

Security 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 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 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.56%) CMS
1 4 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Internet
2 4 (5.56%) Firewall
2 4 (5.56%) Network Security
3 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) Broadband
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.72%) Big Data
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP
5 1 (1.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Selenium
2 9 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 6 (8.33%) Subversion
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.17%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.17%) JMeter
4 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.78%) Capybara
5 2 (2.78%) JBehave
5 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.39%) JSUnit
6 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.39%) Cobertura
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.39%) FindBugs
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) Calabash
6 1 (1.39%) CodeNarc
General
1 23 (31.94%) Telecoms
2 21 (29.17%) Finance
3 16 (22.22%) Banking
4 12 (16.67%) Retail
5 8 (11.11%) Marketing
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.39%) French Language
7 1 (1.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Tester
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
1 12 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 10 (13.89%) Security Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 8 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Security Risk Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Senior Risk Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Security Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) Web Services
2 8 (11.11%) .NET
3 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.33%) jQuery
5 5 (6.94%) Semantic HTML
5 5 (6.94%) XML
5 5 (6.94%) SOAP
6 2 (2.78%) Middleware
6 2 (2.78%) CSS
6 2 (2.78%) JSP
6 2 (2.78%) HTML
6 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.78%) REST
6 2 (2.78%) JSON
6 2 (2.78%) Spring
6 2 (2.78%) Ajax
7 1 (1.39%) FreeMarker
7 1 (1.39%) Spring Security
7 1 (1.39%) Velocity
7 1 (1.39%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 6 (8.33%) FMCG
4 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.56%) NHS
5 4 (5.56%) CESG
5 4 (5.56%) Open Source
5 4 (5.56%) RMADS
5 4 (5.56%) IPTV
6 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (4.17%) GIS
6 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.78%) DTV
7 2 (2.78%) Social Media
7 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.78%) PKI
8 1 (1.39%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
1 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.44%) Information Security
2 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
3 13 (18.06%) E-Commerce
4 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
5 10 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (13.89%) Web Testing
5 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 9 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 8 (11.11%) TDD
8 7 (9.72%) Web Development
9 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.33%) User Stories
9 6 (8.33%) Test Management
9 6 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 16 (22.22%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) Python
4 10 (13.89%) Ruby
5 8 (11.11%) C#
6 6 (8.33%) PHP
7 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) Groovy
8 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 11 (15.28%) ISEB
3 5 (6.94%) CISSP
4 3 (4.17%) CISA
5 2 (2.78%) CISM
5 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) CEH
6 1 (1.39%) GIAC
6 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 10 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (13.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.39%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) WebInspect
1 2 (2.78%) Nessus
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) hybris
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.17%) Facebook
4 3 (4.17%) Adobe
5 2 (2.78%) CA
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) F5
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.78%) Qualys
6 1 (1.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com