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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / London
Rank 345 358 348
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 58 53 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 43
Median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £550 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £382 £345
% change year-on-year
+16.41% +10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.81 -

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
16411 17610 16936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.50% 84.21% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11831 12466 12257
Median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 211 191
Median hourly rate £32.25 £25.69 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.53% +25.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 7 £475 -13.63% 4
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 49 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.10%) Open Source
3 42 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 39 (30.95%) OWASP
5 34 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (25.40%) Java
8 28 (22.22%) Python
9 25 (19.84%) Automated Testing
9 25 (19.84%) Jenkins
10 24 (19.05%) CISSP
11 21 (16.67%) Web Services
12 19 (15.08%) Finance
12 19 (15.08%) Firewall
12 19 (15.08%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (14.29%) Travis CI
13 18 (14.29%) CircleCI
13 18 (14.29%) Linux
13 18 (14.29%) PHP
13 18 (14.29%) Ruby
13 18 (14.29%) nginx
14 17 (13.49%) JIRA
15 16 (12.70%) Security Architecture
15 16 (12.70%) Fuzz Testing
15 16 (12.70%) Static Code Analysis
15 16 (12.70%) Static Program Analysis
16 15 (11.90%) Social Engineering
16 15 (11.90%) Test Automation

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (14.29%) nginx
2 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.97%) Apache Solr
3 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.17%) CMS
4 4 (3.17%) Drupal
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.59%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.59%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) PaaS
4 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.59%) IaaS
4 2 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Akamai
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) Firewall
2 8 (6.35%) Kerberos
3 7 (5.56%) VPN
4 6 (4.76%) Internet
4 6 (4.76%) Network Security
5 5 (3.97%) LDAP
6 3 (2.38%) SCCP
7 1 (0.79%) 2G
7 1 (0.79%) 3G
7 1 (0.79%) 4G
7 1 (0.79%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.79%) FTP
7 1 (0.79%) LTE
7 1 (0.79%) MVNO
7 1 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.79%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.76%) MySQL
4 5 (3.97%) Big Data
4 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.59%) Impala
6 2 (1.59%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 25 (19.84%) Jenkins
2 18 (14.29%) CircleCI
2 18 (14.29%) Travis CI
3 17 (13.49%) JIRA
4 15 (11.90%) JMeter
4 15 (11.90%) Selenium
5 10 (7.94%) JUnit
6 9 (7.14%) Burp Suite
6 9 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (4.76%) Maven
7 6 (4.76%) Protractor
7 6 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.97%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.38%) Hudson
10 3 (2.38%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.38%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.59%) FishEye
General
1 19 (15.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Banking
2 4 (3.17%) Marketing
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Advertising
4 2 (1.59%) Games
4 2 (1.59%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Tester
2 20 (15.87%) Analyst
3 19 (15.08%) Architect
4 17 (13.49%) Security Analyst
4 17 (13.49%) Security Engineer
5 15 (11.90%) Developer
6 13 (10.32%) Security Architect
7 11 (8.73%) Consultant
7 11 (8.73%) IT Analyst
7 11 (8.73%) IT Security Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) Automation Tester
8 10 (7.94%) Penetration Tester
8 10 (7.94%) Security Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) Security Tester
10 6 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Developer in Test
10 6 (4.76%) Information Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Information Assurance Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Lead Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.67%) Web Services
2 9 (7.14%) RESTful
2 9 (7.14%) Spring
3 7 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 6 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.76%) SAML
5 5 (3.97%) .NET
5 5 (3.97%) Drools
5 5 (3.97%) HTML
6 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.17%) CSS
6 4 (3.17%) SOAP
7 3 (2.38%) Chai
8 2 (1.59%) Kafka
9 1 (0.79%) Java EE
9 1 (0.79%) OAuth
9 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Cryptography
2 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.97%) CESG
4 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.59%) SCADA
7 2 (1.59%) Statistics
8 1 (0.79%) Blog
8 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.79%) Fintech
8 1 (0.79%) FMCG
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.29%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Windows
3 8 (6.35%) Unix
4 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (38.10%) Open Source
3 42 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 39 (30.95%) OWASP
5 33 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (19.84%) Automated Testing
7 19 (15.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (12.70%) Fuzz Testing
9 16 (12.70%) Security Architecture
9 16 (12.70%) Static Code Analysis
9 16 (12.70%) Static Program Analysis
10 15 (11.90%) Social Engineering
10 15 (11.90%) Test Automation
11 14 (11.11%) BDD
11 14 (11.11%) Information Security
11 14 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 12 (9.52%) Identity Management
13 11 (8.73%) Information Assurance
14 10 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.40%) Java
2 28 (22.22%) Python
3 18 (14.29%) PHP
3 18 (14.29%) Ruby
4 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.35%) C#
5 8 (6.35%) SQL
6 4 (3.17%) Scala
7 2 (1.59%) Perl
7 2 (1.59%) R
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) CISSP
2 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
3 14 (11.11%) Degree
4 13 (10.32%) CISM
5 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.14%) CREST Certified
7 7 (5.56%) OSCP
8 6 (4.76%) SANS
9 5 (3.97%) CEH
10 4 (3.17%) CISA
10 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.17%) GPEN
11 3 (2.38%) CLAS
12 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.59%) CEPT
12 2 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (1.59%) CPTE
12 2 (1.59%) GIAC
12 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) RMADS
2 4 (3.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.59%) BS7799
4 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) HP Fortify
1 6 (4.76%) Nessus
2 4 (3.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (2.38%) Ambari
3 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.59%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.79%) collectd
5 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.79%) Grafana
5 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (7.14%) HP
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 9 (7.14%) VMware
2 8 (6.35%) Cisco
2 8 (6.35%) Palo Alto
3 6 (4.76%) AppSense
3 6 (4.76%) Brocade
3 6 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 6 (4.76%) Fortinet
3 6 (4.76%) LogRhythm
4 5 (3.97%) Google
5 3 (2.38%) hybris
6 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.59%) Calypso
6 2 (1.59%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.59%) IBM
6 2 (1.59%) Qualys
6 2 (1.59%) Sophos
6 2 (1.59%) Temenos
7 1 (0.79%) CA
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