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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 381 363 363
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 45 63 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 50
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £280 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £379 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.89% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -
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
18130 18917 19369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.86% 83.57% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13033 13514 14273
Median daily rate £476 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 231 254
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 9 £425 -22.72% 6
Croydon -19 1 £463 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 50 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.65%) OWASP
3 43 (33.86%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (32.28%) Open Source
5 40 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (28.35%) Java
7 34 (26.77%) Automated Testing
8 28 (22.05%) Python
9 27 (21.26%) CISSP
10 25 (19.69%) Jenkins
11 23 (18.11%) Linux
11 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (17.32%) Static Code Analysis
12 22 (17.32%) Social Engineering
12 22 (17.32%) Static Program Analysis
12 22 (17.32%) Fuzz Testing
13 21 (16.54%) Web Services
14 20 (15.75%) Finance
14 20 (15.75%) Ruby
15 19 (14.96%) PostgreSQL
16 18 (14.17%) PHP
16 18 (14.17%) Travis CI
16 18 (14.17%) CircleCI
16 18 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (14.17%) nginx
17 17 (13.39%) SQL
17 17 (13.39%) Information Security
18 16 (12.60%) CREST Certified
19 15 (11.81%) Secure Coding
19 15 (11.81%) JMeter

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 (14.17%) nginx
2 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.72%) CMS
4 5 (3.94%) Apache Solr
4 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.15%) Drupal
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.57%) Confluence
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.57%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.57%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.57%) IaaS
2 2 (1.57%) PaaS
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.02%) Firewall
2 7 (5.51%) Internet
3 3 (2.36%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.36%) Network Security
4 2 (1.57%) Wireless
5 1 (0.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.96%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
4 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.36%) Big Data
7 2 (1.57%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.57%) Impala
8 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 25 (19.69%) Jenkins
2 18 (14.17%) CircleCI
2 18 (14.17%) Travis CI
3 15 (11.81%) JIRA
3 15 (11.81%) JMeter
4 13 (10.24%) Selenium
5 8 (6.30%) Burp Suite
5 8 (6.30%) JUnit
6 7 (5.51%) Git (software)
6 7 (5.51%) Protractor
7 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.72%) Maven
7 6 (4.72%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.94%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.15%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.36%) HP UFT
10 3 (2.36%) Hudson
10 3 (2.36%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
3 3 (2.36%) Marketing
3 3 (2.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (22.05%) Tester
2 24 (18.90%) Security Engineer
3 16 (12.60%) Analyst
3 16 (12.60%) Architect
4 15 (11.81%) Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Consultant
6 11 (8.66%) Security Consultant
7 10 (7.87%) Integration Architect
7 10 (7.87%) Security Analyst
8 9 (7.09%) Penetration Tester
9 7 (5.51%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.72%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.72%) Security Tester
11 5 (3.94%) Applications Developer
11 5 (3.94%) Developer in Test
11 5 (3.94%) IT Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Non-Functional Tester
11 5 (3.94%) Performance Tester
11 5 (3.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) Web Services
2 9 (7.09%) RESTful
2 9 (7.09%) Spring
3 8 (6.30%) .NET
3 8 (6.30%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.51%) Gherkin
4 7 (5.51%) HTML
5 6 (4.72%) CSS
6 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.94%) Drools
7 4 (3.15%) Kafka
7 4 (3.15%) SOAP
8 3 (2.36%) Chai
8 3 (2.36%) SAML
9 2 (1.57%) DOM
9 2 (1.57%) JSON
9 2 (1.57%) XML
10 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.79%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.09%) Cryptography
3 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.36%) User Experience
6 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.57%) CESG
6 2 (1.57%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.57%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.57%) SCADA
6 2 (1.57%) Statistics
6 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.57%) Wiki
7 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.11%) Linux
2 12 (9.45%) Windows
3 10 (7.87%) Android
3 10 (7.87%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
5 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.65%) OWASP
3 43 (33.86%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (32.28%) Open Source
5 40 (31.50%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (26.77%) Automated Testing
7 22 (17.32%) Fuzz Testing
7 22 (17.32%) Social Engineering
7 22 (17.32%) Static Code Analysis
7 22 (17.32%) Static Program Analysis
8 18 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (13.39%) Information Security
10 15 (11.81%) Secure Coding
11 13 (10.24%) BDD
11 13 (10.24%) Security Architecture
11 13 (10.24%) Test Automation
11 13 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (9.45%) DevOps
12 12 (9.45%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (8.66%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.35%) Java
2 28 (22.05%) Python
3 20 (15.75%) Ruby
4 18 (14.17%) PHP
5 17 (13.39%) SQL
6 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
7 11 (8.66%) C#
8 4 (3.15%) Scala
9 3 (2.36%) C
10 2 (1.57%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.57%) C++
10 2 (1.57%) Perl
10 2 (1.57%) R
10 2 (1.57%) XPath
11 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (21.26%) CISSP
2 16 (12.60%) CREST Certified
3 15 (11.81%) CEH
4 14 (11.02%) CHECK Team Member
5 11 (8.66%) Degree
6 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.72%) CISM
8 5 (3.94%) GIAC
8 5 (3.94%) GPEN
9 4 (3.15%) CEPT
9 4 (3.15%) CISA
9 4 (3.15%) ISEB
9 4 (3.15%) SANS
10 3 (2.36%) CPTE
10 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.36%) OSCP
10 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.57%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.02%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) BS7799
2 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.57%) SDET
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) HP Fortify
2 6 (4.72%) Nessus
3 3 (2.36%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.79%) Ambari
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) collectd
4 1 (0.79%) Grafana
4 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.79%) Nmap
4 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (9.45%) IBM
2 10 (7.87%) HP
3 9 (7.09%) VMware
4 8 (6.30%) Cisco
4 8 (6.30%) Palo Alto
5 6 (4.72%) AppSense
5 6 (4.72%) Brocade
5 6 (4.72%) CheckPoint
5 6 (4.72%) Fortinet
5 6 (4.72%) LogRhythm
6 5 (3.94%) Mercator
7 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.36%) Akamai
8 3 (2.36%) CA
8 3 (2.36%) hybris
9 2 (1.57%) Calypso
9 2 (1.57%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.57%) Qualys
9 2 (1.57%) Sophos
9 2 (1.57%) Temenos