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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 357 348 408
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +60
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 36 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.20% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 5
Average daily rate £358 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £491 £495
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
17874 16444 20506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.49% 75.99% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12665 11408 13409
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 222 221 325
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 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 24 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 +7 17 £263 -30.00% 1
Grays - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 24 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%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
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%) DTS
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Selenium
2 9 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.33%) Subversion
4 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.17%) JMeter
4 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.17%) JIRA
5 2 (2.78%) Capybara
5 2 (2.78%) JBehave
5 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.39%) Cobertura
6 1 (1.39%) FindBugs
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.39%) AppScan
6 1 (1.39%) JSUnit
6 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
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%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
7 1 (1.39%) Billing
7 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.39%) French Language
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%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Security Risk Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Security Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.17%) Security Consultant
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%) XML
5 5 (6.94%) SOAP
5 5 (6.94%) Semantic HTML
6 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.78%) HTML
6 2 (2.78%) Middleware
6 2 (2.78%) CSS
6 2 (2.78%) JSP
6 2 (2.78%) REST
6 2 (2.78%) Spring
6 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 2 (2.78%) JSON
7 1 (1.39%) Velocity
7 1 (1.39%) FreeMarker
7 1 (1.39%) Spring Security
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%) RMADS
5 4 (5.56%) NHS
5 4 (5.56%) CESG
5 4 (5.56%) IPTV
5 4 (5.56%) Open Source
6 3 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (4.17%) GIS
6 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.78%) DTV
7 2 (2.78%) PKI
7 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.78%) Social Media
8 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.39%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
1 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
2 2 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
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%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (8.33%) Test Management
9 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.33%) User Stories
10 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.94%) SEO
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%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) Groovy
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%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.39%) GIAC
6 1 (1.39%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 10 (13.89%) PCI DSS
2 10 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Nmap
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Nessus
1 2 (2.78%) WebInspect
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) hybris
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.17%) Adobe
4 3 (4.17%) Facebook
5 2 (2.78%) F5
5 2 (2.78%) CA
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.78%) Qualys
6 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.39%) VMware
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