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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 370 374 390
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 73 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 40
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-35.43% -
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
19637 19518 19670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.98% 83.26% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14080 14002 13948
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 219 246
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.78 £52.02 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +25 9 £425 -15.00% 2
Croydon - 3 £438 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Westminster - 1 £398 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 71 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.16%) Penetration Testing
3 49 (28.65%) OWASP
4 44 (25.73%) Open Source
5 43 (25.15%) Java
5 43 (25.15%) Finance
6 38 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 37 (21.64%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (18.71%) CISSP
9 27 (15.79%) Python
10 26 (15.20%) Social Engineering
11 25 (14.62%) Static Program Analysis
11 25 (14.62%) Fuzz Testing
11 25 (14.62%) Static Code Analysis
11 25 (14.62%) Linux
12 23 (13.45%) Web Services
12 23 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (13.45%) Ruby
13 22 (12.87%) Banking
13 22 (12.87%) CEH
13 22 (12.87%) SQL
13 22 (12.87%) System Integration Testing
14 21 (12.28%) Jenkins
14 21 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (11.70%) CREST Certified
16 19 (11.11%) DevOps
17 18 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (10.53%) PHP
17 18 (10.53%) Information Security
17 18 (10.53%) Travis CI

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 (10.53%) nginx
2 5 (2.92%) Apache Solr
2 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) Confluence
4 1 (0.58%) SAS
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.58%) MS Project
1 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.94%) Firewall
2 8 (4.68%) Internet
3 5 (2.92%) VPN
4 4 (2.34%) Wireless
5 3 (1.75%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.58%) FTP
6 1 (0.58%) LDAP
6 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.68%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.51%) MySQL
4 3 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (12.28%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.53%) CircleCI
2 18 (10.53%) Travis CI
3 17 (9.94%) JMeter
4 14 (8.19%) Selenium
5 11 (6.43%) Burp Suite
5 11 (6.43%) JIRA
6 7 (4.09%) Protractor
7 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.51%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.92%) AppScan
8 5 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.92%) JUnit
8 5 (2.92%) Maven
9 4 (2.34%) Metasploit
9 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.34%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.75%) Appium
10 3 (1.75%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.17%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (25.15%) Finance
2 22 (12.87%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Front Office
3 4 (2.34%) Retail
4 2 (1.17%) Advertising
4 2 (1.17%) Games
4 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (17.54%) Security Engineer
2 29 (16.96%) Tester
3 22 (12.87%) Analyst
4 19 (11.11%) Developer
5 15 (8.77%) Consultant
5 15 (8.77%) Penetration Tester
6 14 (8.19%) Architect
7 13 (7.60%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.85%) Integration Architect
8 10 (5.85%) Security Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) Test Manager
9 9 (5.26%) Security Tester
10 8 (4.68%) CISSP Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Programme Manager
11 7 (4.09%) Security Specialist
12 6 (3.51%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Programme Test Manager
12 6 (3.51%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.45%) Web Services
2 12 (7.02%) .NET
2 12 (7.02%) RESTful
3 6 (3.51%) Spring
4 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.92%) Drools
5 3 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.75%) CSS
5 3 (1.75%) DOM
5 3 (1.75%) HTML
5 3 (1.75%) JSON
5 3 (1.75%) Kafka
5 3 (1.75%) SAML
5 3 (1.75%) XML
6 2 (1.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.17%) Middleware
6 2 (1.17%) SOAP
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.58%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.60%) User Experience
3 11 (6.43%) Cryptography
4 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.75%) CESG
9 3 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.17%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.17%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.17%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.17%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.62%) Linux
2 14 (8.19%) Android
3 13 (7.60%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.60%) Windows
4 7 (4.09%) Unix
5 3 (1.75%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.58%) AIX
6 1 (0.58%) VMS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (41.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.16%) Penetration Testing
3 49 (28.65%) OWASP
4 44 (25.73%) Open Source
5 38 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 37 (21.64%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (15.20%) Social Engineering
8 25 (14.62%) Fuzz Testing
8 25 (14.62%) Static Code Analysis
8 25 (14.62%) Static Program Analysis
9 23 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (12.87%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (11.11%) DevOps
12 18 (10.53%) Information Security
12 18 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
13 17 (9.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (9.94%) Ethical Hacking
13 17 (9.94%) Secure Coding
14 16 (9.36%) Exploratory Testing
14 16 (9.36%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.15%) Java
2 27 (15.79%) Python
3 23 (13.45%) Ruby
4 22 (12.87%) SQL
5 18 (10.53%) PHP
6 11 (6.43%) JavaScript
7 10 (5.85%) C#
8 4 (2.34%) C++
8 4 (2.34%) Scala
9 3 (1.75%) C
9 3 (1.75%) Perl
9 3 (1.75%) XPath
10 2 (1.17%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.17%) COBOL
10 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.58%) Go
11 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (18.71%) CISSP
2 22 (12.87%) CEH
3 20 (11.70%) CREST Certified
4 17 (9.94%) Degree
5 16 (9.36%) ISEB
6 14 (8.19%) CHECK Team Member
7 12 (7.02%) PMP
8 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
9 9 (5.26%) CISM
10 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.51%) ISTQB
12 5 (2.92%) CEPT
13 4 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (2.34%) CPTE
13 4 (2.34%) GIAC
13 4 (2.34%) GPEN
14 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (1.75%) OSCP
14 3 (1.75%) SANS
15 2 (1.17%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.02%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) Basel II
2 4 (2.34%) COREP
2 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.75%) SDET
4 2 (1.17%) Basel III
4 2 (1.17%) CRD IV
4 2 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.17%) FINREP
5 1 (0.58%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.43%) HP Fortify
2 6 (3.51%) Nessus
3 4 (2.34%) WebInspect
4 3 (1.75%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.17%) Nmap
6 1 (0.58%) Ansible
6 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (7.02%) IBM
2 10 (5.85%) HP
3 8 (4.68%) VMware
4 7 (4.09%) Cisco
4 7 (4.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.09%) Palo Alto
5 5 (2.92%) Akamai
5 5 (2.92%) AppSense
5 5 (2.92%) Brocade
5 5 (2.92%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.92%) Fortinet
5 5 (2.92%) LogRhythm
5 5 (2.92%) Mercator
6 3 (1.75%) CA
6 3 (1.75%) hybris
6 3 (1.75%) Veracode
7 2 (1.17%) Qualys
7 2 (1.17%) Sophos
8 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.58%) GoldenSource
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