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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 369 386 374
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 80 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 46
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £309 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £60.98 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-35.43% +10.87%
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
19730 19519 19742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.70% 82.20% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14181 13885 13757
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 £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 219 234
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +34 5 £510 +2.00% 1
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 25 August 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 73 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.40%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (29.05%) Finance
4 44 (24.58%) OWASP
4 44 (24.58%) Open Source
5 37 (20.67%) Java
5 37 (20.67%) Automated Testing
6 34 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (16.76%) Linux
7 30 (16.76%) CISSP
8 29 (16.20%) Python
9 27 (15.08%) Banking
10 25 (13.97%) Social Engineering
11 24 (13.41%) Static Program Analysis
11 24 (13.41%) Fuzz Testing
11 24 (13.41%) Static Code Analysis
11 24 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
11 24 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (13.41%) Ruby
12 23 (12.85%) Web Services
12 23 (12.85%) System Integration Testing
13 22 (12.29%) CEH
14 21 (11.73%) Information Security
14 21 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (11.17%) Jenkins
16 19 (10.61%) CREST Certified
17 18 (10.06%) CircleCI
17 18 (10.06%) Travis CI
17 18 (10.06%) DevOps
17 18 (10.06%) nginx

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 (10.06%) nginx
2 5 (2.79%) Apache Solr
2 5 (2.79%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) MS Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Project
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.38%) Firewall
2 7 (3.91%) VPN
3 4 (2.23%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.23%) Wireless
4 3 (1.68%) DHCP
4 3 (1.68%) DNS
4 3 (1.68%) LDAP
5 2 (1.12%) DMZ
5 2 (1.12%) Internet
5 2 (1.12%) IPsec
6 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.91%) Data Mining
3 6 (3.35%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.79%) DB2
4 5 (2.79%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (11.17%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.06%) CircleCI
2 18 (10.06%) JMeter
2 18 (10.06%) Travis CI
3 14 (7.82%) Selenium
4 9 (5.03%) JIRA
4 9 (5.03%) Protractor
5 7 (3.91%) AppScan
5 7 (3.91%) Burp Suite
5 7 (3.91%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.35%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.79%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.79%) JUnit
7 5 (2.79%) Maven
7 5 (2.79%) Metasploit
7 5 (2.79%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.68%) Appium
8 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.12%) TestNG
9 2 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (29.05%) Finance
2 27 (15.08%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Front Office
4 5 (2.79%) Retail
5 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (19.55%) Security Engineer
2 32 (17.88%) Tester
3 23 (12.85%) Analyst
4 17 (9.50%) Penetration Tester
5 16 (8.94%) Developer
6 15 (8.38%) Consultant
7 14 (7.82%) Architect
8 13 (7.26%) Security Consultant
9 10 (5.59%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.59%) Integration Architect
9 10 (5.59%) Security Specialist
9 10 (5.59%) Security Tester
9 10 (5.59%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.47%) CISSP Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Programme Manager
11 7 (3.91%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Report Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) Risk Analyst
12 6 (3.35%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) Web Services
2 13 (7.26%) RESTful
3 10 (5.59%) .NET
4 6 (3.35%) Spring
5 5 (2.79%) Drools
6 4 (2.23%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.23%) Middleware
7 3 (1.68%) CSS
7 3 (1.68%) DOM
7 3 (1.68%) HTML
7 3 (1.68%) J2EE
7 3 (1.68%) JSON
7 3 (1.68%) Kafka
7 3 (1.68%) XML
8 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.12%) SAML
8 2 (1.12%) SOAP
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.56%) LAMP
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (7.82%) User Experience
2 10 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.91%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.68%) CESG
7 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.68%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.68%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.76%) Linux
2 14 (7.82%) Android
3 13 (7.26%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.70%) Windows
5 6 (3.35%) Unix
6 3 (1.68%) Kali Linux
6 3 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.12%) Solaris
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) VMS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.40%) Penetration Testing
3 44 (24.58%) Open Source
3 44 (24.58%) OWASP
4 37 (20.67%) Automated Testing
5 34 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (13.97%) Social Engineering
7 24 (13.41%) Fuzz Testing
7 24 (13.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 24 (13.41%) Static Code Analysis
7 24 (13.41%) Static Program Analysis
7 24 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (12.85%) System Integration Testing
9 21 (11.73%) Information Security
10 18 (10.06%) DevOps
11 17 (9.50%) Ethical Hacking
12 16 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (8.94%) Software Testing
13 15 (8.38%) Scrum
13 15 (8.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.67%) Java
2 29 (16.20%) Python
3 24 (13.41%) Ruby
4 18 (10.06%) PHP
5 17 (9.50%) SQL
6 15 (8.38%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.15%) C++
8 9 (5.03%) C
8 9 (5.03%) Perl
9 6 (3.35%) C#
10 4 (2.23%) Scala
11 3 (1.68%) COBOL
11 3 (1.68%) XPath
12 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 30 (16.76%) CISSP
2 22 (12.29%) CEH
3 19 (10.61%) CREST Certified
4 17 (9.50%) ISEB
5 14 (7.82%) CHECK Team Member
5 14 (7.82%) Degree
6 12 (6.70%) CISM
6 12 (6.70%) PMP
6 12 (6.70%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.91%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.79%) CEPT
8 5 (2.79%) CISA
8 5 (2.79%) GIAC
9 4 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.23%) CPTE
9 4 (2.23%) GPEN
10 3 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.68%) OSCP
10 3 (1.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.03%) QA
2 6 (3.35%) Basel II
2 6 (3.35%) COREP
3 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.68%) Basel III
4 3 (1.68%) CRD IV
4 3 (1.68%) FINREP
4 3 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.68%) SDET
5 2 (1.12%) COBIT
5 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.56%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.68%) Docker
2 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.12%) vSphere
4 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.35%) HP Fortify
2 5 (2.79%) WebInspect
3 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.12%) Nessus
3 2 (1.12%) Nmap
3 2 (1.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (6.70%) IBM
1 12 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.47%) VMware
3 5 (2.79%) Akamai
3 5 (2.79%) Mercator
3 5 (2.79%) Sybase
3 5 (2.79%) Veracode
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle
5 3 (1.68%) hybris
6 2 (1.12%) ATG
6 2 (1.12%) CA
6 2 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco
6 2 (1.12%) HP
6 2 (1.12%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.12%) Qualys
6 2 (1.12%) Sophos
7 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.56%) JDA
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
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