The first table below looks at the demand for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 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 North East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank - - 41
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
369 237 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.15% 69.50% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 118 183
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North East region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) GIAC
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) CISMP
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) GPEN
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) GIAC
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) CISMP
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) GPEN
1 1 (100.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS