The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 215 220 242
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +22
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 33 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 8
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£365 £400 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +36.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £310 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -20.00%
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% -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 20 £365 -2.66% 1
Berkshire +8 5 £318 -36.50%
Surrey 0 5 £298 -40.50% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Kent - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
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England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 21 (43.75%) ISTQB
1 21 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 19 (39.58%) MCITP
3 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 17 (35.42%) UNIX
4 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
4 17 (35.42%) Cisco
5 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (31.25%) HP
6 15 (31.25%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 11 (22.92%) QA
11 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
12 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 9 (18.75%) .NET
13 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
13 8 (16.67%) HTML
13 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 8 (16.67%) VB
13 8 (16.67%) JSP
13 8 (16.67%) ISEB
13 8 (16.67%) Finance
13 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
13 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
14 7 (14.58%) Information Assurance
15 6 (12.50%) DNS
15 6 (12.50%) SQL
15 6 (12.50%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) ZigBee
3 3 (6.25%) Network Security
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
3 3 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) IPv6
4 2 (4.17%) 3GPP
4 2 (4.17%) UMTS
4 2 (4.17%) GPRS
4 2 (4.17%) FTP
4 2 (4.17%) 802.15
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) HSPA
5 1 (2.08%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.08%) 2G
5 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.08%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) Introscope
3 1 (2.08%) JMeter
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Billing
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.33%) Test Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Test Project Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Project Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (16.67%) JSP
2 8 (16.67%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (6.25%) XML
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) REST
5 2 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.08%) JDBC
6 1 (2.08%) ODBC
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware
6 1 (2.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.17%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Statistics
3 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) UNIX
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
2 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 7 (14.58%) Information Assurance
4 5 (10.42%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (10.42%) Information Security
5 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Revenue Management
6 3 (6.25%) Security Management
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.67%) VB
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) ISTQB
1 21 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 19 (39.58%) MCITP
3 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (29.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (16.67%) ISEB
7 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (6.25%) Degree
8 3 (6.25%) CISM
8 3 (6.25%) CISSP
9 2 (4.17%) MCSE
9 2 (4.17%) CCNA
9 2 (4.17%) PMP
9 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
9 2 (4.17%) CISA
9 2 (4.17%) CEH
9 2 (4.17%) MAPM
9 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) nmon
2 1 (2.08%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.25%) HP
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) McAfee
5 2 (4.17%) Tripwire
5 2 (4.17%) Sun
5 2 (4.17%) Qualys
5 2 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (4.17%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.08%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
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