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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 227 223 238
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 43 41 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.56% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 3
Median daily rate £414 £400 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +142.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £288 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +41.34%
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
7318 7350 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.02% 78.65% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4491 4163 3834
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 267 285
Median hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £26.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% +11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
Hampshire -5 11 £409 +2.18%
Berkshire - 10 £450 - 2
West Sussex -22 8 £308 -15.17%
Surrey -12 7 £400 -6.43% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £488 +21.87%
Oxfordshire +5 2 £288 - 1
Kent -18 1 £475 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.88%) ISTQB
3 28 (32.56%) Security Cleared
4 27 (31.40%) SC Cleared
4 27 (31.40%) Test Scripting
4 27 (31.40%) HP
5 26 (30.23%) Microsoft
6 25 (29.07%) Linux
7 24 (27.91%) Information Security
8 23 (26.74%) Unix
9 21 (24.42%) Cisco
10 20 (23.26%) CISSP
10 20 (23.26%) Oracle
10 20 (23.26%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (23.26%) Waterfall
11 19 (22.09%) ISEB
12 17 (19.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (17.44%) Finance
14 14 (16.28%) SQL
15 13 (15.12%) CISM
15 13 (15.12%) Information Assurance
15 13 (15.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 13 (15.12%) Degree
16 12 (13.95%) PCI DSS
16 12 (13.95%) HTML
16 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.95%) .NET
17 11 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (12.79%) MS Excel

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (8.14%) IIS
1 7 (8.14%) JBoss
2 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) concrete5
3 2 (2.33%) Drupal
3 2 (2.33%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (2.33%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.33%) WordPress
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Node.js
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) 3ds Max
2 2 (2.33%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.33%) GIMP
2 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) IaaS
2 2 (2.33%) MailChimp
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) 802.15
3 3 (3.49%) DNS
3 3 (3.49%) FTP
3 3 (3.49%) IPsec
3 3 (3.49%) IPv6
3 3 (3.49%) SMTP
3 3 (3.49%) SSH
3 3 (3.49%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) NAS
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) SoapUI
2 8 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.98%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.65%) Selenium
5 2 (2.33%) Ant
5 2 (2.33%) AppScan
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.33%) Gradle
5 2 (2.33%) Grunt
5 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.33%) Maven
5 2 (2.33%) Metasploit
5 2 (2.33%) QARun
5 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.33%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.16%) MSTest
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Law
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Architect
4 13 (15.12%) Security Architect
5 12 (13.95%) Consultant
6 11 (12.79%) Security Consultant
7 9 (10.47%) Tester
8 7 (8.14%) Test Manager
8 7 (8.14%) Test Specialist
9 6 (6.98%) Security Specialist
10 5 (5.81%) Integration Specialist
10 5 (5.81%) Programme Manager
10 5 (5.81%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (5.81%) Security Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) Test Programme Manager
11 4 (4.65%) Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Project Consultant
11 4 (4.65%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) .NET
1 12 (13.95%) HTML
2 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.47%) SOAP
3 9 (10.47%) Web Services
3 9 (10.47%) XML
4 8 (9.30%) XML Messaging
5 4 (4.65%) Middleware
6 3 (3.49%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.33%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.33%) D3.js
7 2 (2.33%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.33%) GreenSock GSAP
7 2 (2.33%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (2.33%) Laravel
7 2 (2.33%) Marmalade SDK
7 2 (2.33%) REST
7 2 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Embedded Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Smartcard
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Driving Licence
2 7 (8.14%) User Experience
3 5 (5.81%) Cryptography
4 4 (4.65%) CESG
4 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) EPoS
7 1 (1.16%) FMCG
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Linux
2 23 (26.74%) Unix
3 8 (9.30%) Windows
4 4 (4.65%) Android
4 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.33%) CentOS
7 1 (1.16%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) Test Scripting
3 24 (27.91%) Information Security
4 20 (23.26%) Waterfall
5 13 (15.12%) Information Assurance
6 11 (12.79%) CRM
6 11 (12.79%) Software Testing
7 10 (11.63%) Security Architecture
8 9 (10.47%) Project Management
8 9 (10.47%) SABSA
8 9 (10.47%) Security Management
8 9 (10.47%) Test Management
8 9 (10.47%) TOGAF
8 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Validation
9 8 (9.30%) Data Protection
9 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) SQL
2 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.63%) Java
5 8 (9.30%) C#
5 8 (9.30%) Python
6 7 (8.14%) VBScript
7 4 (4.65%) C++
7 4 (4.65%) Ruby
8 3 (3.49%) C
8 3 (3.49%) PHP
8 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.49%) VB
9 2 (2.33%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) ISTQB
2 28 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 27 (31.40%) SC Cleared
4 20 (23.26%) CISSP
5 19 (22.09%) ISEB
6 17 (19.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (15.12%) CISM
7 13 (15.12%) Degree
8 11 (12.79%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (12.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (12.79%) MCITP
8 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (10.47%) CISA
10 7 (8.14%) IISP
11 3 (3.49%) CEH
11 3 (3.49%) Cyber Scheme
11 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.49%) OSCP
12 2 (2.33%) GIAC
12 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.95%) PCI DSS
3 11 (12.79%) QA
4 10 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (10.47%) ISO27005
6 6 (6.98%) ISAE 3402
6 6 (6.98%) ISO 9001
7 3 (3.49%) RMADS
8 1 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.49%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 20 (23.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Nessus
2 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) SELinux
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) HP
2 26 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 21 (24.42%) Cisco
4 20 (23.26%) Oracle
5 9 (10.47%) Sun
6 8 (9.30%) IBM
7 7 (8.14%) Qualys
8 6 (6.98%) ArcSight
8 6 (6.98%) Barracuda Networks
8 6 (6.98%) Intel Security
8 6 (6.98%) Tripwire
9 4 (4.65%) VMware
10 3 (3.49%) Citrix
11 2 (2.33%) Adobe
11 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.33%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.33%) SAP
11 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
11 2 (2.33%) Veracode
11 2 (2.33%) Zend