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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 224 223 228
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 32 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 11
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£363 £438 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +62.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £284 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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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
7021 6163 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.05% 71.29% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3450 3296
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 244 333
Average hourly rate £20.67 £32.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Surrey +4 10 £350 -30.00% 4
Hampshire -5 9 £330 - 2
Berkshire +15 7 £380 +153.33%
Middlesex +4 4 £500 +17.64% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 - 1
Kent - - - -
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England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (35.94%) ISTQB
2 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 22 (34.38%) UNIX
3 21 (32.81%) MCITP
4 19 (29.69%) SC Cleared
4 19 (29.69%) Cisco
4 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
5 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (28.13%) Linux
6 17 (26.56%) HP
7 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
8 15 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
10 13 (20.31%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (20.31%) Information Security
11 12 (18.75%) QA
12 11 (17.19%) Smart Meter
12 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
12 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
12 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
13 10 (15.63%) HTML
13 10 (15.63%) .NET
13 10 (15.63%) JSP
13 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
13 10 (15.63%) CISSP
13 10 (15.63%) Security Management
13 10 (15.63%) Risk Management
13 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (1.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.56%) IIS
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Network Security
2 4 (6.25%) ZigBee
2 4 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (4.69%) HTTP
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
3 3 (4.69%) Wireless
4 2 (3.13%) 802.15
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) HSPA
4 2 (3.13%) IPv6
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.13%) UMTS
4 2 (3.13%) GPRS
4 2 (3.13%) FTP
5 1 (1.56%) LDAP
5 1 (1.56%) LAN
5 1 (1.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
3 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.13%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.56%) Toad
4 1 (1.56%) Introscope
4 1 (1.56%) JMeter
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
4 1 (1.56%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.56%) JProfiler
4 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Billing
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Consultant
2 10 (15.63%) Security Consultant
3 8 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Test Specialist
5 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Project Leader
7 3 (4.69%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Test Project Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Integration Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) JSP
1 10 (15.63%) HTML
1 10 (15.63%) .NET
1 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) ODBC
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
3 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.56%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Management Information System
1 11 (17.19%) Smart Meter
2 10 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
2 10 (15.63%) PKI
3 9 (14.06%) Cryptography
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.56%) DTV
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) IVR
5 1 (1.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) UNIX
2 18 (28.13%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (23.44%) Test Scripting
2 13 (20.31%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (20.31%) Information Security
3 10 (15.63%) Security Management
3 10 (15.63%) Risk Management
3 10 (15.63%) Data Protection
4 8 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.50%) Information Management
5 7 (10.94%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.38%) ITIL
6 6 (9.38%) ISMS
7 5 (7.81%) Test Strategy
7 5 (7.81%) Project Management
8 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.69%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.50%) VB
4 6 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) SQL
5 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.13%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
7 1 (1.56%) VBA
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) ISTQB
2 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 21 (32.81%) MCITP
4 19 (29.69%) SC Cleared
5 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (15.63%) CISSP
8 10 (15.63%) DV Cleared
9 8 (12.50%) ISEB
10 6 (9.38%) CISM
11 5 (7.81%) CISA
12 3 (4.69%) Degree
12 3 (4.69%) CRISC
13 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (3.13%) MAPM
13 2 (3.13%) CEH
13 2 (3.13%) MCSE
13 2 (3.13%) CCNA
13 2 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) QA
2 10 (15.63%) PCI DSS
2 10 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (1.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) nmon
2 1 (1.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (29.69%) Cisco
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.56%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) McAfee
5 2 (3.13%) Sun
5 2 (3.13%) Tripwire
5 2 (3.13%) Qualys
5 2 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.56%) F5
6 1 (1.56%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.56%) Teradata
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
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