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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / South East
Rank 201 217 240
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 40 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.63% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 14
Median daily rate £445 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.48% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
6221 7126 7695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.84% 81.23% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3682 4405 4208
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 270 256
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire +14 20 £405 -23.58% 1
Berkshire +31 13 £450 +28.57% 3
Surrey -3 4 - - 2
West Sussex -6 2 - -
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 30 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) Windows
3 24 (31.58%) Selenium
3 24 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 22 (28.95%) Unix
5 21 (27.63%) Java
5 21 (27.63%) Scrum
6 20 (26.32%) Risk Management
6 20 (26.32%) Automated Testing
7 19 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 18 (23.68%) Groovy
9 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
9 17 (22.37%) DV Cleared
9 17 (22.37%) OSCP
9 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 17 (22.37%) CREST Certified
10 16 (21.05%) CEH
10 16 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (18.42%) BDD
12 13 (17.11%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (15.79%) Project Management
13 12 (15.79%) XML
13 12 (15.79%) Python
13 12 (15.79%) Ruby
13 12 (15.79%) JIRA
13 12 (15.79%) TDD
13 12 (15.79%) Splunk
13 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
13 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing

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 11 (14.47%) CMS
1 11 (14.47%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (7.89%) Confluence
3 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS Project
2 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) HTTP
2 10 (13.16%) Firewall
3 5 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (6.58%) Network Security
4 4 (5.26%) DHCP
4 4 (5.26%) DNS
4 4 (5.26%) Internet
4 4 (5.26%) Intranet
4 4 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (31.58%) Selenium
2 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 11 (14.47%) Ant
3 11 (14.47%) Apache Ivy
3 11 (14.47%) Bitbucket
3 11 (14.47%) eggPlant
3 11 (14.47%) Gradle
3 11 (14.47%) JMeter
3 11 (14.47%) Maven
4 9 (11.84%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.32%) Subversion
8 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Retail
2 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Legal
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Tester
2 13 (17.11%) Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Developer
4 10 (13.16%) Consultant
4 10 (13.16%) Security Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) Architect
5 9 (11.84%) Developer in Test
6 7 (9.21%) Security Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (7.89%) Test Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Security Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Security Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Technical Security Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) XML
2 11 (14.47%) JSON
2 11 (14.47%) REST
3 8 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.53%) Web Services
4 7 (9.21%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) .NET
5 3 (3.95%) OAuth
6 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
7 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Replication
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 22 (28.95%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 21 (27.63%) Scrum
4 20 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 20 (26.32%) Risk Management
5 19 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (18.42%) BDD
9 13 (17.11%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
10 12 (15.79%) Project Management
10 12 (15.79%) TDD
11 11 (14.47%) Content Management
11 11 (14.47%) OO
11 11 (14.47%) OOP
11 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
11 11 (14.47%) Visualisation
12 10 (13.16%) Incident Management
12 10 (13.16%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.63%) Java
2 18 (23.68%) Groovy
3 12 (15.79%) Python
3 12 (15.79%) Ruby
4 11 (14.47%) C++
5 7 (9.21%) Scala
6 4 (5.26%) C
7 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.95%) SQL
8 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.63%) VBScript
9 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.37%) CREST Certified
2 17 (22.37%) DV Cleared
2 17 (22.37%) OSCP
2 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
3 16 (21.05%) CEH
4 6 (7.89%) SANS
5 5 (6.58%) CISSP
5 5 (6.58%) CLAS
5 5 (6.58%) GIAC
6 3 (3.95%) ISEB
6 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.63%) Degree
7 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.63%) MCITP
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.32%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) QA
2 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.32%) RMADS
4 1 (1.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Splunk
2 11 (14.47%) Sitecore
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) Atlassian
4 6 (7.89%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Qualys
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Capita
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
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