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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 237 210 238
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 29 61 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.65% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.81% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 3
Median daily rate £425 £403 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +143.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £509 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
- +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
7094 7500 6928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 79.41% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4343 4350 3832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -4 10 £425 +2.40%
Berkshire -5 7 £450 +12.50% 2
West Sussex -17 4 £388 +6.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £488 +11.42% 1
Oxfordshire +9 2 £288 -16.36% 2
Kent +5 1 £475 -
Surrey -26 1 £400 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 23 (33.33%) HP
4 21 (30.43%) Linux
5 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
6 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
7 18 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 17 (24.64%) Unix
8 17 (24.64%) Information Security
9 16 (23.19%) ISEB
9 16 (23.19%) Waterfall
10 15 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (20.29%) Cisco
11 14 (20.29%) Finance
12 13 (18.84%) CISSP
13 12 (17.39%) Oracle
14 11 (15.94%) Information Assurance
15 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
15 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 10 (14.49%) SQL
15 10 (14.49%) CRM
16 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
16 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (13.04%) QA
16 9 (13.04%) MCITP
16 9 (13.04%) PCI DSS

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 6 (8.70%) JBoss
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) IaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.35%) 802.15
2 3 (4.35%) DNS
2 3 (4.35%) IPv6
2 3 (4.35%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) FTP
4 1 (1.45%) IPsec
4 1 (1.45%) Network Security
4 1 (1.45%) SMTP
4 1 (1.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
1 8 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.80%) Selenium
4 2 (2.90%) Ant
4 2 (2.90%) AppScan
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.90%) Gradle
4 2 (2.90%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.90%) Maven
4 2 (2.90%) Metasploit
4 2 (2.90%) QARun
4 2 (2.90%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.90%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.45%) MSTest
5 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Analyst
2 20 (28.99%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Security Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Test Specialist
7 5 (7.25%) Programme Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Programme Test Manager
7 5 (7.25%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Security Specialist
7 5 (7.25%) Test Programme Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Integration Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Release Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
1 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET
1 8 (11.59%) HTML
2 7 (10.14%) SOAP
2 7 (10.14%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) XML
3 6 (8.70%) XML Messaging
4 3 (4.35%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.90%) Middleware
5 2 (2.90%) REST
6 1 (1.45%) Behat
6 1 (1.45%) Node.js
6 1 (1.45%) RESTful
6 1 (1.45%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (7.25%) Smartcard
2 5 (7.25%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) CESG
3 3 (4.35%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) EPoS
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Linux
2 17 (24.64%) Unix
3 7 (10.14%) Windows
4 2 (2.90%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.90%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 17 (24.64%) Information Security
4 16 (23.19%) Waterfall
5 11 (15.94%) Information Assurance
6 10 (14.49%) CRM
6 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.59%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (11.59%) Project Management
8 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
9 7 (10.14%) Test Management
9 7 (10.14%) Validation
10 6 (8.70%) BDD
10 6 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (8.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.59%) Java
3 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) Python
4 7 (10.14%) VBScript
5 6 (8.70%) C#
6 3 (4.35%) C
7 2 (2.90%) C++
7 2 (2.90%) Perl
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
3 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
4 16 (23.19%) ISEB
5 15 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (18.84%) CISSP
7 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (13.04%) MCITP
7 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (11.59%) Degree
9 7 (10.14%) CISM
10 5 (7.25%) CISA
11 4 (5.80%) CEH
12 3 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (4.35%) IISP
13 2 (2.90%) CRISC
13 2 (2.90%) GIAC
13 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 9 (13.04%) QA
3 5 (7.25%) ISO27005
3 5 (7.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (4.35%) RMADS
5 2 (2.90%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) Ansible
2 2 (2.90%) Nessus
2 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) SELinux
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) HP
2 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.29%) Cisco
4 12 (17.39%) Oracle
5 5 (7.25%) Sun
6 4 (5.80%) IBM
7 3 (4.35%) Qualys
7 3 (4.35%) VMware
8 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.90%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
8 2 (2.90%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.90%) Veracode
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
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