The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 245 228 247
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.052% 0.11% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% 0.15% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £325 £425 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +254.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.02% -34.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Security Testing
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) AppScan
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) JSF
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) AppScan
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Python Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle