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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 232 232 211
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 23 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.012% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.017% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 4
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£425 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 -
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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
6911 6059 5441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.84% 72.08% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3819 3186 2690
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 256 334
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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
Hampshire - 12 £463 - 1
Surrey +6 8 £325 -
Berkshire - 3 £390 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
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Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 21 (36.21%) Cisco
1 21 (36.21%) Vulnerability Management
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
3 19 (32.76%) Information Security
3 19 (32.76%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (31.03%) PKI
4 18 (31.03%) ISTQB
5 17 (29.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (29.31%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (29.31%) MCITP
5 17 (29.31%) HTML
5 17 (29.31%) .NET
5 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
5 17 (29.31%) JSP
5 17 (29.31%) UNIX
5 17 (29.31%) HP
5 17 (29.31%) CISSP
5 17 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (29.31%) Data Protection
5 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
5 17 (29.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 16 (27.59%) Cryptography
7 15 (25.86%) Test Scripting
7 15 (25.86%) Linux
7 15 (25.86%) PCI DSS
8 14 (24.14%) SC Cleared
8 14 (24.14%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Network Security
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Extranet
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) JIRA
1 3 (5.17%) NeoLoad
2 2 (3.45%) JMeter
3 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Consultant
1 15 (25.86%) Security Consultant
2 8 (13.79%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Test Specialist
3 7 (12.07%) Security Specialist
3 7 (12.07%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Tester
4 5 (8.62%) Security Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Support Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Information Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) HTML
1 17 (29.31%) .NET
1 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
1 17 (29.31%) JSP
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.03%) PKI
2 17 (29.31%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (27.59%) Cryptography
4 13 (22.41%) Management Information System
5 12 (20.69%) Smart Meter
6 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.45%) Statistics
8 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.72%) IVR
8 1 (1.72%) CESG
8 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) UNIX
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Vulnerability Management
2 19 (32.76%) Information Security
2 19 (32.76%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (29.31%) Data Protection
4 16 (27.59%) Risk Management
5 15 (25.86%) Test Scripting
6 14 (24.14%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (22.41%) Security Management
8 12 (20.69%) Project Management
9 10 (17.24%) Information Security Management
9 10 (17.24%) Information Management
10 9 (15.52%) ITIL
11 8 (13.79%) ISMS
12 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (8.62%) Change Control
13 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
14 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
15 3 (5.17%) Revenue Management
15 3 (5.17%) Information Assurance
15 3 (5.17%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) ISTQB
2 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 17 (29.31%) CISSP
2 17 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (29.31%) MCITP
3 14 (24.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) CISA
4 9 (15.52%) CISM
5 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
6 6 (10.34%) CRISC
6 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (10.34%) ISEB
7 1 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (25.86%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (5.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Cisco
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) HP
4 7 (12.07%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) McAfee
5 3 (5.17%) Sun
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) Tripwire
5 3 (5.17%) Qualys
5 3 (5.17%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.72%) Teradata
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