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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 230 233 228
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 35 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.022% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.030% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £325 £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.66%
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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 - 18 £405 - 1
Surrey +12 8 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £400 - 4
Berkshire - 2 £383 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (44.44%) HP
2 26 (41.27%) ISTQB
3 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
3 25 (39.68%) UNIX
3 25 (39.68%) SC Cleared
3 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
4 24 (38.10%) Cisco
5 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
5 23 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (36.51%) MCITP
6 22 (34.92%) HTML
6 22 (34.92%) .NET
7 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 21 (33.33%) JSP
7 21 (33.33%) Linux
7 21 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (31.75%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (31.75%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
9 18 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
10 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
11 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 16 (25.40%) Information Security
11 16 (25.40%) CISSP
12 15 (23.81%) Risk Management
13 14 (22.22%) PKI
14 13 (20.63%) Data Protection Act
14 13 (20.63%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) Network Security
2 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) DNS
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
1 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
1 3 (4.76%) NeoLoad
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Selenium
2 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.59%) JUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.59%) JMeter
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Automotive
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Consultant
1 15 (23.81%) Security Consultant
2 14 (22.22%) Test Specialist
3 11 (17.46%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 7 (11.11%) Security Specialist
5 6 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Support Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Information Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Performance Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) HTML
1 22 (34.92%) .NET
2 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 21 (33.33%) JSP
3 3 (4.76%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) XML Messaging
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
5 1 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) PKI
2 13 (20.63%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (19.05%) Cryptography
4 11 (17.46%) Management Information System
5 8 (12.70%) Smart Meter
6 3 (4.76%) Statistics
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.59%) IVR
7 1 (1.59%) CESG
7 1 (1.59%) GIS
7 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) UNIX
2 21 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Penetration Testing
1 20 (31.75%) Vulnerability Management
2 18 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
4 16 (25.40%) Information Security
5 15 (23.81%) Risk Management
6 13 (20.63%) Data Protection
7 12 (19.05%) Project Management
8 9 (14.29%) ITIL
9 8 (12.70%) Security Management
10 6 (9.52%) Information Security Management
10 6 (9.52%) Information Management
11 5 (7.94%) ISMS
11 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Change Control
12 4 (6.35%) Information Assurance
12 4 (6.35%) Test Management
12 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (6.35%) Validation
13 3 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.17%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (41.27%) ISTQB
2 25 (39.68%) SC Cleared
2 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
3 23 (36.51%) MCITP
3 23 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (25.40%) CISSP
6 13 (20.63%) ISEB
7 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) CISA
9 7 (11.11%) CISM
10 5 (7.94%) CRISC
11 3 (4.76%) GIAC
12 2 (3.17%) Degree
13 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (1.59%) CCNA
13 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.17%) QA
5 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) HP
2 24 (38.10%) Cisco
3 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.59%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.59%) Qualys
6 1 (1.59%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.59%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.59%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) IBM
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix
6 1 (1.59%) McAfee
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