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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 206 216 232
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 32 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.17% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.24% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 6
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£365 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £333 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -25.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
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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 -8 18 £450 +20.00% 3
Berkshire +5 8 £210 -58.00%
Surrey - 3 £298 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (48.65%) ISTQB
1 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 16 (43.24%) MCITP
3 14 (37.84%) UNIX
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) HP
5 12 (32.43%) Linux
6 11 (29.73%) QA
6 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
9 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
9 8 (21.62%) ISEB
9 8 (21.62%) VB
10 7 (18.92%) .NET
10 7 (18.92%) C#
10 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Finance
11 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
11 6 (16.22%) DNS
11 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
11 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
12 5 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
12 5 (13.51%) JSP
12 5 (13.51%) HTML
12 5 (13.51%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) ZigBee
3 3 (8.11%) Network Security
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
3 3 (8.11%) HTTP
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) Internet
4 2 (5.41%) 802.15
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
4 2 (5.41%) UMTS
4 2 (5.41%) GPRS
4 2 (5.41%) FTP
4 2 (5.41%) IPv6
4 2 (5.41%) HSPA
5 1 (2.70%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.70%) 2G
5 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.70%) Introscope
2 1 (2.70%) AppScan
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.70%) JProfiler
2 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Security Specialist
3 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Test Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Project Leader
4 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Test Project Leader
4 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
2 5 (13.51%) JSP
2 5 (13.51%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) SOAP
4 2 (5.41%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
5 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.70%) JDBC
5 1 (2.70%) ODBC
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (2.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) RMADS
3 1 (2.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) UNIX
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
2 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
2 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
3 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.41%) V-Model
5 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.62%) VB
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) Java
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) Python
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.70%) VBA
7 1 (2.70%) C
7 1 (2.70%) VBScript
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) ISTQB
1 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 16 (43.24%) MCITP
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
6 8 (21.62%) ISEB
7 2 (5.41%) MCSE
7 2 (5.41%) CCNA
7 2 (5.41%) PMP
7 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) MAPM
7 2 (5.41%) CEH
7 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CISM
8 1 (2.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
1 12 (32.43%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.70%) F5
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