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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 209 241 240
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 34 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 8
Average daily rate
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£365 £425 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +52.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +6 18 £365 - 3
Berkshire +12 6 £318 +111.66% 1
Surrey -1 6 £298 -40.50% 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Kent - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (38.00%) MCITP
4 18 (36.00%) UNIX
5 17 (34.00%) Cisco
5 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (32.00%) Linux
7 15 (30.00%) HP
8 14 (28.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
11 11 (22.00%) QA
12 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
13 9 (18.00%) .NET
14 8 (16.00%) VB
14 8 (16.00%) HTML
14 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
14 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
14 8 (16.00%) JSP
14 8 (16.00%) ISEB
14 8 (16.00%) Finance
14 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
14 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
15 6 (12.00%) DNS
15 6 (12.00%) SQL
15 6 (12.00%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) Network Security
2 4 (8.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
3 3 (6.00%) HTTP
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) Wireless
4 2 (4.00%) 802.15
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) GPRS
4 2 (4.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (4.00%) UMTS
4 2 (4.00%) FTP
4 2 (4.00%) IPv6
4 2 (4.00%) HSPA
5 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.00%) Intranet
5 1 (2.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Toad
3 1 (2.00%) Introscope
3 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Billing
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Security Specialist
4 5 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Test Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Test Project Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Project Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (16.00%) JSP
3 4 (8.00%) Web Services
4 3 (6.00%) XML
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
6 1 (2.00%) JSF
6 1 (2.00%) JDBC
6 1 (2.00%) ODBC
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.00%) Firmware
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) UNIX
2 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (12.00%) Information Assurance
5 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (10.00%) Information Security
6 4 (8.00%) Security Management
6 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.00%) Coaching
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Revenue Management
7 3 (6.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Service Management
8 2 (4.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) VB
2 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) Python
4 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (38.00%) MCITP
4 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (28.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (16.00%) ISEB
8 8 (16.00%) DV Cleared
9 4 (8.00%) CISSP
10 3 (6.00%) Degree
10 3 (6.00%) CISM
11 2 (4.00%) MCSE
11 2 (4.00%) CISA
11 2 (4.00%) PMP
11 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
11 2 (4.00%) CCNA
11 2 (4.00%) CEH
11 2 (4.00%) MAPM
11 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) nmon
2 1 (2.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Cisco
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) HP
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 2 (4.00%) McAfee
5 2 (4.00%) Sun
5 2 (4.00%) Tripwire
5 2 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (4.00%) Qualys
5 2 (4.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Teradata
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