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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 204 212 219
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 61 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.35% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £210 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.74 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +69.23%
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
7392 6819 6075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.38% 74.32% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4444 3742 3240
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 252 273
Average hourly rate £23.88 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +21 26 £400 +34.45% 2
Hampshire -5 12 £388 -13.88% 1
Berkshire +8 10 £413 +96.42% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £450 -
East Sussex - 2 £575 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £344 -
West Sussex - 2 £363 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (46.81%) HP
2 40 (42.55%) ISTQB
3 38 (40.43%) Security Cleared
3 38 (40.43%) UNIX
4 37 (39.36%) SC Cleared
5 31 (32.98%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (30.85%) Information Security
7 26 (27.66%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (26.60%) Linux
9 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
9 24 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (24.47%) Cisco
11 22 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (23.40%) HTML
11 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
11 22 (23.40%) .NET
11 22 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 22 (23.40%) MCITP
12 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
12 20 (21.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 20 (21.28%) ASP.NET
12 20 (21.28%) JSP
12 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
13 19 (20.21%) Management Information System
13 19 (20.21%) ISEB
13 19 (20.21%) CISSP
13 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
14 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
14 18 (19.15%) Telecoms
14 18 (19.15%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.06%) Apache
1 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
1 18 (19.15%) Firewall
2 3 (3.19%) VPN
3 2 (2.13%) DNS
3 2 (2.13%) SSL
3 2 (2.13%) Wireless
3 2 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.13%) TACACS
4 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.06%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) HSPA
4 1 (1.06%) IPv6
4 1 (1.06%) 802.15
4 1 (1.06%) GPRS
4 1 (1.06%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.06%) UMTS
4 1 (1.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.06%) MySQL
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) SoapUI
2 4 (4.26%) Selenium
2 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.19%) JMeter
4 2 (2.13%) JUnit
4 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.13%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.06%) TestNG
5 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.06%) Subversion
5 1 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 18 (19.15%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Legal
3 3 (3.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Consultant
2 23 (24.47%) Architect
3 20 (21.28%) Security Consultant
4 16 (17.02%) Test Specialist
5 14 (14.89%) Analyst
6 13 (13.83%) Security Architect
7 11 (11.70%) Test Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Test Architect
9 7 (7.45%) Test Leader
10 6 (6.38%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.38%) Tester
11 5 (5.32%) Security Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) Security Manager
12 4 (4.26%) IT Security Manager
13 3 (3.19%) Test Consultant
14 2 (2.13%) Security Engineer
14 2 (2.13%) QA Tester
14 2 (2.13%) Information Assurance Consultant
14 2 (2.13%) Senior Tester
14 2 (2.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) HTML
1 22 (23.40%) .NET
2 20 (21.28%) ASP.NET
2 20 (21.28%) JSP
3 14 (14.89%) SOAP
3 14 (14.89%) XML
3 14 (14.89%) XML Messaging
4 4 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.06%) RESTful
5 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.70%) PKI
2 11 (11.70%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (10.64%) Smart Meter
4 9 (9.57%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.13%) RMADS
6 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.13%) NHS
7 1 (1.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.06%) Handset
7 1 (1.06%) Statistics
7 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.06%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.43%) UNIX
2 25 (26.60%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Android
4 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (30.85%) Information Security
3 26 (27.66%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (20.21%) Test Scripting
5 17 (18.09%) OWASP
5 17 (18.09%) Test Management
5 17 (18.09%) Knowledge Management
6 15 (15.96%) Risk Management
6 15 (15.96%) Validation
6 15 (15.96%) Cyber Security
6 15 (15.96%) Patch Management
6 15 (15.96%) Security Patching
7 14 (14.89%) Use Case
8 12 (12.77%) Test Planning
9 11 (11.70%) Data Protection
10 10 (10.64%) Project Management
10 10 (10.64%) Security Management
11 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management
12 8 (8.51%) ITIL
13 7 (7.45%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
2 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
3 15 (15.96%) Perl
3 15 (15.96%) SQL
4 14 (14.89%) Shell Script
5 13 (13.83%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.19%) Java
6 3 (3.19%) C
7 2 (2.13%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Python
8 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (42.55%) ISTQB
2 38 (40.43%) Security Cleared
3 37 (39.36%) SC Cleared
4 24 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (23.40%) MCITP
6 20 (21.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 19 (20.21%) ISEB
7 19 (20.21%) CISSP
8 16 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (15.96%) GIAC
10 8 (8.51%) CISM
11 7 (7.45%) Degree
11 7 (7.45%) DV Cleared
12 6 (6.38%) CISA
13 4 (4.26%) CCNA
13 4 (4.26%) CRISC
14 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (1.06%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.57%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.45%) QA
4 2 (2.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Firmware
2 1 (1.06%) Snort
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (18.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.19%) Nessus
3 1 (1.06%) Nmap
3 1 (1.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (46.81%) HP
2 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 23 (24.47%) Cisco
4 13 (13.83%) Oracle
5 3 (3.19%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) BMC
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.06%) Remedy
7 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.06%) Coverity
7 1 (1.06%) Percona