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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 227 237 218
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 31 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.011% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.016% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 4
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £325 £738
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -23.52%
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
7304 6451 5356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.64% 72.97% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4013 3471 2635
Average daily rate £396 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 300
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £49.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 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 5 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 - 17 £425 - 1
Surrey - 7 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £390 - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 23 (38.33%) HP
2 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (35.00%) UNIX
2 21 (35.00%) Cisco
2 21 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
2 21 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (35.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (31.67%) MCITP
5 18 (30.00%) PKI
5 18 (30.00%) Linux
5 18 (30.00%) HTML
5 18 (30.00%) .NET
5 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 18 (30.00%) JSP
5 18 (30.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 17 (28.33%) Data Protection
6 17 (28.33%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (28.33%) Information Security
7 16 (26.67%) Cryptography
7 16 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 16 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (26.67%) CISSP
8 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 15 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
8 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Wireless
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) JIRA
1 3 (5.00%) NeoLoad
2 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.67%) JUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.67%) JMeter
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Consultant
1 17 (28.33%) Security Consultant
2 12 (20.00%) Test Specialist
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Security Specialist
5 6 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Support Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Performance Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Information Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Architect
10 1 (1.67%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) HTML
1 18 (30.00%) .NET
1 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (30.00%) JSP
2 3 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) PKI
2 17 (28.33%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (26.67%) Cryptography
4 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
5 12 (20.00%) Smart Meter
6 3 (5.00%) Statistics
7 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.67%) IVR
7 1 (1.67%) CESG
7 1 (1.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) UNIX
2 18 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
1 21 (35.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (28.33%) Data Protection
2 17 (28.33%) Information Security
3 16 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 15 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (20.00%) Security Management
6 11 (18.33%) Project Management
7 10 (16.67%) ITIL
7 10 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 10 (16.67%) Information Management
8 8 (13.33%) ISMS
9 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.33%) Change Control
10 4 (6.67%) Information Assurance
11 3 (5.00%) PDCA
11 3 (5.00%) Validation
11 3 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) Perl
3 2 (3.33%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) Python
4 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.67%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
4 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (31.67%) MCITP
3 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (31.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (30.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (26.67%) CISSP
6 10 (16.67%) ISEB
6 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 8 (13.33%) CISA
7 8 (13.33%) CISM
8 6 (10.00%) CRISC
9 1 (1.67%) VCP4
9 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.67%) Degree
9 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (23.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.33%) QA
5 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) HP
2 21 (35.00%) Cisco
3 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Teradata
6 1 (1.67%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.67%) Qualys
6 1 (1.67%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.67%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.67%) Sun
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Citrix
6 1 (1.67%) McAfee