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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 227 238 230
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 33 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.075% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 6
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.49 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -0.02%
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
7456 6703 5993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 71.88% 71.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4196 3745 3126
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 259 266
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 - 21 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £400 - 1
Surrey +5 3 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £263 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 34 (57.63%) HP
2 31 (52.54%) ISTQB
3 30 (50.85%) SC Cleared
3 30 (50.85%) Security Cleared
4 28 (47.46%) MCITP
4 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
4 28 (47.46%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (47.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (45.76%) HTML
5 27 (45.76%) .NET
5 27 (45.76%) Cisco
5 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
5 27 (45.76%) UNIX
6 26 (44.07%) ASP.NET
6 26 (44.07%) JSP
7 25 (42.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (40.68%) Linux
9 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
9 22 (37.29%) Knowledge Management
9 22 (37.29%) PowerShell
10 18 (30.51%) ISEB
11 16 (27.12%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (25.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (25.42%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
13 14 (23.73%) CISSP
14 13 (22.03%) Project Management
14 13 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 13 (22.03%) Information Security
15 10 (16.95%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) NeoLoad
2 1 (1.69%) JUnit
2 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Test Specialist
2 12 (20.34%) Consultant
2 12 (20.34%) Security Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Security Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Security Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Security Specialist
5 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.08%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Information Security Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) HTML
1 27 (45.76%) .NET
2 26 (44.07%) ASP.NET
2 26 (44.07%) JSP
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) PKI
2 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.56%) Cryptography
2 8 (13.56%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (8.47%) Smart Meter
4 3 (5.08%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) UNIX
2 24 (40.68%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Knowledge Management
2 16 (27.12%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (25.42%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.03%) Project Management
5 13 (22.03%) Information Security
6 10 (16.95%) Risk Management
7 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
8 7 (11.86%) ITIL
9 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Test Management
9 5 (8.47%) OWASP
9 5 (8.47%) Information Assurance
9 5 (8.47%) Cyber Security
10 4 (6.78%) Change Control
10 4 (6.78%) Security Management
11 3 (5.08%) Information Management
11 3 (5.08%) ISMS
11 3 (5.08%) CRM
11 3 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
2 22 (37.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.78%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
4 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (52.54%) ISTQB
2 30 (50.85%) SC Cleared
2 30 (50.85%) Security Cleared
3 28 (47.46%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (47.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (47.46%) MCITP
4 25 (42.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 18 (30.51%) ISEB
6 15 (25.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (23.73%) CISSP
8 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
9 6 (10.17%) GIAC
10 5 (8.47%) CISA
10 5 (8.47%) CISM
11 4 (6.78%) CRISC
12 2 (3.39%) Degree
12 2 (3.39%) CCNA
13 1 (1.69%) MCSE
13 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (57.63%) HP
2 27 (45.76%) Cisco
2 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 3 (5.08%) VMware
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
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