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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 220 220 225
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 50 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.46% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £291 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.83% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.74 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £55.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.87% +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
7601 6804 6394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.70% 74.39% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3831 3521
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 260 258
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 August 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
Surrey +17 23 £400 +34.45%
Berkshire +3 12 £406 +27.95% 5
Hampshire -21 7 £388 +6.16% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £450 +20.00% 1
East Sussex - 2 £575 -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (45.05%) HP
2 38 (41.76%) ISTQB
3 37 (40.66%) Security Cleared
4 36 (39.56%) SC Cleared
4 36 (39.56%) UNIX
5 30 (32.97%) Information Security
5 30 (32.97%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (25.27%) Linux
8 21 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
9 20 (21.98%) TCP/IP
9 20 (21.98%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (21.98%) Telecoms
10 19 (20.88%) Cisco
10 19 (20.88%) CISSP
10 19 (20.88%) HTML
10 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
10 19 (20.88%) .NET
10 19 (20.88%) Test Management
10 19 (20.88%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (19.78%) MCITP
11 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (19.78%) Management Information System
11 18 (19.78%) Firewall
12 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
12 17 (18.68%) Perl
12 17 (18.68%) SQL
12 17 (18.68%) JSP
12 17 (18.68%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.10%) Apache
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.98%) TCP/IP
2 18 (19.78%) Firewall
3 3 (3.30%) VPN
4 2 (2.20%) DNS
4 2 (2.20%) SSL
4 2 (2.20%) TACACS
4 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.10%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.10%) Network Security
5 1 (1.10%) HSPA
5 1 (1.10%) Wireless
5 1 (1.10%) IPv6
5 1 (1.10%) 802.15
5 1 (1.10%) GPRS
5 1 (1.10%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.10%) UMTS
5 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.30%) JMeter
2 3 (3.30%) Selenium
3 2 (2.20%) NSubstitute
4 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.10%) TestNG
4 1 (1.10%) Maven
4 1 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 20 (21.98%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.99%) Finance
3 8 (8.79%) Legal
4 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.40%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Consultant
2 23 (25.27%) Architect
3 17 (18.68%) Security Consultant
4 13 (14.29%) Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Security Architect
5 12 (13.19%) Test Specialist
5 12 (13.19%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Test Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Test Leader
7 7 (7.69%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Tester
8 6 (6.59%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.40%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Test Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Security Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Senior Tester
11 2 (2.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.88%) HTML
1 19 (20.88%) .NET
2 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
2 17 (18.68%) JSP
3 16 (17.58%) SOAP
3 16 (17.58%) XML
3 16 (17.58%) XML Messaging
4 4 (4.40%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.10%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.09%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (10.99%) PKI
3 10 (10.99%) Smart Meter
4 8 (8.79%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.30%) RMADS
7 2 (2.20%) NHS
7 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.10%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.10%) Handset
8 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.10%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.56%) UNIX
2 23 (25.27%) Linux
3 4 (4.40%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.10%) CentOS
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) Information Security
1 30 (32.97%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (20.88%) Test Management
4 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
4 17 (18.68%) OWASP
5 16 (17.58%) Validation
6 15 (16.48%) Risk Management
6 15 (16.48%) Use Case
6 15 (16.48%) Patch Management
6 15 (16.48%) Security Patching
7 14 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 14 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
7 14 (15.38%) Cyber Security
8 11 (12.09%) Data Protection
9 9 (9.89%) Project Management
9 9 (9.89%) Information Security Management
9 9 (9.89%) Security Management
10 8 (8.79%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) JavaScript
2 17 (18.68%) Perl
2 17 (18.68%) SQL
2 17 (18.68%) PowerShell
3 15 (16.48%) PL/SQL
4 14 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.40%) Java
6 3 (3.30%) C
7 2 (2.20%) C#
8 1 (1.10%) C++
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) Python
8 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (41.76%) ISTQB
2 37 (40.66%) Security Cleared
3 36 (39.56%) SC Cleared
4 20 (21.98%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (20.88%) CISSP
6 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (19.78%) MCITP
7 17 (18.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (16.48%) GIAC
8 15 (16.48%) ISEB
9 12 (13.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (7.69%) CISM
10 7 (7.69%) DV Cleared
11 6 (6.59%) Degree
12 5 (5.49%) CISA
13 4 (4.40%) CCNA
14 3 (3.30%) CRISC
15 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 1 (1.10%) MCSE
16 1 (1.10%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.59%) QA
4 3 (3.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) Firmware
2 1 (1.10%) Snort
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (20.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.30%) Nessus
3 1 (1.10%) Nmap
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) HP
2 20 (21.98%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.88%) Cisco
4 15 (16.48%) Oracle
5 3 (3.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix
7 1 (1.10%) BMC
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.10%) Remedy
7 1 (1.10%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.10%) Coverity
7 1 (1.10%) Percona