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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 231 203 218
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 31 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.64% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.80% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 16
Median daily rate £450 £406 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £350 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £52.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.74 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.43%
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
7206 7649 6953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.54% 79.89% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 4568 3825
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 245 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 9 £450 +9.09% 1
West Sussex -7 6 £388 +6.89%
Hampshire -3 5 £450 +16.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Surrey -23 3 £500 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +9 2 £288 -16.36%
Sussex - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.33%) HP
3 23 (30.67%) Test Scripting
3 23 (30.67%) Security Cleared
4 22 (29.33%) ISTQB
5 21 (28.00%) Linux
6 20 (26.67%) Unix
6 20 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
8 16 (21.33%) Information Security
8 16 (21.33%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (18.67%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (18.67%) ISEB
10 13 (17.33%) QA
10 13 (17.33%) Waterfall
10 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (16.00%) Risk Management
12 11 (14.67%) Finance
12 11 (14.67%) CISSP
12 11 (14.67%) Cisco
12 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
12 11 (14.67%) SQL
12 11 (14.67%) Oracle
12 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (13.33%) Performance Testing
13 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
13 10 (13.33%) PCI DSS
13 10 (13.33%) Information Assurance
13 10 (13.33%) Risk Assessment

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.33%) JBoss
2 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Apache
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.67%) Confluence
3 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) 802.15
3 3 (4.00%) DNS
3 3 (4.00%) FTP
3 3 (4.00%) IPsec
3 3 (4.00%) IPv6
3 3 (4.00%) SMTP
3 3 (4.00%) SSH
3 3 (4.00%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.67%) Network Security
5 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 6 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.67%) Selenium
4 3 (4.00%) JIRA
5 2 (2.67%) Ant
5 2 (2.67%) AppScan
5 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.67%) Gradle
5 2 (2.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.67%) Maven
5 2 (2.67%) Metasploit
5 2 (2.67%) QARun
5 2 (2.67%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.67%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.33%) MSTest
6 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Consultant
3 11 (14.67%) Security Consultant
4 9 (12.00%) Tester
5 7 (9.33%) Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.00%) Test Specialist
7 5 (6.67%) Programme Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Integration Specialist
8 4 (5.33%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Security Advisor
8 4 (5.33%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Web Services
2 8 (10.67%) .NET
2 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (10.67%) HTML
3 7 (9.33%) SOAP
3 7 (9.33%) XML
4 6 (8.00%) XML Messaging
5 3 (4.00%) 802.1X
5 3 (4.00%) RESTful
6 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.67%) REST
7 1 (1.33%) Behat
7 1 (1.33%) Node.js
7 1 (1.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.33%) Cryptography
2 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) User Experience
4 4 (5.33%) CESG
4 4 (5.33%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.00%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) PKI
6 2 (2.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.33%) EPoS
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Linux
2 20 (26.67%) Unix
3 10 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.67%) Android
5 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.67%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.67%) Test Scripting
3 16 (21.33%) Information Security
4 14 (18.67%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (17.33%) Waterfall
6 12 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Information Assurance
8 10 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 10 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.67%) Defect Management
10 8 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (9.33%) CRM
11 7 (9.33%) Project Management
11 7 (9.33%) Scrum
11 7 (9.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) Java
3 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.33%) Python
5 7 (9.33%) VBScript
6 6 (8.00%) C#
7 3 (4.00%) C
8 2 (2.67%) C++
8 2 (2.67%) Groovy
8 2 (2.67%) Perl
8 2 (2.67%) Ruby
8 2 (2.67%) Scala
8 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (29.33%) ISTQB
3 20 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.67%) ISEB
5 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (14.67%) CISSP
7 9 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (12.00%) MCITP
7 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (8.00%) CEH
9 5 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (6.67%) Degree
10 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.67%) CISA
10 2 (2.67%) CISM
10 2 (2.67%) CRISC
10 2 (2.67%) GIAC
10 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.33%) QA
2 12 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (13.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.33%) RMADS
5 3 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.67%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (2.67%) ISO27005
6 2 (2.67%) SSAE 16
7 1 (1.33%) EFQM
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Sendmail
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (21.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Ansible
2 2 (2.67%) Nessus
2 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 2 (2.67%) SELinux
3 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) HP
2 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.67%) Cisco
3 11 (14.67%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.33%) IBM
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (2.67%) Qualys
6 2 (2.67%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.67%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) Sun
6 2 (2.67%) Veracode
7 1 (1.33%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.33%) Splunk
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