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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 213 229 230
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 41 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 7
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£400 £165 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -56.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £133 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £433 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £37.49 -
% change year-on-year
+41.34% -
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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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
Hampshire +16 20 £400 - 4
Surrey +12 9 £428 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £288 -
West Sussex - 2 £363 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (50.00%) HP
2 32 (45.71%) ISTQB
2 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
3 31 (44.29%) SC Cleared
4 29 (41.43%) MCITP
4 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
4 29 (41.43%) UNIX
4 29 (41.43%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (41.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (40.00%) Cisco
5 28 (40.00%) HTML
5 28 (40.00%) .NET
5 28 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 27 (38.57%) ASP.NET
6 27 (38.57%) JSP
7 26 (37.14%) Linux
7 26 (37.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (34.29%) Knowledge Management
9 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
9 23 (32.86%) PowerShell
10 22 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (28.57%) Information Security
11 20 (28.57%) ISEB
11 20 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (24.29%) CISSP
13 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 16 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
15 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
15 13 (18.57%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Firewall
2 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) HTTP
4 1 (1.43%) Wireless
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) JUnit
2 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.43%) Subversion
2 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Consultant
2 16 (22.86%) Security Consultant
3 15 (21.43%) Test Specialist
4 11 (15.71%) Architect
5 9 (12.86%) Test Manager
5 9 (12.86%) Security Architect
6 8 (11.43%) Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Security Manager
10 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Information Security Consultant
10 2 (2.86%) Tester
11 1 (1.43%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 1 (1.43%) Testing Manager
11 1 (1.43%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.00%) HTML
1 28 (40.00%) .NET
2 27 (38.57%) ASP.NET
2 27 (38.57%) JSP
3 2 (2.86%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.86%) XML
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Management Information System
2 12 (17.14%) PKI
3 11 (15.71%) Cryptography
3 11 (15.71%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (11.43%) Smart Meter
5 3 (4.29%) Statistics
6 2 (2.86%) Open Source
6 2 (2.86%) RMADS
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.43%) User Experience
7 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.43%) GIS
7 1 (1.43%) Handset
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) UNIX
2 26 (37.14%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Knowledge Management
2 22 (31.43%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (28.57%) Information Security
3 20 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 13 (18.57%) Risk Management
5 13 (18.57%) Project Management
6 11 (15.71%) Data Protection
7 9 (12.86%) ITIL
8 8 (11.43%) Security Management
8 8 (11.43%) Cyber Security
9 7 (10.00%) OWASP
9 7 (10.00%) Information Assurance
9 7 (10.00%) Information Security Management
10 5 (7.14%) ISMS
10 5 (7.14%) Test Management
10 5 (7.14%) Information Management
10 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.71%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 23 (32.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) ISTQB
1 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.29%) SC Cleared
3 29 (41.43%) MCITP
3 29 (41.43%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (41.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (37.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 20 (28.57%) ISEB
6 17 (24.29%) CISSP
7 16 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
9 8 (11.43%) GIAC
10 7 (10.00%) CISA
10 7 (10.00%) CISM
11 6 (8.57%) CRISC
12 3 (4.29%) Degree
13 2 (2.86%) CCNA
14 1 (1.43%) MCSE
14 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.86%) QA
4 1 (1.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Nessus
2 1 (1.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) HP
2 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
3 28 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (8.57%) Oracle
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (1.43%) Coverity
7 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
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