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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 226 231 213
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 31 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.070% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.099% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 9
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£425 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £424 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00
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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +7 12 £348 -
Hampshire -9 10 £463 - 2
Berkshire - 6 £475 -
Middlesex - 3 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 22 (33.85%) ISTQB
1 22 (33.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.31%) MCITP
2 21 (32.31%) Cisco
2 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
3 20 (30.77%) UNIX
4 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
5 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (26.15%) HP
6 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
7 16 (24.62%) Linux
7 16 (24.62%) Information Security
7 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
7 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
7 16 (24.62%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (24.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (23.08%) HTML
8 15 (23.08%) .NET
8 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 15 (23.08%) JSP
8 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.00%) PKI
10 13 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (20.00%) Data Protection
11 12 (18.46%) PCI DSS
11 12 (18.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (18.46%) CISSP
11 12 (18.46%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.54%) IIS
1 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Network Security
2 4 (6.15%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.08%) ZigBee
4 2 (3.08%) HSPA
4 2 (3.08%) Wireless
4 2 (3.08%) 802.15
4 2 (3.08%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) IPv6
4 2 (3.08%) GPRS
4 2 (3.08%) HTTP
4 2 (3.08%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.08%) UMTS
5 1 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) SMTP
5 1 (1.54%) LDAP
5 1 (1.54%) LAN
5 1 (1.54%) FTP
5 1 (1.54%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
1 4 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.62%) NeoLoad
3 2 (3.08%) JMeter
4 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Billing
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Security Specialist
2 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Consultant
2 11 (16.92%) Security Consultant
3 7 (10.77%) Test Manager
3 7 (10.77%) Tester
4 6 (9.23%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Test Specialist
5 4 (6.15%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Support Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.62%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Information Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Project Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Test Project Leader
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.62%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.08%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) HTML
1 15 (23.08%) .NET
1 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 15 (23.08%) JSP
2 4 (6.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.54%) RESTful
3 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) PKI
1 13 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (18.46%) Management Information System
3 11 (16.92%) Cryptography
4 10 (15.38%) Smart Meter
5 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.54%) DTV
6 1 (1.54%) IVR
6 1 (1.54%) CESG
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) UNIX
2 16 (24.62%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Windows
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Information Security
1 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
1 16 (24.62%) Penetration Testing
1 16 (24.62%) Vulnerability Management
2 13 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
3 11 (16.92%) Security Management
4 10 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (15.38%) Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.31%) Information Management
6 8 (12.31%) Information Security Management
7 6 (9.23%) ISMS
7 6 (9.23%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.15%) Change Control
9 4 (6.15%) Load Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.62%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
2 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.77%) VB
4 6 (9.23%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) VBA
5 1 (1.54%) C++
5 1 (1.54%) Java
5 1 (1.54%) Perl
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) SQL
5 1 (1.54%) VBScript
5 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) ISTQB
1 22 (33.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.31%) MCITP
3 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
4 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (24.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (18.46%) CISSP
8 9 (13.85%) ISEB
8 9 (13.85%) DV Cleared
9 6 (9.23%) CISA
9 6 (9.23%) CISM
10 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (4.62%) Degree
11 3 (4.62%) CRISC
12 1 (1.54%) GIAC
12 1 (1.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) PCI DSS
1 12 (18.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.92%) QA
3 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Firmware
2 1 (1.54%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Cisco
1 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.15%) HP
3 8 (12.31%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) IBM
5 3 (4.62%) Sun
5 3 (4.62%) McAfee
5 3 (4.62%) Tripwire
5 3 (4.62%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (4.62%) Qualys
5 3 (4.62%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Teradata
6 1 (1.54%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.54%) F5
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