The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 76 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.46% 0.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £483 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.09% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 -

Security Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 859 876 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.56% 83.99% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 470 469
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Security Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in Buckinghamshire

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes +6 9 £483 -8.09% 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 £405 -
Security Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (72.22%) Unix
2 26 (72.22%) Windows
3 23 (63.89%) Risk Management
4 22 (61.11%) OSCP
4 22 (61.11%) CEH
4 22 (61.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 22 (61.11%) CREST Certified
5 21 (58.33%) DV Cleared
6 14 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (36.11%) Protective Monitoring
7 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
7 13 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
8 9 (25.00%) Firewall
9 6 (16.67%) Information Security
9 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (13.89%) SANS
10 5 (13.89%) CLAS
10 5 (13.89%) Patch Management
10 5 (13.89%) Security Patching
10 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (13.89%) GIAC
10 5 (13.89%) CISSP
10 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
11 4 (11.11%) OWASP
11 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
11 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
11 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
1 4 (11.11%) MS Project
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
1 3 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (11.11%) Legal
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Back Office
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Tester
3 9 (25.00%) Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Security Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Unix
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Risk Management
2 22 (61.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
4 13 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Protective Monitoring
5 6 (16.67%) Information Security
5 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (13.89%) Patch Management
6 5 (13.89%) Security Patching
6 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
7 4 (11.11%) OWASP
7 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.56%) Security Operations
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.78%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 27 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (61.11%) CEH
2 22 (61.11%) CREST Certified
2 22 (61.11%) OSCP
3 21 (58.33%) DV Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 5 (13.89%) CLAS
5 5 (13.89%) GIAC
5 5 (13.89%) SANS
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.78%) Qualys
2 1 (2.78%) Splunk