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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 71 74
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 5 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 0.31% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.37% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 14
Median daily rate £405 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +11.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year - +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.99

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 828 807 976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 80.94% 84.50% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 439 511
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 22
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.74 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
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 27 June 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 -11 5 £405 -22.85%
Security Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 16 (80.00%) Unix
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) CEH
2 12 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 12 (60.00%) Risk Management
2 12 (60.00%) OSCP
2 12 (60.00%) CREST Certified
3 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (20.00%) Network Security
6 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Spring Security
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Spring
8 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) SOAP
8 2 (10.00%) User Stories

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (35.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Security Penetration Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Security Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Spring Security
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) OAuth
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Unix
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Risk Management
1 12 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (40.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.00%) Threat Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) CEH
2 12 (60.00%) CREST Certified
2 12 (60.00%) OSCP
3 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared