Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 229 258
Rank change year-on-year -12 +29 +27
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 7 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 11
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £318 £336 £388
90th Percentile £744 £541 £529
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6308 5856 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.36% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5014 4674 6040
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £317 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.54 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -9.52% +16.67%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the City of London

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the City of London

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) OWASP
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) iManage
4 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
4 1 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Protractor
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (14.29%) Static Program Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (14.29%) nginx
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (14.29%) Apache Pig
1 1 (14.29%) nginx
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) HBase
1 1 (14.29%) Impala
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Protractor
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Chief Technology Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Developer in Test
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) Java EE
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) Kafka
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) OWASP
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) CQRS
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Social Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Static Program Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) iManage
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Perforce
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin