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 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 151 188
Rank change year-on-year -7 +37  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.24% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.27% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Median daily rate £425 £435 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +24.28%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2628 2969 4223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.55% 87.71% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 2378 3263
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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

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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) API Testing
4 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Kanban
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Advertising
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) Games
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) Impala
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
6 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (18.18%) Big Data
6 2 (18.18%) Kafka
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (18.18%) SABSA

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 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Drupal
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 2 (18.18%) Impala
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (36.36%) Advertising
1 4 (36.36%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Development Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Information Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Software Development Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Test Development Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Java Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) Kafka
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) React
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) API Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Information Assurance
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) OWASP
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) R
3 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk
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