The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 123 146
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.085% 0.24% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.29% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1979 2044 2420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.78% 80.13% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1177 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 162 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the East of England

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in the East of England

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire -6 2 - -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 4 (80.00%) Sophos
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
2 4 (80.00%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) ISO 9000
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Programme Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (80.00%) Sophos
1 4 (80.00%) Symantec