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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Testing
England / East of England
Rank 123 119 128
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £313 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.25%  
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 - £60.74 -

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 1796 1971 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.69% 80.71% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1172 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Hertfordshire +3 2 - - 2
Essex -10 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS

Security Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) SOC Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (50.00%) Sophos
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec