The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Penetration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 22 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.

Penetration Testing
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 339 376
Rank change year-on-year +24 +37  
Contract jobs citing Penetration Testing 101 92 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 60 40
Median daily rate £500 £525 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £423 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £19.63 £45.00
% change year-on-year +205.73% -56.38%  

Penetration 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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17963 18514 19265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12871 13532 13649
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 162 262
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.00 £55.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Penetration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Penetration Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Penetration Testing in London

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Penetration Testing in London

Penetration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Penetration Testing in London

Penetration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Penetration Testing in London

Penetration Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Penetration Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London +8 10 £550 +14.28% 2
Canary Wharf +3 3 £550 -8.33%
Croydon -4 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £575 -
Penetration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Penetration 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 London region with a requirement for Penetration Testing.

1 76 (38.19%) Information Security
2 62 (31.16%) Linux
3 58 (29.15%) Network Security
4 49 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (24.12%) Java
6 44 (22.11%) Configuration Management
7 43 (21.61%) Security Cleared
7 43 (21.61%) Puppet
8 40 (20.10%) Intrusion Detection
9 39 (19.60%) Management Information System
9 39 (19.60%) CISSP
9 39 (19.60%) Security Monitoring
10 38 (19.10%) Security Testing
11 36 (18.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 36 (18.09%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
13 34 (17.09%) TCP/IP
13 34 (17.09%) Windows
14 33 (16.58%) Firewall
15 31 (15.58%) HTTP
15 31 (15.58%) SANS
16 29 (14.57%) PCI DSS
16 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
16 29 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
16 29 (14.57%) ITIL
17 26 (13.07%) Python
17 26 (13.07%) Cryptography
17 26 (13.07%) IaaS
17 26 (13.07%) DevOps
18 25 (12.56%) OWASP

Penetration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (1.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (1.51%) CMS
1 3 (1.51%) nginx
1 3 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (1.51%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.01%) Apache
2 2 (1.01%) IIS
2 2 (1.01%) Jetty
2 2 (1.01%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.07%) IaaS
3 13 (6.53%) PaaS
4 9 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.01%) SaaS
8 3 (1.51%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.01%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.15%) Network Security
2 40 (20.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 34 (17.09%) TCP/IP
4 33 (16.58%) Firewall
5 31 (15.58%) HTTP
6 24 (12.06%) Internet
7 19 (9.55%) Wireless
8 17 (8.54%) SSL
9 16 (8.04%) IPsec
10 13 (6.53%) HTTPS
11 10 (5.03%) DNS
12 9 (4.52%) Kerberos
13 8 (4.02%) DHCP
14 6 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (3.02%) Ethernet
14 6 (3.02%) OSPF
14 6 (3.02%) SSH
14 6 (3.02%) VPN
15 5 (2.51%) FCoE
15 5 (2.51%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.54%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.04%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.53%) Redis
4 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.54%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.02%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.51%) JIRA
5 2 (1.01%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.50%) Appium
6 1 (0.50%) AppScan
6 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.50%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.50%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (10.55%) Finance
2 17 (8.54%) Legal
3 13 (6.53%) Banking
4 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (27.14%) Analyst
2 47 (23.62%) Security Analyst
3 24 (12.06%) Security Engineer
4 20 (10.05%) Penetration Tester
4 20 (10.05%) Tester
5 18 (9.05%) Consultant
6 15 (7.54%) Security Consultant
7 12 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Operations Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Architect
9 10 (5.03%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (5.03%) Information Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Information Security Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.52%) Application Security Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) Security Officer
11 8 (4.02%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.04%) .NET
1 14 (7.04%) Node.js
2 9 (4.52%) SAML
3 6 (3.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.51%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.01%) J2EE
5 2 (1.01%) Java EE
5 2 (1.01%) Servlets
6 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.60%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.53%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.52%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.52%) Wiki
5 5 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.51%) PKI
6 4 (2.01%) CESG
6 4 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.51%) BYOD
7 3 (1.51%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.51%) Fintech
8 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.01%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.16%) Linux
2 34 (17.09%) Windows
3 14 (7.04%) Mac OS X
4 12 (6.03%) Unix
5 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.01%) Android
6 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) VMS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.19%) Information Security
2 49 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.11%) Configuration Management
4 39 (19.60%) Security Monitoring
5 38 (19.10%) Security Testing
6 36 (18.09%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (18.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 29 (14.57%) ITIL
8 26 (13.07%) Cryptography
8 26 (13.07%) DevOps
9 25 (12.56%) OWASP
10 24 (12.06%) Malware Analysis
11 23 (11.56%) Ethical Hacking
11 23 (11.56%) SDLC
12 22 (11.06%) Security Operations
13 19 (9.55%) Project Management
13 19 (9.55%) Risk Management
13 19 (9.55%) SIEM
14 18 (9.05%) Open Source
14 18 (9.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.12%) Java
2 26 (13.07%) Python
3 20 (10.05%) Ruby
4 14 (7.04%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.53%) C#
5 13 (6.53%) C-shell
5 13 (6.53%) Korn
6 7 (3.52%) C++
7 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.01%) C
8 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.01%) SQL
9 3 (1.51%) Perl
9 3 (1.51%) PHP
10 2 (1.01%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.50%) Scala
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (21.61%) Security Cleared
2 39 (19.60%) CISSP
3 31 (15.58%) SANS
4 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
5 21 (10.55%) CISM
5 21 (10.55%) CREST Certified
6 20 (10.05%) CEH
7 19 (9.55%) Degree
8 18 (9.05%) GIAC
9 17 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (7.04%) CCSP
11 13 (6.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 13 (6.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (6.03%) MAPM
13 8 (4.02%) OSCP
14 6 (3.02%) CISA
14 6 (3.02%) DV Cleared
15 4 (2.01%) CCNP
15 4 (2.01%) CHECK Team Leader
16 3 (1.51%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.57%) PCI DSS
2 25 (12.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (3.02%) QA
4 3 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.51%) GDPR
4 3 (1.51%) ISO 22301
4 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.01%) COBIT
5 2 (1.01%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (2.01%) Docker
2 3 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.01%) Firmware
3 2 (1.01%) Xen
4 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (21.61%) Puppet
2 29 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (8.04%) Ansible
4 12 (6.03%) HP Fortify
5 9 (4.52%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.51%) EnCase
6 5 (2.51%) Nagios
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (1.01%) Nessus
8 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.04%) Dell
3 12 (6.03%) HP
3 12 (6.03%) LogRhythm
3 12 (6.03%) Rapid7
4 9 (4.52%) CA
4 9 (4.52%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.02%) ArcSight
5 8 (4.02%) Splunk
6 6 (3.02%) Cisco
7 5 (2.51%) Infoblox
7 5 (2.51%) Riverbed
7 5 (2.51%) Symantec
7 5 (2.51%) VMware
8 4 (2.01%) Citrix
8 4 (2.01%) Oracle
9 3 (1.51%) Adobe
9 3 (1.51%) Juniper
9 3 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.51%) SAP
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