The median contractor rate for a Security Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Tester
England / London
Rank 398 416 406
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.014% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.014% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £333 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.30% -8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £307 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £359 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 £438
% change year-on-year - +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Security Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Tester in London

Security Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Tester in London

Security Tester
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 Security Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London - 1 - - 1
Security Tester
England

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Security Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Security Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) CEH
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) SANS
3 2 (40.00%) OSCP
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) CESG
4 1 (20.00%) Nessus
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) GIAC
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) WorldPay
4 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
4 1 (20.00%) Kali Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Fintech
4 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader

Security Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Kali Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Social Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) OSCP
2 2 (40.00%) SANS
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) WorldPay