Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Tester was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Security Tester
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 628 602 618
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Tester 7 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.038% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.040% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
London median daily rate £500 £600 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +45.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £363 £485 £400
90th Percentile £588 £700 £582
England median daily rate £500 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Security Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Security Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Tester in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +1 1 - -
West London -5 1 £500 -
Security Tester
England

Security Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Terraform
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) Server Building
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance

Security Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
4 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) CEH
3 1 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Terraform
2 1 (14.29%) HP Fortify