Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 6 months to 17 November 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 > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 477 501
Rank change year-on-year -25 +24 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 126 146 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 89 65
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £280
90th Percentile £650 £588 £650
England median daily rate £500 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £62.50 - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £39.37 £60.74
% change year-on-year +46.05% -35.18% -

Security Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40725 39072 39570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.97% 86.26% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29617 28032 28294
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 402 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.26 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in London

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in London

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in London

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in London

Security 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 Security Testing within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
West London +2 12 £325 -21.21%
Central London -4 12 £525 +23.53% 2
South London -21 4 £300 -33.33%
North London -8 2 £300 -42.86%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 London region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 50 (39.68%) Test Automation
2 45 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.75%) Java
4 39 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
5 33 (26.19%) OWASP
6 28 (22.22%) CISSP
7 26 (20.63%) Finance
8 23 (18.25%) Test Strategy
9 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
10 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (15.08%) BDD
11 19 (15.08%) JavaScript
12 18 (14.29%) Linux
12 18 (14.29%) Information Security
12 18 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 18 (14.29%) DevOps
13 17 (13.49%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
13 17 (13.49%) JIRA
13 17 (13.49%) QA
14 16 (12.70%) Selenium
14 16 (12.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 16 (12.70%) C#
14 16 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (12.70%) Open Source
15 15 (11.90%) WebDriver
15 15 (11.90%) CRISC
15 15 (11.90%) Python
15 15 (11.90%) PRINCE2
16 14 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking

Security 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 12 (9.52%) Confluence
2 5 (3.97%) Apache Pig
2 5 (3.97%) nginx
3 4 (3.17%) IIS
4 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.94%) GitHub
3 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.79%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.79%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Internet
2 7 (5.56%) Firewall
2 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.76%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.17%) NAS
4 4 (3.17%) SAN
5 3 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (0.79%) 802.11
6 1 (0.79%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) Intranet
6 1 (0.79%) IPsec
6 1 (0.79%) LDAP
6 1 (0.79%) LTE
6 1 (0.79%) SSH
6 1 (0.79%) SSL
6 1 (0.79%) TETRA
6 1 (0.79%) VPN
6 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) Big Data
1 9 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.97%) Impala
3 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.38%) HBase
4 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 17 (13.49%) JIRA
3 16 (12.70%) Selenium
4 15 (11.90%) WebDriver
5 12 (9.52%) Burp Suite
5 12 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 11 (8.73%) JMeter
7 9 (7.14%) GitLab
8 8 (6.35%) Ant
8 8 (6.35%) Gradle
8 8 (6.35%) HP UFT
8 8 (6.35%) Jasmine
8 8 (6.35%) Maven
8 8 (6.35%) Protractor
9 7 (5.56%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.17%) CircleCI
11 4 (3.17%) JUnit
11 4 (3.17%) Travis CI
12 3 (2.38%) Robot Framework
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
3 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Electronics
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Analyst
2 30 (23.81%) Security Analyst
3 20 (15.87%) Application Security Analyst
4 18 (14.29%) Tester
5 10 (7.94%) Consultant
5 10 (7.94%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (6.35%) Java Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.97%) Chief Technology Officer
9 5 (3.97%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Security Advisor
9 5 (3.97%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.17%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) Gherkin
1 11 (8.73%) Web Services
2 8 (6.35%) .NET
3 7 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (5.56%) REST
4 6 (4.76%) RESTful
4 6 (4.76%) SAML
5 5 (3.97%) Kafka
6 3 (2.38%) SOAP
7 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.59%) Java EE
8 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.79%) Ajax
8 1 (0.79%) jQuery
8 1 (0.79%) JSON
8 1 (0.79%) Mason
8 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.79%) WPF
8 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Cyberthreat
1 10 (7.94%) Wiki
2 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.56%) BYOD
3 5 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.59%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.79%) CESG
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
7 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.79%) Life Science
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.29%) Linux
2 12 (9.52%) Unix
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 7 (5.56%) Android
5 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.68%) Test Automation
2 45 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (26.19%) OWASP
5 23 (18.25%) Test Strategy
6 19 (15.08%) BDD
7 18 (14.29%) DevOps
7 18 (14.29%) Information Security
8 17 (13.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (12.70%) Open Source
9 16 (12.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 15 (11.90%) PRINCE2
11 14 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
11 14 (11.11%) SIEM
12 13 (10.32%) SDLC
12 13 (10.32%) Security Architecture
13 12 (9.52%) API Testing
13 12 (9.52%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 40 (31.75%) Java
2 19 (15.08%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.70%) C#
4 15 (11.90%) Python
5 8 (6.35%) PHP
5 8 (6.35%) SQL
6 5 (3.97%) Ruby
7 2 (1.59%) Groovy
7 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.59%) Scala
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) CISSP
2 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.90%) CRISC
4 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.52%) CEH
6 11 (8.73%) CREST Certified
7 10 (7.94%) CASP
7 10 (7.94%) CISA
7 10 (7.94%) MCSE
7 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (7.94%) SSCP
8 8 (6.35%) CISM
9 7 (5.56%) CCSP
9 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (5.56%) Degree
10 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.97%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (3.97%) ISTQB
11 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (3.17%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.49%) QA
2 7 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.59%) Basel II
5 2 (1.59%) Basel III
5 2 (1.59%) COREP
5 2 (1.59%) CRD IV
5 2 (1.59%) GDPR
6 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.79%) IAG
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) HP Fortify
2 9 (7.14%) Nessus
3 7 (5.56%) logstash
4 5 (3.97%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.17%) Ansible
6 2 (1.59%) Nmap
7 1 (0.79%) Ambari
7 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.79%) Kibana
7 1 (0.79%) Nagios
7 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.79%) Puppet
7 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.32%) HP
3 12 (9.52%) Splunk
4 9 (7.14%) Qualys
5 7 (5.56%) AlienVault
6 6 (4.76%) SAP
7 5 (3.97%) CA
7 5 (3.97%) Perforce
8 4 (3.17%) Google
8 4 (3.17%) Oracle
9 3 (2.38%) Cisco
10 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.59%) F5
10 2 (1.59%) ForeScout
10 2 (1.59%) IBM
10 2 (1.59%) Juniper
10 2 (1.59%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.59%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.79%) iManage
11 1 (0.79%) Informatica