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 3 months to 26 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.

Security Testing
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 321 396
Rank change year-on-year -53 +75  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 50 97 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.45% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.53% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 23
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year - +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.99

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 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 17979 18242 19175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.61% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12883 13341 13612
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 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 254
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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 0 9 £425 - 3
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 44 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.93%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (33.04%) Test Automation
4 29 (25.89%) Java
5 24 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (20.54%) Open Source
6 23 (20.54%) SAML
6 23 (20.54%) Kerberos
6 23 (20.54%) Information Security
7 22 (19.64%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (17.86%) Firewall
8 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 20 (17.86%) OWASP
9 19 (16.96%) Security Architecture
9 19 (16.96%) Scrum
10 18 (16.07%) BDD
11 17 (15.18%) Finance
11 17 (15.18%) C#
12 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 16 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 16 (14.29%) Google
12 16 (14.29%) Cryptography
12 16 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 16 (14.29%) SDLC
13 15 (13.39%) CISSP
14 14 (12.50%) Kubernetes
15 13 (11.61%) HP Fortify
16 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
16 12 (10.71%) .NET
16 12 (10.71%) QA

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 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.57%) Confluence
3 3 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.68%) CMS
3 3 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.68%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.57%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) IaaS
4 2 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.54%) Kerberos
2 20 (17.86%) Firewall
3 9 (8.04%) Internet
4 5 (4.46%) LDAP
4 5 (4.46%) Network Security
5 4 (3.57%) VPN
6 3 (2.68%) HTTP
7 2 (1.79%) 2G
7 2 (1.79%) 3G
7 2 (1.79%) 4G
7 2 (1.79%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.79%) Intranet
7 2 (1.79%) LTE
7 2 (1.79%) MVNO
7 2 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.79%) SCCP
7 2 (1.79%) SSH
7 2 (1.79%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.68%) InfluxDB
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Selenium
1 11 (9.82%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.14%) AppScan
2 8 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.36%) JIRA
4 4 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.89%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.89%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.89%) JMeter
5 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.89%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.89%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.89%) Paros
5 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Advertising
4 5 (4.46%) Games
5 4 (3.57%) Legal
6 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Law
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Analyst
2 22 (19.64%) Security Analyst
3 21 (18.75%) Architect
4 20 (17.86%) Security Architect
5 13 (11.61%) Security Engineer
6 12 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 12 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 12 (10.71%) Tester
7 9 (8.04%) Application Security Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Consultant
8 7 (6.25%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.36%) Java Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Penetration Tester
9 6 (5.36%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Developer
10 5 (4.46%) IT Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.57%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.54%) SAML
2 12 (10.71%) .NET
3 9 (8.04%) Web Services
4 7 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 6 (5.36%) RESTful
5 6 (5.36%) SOAP
6 4 (3.57%) J2EE
7 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.89%) Ajax
8 1 (0.89%) CSS
8 1 (0.89%) HTML
8 1 (0.89%) jQuery
8 1 (0.89%) JSON
8 1 (0.89%) React
8 1 (0.89%) REST
8 1 (0.89%) WPF
8 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
1 9 (8.04%) Wiki
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) BYOD
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.89%) Fintech
6 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Linux
2 5 (4.46%) Unix
2 5 (4.46%) Windows
3 1 (0.89%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.93%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (33.04%) Test Automation
4 23 (20.54%) Information Security
4 23 (20.54%) Open Source
5 22 (19.64%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (17.86%) OWASP
7 19 (16.96%) Scrum
7 19 (16.96%) Security Architecture
8 18 (16.07%) BDD
9 16 (14.29%) Cryptography
9 16 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 16 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 16 (14.29%) SDLC
10 12 (10.71%) Data Protection
10 12 (10.71%) User Stories
11 11 (9.82%) DevOps
12 10 (8.93%) E-Commerce
12 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (8.04%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) Java
2 17 (15.18%) C#
3 12 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.57%) C
4 4 (3.57%) C++
4 4 (3.57%) Ruby
5 3 (2.68%) SQL
6 2 (1.79%) Groovy
6 2 (1.79%) Python
6 2 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (0.89%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.89%) Go
7 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) CISSP
3 12 (10.71%) CESG Certified Professional
3 12 (10.71%) OSCP
4 11 (9.82%) Degree
5 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.25%) CEH
8 6 (5.36%) CISA
8 6 (5.36%) CISM
9 5 (4.46%) CREST Certified
10 4 (3.57%) ISTQB
11 3 (2.68%) ISEB
11 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.79%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.79%) CRISC
12 2 (1.79%) SANS
13 1 (0.89%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (10.71%) QA
2 6 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (3.57%) JSP 440
4 3 (2.68%) ISO 22301
4 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.79%) PMO
5 2 (1.79%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.89%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.89%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (9.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.61%) HP Fortify
3 8 (7.14%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.68%) Ambari
4 3 (2.68%) collectd
4 3 (2.68%) Grafana
4 3 (2.68%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.68%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (1.79%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) Google
1 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) HP
3 8 (7.14%) CA
4 5 (4.46%) Splunk
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe
5 3 (2.68%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.89%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) iManage
6 1 (0.89%) Informatica
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle
6 1 (0.89%) Xamarin