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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 370 372
Rank change year-on-year +27 +2  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 59 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 28
Median daily rate £500 £438 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +3.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £307 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £565 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.50 -

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 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 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 -12 4 £425 -2.29% 3
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 41 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.21%) Open Source
3 29 (25.44%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (23.68%) Security Architecture
4 27 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (22.81%) Security Cleared
6 23 (20.18%) Java
7 20 (17.54%) CISSP
7 20 (17.54%) Information Security
7 20 (17.54%) Risk Management
8 18 (15.79%) Kerberos
8 18 (15.79%) BDD
8 18 (15.79%) Selenium
9 17 (14.91%) Google
10 16 (14.04%) Cryptography
10 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
10 16 (14.04%) Degree
10 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
10 16 (14.04%) OWASP
10 16 (14.04%) SAML
11 15 (13.16%) Test Automation
11 15 (13.16%) Kubernetes
12 14 (12.28%) OSCP
12 14 (12.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
13 13 (11.40%) Scrum
13 13 (11.40%) CISM
13 13 (11.40%) Firewall
13 13 (11.40%) Identity Management

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 6 (5.26%) CMS
2 4 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.51%) Drupal
3 3 (2.63%) Confluence
4 2 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.75%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.88%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.39%) SaaS
4 3 (2.63%) PaaS
5 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.75%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.79%) Kerberos
2 13 (11.40%) Firewall
3 7 (6.14%) VPN
4 6 (5.26%) LDAP
4 6 (5.26%) Network Security
5 4 (3.51%) SCCP
6 3 (2.63%) HTTP
7 2 (1.75%) 2G
7 2 (1.75%) 3G
7 2 (1.75%) 4G
7 2 (1.75%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.75%) LTE
7 2 (1.75%) MVNO
7 2 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.75%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.51%) Big Data
3 4 (3.51%) InfluxDB
4 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.75%) Impala
5 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.75%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (15.79%) Selenium
2 13 (11.40%) JIRA
3 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.02%) JMeter
5 6 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.39%) JUnit
6 5 (4.39%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.51%) Protractor
8 3 (2.63%) AppScan
8 3 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.63%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.75%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.75%) DbUnit
9 2 (1.75%) FishEye
9 2 (1.75%) Hudson
9 2 (1.75%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Advertising
3 4 (3.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Games
3 4 (3.51%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Law
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (28.95%) Architect
2 26 (22.81%) Security Architect
3 23 (20.18%) Tester
4 21 (18.42%) Analyst
5 17 (14.91%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 14 (12.28%) Security Analyst
7 11 (9.65%) Test Engineer
8 10 (8.77%) Automation Tester
8 10 (8.77%) Consultant
8 10 (8.77%) Penetration Tester
8 10 (8.77%) Security Consultant
9 7 (6.14%) Developer
9 7 (6.14%) Developer in Test
9 7 (6.14%) IT Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Information Architect
10 6 (5.26%) Information Assurance Leader
10 6 (5.26%) Lead Architect
10 6 (5.26%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) SAML
2 12 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 8 (7.02%) Web Services
4 6 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.26%) RESTful
4 6 (5.26%) SOAP
5 5 (4.39%) HTML
6 4 (3.51%) CSS
7 3 (2.63%) Chai
7 3 (2.63%) J2EE
7 3 (2.63%) Spring
8 2 (1.75%) Kafka
9 1 (0.88%) .NET
9 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.88%) OAuth
9 1 (0.88%) React
9 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.39%) CESG
5 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.63%) BYOD
6 3 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.75%) SCADA
8 1 (0.88%) Fintech
8 1 (0.88%) FMCG
8 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Unix
1 4 (3.51%) Windows
2 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.21%) Open Source
3 29 (25.44%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (23.68%) Security Architecture
5 20 (17.54%) Information Security
5 20 (17.54%) Risk Management
6 18 (15.79%) BDD
7 16 (14.04%) Cryptography
7 16 (14.04%) OWASP
7 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
8 15 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 14 (12.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.40%) Identity Management
10 13 (11.40%) Scrum
11 12 (10.53%) Information Assurance
12 11 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (8.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.18%) Java
2 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.14%) C#
4 6 (5.26%) Python
5 5 (4.39%) Scala
6 4 (3.51%) C
7 3 (2.63%) C++
7 3 (2.63%) Ruby
8 2 (1.75%) Perl
8 2 (1.75%) R
8 2 (1.75%) SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.54%) CISSP
3 16 (14.04%) Degree
3 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.28%) OSCP
5 13 (11.40%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (11.40%) CISM
6 10 (8.77%) DV Cleared
7 8 (7.02%) CISA
7 8 (7.02%) CREST Certified
8 7 (6.14%) CEH
9 4 (3.51%) SANS
10 3 (2.63%) CLAS
10 3 (2.63%) GIAC
10 3 (2.63%) GPEN
11 2 (1.75%) CCSP
11 2 (1.75%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) QA
2 10 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.51%) ISO27002
4 4 (3.51%) RMADS
4 4 (3.51%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (2.63%) ISO22301
5 3 (2.63%) ISO27005
5 3 (2.63%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.75%) BS7799
7 1 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.26%) Ambari
3 4 (3.51%) collectd
3 4 (3.51%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (3.51%) Grafana
3 4 (3.51%) HAProxy
3 4 (3.51%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.63%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.88%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Google
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.75%) Adobe
3 2 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.75%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.88%) AppSense
4 1 (0.88%) Brocade
4 1 (0.88%) Calypso
4 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco
4 1 (0.88%) Fortinet
4 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.88%) HP
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Informatica
4 1 (0.88%) LogRhythm
4 1 (0.88%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) Splunk
4 1 (0.88%) Temenos
4 1 (0.88%) VMware
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