Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 15 August 2018 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 > North East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 79 157
Rank change year-on-year -24 +78 -46
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.16% 1.61% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 1.83% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
North East median daily rate £395 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -20.73% +22.39%
10th Percentile £377 £305 £405
90th Percentile £422 £345 £415
England median daily rate £523 £481 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +13.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year -33.33% +33.35% -25.36%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,098 1,094 2,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.59% 87.80% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 713 1,464
North East median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +13.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £257 £224
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 117
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £24.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% -11.61% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.16 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.90 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the North East

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the North East

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear -19 2 £395 +21.54% 1
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) GCIA
1 1 (50.00%) GSEC
1 1 (50.00%) Nessus
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Qualys
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) GCED

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Protractor
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer in Test
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Resilience
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) GCED
1 1 (50.00%) GCIA
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) GSEC
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Qualys