Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 214 206
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8 -23
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 12 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.24% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 25
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.43% +17.21%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £284
90th Percentile £563 £506 £513
England median daily rate £500 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5782 6956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.35% 83.86% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3723 4214
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.15 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Testing in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire +14 6 £465 -15.45%
Merseyside +9 3 £425 - 1
Manchester +12 2 - - 1
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (33.33%) OWASP
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (25.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Nessus
4 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Imperva
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Metasploit
4 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 802.15
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (8.33%) IPv6
1 1 (8.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) OAuth
1 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Kali Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) OWASP
2 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) GCED
2 1 (8.33%) GCFA
2 1 (8.33%) GCIA
2 1 (8.33%) GCIH
2 1 (8.33%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) GREM
2 1 (8.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (8.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nessus
1 2 (16.67%) Nexpose
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (8.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Imperva
1 2 (16.67%) Rapid7
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft