Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 26 May 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 245 336
Rank change year-on-year +89 +91 -35
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 82 111 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 0.76% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.86% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 86 19
Median daily rate £525 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +13.89% +1.12%
10th Percentile £454 £396 £149
90th Percentile £638 £626 £730
England median daily rate £539 £520 £538
% change year-on-year +3.65% -3.26% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.86 - -
England median hourly rate £17.86 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -48.97% -22.22% -

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,069 12,856 14,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.95% 87.53% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,530 7,739 8,540
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £277
90th Percentile £610 £608 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 469 472
Median hourly rate £26.61 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.72
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Testing in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Testing in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
Thames Valley +79 57 £510 -7.27% 2
Berkshire +86 52 £520 -5.45% 1
Surrey +58 11 £700 +14.29% 1
Hampshire +39 10 £510 +11.48%
Buckinghamshire +29 5 £470 -12.16% 1
East Sussex +28 2 - -
West Sussex +15 2 £550 +7.32%
Kent +24 1 £625 -1.96%
Security Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 54 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (65.85%) DevOps
2 51 (62.20%) Test Automation
3 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
4 47 (57.32%) SQL
4 47 (57.32%) Azure
4 47 (57.32%) Analytics
5 46 (56.10%) Power BI
5 46 (56.10%) Data Lake
5 46 (56.10%) Visual Studio
5 46 (56.10%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (56.10%) Data Management
5 46 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (56.10%) Power Platform
6 43 (52.44%) HDInsight
7 41 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 41 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (50.00%) Windows
7 41 (50.00%) Data-Driven Testing
8 39 (47.56%) PaaS
9 38 (46.34%) IaaS
9 38 (46.34%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (41.46%) PowerShell
10 34 (41.46%) Infrastructure as Code
11 28 (34.15%) Scrum
12 26 (31.71%) Informatica
13 22 (26.83%) Project Delivery
14 17 (20.73%) Data Modelling
15 11 (13.41%) Information Security
16 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.66%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (57.32%) Azure
2 46 (56.10%) Power Platform
3 39 (47.56%) PaaS
4 38 (46.34%) IaaS
5 8 (9.76%) AWS
6 2 (2.44%) Boomi
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.22%) Route 53
7 1 (1.22%) SaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) DMZ
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) Network Security
2 1 (1.22%) PPP
2 1 (1.22%) SSL
2 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
2 1 (1.22%) Wireless
2 1 (1.22%) Wireless Security
2 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (56.10%) Data Lake
1 46 (56.10%) Power BI
1 46 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 43 (52.44%) HDInsight
3 9 (10.98%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 46 (56.10%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.66%) JMeter
4 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.22%) AppScan
5 1 (1.22%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
5 1 (1.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.22%) Paros
5 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Legal
3 2 (2.44%) Automotive
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (56.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (19.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 16 (19.51%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) Azure DevOps
4 11 (13.41%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Data Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.32%) Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) Security Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Applications Tester
10 3 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Tester
11 2 (2.44%) AWS Consultant
11 2 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 2 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) .NET
1 1 (1.22%) BAPI
1 1 (1.22%) EDI
1 1 (1.22%) EJB
1 1 (1.22%) IDoc
1 1 (1.22%) JDBC
1 1 (1.22%) SAP ALE
1 1 (1.22%) SAP PI
1 1 (1.22%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (2.44%) Smartcard
2 2 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (1.22%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (65.85%) DevOps
2 51 (62.20%) Test Automation
3 47 (57.32%) Analytics
4 46 (56.10%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (56.10%) Data Management
5 41 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 41 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (50.00%) Data-Driven Testing
6 34 (41.46%) Infrastructure as Code
7 28 (34.15%) Scrum
8 22 (26.83%) Project Delivery
9 17 (20.73%) Data Modelling
10 11 (13.41%) Information Security
11 9 (10.98%) Open Source
11 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
11 9 (10.98%) Task Automation
12 7 (8.54%) Identity Management
12 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (57.32%) SQL
2 34 (41.46%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.98%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.66%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) R
5 2 (2.44%) Scala
6 1 (1.22%) ABAP
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) PHP
6 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.98%) CISSP
3 6 (7.32%) CISM
4 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.88%) CISA
5 4 (4.88%) Degree
5 4 (4.88%) GIAC
6 3 (3.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (3.66%) IISP
6 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.66%) SANS
7 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.44%) CASP
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.44%) CLAS
7 2 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.44%) ISEB
7 2 (2.44%) OSCP
7 2 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.76%) GDPR
3 6 (7.32%) NIST
4 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.88%) QA
5 3 (3.66%) GPG13
5 3 (3.66%) HIPAA
6 2 (2.44%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (2.44%) ISO 22301
6 2 (2.44%) ISO 31000
6 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (2.44%) NCSC
6 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 38 (46.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Nessus
2 2 (2.44%) HP Fortify
2 2 (2.44%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (2.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.22%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.22%) Nmap
3 1 (1.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.71%) Informatica
3 8 (9.76%) Hortonworks
4 5 (6.10%) Splunk
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) Qualys
6 3 (3.66%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) McAfee
6 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.66%) VMware
7 2 (2.44%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.44%) Centrify
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 2 (2.44%) Imperva
7 2 (2.44%) Sun
7 2 (2.44%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.44%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.22%) Cadence