Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 310 331
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 44 75 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 49
South East median daily rate £513 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £309 £313 £310
90th Percentile £558 £565 £500
England median daily rate £500 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £39.37 £60.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.35% -35.18% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £39.37 £60.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.37 £60.96
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 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 13836 13829 15777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.87% 82.62% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8286 8360 9398
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 551 603
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.65
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 South East

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Testing in the South East

Security Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 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
Thames Valley -8 29 £513 +13.89% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 23 £431 -15.85%
Berkshire +4 6 £525 +20.00% 2
West Sussex -12 5 - -
Surrey -25 3 £365 +1.39% 3
Middlesex +6 2 - -
Hampshire +4 2 - - 2
Kent - 1 £530 -
East Sussex - 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 13 (29.55%) JIRA
4 13 (29.55%) QA
5 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (27.27%) Java
5 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 11 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (22.73%) TDD
7 10 (22.73%) Information Security
7 10 (22.73%) Big Data
7 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
7 10 (22.73%) BDD
8 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (20.45%) OWASP
9 8 (18.18%) Workflow
9 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (18.18%) Hadoop
9 8 (18.18%) Security Architecture
9 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
10 7 (15.91%) API Testing
10 7 (15.91%) SQL
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
10 7 (15.91%) Firewall
11 6 (13.64%) CISSP

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 5 (11.36%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) Network Security
3 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) Big Data
2 8 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) JIRA
2 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.64%) Selenium
5 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.09%) Gatling
6 4 (9.09%) JMeter
7 1 (2.27%) Burp Suite
7 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Test Architect
3 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Security Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Information Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (6.82%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Application Security Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) AWS Architect
8 2 (4.55%) CISSP Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Developer in Test
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Test Architect
8 2 (4.55%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
1 5 (11.36%) RESTful
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 3 (6.82%) Taurus
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) Cascading
4 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.27%) Kafka
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) SailPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Cybercrime
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) iSeries
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Unix
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 10 (22.73%) BDD
6 10 (22.73%) Information Security
6 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
6 10 (22.73%) TDD
7 9 (20.45%) OWASP
7 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (18.18%) Security Architecture
8 8 (18.18%) Workflow
9 7 (15.91%) API Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
10 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 6 (13.64%) Scala
4 5 (11.36%) Groovy
5 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.09%) Ruby
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) HiveQL
6 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) CISSP
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.82%) CISM
4 3 (6.82%) CLAS
4 3 (6.82%) GIAC
4 3 (6.82%) SANS
4 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) CISA
5 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) OSCP
6 1 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) CCSP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.27%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.27%) GPEN
6 1 (2.27%) GWAPT
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) EnCase
2 1 (2.27%) logstash
2 1 (2.27%) Nessus
2 1 (2.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.82%) Splunk
3 2 (4.55%) McAfee
3 2 (4.55%) Qualys
4 1 (2.27%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Concur
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Juniper
4 1 (2.27%) MapR
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Sitecore