Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 March 2019 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +58
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.65% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Southampton median daily rate £575 - -
Hampshire median daily rate £450 - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 379 373 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 82.39% 86.34% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 241 267
Southampton median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +18.06%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £233
90th Percentile £600 £575 £613
Hampshire median daily rate £445 £415 £415
% change year-on-year +7.23% - +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 24
Southampton median hourly rate £27.50 £44.06 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.58% +198.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £17.06 £10.76
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.45 £37.40
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.75 £27.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.02% -0.45% -5.98%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Security Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Southampton

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Terraform
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture

Security Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco