Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 - 53
Rank change year-on-year - +53 +11
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.38% - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Southampton median daily rate £575 - £155
10th Percentile £563 - £153
90th Percentile £588 - £158
Hampshire median daily rate £430 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £52.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +33.35% -

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 445 372 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 84.44% 79.49% 76.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 224 274
Southampton median daily rate £450 £388 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -2.21% +9.31%
10th Percentile £303 £241 £213
90th Percentile £546 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 33
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £44.12 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.00% +215.11% -26.32%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.90 £10.60
90th Percentile £41.75 £49.91 £32.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.31 £40.00 £34.37
% change year-on-year -11.73% +16.38% +22.75%

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 10 December 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) nginx
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Redis
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) Docker

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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Redis
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) AppVeyor
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Korn
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Grafana
1 1 (50.00%) Packer
1 1 (50.00%) Prometheus
1 1 (50.00%) Terraform