The first table below looks at the demand for CEH in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 203 195 222
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing CEH 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.032% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £440 £485 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% +14.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1176 993 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.22% 15.93% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 641 650
Average daily rate £412 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CEH
London

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CEH across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CEH
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CEH across the City of London region.

CEH Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CEH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CEH.

1 10 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (25.00%) CISSP
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) CISA
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) DNS
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CEH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CEH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (16.67%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Cyber Security
7 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) PHP
1 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISM
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory