The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 524 561 548
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -13
Contract jobs citing CEH 54 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.017% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.096% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 4 26
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£443 £281 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £452 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £281 £150
% change year-on-year
+58.22% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in England

CEH
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CEH Daily Rate Trend in England

CEH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CEH across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

CEH Daily Rate Histogram in England

CEH
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CEH across the England region.

CEH Hourly Rate Trend in England

CEH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 33 £400 - 5
South West - 11 £474 -
North West -5 4 £285 +1.78% 2
South East - 4 £290 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £481 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
CEH
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CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 74 (90.24%) CISSP
2 46 (56.10%) Penetration Testing
3 43 (52.44%) Information Security
4 41 (50.00%) ITIL
5 38 (46.34%) Firewall
6 32 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
8 28 (34.15%) TCP/IP
9 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (29.27%) MCSE
11 23 (28.05%) Ethical Hacking
12 22 (26.83%) Windows
12 22 (26.83%) CISM
13 21 (25.61%) Linux
13 21 (25.61%) Information Assurance
14 20 (24.39%) GIAC
15 19 (23.17%) Risk Management
16 18 (21.95%) Management Information System
16 18 (21.95%) Internet
17 17 (20.73%) Finance
17 17 (20.73%) Network Security
18 16 (19.51%) Change Control
18 16 (19.51%) Cyber Security
18 16 (19.51%) MS Office
19 15 (18.29%) IIS
19 15 (18.29%) MS Visio
19 15 (18.29%) Incident Management
20 14 (17.07%) Nessus
20 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
20 14 (17.07%) Wireless

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (18.29%) IIS
2 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Office
2 15 (18.29%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (15.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.34%) Firewall
2 28 (34.15%) TCP/IP
3 18 (21.95%) Internet
4 17 (20.73%) Network Security
5 14 (17.07%) Wireless
6 13 (15.85%) Intranet
7 11 (13.41%) SAN
8 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (4.88%) TACACS
8 4 (4.88%) DNS
9 2 (2.44%) SSL
9 2 (2.44%) DHCP
10 1 (1.22%) LDAP
10 1 (1.22%) LAN
10 1 (1.22%) WAN
10 1 (1.22%) SMTP
10 1 (1.22%) FTP
10 1 (1.22%) HTTP
10 1 (1.22%) VPN
10 1 (1.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.22%) QADirector
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Law
3 11 (13.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.32%) Legal
5 5 (6.10%) Retail
6 2 (2.44%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (41.46%) Analyst
2 33 (40.24%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Information Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Security Specialist
3 15 (18.29%) Security Architect
3 15 (18.29%) Architect
3 15 (18.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Product Specialist
4 12 (14.63%) Information Specialist
4 12 (14.63%) Product Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Information Security Specialist
5 10 (12.20%) IT Security Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Security Consultant
8 6 (7.32%) Security Manager
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.32%) Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) JSP
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.20%) RMADS
3 5 (6.10%) CESG
4 4 (4.88%) Open Source
5 3 (3.66%) PKI
5 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Windows
2 21 (25.61%) Linux
3 6 (7.32%) Solaris
4 4 (4.88%) UNIX
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (52.44%) Information Security
3 41 (50.00%) ITIL
4 23 (28.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 21 (25.61%) Information Assurance
6 19 (23.17%) Risk Management
7 16 (19.51%) Change Control
7 16 (19.51%) Cyber Security
8 15 (18.29%) Incident Management
9 13 (15.85%) Security Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (15.85%) OWASP
10 12 (14.63%) ISMS
11 11 (13.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (12.20%) Coaching
12 10 (12.20%) SOA
13 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (9.76%) Security Architecture
15 7 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
15 7 (8.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) Ruby
2 4 (4.88%) Python
3 3 (3.66%) PHP
4 2 (2.44%) Java
4 2 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (90.24%) CISSP
2 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (29.27%) MCSE
4 22 (26.83%) CISM
5 20 (24.39%) GIAC
6 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
7 13 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (15.85%) CCNA
8 12 (14.63%) MCP
9 10 (12.20%) DV Cleared
10 8 (9.76%) CISA
11 5 (6.10%) GCIA
11 5 (6.10%) GCIH
11 5 (6.10%) Degree
11 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.44%) GPEN
12 2 (2.44%) OSCP
12 2 (2.44%) MCITP
12 2 (2.44%) SSCP
12 2 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (39.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.20%) ISO 9000
3 5 (6.10%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.10%) QA
4 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.22%) COBIT
5 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Snort
2 1 (1.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) Nessus
2 11 (13.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) McAfee
3 12 (14.63%) Qualys
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco
4 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.10%) Juniper
5 4 (4.88%) F5
5 4 (4.88%) Fortinet
5 4 (4.88%) Websense
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
6 3 (3.66%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.44%) IronPort
7 2 (2.44%) Sophos
8 1 (1.22%) Progress
8 1 (1.22%) HP
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec
8 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.22%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
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