The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 534 576 558
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 68 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.032% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.041% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 8 3
Average daily rate £420 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £346 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £581 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £500 £433
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +15.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Ethical Hacking
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Trend in England

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ethical Hacking
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Ethical Hacking Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ethical Hacking
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 Ethical Hacking within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Yorkshire - 22 £410 - 4
London +21 18 £550 +10.00% 12
South East +9 11 £418 -16.50% 4
North West - 8 £425 - 4
East Midlands - 5 £550 -
South West +4 3 - - 8
West Midlands - 2 £388 - 1
East of England +4 1 - - 1
Ethical Hacking
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking.

1 42 (43.30%) Penetration Testing
2 38 (39.18%) CEH
2 38 (39.18%) CISSP
3 35 (36.08%) Information Security
4 31 (31.96%) Firewall
5 28 (28.87%) PCI DSS
6 25 (25.77%) Finance
7 23 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (22.68%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (22.68%) Cisco
9 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
10 14 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (14.43%) Security Management
11 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
11 13 (13.40%) GIAC
11 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (13.40%) ITIL
11 13 (13.40%) MCSA
11 13 (13.40%) CREST Certified
12 12 (12.37%) Linux
12 12 (12.37%) Java
12 12 (12.37%) Risk Management
12 12 (12.37%) Data Security
13 11 (11.34%) OWASP
13 11 (11.34%) RMADS
13 11 (11.34%) Incident Management
14 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
14 10 (10.31%) Information Assurance
14 10 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.19%) CMS
1 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
1 6 (6.19%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (31.96%) Firewall
2 9 (9.28%) Network Security
3 6 (6.19%) Internet
3 6 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (6.19%) VPN
4 5 (5.15%) Wireless
5 4 (4.12%) FTP
5 4 (4.12%) HTTP
5 4 (4.12%) IPsec
5 4 (4.12%) SMTP
5 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.09%) DNS
6 3 (3.09%) SSH
7 2 (2.06%) LAN
7 2 (2.06%) SSL
7 2 (2.06%) WAN
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.03%) IntruShield
8 1 (1.03%) VoIP
8 1 (1.03%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) DB2
1 2 (2.06%) MySQL
1 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Maven
1 6 (6.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.03%) Burp Suite
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Automotive
4 2 (2.06%) Military
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Security Specialist
2 19 (19.59%) Analyst
3 17 (17.53%) Security Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Consultant
4 14 (14.43%) Security Consultant
5 10 (10.31%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (8.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Ethical Hacker
7 7 (7.22%) Penetration Tester
7 7 (7.22%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.22%) Tester
8 5 (5.15%) IT Security Specialist
9 4 (4.12%) CISSP Specialist
9 4 (4.12%) Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Security Advisor
9 4 (4.12%) Security Project Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Application Security Specialist
10 3 (3.09%) IT Security Project Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Security Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) XML
2 7 (7.22%) Web Services
3 6 (6.19%) Ajax
3 6 (6.19%) CSS
3 6 (6.19%) HTML
3 6 (6.19%) HTML5
3 6 (6.19%) J2EE
3 6 (6.19%) XHTML
3 6 (6.19%) XSLT
4 2 (2.06%) .NET
4 2 (2.06%) Middleware
4 2 (2.06%) REST
4 2 (2.06%) SOAP
5 1 (1.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.25%) Cryptography
3 7 (7.22%) CESG
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.15%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.09%) PKI
7 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.03%) FMCG
8 1 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Linux
2 10 (10.31%) Windows
3 9 (9.28%) Unix
4 3 (3.09%) CentOS
4 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.06%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.30%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (36.08%) Information Security
3 22 (22.68%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (14.43%) Security Management
5 13 (13.40%) ITIL
6 12 (12.37%) Data Security
6 12 (12.37%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.34%) Incident Management
7 11 (11.34%) OWASP
8 10 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.31%) Information Assurance
8 10 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (8.25%) Data Protection
10 7 (7.22%) Computer Security
10 7 (7.22%) SDLC
10 7 (7.22%) Security Operations
10 7 (7.22%) SIEM
11 6 (6.19%) ISMS
11 6 (6.19%) Security Architecture
11 6 (6.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.37%) Java
2 8 (8.25%) Python
3 6 (6.19%) Ada
3 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.15%) C
4 5 (5.15%) C++
4 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.15%) SQL
5 3 (3.09%) Perl
6 2 (2.06%) C#
6 2 (2.06%) PHP
6 2 (2.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (39.18%) CEH
1 38 (39.18%) CISSP
2 14 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (13.40%) CREST Certified
3 13 (13.40%) GIAC
3 13 (13.40%) MCSA
3 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.28%) CISM
5 9 (9.28%) Degree
6 8 (8.25%) CISA
7 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (4.12%) CCNA
9 4 (4.12%) CCNP
9 4 (4.12%) GCIA
10 3 (3.09%) GPEN
10 3 (3.09%) GWAPT
10 3 (3.09%) OSCP
10 3 (3.09%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.87%) PCI DSS
2 23 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (11.34%) RMADS
4 7 (7.22%) ISO27005
5 4 (4.12%) ISO 9000
6 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.03%) COBIT
7 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.03%) Snort
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Nessus
2 6 (6.19%) Nmap
3 3 (3.09%) OpenVAS
3 3 (3.09%) Puppet
3 3 (3.09%) QRadar
4 1 (1.03%) EnCase
4 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Cisco
2 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.09%) ArcSight
3 3 (3.09%) F5
3 3 (3.09%) Kony
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle
3 3 (3.09%) Qualys
3 3 (3.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.09%) Splunk
3 3 (3.09%) VMware
4 2 (2.06%) Citrix
4 2 (2.06%) Symantec
5 1 (1.03%) HP
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.03%) Mercator
5 1 (1.03%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.03%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.03%) Tripwire
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