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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK / England
Rank 535 528 563
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 42 63 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.14% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.17% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 7
Median daily rate £453 £420 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £410 £418
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
34178 37465 35875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.04% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22789 24561 23587
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 854 1091 969
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +20 16 £438 +2.94% 4
London +4 12 £488 -11.36% 7
South West +17 6 £453 - 9
East of England +10 6 £538 - 3
North West +17 2 £500 +81.81% 1
Ethical Hacking
UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 56 (55.45%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (40.59%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (38.61%) CEH
4 36 (35.64%) CISSP
5 28 (27.72%) Windows
6 26 (25.74%) Security Cleared
7 25 (24.75%) Linux
8 21 (20.79%) Information Security
9 20 (19.80%) Python
10 18 (17.82%) Finance
10 18 (17.82%) CREST Certified
11 17 (16.83%) Unix
12 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
12 16 (15.84%) CISM
12 16 (15.84%) CESG
12 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
13 15 (14.85%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (14.85%) Firewall
14 14 (13.86%) Degree
14 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
15 13 (12.87%) Cyberthreat
15 13 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 13 (12.87%) OWASP
16 12 (11.88%) GIAC
17 11 (10.89%) SMTP
17 11 (10.89%) FTP
17 11 (10.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 11 (10.89%) Cryptography
17 11 (10.89%) Metasploit
18 10 (9.90%) PCI DSS

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.97%) PaaS
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Route 53
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) Firewall
1 15 (14.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (10.89%) FTP
2 11 (10.89%) SMTP
3 7 (6.93%) IPsec
3 7 (6.93%) Network Security
3 7 (6.93%) VPN
4 6 (5.94%) DNS
5 5 (4.95%) Internet
5 5 (4.95%) SSH
6 4 (3.96%) Wireshark
7 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.98%) HTTP
8 2 (1.98%) LAN
8 2 (1.98%) Wireless
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.99%) Multicast
9 1 (0.99%) VLAN
9 1 (0.99%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.99%) Burp Suite
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (33.66%) Tester
2 33 (32.67%) Penetration Tester
3 18 (17.82%) Analyst
4 17 (16.83%) Security Analyst
5 16 (15.84%) Ethical Hacker
6 14 (13.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 12 (11.88%) Consultant
8 10 (9.90%) Security Consultant
9 9 (8.91%) Security Specialist
10 7 (6.93%) Security Engineer
11 6 (5.94%) Information Assurance Leader
11 6 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (4.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.96%) Security Penetration Tester
14 3 (2.97%) Applications Consultant
14 3 (2.97%) Architect
14 3 (2.97%) Network Engineer
14 3 (2.97%) Security Architect
14 3 (2.97%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) OAuth
2 2 (1.98%) Web Services
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.99%) CGI
3 1 (0.99%) Django
3 1 (0.99%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) CESG
2 13 (12.87%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (10.89%) Cryptography
4 8 (7.92%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.92%) PKI
5 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
6 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
7 5 (4.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.99%) Blog
8 1 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.72%) Windows
2 25 (24.75%) Linux
3 17 (16.83%) Unix
4 7 (6.93%) CentOS
5 6 (5.94%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.96%) Kali Linux
6 4 (3.96%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (40.59%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (20.79%) Information Security
4 13 (12.87%) OWASP
5 11 (10.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (9.90%) Forensic Analysis
7 9 (8.91%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (8.91%) Security Testing
8 8 (7.92%) Database Security
8 8 (7.92%) Fuzz Testing
8 8 (7.92%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.92%) Web Filtering
9 7 (6.93%) Information Assurance
9 7 (6.93%) SIEM
9 7 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (5.94%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.94%) Digital Forensics
10 6 (5.94%) Email Filtering
10 6 (5.94%) Security Architecture
10 6 (5.94%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) Python
2 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.92%) C#
3 8 (7.92%) VB
4 7 (6.93%) Java
4 7 (6.93%) Perl
5 6 (5.94%) C
6 5 (4.95%) SQL
7 4 (3.96%) C++
8 3 (2.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) PHP
9 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (38.61%) CEH
2 36 (35.64%) CISSP
3 26 (25.74%) Security Cleared
4 18 (17.82%) CREST Certified
5 16 (15.84%) CISM
5 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
6 14 (13.86%) Degree
7 12 (11.88%) GIAC
8 8 (7.92%) GCIA
8 8 (7.92%) GCIH
8 8 (7.92%) SANS
9 7 (6.93%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (5.94%) AWS Certification
10 6 (5.94%) CHECK Team Leader
10 6 (5.94%) OSCP
10 6 (5.94%) RHCT
11 4 (3.96%) CCNA
11 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.97%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.97%) RMADS
4 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.99%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.94%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.95%) Sendmail
5 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Puppet
2 4 (3.96%) Nessus
2 4 (3.96%) Nmap
3 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.93%) VMware
4 6 (5.94%) Cisco
5 5 (4.95%) Citrix
5 5 (4.95%) Oracle
6 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.97%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.97%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.99%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.99%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.99%) FireEye
8 1 (0.99%) Infor
8 1 (0.99%) Juniper
8 1 (0.99%) Mercator
8 1 (0.99%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.99%) Splunk
8 1 (0.99%) WatchGuard