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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 545 547 561
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 24 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.015% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.020% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 11
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£400 £319 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £200
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +100.00%
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 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
37903 35325 37963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.50% 73.75% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23950 22116 22455
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 961 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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 +21 19 £400 +68.42% 11
South East +2 3 - - 2
South West - 2 £525 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 22 (68.75%) CEH
2 20 (62.50%) CISSP
3 19 (59.38%) Information Security
3 19 (59.38%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (46.88%) Cyber Security
6 14 (43.75%) Firewall
6 14 (43.75%) GIAC
6 14 (43.75%) Network Security
7 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
8 12 (37.50%) ITIL
8 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 12 (37.50%) Information Assurance
8 12 (37.50%) Change Control
9 11 (34.38%) MCSE
9 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (34.38%) Internet
10 10 (31.25%) Intranet
10 10 (31.25%) assyst
11 9 (28.13%) Law
11 9 (28.13%) ISMS
12 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
12 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
13 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
13 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
14 4 (12.50%) Windows
14 4 (12.50%) Linux
14 4 (12.50%) Finance
14 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity
14 4 (12.50%) CISMP

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (31.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
1 14 (43.75%) Network Security
2 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 11 (34.38%) Internet
4 10 (31.25%) Intranet
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.13%) tcpdump
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) DNS
6 1 (3.13%) SAN
6 1 (3.13%) LDAP
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
6 1 (3.13%) SMTP
6 1 (3.13%) FTP
6 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (28.13%) Law
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Information Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Security Specialist
3 9 (28.13%) Information Security Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Product Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Information Security Specialist
3 9 (28.13%) Product Specialist
3 9 (28.13%) Information Specialist
4 6 (18.75%) Consultant
5 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
5 5 (15.63%) Architect
5 5 (15.63%) Security Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (12.50%) Ethical Hacker
7 2 (6.25%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Open Source
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) RMADS
3 1 (3.13%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Information Security
1 19 (59.38%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Cyber Security
3 12 (37.50%) Change Control
3 12 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) ISMS
5 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SIEM
7 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity
8 3 (9.38%) Security Management
8 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.38%) BCP
8 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.25%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PHP
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) CEH
2 20 (62.50%) CISSP
3 14 (43.75%) GIAC
4 11 (34.38%) MCSE
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) CISMP
8 2 (6.25%) Degree
8 2 (6.25%) OSCP
9 1 (3.13%) MCP
9 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) GPEN
9 1 (3.13%) CISA
9 1 (3.13%) CISM
9 1 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (3.13%) CCNA
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee
2 1 (3.13%) VMware
2 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.13%) Qualys
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