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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 542 606 587
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -19
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 73 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.071% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.088% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 17
Median daily rate £525 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.18 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.18 -
Ethical Hacking
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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
41492 42194 40271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.40% 81.13% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27669 28069 25578
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1167 1122
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +18 32 £550 -1.34% 6
South East +29 26 £525 +10.52% 4
South West +12 8 £450 +7.14% 4
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West +16 1 £550 -
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 70 (60.87%) Penetration Testing
2 66 (57.39%) CEH
3 63 (54.78%) Cybersecurity
4 61 (53.04%) CISSP
5 36 (31.30%) Security Cleared
6 32 (27.83%) OWASP
7 28 (24.35%) Windows
8 27 (23.48%) Information Security
8 27 (23.48%) Security Architecture
9 26 (22.61%) Security Testing
9 26 (22.61%) CREST Certified
10 25 (21.74%) Fuzz Testing
10 25 (21.74%) CESG
11 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
12 21 (18.26%) Internet
12 21 (18.26%) Unix
13 20 (17.39%) Python
13 20 (17.39%) Risk Management
13 20 (17.39%) SC Cleared
13 20 (17.39%) Information Assurance
14 19 (16.52%) Patch Management
14 19 (16.52%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (16.52%) Firewall
14 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
15 18 (15.65%) CISM
15 18 (15.65%) Cryptography
16 17 (14.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 17 (14.78%) FTP
16 17 (14.78%) ISMS
17 16 (13.91%) SMTP

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 14 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) Apache
2 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.87%) IaaS
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) Internet
2 19 (16.52%) Firewall
3 17 (14.78%) FTP
4 16 (13.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (13.91%) IPsec
4 16 (13.91%) SMTP
5 14 (12.17%) SSH
6 9 (7.83%) Wireless
7 8 (6.96%) Network Security
8 7 (6.09%) VPN
9 5 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.61%) DNS
10 3 (2.61%) SSL
11 2 (1.74%) HTTP
11 2 (1.74%) LAN
11 2 (1.74%) LDAP
11 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.87%) DHCP
12 1 (0.87%) WAN
12 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.87%) DB2
2 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.74%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Legal
3 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (20.87%) Penetration Tester
1 24 (20.87%) Tester
2 23 (20.00%) Analyst
3 17 (14.78%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 11 (9.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (9.57%) Ethical Hacker
5 11 (9.57%) Information Assurance Leader
5 11 (9.57%) Security Consultant
6 8 (6.96%) CISSP Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) Security Advisor
7 7 (6.09%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Security Operations Analyst
9 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Security Penetration Tester
9 5 (4.35%) Security Tester
10 4 (3.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) .NET
1 1 (0.87%) JSON
1 1 (0.87%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) CESG
2 18 (15.65%) Cryptography
3 16 (13.91%) Client/Server
4 14 (12.17%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (12.17%) Management Information System
5 12 (10.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.87%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) SCADA
9 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Windows
2 21 (18.26%) Unix
3 13 (11.30%) Linux
3 13 (11.30%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.74%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.74%) CentOS
4 2 (1.74%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.87%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (60.87%) Penetration Testing
2 63 (54.78%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (27.83%) OWASP
4 27 (23.48%) Information Security
4 27 (23.48%) Security Architecture
5 26 (22.61%) Security Testing
6 25 (21.74%) Fuzz Testing
7 20 (17.39%) Information Assurance
7 20 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 19 (16.52%) Patch Management
9 17 (14.78%) ISMS
9 17 (14.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 15 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (13.04%) Open Source
11 14 (12.17%) Security Operations
11 14 (12.17%) Social Engineering
12 12 (10.43%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
13 11 (9.57%) Static Code Analysis
13 11 (9.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) Python
2 12 (10.43%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.57%) C#
4 10 (8.70%) VB
5 9 (7.83%) C
5 9 (7.83%) C++
5 9 (7.83%) Java
6 7 (6.09%) Perl
6 7 (6.09%) Ruby
7 2 (1.74%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.87%) Lua
8 1 (0.87%) PHP
8 1 (0.87%) SQL
8 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (57.39%) CEH
2 61 (53.04%) CISSP
3 36 (31.30%) Security Cleared
4 26 (22.61%) CREST Certified
5 20 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 19 (16.52%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (15.65%) CISM
8 16 (13.91%) GIAC
9 9 (7.83%) Degree
9 9 (7.83%) GCIA
9 9 (7.83%) GCIH
10 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
11 6 (5.22%) CCNA
11 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (4.35%) CCNP
12 5 (4.35%) OSCP
13 4 (3.48%) GPEN
13 4 (3.48%) Sun Certification
14 3 (2.61%) GWAPT
14 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) RMADS
2 7 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 19 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.17%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.87%) vCloud
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.87%) QRadar
2 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.04%) Oracle
3 14 (12.17%) Citrix
4 7 (6.09%) Cisco
5 6 (5.22%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.35%) Mercator
7 3 (2.61%) FireEye
7 3 (2.61%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.87%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.87%) Infor
8 1 (0.87%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.87%) SAP
8 1 (0.87%) VMware