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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 561 611 572
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -39
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 68 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.066% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.082% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 15
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 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -
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
41109 42571 40219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27368 28203 25368
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1139 1122
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.44 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 August 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 August 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
South East +26 28 £518 +8.94% 7
London +23 26 £550 +4.76% 12
South West +11 5 £450 +23.28% 4
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 5
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West +15 1 £550 - 1
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 65 (60.19%) CEH
2 64 (59.26%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (57.41%) Penetration Testing
3 62 (57.41%) CISSP
4 37 (34.26%) Security Cleared
5 32 (29.63%) OWASP
5 32 (29.63%) Information Security
6 27 (25.00%) Windows
6 27 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 26 (24.07%) Security Testing
8 23 (21.30%) Microsoft
8 23 (21.30%) Fuzz Testing
9 22 (20.37%) CISM
9 22 (20.37%) CESG
10 21 (19.44%) CREST Certified
11 20 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 20 (18.52%) Unix
11 20 (18.52%) Internet
11 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
11 20 (18.52%) Information Assurance
12 19 (17.59%) Firewall
13 18 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 18 (16.67%) Python
13 18 (16.67%) Patch Management
13 18 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
14 17 (15.74%) ISMS
14 17 (15.74%) Cryptography
15 16 (14.81%) FTP
15 16 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection

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 13 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.52%) Internet
2 19 (17.59%) Firewall
3 16 (14.81%) FTP
3 16 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (13.89%) IPsec
4 15 (13.89%) SMTP
5 13 (12.04%) SSH
6 10 (9.26%) Wireless
7 8 (7.41%) Network Security
8 7 (6.48%) VPN
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.70%) DNS
10 3 (2.78%) SSL
11 2 (1.85%) HTTP
11 2 (1.85%) LDAP
11 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.93%) DHCP
12 1 (0.93%) LAN
12 1 (0.93%) WAN
12 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.93%) DB2
2 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.85%) Burp Suite
General
1 8 (7.41%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Legal
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Analyst
2 20 (18.52%) Security Analyst
3 19 (17.59%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (17.59%) Tester
4 13 (12.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 12 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Consultant
6 10 (9.26%) Information Assurance Leader
7 9 (8.33%) Ethical Hacker
7 9 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Security Consultant
8 7 (6.48%) CISSP Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Security Advisor
8 7 (6.48%) Security Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (5.56%) Security Specialist
10 5 (4.63%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Security Penetration Tester
10 5 (4.63%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) JSON
1 1 (0.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.37%) CESG
2 17 (15.74%) Cryptography
3 15 (13.89%) Client/Server
3 15 (13.89%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (12.96%) Management Information System
5 12 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.85%) SCADA
8 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.93%) PKI
9 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Windows
2 20 (18.52%) Unix
3 12 (11.11%) Linux
3 12 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.85%) Android
4 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.85%) CentOS
4 2 (1.85%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (59.26%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (57.41%) Penetration Testing
3 32 (29.63%) Information Security
3 32 (29.63%) OWASP
4 27 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 26 (24.07%) Security Testing
6 23 (21.30%) Fuzz Testing
7 20 (18.52%) Information Assurance
7 20 (18.52%) Risk Management
8 18 (16.67%) Patch Management
9 17 (15.74%) ISMS
10 16 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 15 (13.89%) Security Operations
12 14 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (12.04%) Social Engineering
14 12 (11.11%) Open Source
14 12 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (10.19%) Secure Coding
16 10 (9.26%) SIEM
16 10 (9.26%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) Python
2 12 (11.11%) C#
2 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.19%) C
4 10 (9.26%) C++
4 10 (9.26%) Java
4 10 (9.26%) VB
5 8 (7.41%) Perl
6 6 (5.56%) Ruby
7 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.93%) Lua
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) SQL
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (60.19%) CEH
2 62 (57.41%) CISSP
3 37 (34.26%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.37%) CISM
5 21 (19.44%) CREST Certified
6 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
7 18 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 14 (12.96%) GIAC
9 13 (12.04%) Degree
10 9 (8.33%) GCIA
10 9 (8.33%) GCIH
11 8 (7.41%) DV Cleared
12 6 (5.56%) CCNA
12 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (5.56%) OSCP
13 5 (4.63%) CCNP
14 4 (3.70%) Sun Certification
15 3 (2.78%) CISA
15 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) RMADS
2 9 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 18 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.04%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.93%) vCloud
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.93%) Nessus
2 1 (0.93%) Nmap
2 1 (0.93%) OpenVAS
2 1 (0.93%) QRadar
2 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.96%) Oracle
3 13 (12.04%) Citrix
4 6 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.56%) Cisco
5 5 (4.63%) Mercator
6 3 (2.78%) FireEye
6 3 (2.78%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.93%) Acunetix
7 1 (0.93%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) Infor
7 1 (0.93%) Qualys
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) VMware
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