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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 571 592 588
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 59 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.032% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 9
Median daily rate £474 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £450 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £620 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00
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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
41597 40034 38672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.66% 79.09% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27827 25350 24580
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1172 1142
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +17 22 £525 - 12
South East -5 13 £461 -7.75% 5
North West +4 12 £456 -17.04% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £410 - 2
South West - 3 £469 - 4
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 68 (55.74%) CEH
2 63 (51.64%) CISSP
3 52 (42.62%) Penetration Testing
3 52 (42.62%) Information Security
4 40 (32.79%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (23.77%) OWASP
6 28 (22.95%) CISM
7 24 (19.67%) Finance
7 24 (19.67%) CREST Certified
8 23 (18.85%) PCI DSS
8 23 (18.85%) Firewall
9 20 (16.39%) GIAC
9 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
10 19 (15.57%) Data Protection
11 17 (13.93%) Information Assurance
11 17 (13.93%) Degree
11 17 (13.93%) CISA
11 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
11 17 (13.93%) Linux
12 15 (12.30%) Risk Management
12 15 (12.30%) Cisco
12 15 (12.30%) RMADS
13 14 (11.48%) Security Testing
13 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (11.48%) Python
14 13 (10.66%) MCSA
14 13 (10.66%) Windows
14 13 (10.66%) ITIL

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 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.82%) Apache
2 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.85%) Firewall
2 9 (7.38%) Internet
2 9 (7.38%) Network Security
3 7 (5.74%) FTP
3 7 (5.74%) IPsec
4 6 (4.92%) SMTP
4 6 (4.92%) Wireless
5 5 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.28%) DNS
6 4 (3.28%) SSH
7 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.46%) VPN
8 2 (1.64%) HTTP
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.82%) DHCP
9 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.82%) LAN
9 1 (0.82%) LDAP
9 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.64%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (19.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.46%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Law
4 2 (1.64%) Legal
4 2 (1.64%) Military
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Security Specialist
2 26 (21.31%) Analyst
3 24 (19.67%) Security Analyst
4 21 (17.21%) Penetration Tester
4 21 (17.21%) Tester
5 16 (13.11%) Ethical Hacker
6 15 (12.30%) Consultant
6 15 (12.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 14 (11.48%) Security Consultant
8 11 (9.02%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) CISSP Specialist
9 6 (4.92%) IT Security Specialist
10 5 (4.10%) Information Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Security Advisor
11 4 (3.28%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Security Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Security Penetration Tester
11 4 (3.28%) Security Tester
12 3 (2.46%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) JSON
1 1 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.02%) CESG
2 11 (9.02%) Cryptography
2 11 (9.02%) Public Cloud
3 9 (7.38%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.92%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 2 (1.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.93%) Linux
2 13 (10.66%) Windows
3 9 (7.38%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.46%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.64%) CentOS
6 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.62%) Information Security
1 52 (42.62%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (32.79%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (23.77%) OWASP
4 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (15.57%) Data Protection
6 17 (13.93%) Information Assurance
7 15 (12.30%) Risk Management
8 14 (11.48%) Security Testing
9 13 (10.66%) Data Security
9 13 (10.66%) ITIL
9 13 (10.66%) SIEM
10 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (9.84%) Security Architecture
10 12 (9.84%) Security Management
10 12 (9.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (9.02%) Computer Security
11 11 (9.02%) Incident Management
12 10 (8.20%) Security Operations
13 9 (7.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) Python
2 10 (8.20%) SQL
3 9 (7.38%) C#
4 8 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.74%) C
5 7 (5.74%) VB
6 5 (4.10%) C++
6 5 (4.10%) Java
6 5 (4.10%) Perl
7 3 (2.46%) Ruby
7 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 68 (55.74%) CEH
2 63 (51.64%) CISSP
3 28 (22.95%) CISM
4 24 (19.67%) CREST Certified
5 20 (16.39%) GIAC
6 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
7 17 (13.93%) CISA
7 17 (13.93%) Degree
8 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (10.66%) MCSA
9 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (9.02%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
11 8 (6.56%) GCIA
11 8 (6.56%) ISACA
12 7 (5.74%) OSCP
13 6 (4.92%) GCIH
14 5 (4.10%) GPEN
14 5 (4.10%) GWAPT
15 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (18.85%) PCI DSS
3 15 (12.30%) RMADS
4 7 (5.74%) ISO27005
5 4 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (3.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Nessus
2 6 (4.92%) Nmap
3 4 (3.28%) OpenVAS
4 3 (2.46%) QRadar
5 2 (1.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.82%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Cisco
3 5 (4.10%) Oracle
4 4 (3.28%) Citrix
4 4 (3.28%) Qualys
5 2 (1.64%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.64%) Splunk
6 1 (0.82%) IBM
6 1 (0.82%) Mercator
6 1 (0.82%) Symantec
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