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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 565 539 547
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 27 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.025% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.034% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 1
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£528 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
38381 35201 34450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.24% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25332 22260 20459
Average daily rate £425 £401 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1040 1365
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 11 £539 +12.23% 1
South East - 11 £425 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
South West - 1 £550 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 29 (54.72%) Firewall
2 28 (52.83%) Information Security
2 28 (52.83%) CEH
3 26 (49.06%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (45.28%) CISSP
5 20 (37.74%) ITIL
5 20 (37.74%) Cyber Security
6 19 (35.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (33.96%) Internet
8 17 (32.08%) Network Security
9 16 (30.19%) GIAC
9 16 (30.19%) Windows
9 16 (30.19%) TCP/IP
9 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
9 16 (30.19%) Change Control
9 16 (30.19%) Information Assurance
10 15 (28.30%) MCSE
10 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (24.53%) Law
11 13 (24.53%) assyst
11 13 (24.53%) Intranet
12 12 (22.64%) ISMS
13 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
13 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
14 9 (16.98%) PCI DSS
14 9 (16.98%) Finance
15 8 (15.09%) SIEM
16 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (13.21%) UNIX
16 7 (13.21%) Linux

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 (11.32%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (24.53%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (54.72%) Firewall
2 18 (33.96%) Internet
3 17 (32.08%) Network Security
4 16 (30.19%) TCP/IP
5 13 (24.53%) Intranet
6 4 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.77%) HTTP
8 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.89%) SAN
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) LDAP
8 1 (1.89%) LAN
8 1 (1.89%) WAN
8 1 (1.89%) SMTP
8 1 (1.89%) FTP
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) DNS
8 1 (1.89%) SSL
8 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (24.53%) Law
2 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 21 (39.62%) Security Analyst
3 15 (28.30%) Security Specialist
4 14 (26.42%) Information Analyst
4 14 (26.42%) Information Security Analyst
5 12 (22.64%) Product Analyst
5 12 (22.64%) Information Security Specialist
5 12 (22.64%) Product Specialist
5 12 (22.64%) Information Specialist
6 9 (16.98%) Consultant
7 7 (13.21%) Security Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Ethical Hacker
8 4 (7.55%) Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Information Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.77%) IT Security Officer
9 2 (3.77%) Information Security Officer
9 2 (3.77%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Open Source
2 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.89%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) UNIX
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Information Security
2 26 (49.06%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (37.74%) ITIL
3 20 (37.74%) Cyber Security
4 16 (30.19%) Change Control
4 16 (30.19%) Information Assurance
5 12 (22.64%) ISMS
6 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
7 8 (15.09%) SIEM
8 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity
9 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Identity Management
9 6 (11.32%) Data Security
10 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (7.55%) Migration
11 4 (7.55%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C++
1 5 (9.43%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) PHP
3 2 (3.77%) Ruby
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C
3 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (52.83%) CEH
2 24 (45.28%) CISSP
3 16 (30.19%) GIAC
4 15 (28.30%) MCSE
4 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
6 6 (11.32%) Degree
7 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.66%) CISA
8 3 (5.66%) BC Cleared
8 3 (5.66%) EnCE
8 3 (5.66%) GCIH
9 2 (3.77%) CHFI
9 2 (3.77%) CISM
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.77%) CCNA
10 1 (1.89%) ISEB
10 1 (1.89%) CCSP
10 1 (1.89%) MCP
10 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (16.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Nessus
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) F5
2 5 (9.43%) McAfee
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco
3 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Qualys
5 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire