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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 559 584 603
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +19
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 49 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.062% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.076% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 11
Median daily rate £455 £450 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -14.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £423 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.94% +69.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Ethical Hacking
UK

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
39017 40753 39816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26180 26815 26337
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1222 1137
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +10 19 £550 - 10
South East +21 17 £438 +2.94% 2
South West +12 7 £455 -4.21% 2
East of England +11 4 £265 - 2
North West - 2 £500 - 2
Ethical Hacking
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 71 (58.68%) Penetration Testing
2 61 (50.41%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (45.45%) CISSP
4 53 (43.80%) CEH
5 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
6 31 (25.62%) Windows
7 28 (23.14%) Information Security
8 26 (21.49%) CREST Certified
9 25 (20.66%) Linux
10 24 (19.83%) OWASP
11 22 (18.18%) CESG
12 21 (17.36%) Python
13 20 (16.53%) Unix
13 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
13 20 (16.53%) Firewall
13 20 (16.53%) Finance
13 20 (16.53%) SC Cleared
14 19 (15.70%) Security Architecture
14 19 (15.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (15.70%) Security Testing
15 18 (14.88%) CISM
15 18 (14.88%) Fuzz Testing
16 16 (13.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 15 (12.40%) Degree
17 15 (12.40%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (12.40%) Cryptography
17 15 (12.40%) Risk Management
17 15 (12.40%) SMTP
17 15 (12.40%) FTP
18 14 (11.57%) Active Directory

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 9 (7.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Route 53
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.53%) Firewall
2 19 (15.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (12.40%) FTP
3 15 (12.40%) SMTP
4 14 (11.57%) Internet
5 11 (9.09%) IPsec
6 9 (7.44%) SSH
7 7 (5.79%) VPN
8 6 (4.96%) DNS
9 5 (4.13%) Network Security
10 4 (3.31%) Wireless
11 3 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
11 3 (2.48%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.65%) LAN
13 1 (0.83%) HTTP
13 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.83%) Intranet
13 1 (0.83%) SSL
13 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
General
1 20 (16.53%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Financial Institution
2 6 (4.96%) Legal
3 4 (3.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Penetration Tester
1 31 (25.62%) Tester
2 22 (18.18%) Analyst
3 19 (15.70%) Security Analyst
4 16 (13.22%) Ethical Hacker
5 14 (11.57%) Security Engineer
6 13 (10.74%) Consultant
7 12 (9.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (9.09%) Security Consultant
8 11 (9.09%) Security Specialist
9 9 (7.44%) Information Assurance Leader
10 7 (5.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) CISSP Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) SOC Analyst
12 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.31%) Cloud Engineer
13 4 (3.31%) Security Manager
13 4 (3.31%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.83%) CGI
2 1 (0.83%) Django
2 1 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) CESG
2 15 (12.40%) Cryptography
2 15 (12.40%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (9.92%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.44%) Client/Server
5 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.61%) PKI
5 8 (6.61%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.65%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.83%) Blog
9 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.62%) Windows
2 25 (20.66%) Linux
3 20 (16.53%) Unix
4 8 (6.61%) Windows Vista
5 7 (5.79%) CentOS
6 6 (4.96%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.31%) Kali Linux
8 3 (2.48%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.65%) Android
9 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (58.68%) Penetration Testing
2 61 (50.41%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (23.14%) Information Security
4 24 (19.83%) OWASP
5 19 (15.70%) Security Architecture
5 19 (15.70%) Security Testing
6 18 (14.88%) Fuzz Testing
7 16 (13.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (12.40%) Risk Management
9 14 (11.57%) Patch Management
10 13 (10.74%) Information Assurance
10 13 (10.74%) ISMS
11 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (9.92%) Open Source
11 12 (9.92%) Social Engineering
12 10 (8.26%) Security Operations
13 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.44%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (7.44%) Secure Coding
14 8 (6.61%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.36%) Python
2 14 (11.57%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.44%) C
3 9 (7.44%) Perl
4 8 (6.61%) C#
4 8 (6.61%) Java
4 8 (6.61%) VB
5 7 (5.79%) C++
6 5 (4.13%) Ruby
7 4 (3.31%) SQL
8 2 (1.65%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (45.45%) CISSP
2 53 (43.80%) CEH
3 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
4 26 (21.49%) CREST Certified
5 20 (16.53%) SC Cleared
6 18 (14.88%) CISM
7 15 (12.40%) Degree
8 14 (11.57%) GIAC
9 13 (10.74%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (6.61%) GCIA
10 8 (6.61%) GCIH
11 7 (5.79%) SANS
12 6 (4.96%) AWS Certification
12 6 (4.96%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (4.96%) OSCP
12 6 (4.96%) RHCT
13 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
14 4 (3.31%) CCNA
14 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (3.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.26%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.96%) RMADS
4 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) Sendmail
3 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.31%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) Nessus
3 3 (2.48%) Nmap
4 2 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.44%) Citrix
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle
3 8 (6.61%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.96%) Cisco
5 5 (4.13%) Mercator
5 5 (4.13%) VMware
6 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.48%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.48%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.83%) Acunetix
8 1 (0.83%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.83%) FireEye
8 1 (0.83%) Infor
8 1 (0.83%) Juniper
8 1 (0.83%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) Splunk
8 1 (0.83%) WatchGuard