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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 573 598 577
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 56 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.033% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.041% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 7
Median daily rate £525 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -
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
41433 41340 38406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 79.98% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27617 27390 24287
Median daily rate £448 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £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 956 1081 1104
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 July 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 +19 24 £525 +13.82% 8
South East +16 21 £510 +7.36% 3
South West - 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £550 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Ethical Hacking
UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (58.62%) CEH
2 62 (53.45%) Penetration Testing
2 62 (53.45%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (52.59%) CISSP
4 42 (36.21%) Information Security
5 38 (32.76%) OWASP
6 32 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 29 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (22.41%) Security Architecture
10 25 (21.55%) CREST Certified
10 25 (21.55%) CISM
11 19 (16.38%) Internet
11 19 (16.38%) Linux
11 19 (16.38%) Fuzz Testing
11 19 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (16.38%) Degree
12 18 (15.52%) Windows
13 17 (14.66%) Finance
14 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
14 16 (13.79%) Information Assurance
14 16 (13.79%) Security Operations
15 15 (12.93%) Patch Management
15 15 (12.93%) ISMS
15 15 (12.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (12.93%) Python
16 14 (12.07%) Unix
16 14 (12.07%) Risk Management
16 14 (12.07%) GIAC
16 14 (12.07%) Firewall

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 10 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.86%) Apache
2 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) Internet
2 14 (12.07%) Firewall
3 13 (11.21%) FTP
4 12 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (10.34%) SMTP
5 10 (8.62%) IPsec
5 10 (8.62%) SSH
6 9 (7.76%) Wireless
7 6 (5.17%) VPN
8 4 (3.45%) DNS
8 4 (3.45%) Network Security
9 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.72%) HTTP
10 2 (1.72%) LDAP
10 2 (1.72%) SSL
11 1 (0.86%) DHCP
11 1 (0.86%) LAN
11 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.86%) WAN
11 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.86%) DB2
2 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.86%) Burp Suite
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 6 (5.17%) Legal
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Law
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
5 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.28%) Analyst
2 22 (18.97%) Penetration Tester
2 22 (18.97%) Tester
3 19 (16.38%) Security Analyst
4 16 (13.79%) Ethical Hacker
5 13 (11.21%) Security Specialist
6 11 (9.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Security Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (7.76%) Consultant
9 8 (6.90%) Security Consultant
9 8 (6.90%) Security Operations Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) CISSP Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Security Advisor
10 7 (6.03%) SOC Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Information Assurance Leader
12 4 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) Security Penetration Tester
12 4 (3.45%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.86%) JSON
1 1 (0.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (11.21%) CESG
3 12 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 12 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (9.48%) Management Information System
5 10 (8.62%) Cryptography
5 10 (8.62%) Public Cloud
6 6 (5.17%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.72%) SCADA
8 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) Windows
3 14 (12.07%) Unix
4 10 (8.62%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.72%) Android
5 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) CentOS
5 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.86%) AIX
6 1 (0.86%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (53.45%) Cybersecurity
1 62 (53.45%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (36.21%) Information Security
3 38 (32.76%) OWASP
4 29 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 28 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (22.41%) Security Architecture
7 19 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (16.38%) Fuzz Testing
8 16 (13.79%) Information Assurance
8 16 (13.79%) Security Operations
9 15 (12.93%) ISMS
9 15 (12.93%) Patch Management
9 15 (12.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (12.07%) Risk Management
10 14 (12.07%) Secure Coding
11 13 (11.21%) Social Engineering
12 12 (10.34%) Data Protection
13 11 (9.48%) Open Source
13 11 (9.48%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.93%) Python
2 11 (9.48%) C
3 10 (8.62%) SQL
4 9 (7.76%) C#
4 9 (7.76%) C++
4 9 (7.76%) Java
4 9 (7.76%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.90%) Perl
6 7 (6.03%) VB
7 6 (5.17%) Ruby
8 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.72%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.86%) Lua
Qualifications
1 68 (58.62%) CEH
2 61 (52.59%) CISSP
3 32 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 25 (21.55%) CISM
4 25 (21.55%) CREST Certified
5 19 (16.38%) Degree
6 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 14 (12.07%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (12.07%) GIAC
8 9 (7.76%) CISA
9 8 (6.90%) ISACA
10 7 (6.03%) DV Cleared
11 6 (5.17%) GCIA
11 6 (5.17%) GCIH
12 5 (4.31%) GPEN
12 5 (4.31%) OSCP
13 4 (3.45%) CCNP
13 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (3.45%) GWAPT
13 4 (3.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.62%) RMADS
3 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.62%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.86%) Nessus
2 1 (0.86%) Nmap
2 1 (0.86%) OpenVAS
2 1 (0.86%) QRadar
2 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.48%) Oracle
3 10 (8.62%) Citrix
4 5 (4.31%) Mercator
5 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco
6 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.72%) FireEye
7 2 (1.72%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.86%) IBM
8 1 (0.86%) Qualys
8 1 (0.86%) SAP
8 1 (0.86%) Symantec