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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK / England
Rank 546 533 577
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +44
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 27 77 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.16% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.19% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 54 8
Median daily rate £459 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.94% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £386 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £420 £459
% change year-on-year
+9.22% -8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
34713 39592 38040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.93% 82.92% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23191 26242 24439
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 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 1080 1032
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.55 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +17 8 £463 +12.80% 1
East of England - 7 £265 - 3
London -1 6 £488 -11.36% 5
South West +10 4 £453 -3.46% 3
North West +14 1 £500 +8.10% 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Ethical Hacking
UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 46 (52.87%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (32.18%) Linux
2 28 (32.18%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (27.59%) Windows
3 24 (27.59%) CEH
4 21 (24.14%) CISSP
5 18 (20.69%) Degree
5 18 (20.69%) Finance
6 17 (19.54%) Information Security
6 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
7 16 (18.39%) CREST Certified
7 16 (18.39%) Python
8 14 (16.09%) Unix
8 14 (16.09%) Firewall
9 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (13.79%) VMware
10 12 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (13.79%) PCI DSS
11 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
11 11 (12.64%) OWASP
11 11 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (12.64%) Data Centre
11 11 (12.64%) CESG
11 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
12 10 (11.49%) FTP
12 10 (11.49%) VMware ESX
12 10 (11.49%) PKI
12 10 (11.49%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (11.49%) Forensic Analysis

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 (4.60%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.15%) nginx
2 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) PaaS
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Firewall
2 12 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (11.49%) FTP
4 9 (10.34%) Network Security
4 9 (10.34%) SMTP
5 8 (9.20%) DNS
6 6 (6.90%) VPN
7 5 (5.75%) HTTP
7 5 (5.75%) IPsec
8 4 (4.60%) Internet
8 4 (4.60%) Wireshark
9 3 (3.45%) SSH
9 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.30%) DHCP
10 2 (2.30%) LAN
10 2 (2.30%) Wireless
11 1 (1.15%) Multicast
11 1 (1.15%) VXLAN
11 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Tester
2 30 (34.48%) Penetration Tester
3 14 (16.09%) Analyst
3 14 (16.09%) Security Analyst
4 12 (13.79%) Ethical Hacker
4 12 (13.79%) Security Specialist
5 11 (12.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Consultant
7 7 (8.05%) Security Consultant
7 7 (8.05%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) SOC Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Incident Analyst
11 3 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 3 (3.45%) Information Assurance Leader
11 3 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
11 3 (3.45%) Network Specialist
11 3 (3.45%) Security Operations Specialist
11 3 (3.45%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) OAuth
1 3 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.15%) CGI
2 1 (1.15%) Django
2 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) CESG
1 11 (12.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.49%) PKI
3 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
5 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.15%) Blog
7 1 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Linux
2 24 (27.59%) Windows
3 14 (16.09%) Unix
4 8 (9.20%) CentOS
5 6 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.45%) Kali Linux
6 3 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.87%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (32.18%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (19.54%) Information Security
4 11 (12.64%) OWASP
4 11 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (11.49%) Database Security
5 10 (11.49%) Forensic Analysis
5 10 (11.49%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (10.34%) Digital Forensics
6 9 (10.34%) Network Packet Analysis
6 9 (10.34%) Web Filtering
7 8 (9.20%) Cryptography
7 8 (9.20%) Security Testing
7 8 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (8.05%) Email Filtering
9 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.75%) Fuzz Testing
10 5 (5.75%) SIEM
10 5 (5.75%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) Python
2 9 (10.34%) Perl
3 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.90%) C
5 5 (5.75%) Java
5 5 (5.75%) Ruby
5 5 (5.75%) SQL
6 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.30%) C#
6 2 (2.30%) C++
6 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (27.59%) CEH
2 21 (24.14%) CISSP
3 18 (20.69%) Degree
4 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
5 16 (18.39%) CREST Certified
6 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.20%) CISM
7 8 (9.20%) SANS
8 6 (6.90%) AWS Certification
8 6 (6.90%) RHCT
9 5 (5.75%) CHECK Team Leader
9 5 (5.75%) GIAC
9 5 (5.75%) OSCP
10 4 (4.60%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (3.45%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (3.45%) GPEN
11 3 (3.45%) GWAPT
12 2 (2.30%) CCNA
12 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.30%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.49%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.45%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) Puppet
2 4 (4.60%) Nessus
2 4 (4.60%) Nmap
3 2 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) VMware
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 4 (4.60%) Citrix
6 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.45%) Intel Security
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle
7 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.15%) Arqiva
8 1 (1.15%) Juniper
8 1 (1.15%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.15%) Splunk
8 1 (1.15%) WatchGuard