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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 542 532 507
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 15 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.021% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
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£500 £454 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £437 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £471 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £484 £433 £384
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +12.70%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 -3 7 £500 +5.26% 5
South East 0 4 - - 2
South West - 3 £550 -
East of England - 1 £180 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 26 (59.09%) Firewall
2 21 (47.73%) Information Security
3 18 (40.91%) CEH
3 18 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (38.64%) CISSP
5 16 (36.36%) Windows
6 15 (34.09%) Cyber Security
7 14 (31.82%) ITIL
7 14 (31.82%) Internet
8 12 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (27.27%) Network Security
9 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
9 10 (22.73%) Finance
10 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.45%) GIAC
10 9 (20.45%) PCI DSS
10 9 (20.45%) Information Assurance
10 9 (20.45%) Change Control
11 8 (18.18%) assyst
11 8 (18.18%) MCSE
11 8 (18.18%) UNIX
11 8 (18.18%) Intranet
11 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (18.18%) Law
12 7 (15.91%) Data Security
12 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
12 7 (15.91%) Open Source
12 7 (15.91%) ISMS
12 7 (15.91%) Digital Forensics

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.27%) nginx
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) Internet
3 12 (27.27%) Network Security
4 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
5 8 (18.18%) Intranet
6 5 (11.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.27%) HTTP
7 1 (2.27%) VPN
7 1 (2.27%) SSL
7 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Juju
1 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Law
3 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (11.36%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Security Analyst
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Security Specialist
3 9 (20.45%) Consultant
3 9 (20.45%) Information Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Security Consultant
4 7 (15.91%) Product Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Product Specialist
4 7 (15.91%) Information Security Specialist
4 7 (15.91%) Information Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (4.55%) Security Officer
5 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Open Source
2 5 (11.36%) Algorithms
3 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Information Security
2 18 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Cyber Security
4 14 (31.82%) ITIL
5 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
6 9 (20.45%) Information Assurance
6 9 (20.45%) Change Control
7 7 (15.91%) Data Security
7 7 (15.91%) ISMS
7 7 (15.91%) Digital Forensics
8 6 (13.64%) SIEM
8 6 (13.64%) Data Privacy
8 6 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
9 5 (11.36%) Computer Security
9 5 (11.36%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) C++
1 5 (11.36%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) C
2 2 (4.55%) PHP
2 2 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (2.27%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) Perl
3 1 (2.27%) Tcl
3 1 (2.27%) Ruby
3 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) CEH
2 17 (38.64%) CISSP
3 9 (20.45%) GIAC
4 8 (18.18%) MCSE
4 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.36%) Degree
6 5 (11.36%) GCIH
6 5 (11.36%) EnCE
7 3 (6.82%) BC Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.55%) CHFI
8 2 (4.55%) CISA
8 2 (4.55%) ISEB
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.27%) CCSP
9 1 (2.27%) CCNA
9 1 (2.27%) CISM
9 1 (2.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) logstash
2 1 (2.27%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.27%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) Nessus
2 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.27%) Cacti
2 1 (2.27%) Munin
2 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) McAfee
2 6 (13.64%) IBM
3 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) F5
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat