The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 400 402 413
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 13 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.055% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.070% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
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£475 £413 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18573 18510 19068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.23% 78.87% 78.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13213 12901 13213
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 224 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.10 £53.50 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in London

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the London region.

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Trend in London

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Histogram in London

Ethical Hacking
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the London region.

Ethical Hacking Hourly Rate Trend in London

Ethical Hacking
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Paddington - 2 £558 -
City of London -12 1 £475 -24.00%
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 18 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (70.00%) Cyber Security
3 13 (65.00%) CEH
4 11 (55.00%) Information Security
5 7 (35.00%) Firewall
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (30.00%) UNIX
7 5 (25.00%) CISSP
7 5 (25.00%) CISM
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) Security Management
8 4 (20.00%) Websense
8 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
8 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (20.00%) Qualys
8 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 3 (15.00%) Retail
9 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (15.00%) Data Security
9 3 (15.00%) CISA
9 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.00%) GIAC
9 3 (15.00%) Java
10 2 (10.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle
10 2 (10.00%) DB2

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) SSH
3 2 (10.00%) HTTP
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
1 6 (30.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) SCADA
3 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (70.00%) Cyber Security
3 11 (55.00%) Information Security
4 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (20.00%) Security Management
5 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (15.00%) Data Security
6 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
8 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CEH
2 5 (25.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) CISM
3 3 (15.00%) GIAC
3 3 (15.00%) CISA
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CGEIT
5 1 (5.00%) GPEN
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Websense
1 4 (20.00%) Qualys
2 2 (10.00%) F5
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco