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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 395 416 415
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 21 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.036% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.047% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 2
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£400 £480 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +220.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - £261
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
19145 19259 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.65% 77.46% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13647 13495 12930
Average daily rate £450 £450 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 227 356
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.95% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +21 3 £576 - 4
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 21 (77.78%) CEH
2 20 (74.07%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (70.37%) Firewall
4 18 (66.67%) Information Security
4 18 (66.67%) CISSP
5 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
5 15 (55.56%) Cyber Security
6 14 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (51.85%) Network Security
6 14 (51.85%) Information Assurance
6 14 (51.85%) Change Control
6 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (51.85%) Internet
6 14 (51.85%) ITIL
6 14 (51.85%) MCSE
6 14 (51.85%) GIAC
7 13 (48.15%) Intranet
7 13 (48.15%) assyst
8 12 (44.44%) ISMS
8 12 (44.44%) Law
9 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
9 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
9 5 (18.52%) Apache
10 4 (14.81%) UNIX
10 4 (14.81%) C++
10 4 (14.81%) Java
10 4 (14.81%) .NET
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco
10 4 (14.81%) Linux

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (48.15%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 14 (51.85%) Network Security
3 14 (51.85%) Internet
4 13 (48.15%) Intranet
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) SSH
5 1 (3.70%) HTTP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (44.44%) Law
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Security Specialist
2 12 (44.44%) Product Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Information Security Specialist
2 12 (44.44%) Information Specialist
2 12 (44.44%) Security Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Product Specialist
2 12 (44.44%) Information Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Information Security Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Security Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (66.67%) Information Security
3 15 (55.56%) Cyber Security
4 14 (51.85%) Information Assurance
4 14 (51.85%) Change Control
4 14 (51.85%) ITIL
5 12 (44.44%) ISMS
6 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
6 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
7 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (14.81%) Data Security
7 4 (14.81%) SIEM
8 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (11.11%) BCP
8 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C++
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) CEH
2 18 (66.67%) CISSP
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (51.85%) MCSE
3 14 (51.85%) GIAC
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CISA
6 1 (3.70%) CISM
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) F5
3 1 (3.70%) Qualys
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat