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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 408 401 422
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 11 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.088% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.11% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 2
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£541 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.31% +68.42%
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 £48.84 - -
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
19178 18942 19608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.67% 79.00% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13701 13153 13715
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 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 31 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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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
Paddington - 3 £558 -
City of London -4 1 £475 -24.00% 1
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (89.47%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (78.95%) Cyber Security
3 12 (63.16%) CEH
4 11 (57.89%) Information Security
5 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 9 (47.37%) Finance
6 8 (42.11%) UNIX
7 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
8 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
9 5 (26.32%) Java
10 4 (21.05%) .NET
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle
10 4 (21.05%) DB2
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) Apache
10 4 (21.05%) HTTP
10 4 (21.05%) VPN
10 4 (21.05%) SSL
10 4 (21.05%) Middleware
10 4 (21.05%) Websense
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 4 (21.05%) CISSP
10 4 (21.05%) SOAP
10 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
10 4 (21.05%) Information Security Management
10 4 (21.05%) Data Security
10 4 (21.05%) Security Management

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) HTTP
2 4 (21.05%) VPN
2 4 (21.05%) SSL
2 4 (21.05%) SSH
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
1 7 (36.84%) Security Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacker
5 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
1 4 (21.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) PKI
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) SCADA
3 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (78.95%) Cyber Security
3 11 (57.89%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
6 4 (21.05%) Time Management
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
6 4 (21.05%) Information Security Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Security
6 4 (21.05%) Security Management
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) SIEM
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CEH
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) CISM
3 3 (15.79%) GIAC
3 3 (15.79%) CISA
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CGEIT
5 1 (5.26%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) Websense
1 4 (21.05%) Qualys
1 4 (21.05%) F5