The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 410 377 415
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +38
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 6 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.009% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.012% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate £400 £483 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.09% +7.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £12.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18963 16710 20563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.62% 76.02% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13371 11639 13426
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 231 328
Average hourly rate £23.50 £33.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Ethical Hacking
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 1
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (76.92%) CEH
2 9 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Information Security
4 5 (38.46%) CISSP
4 5 (38.46%) SIEM
5 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) GIAC
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) OWASP
7 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Change Control
7 2 (15.38%) OSCP
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Games
7 2 (15.38%) assyst
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Network Security
7 2 (15.38%) CISM
7 2 (15.38%) Intranet
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
7 2 (15.38%) JavaScript

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) Intranet
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
1 1 (7.69%) Paros
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacker
3 1 (7.69%) IT Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) SAML
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Online Games
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security
3 5 (38.46%) SIEM
4 4 (30.77%) Cyber Security
4 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (23.08%) OWASP
6 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
2 1 (7.69%) Tcl
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CEH
2 5 (38.46%) CISSP
3 3 (23.08%) GIAC
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) OSCP
4 2 (15.38%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CISA
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
1 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
1 1 (7.69%) Cacti
1 1 (7.69%) Munin
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe