The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 133 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing CEH 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £281 £150
% change year-on-year
+58.22% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
CEH
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
622 507 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.56% 17.14% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 237 339
Average daily rate £380 £305 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 52 48
Average hourly rate £22.25 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.42% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CEH across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CEH
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CEH across the North West region.

CEH Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CEH
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Cheshire +10 4 £285 +1.78%
Manchester - - - - 2
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CEH 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 CEH.

1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) GCIA
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) TACACS
4 4 (50.00%) Websense
4 4 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) GCIH
4 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (37.50%) F5
5 3 (37.50%) SIEM
5 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Solaris
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) Sophos
6 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (25.00%) PKI
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing CEH 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 CEH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) TACACS
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Build Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SIEM
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) GCIA
3 4 (50.00%) GCIH
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) GIAC
4 1 (12.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Websense
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) Sophos
4 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (25.00%) IronPort