The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
England / South East
Rank 226 246 259
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing CEH 17 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.20% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.70% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Median daily rate £405 £394 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +27.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £430 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2181 2417 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.75% 27.74% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1463 1301
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 122 105
Median hourly rate £27.38 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing CEH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CEH
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CEH Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CEH
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £405 -19.00%
Oxfordshire -3 1 - -
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CEH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CEH.

1 26 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (61.54%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) CREST Certified
3 20 (51.28%) Unix
4 18 (46.15%) DV Cleared
4 18 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (46.15%) OSCP
5 17 (43.59%) Risk Management
6 16 (41.03%) Security Testing
7 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
7 15 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (38.46%) CISSP
8 13 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
9 11 (28.21%) Protective Monitoring
10 10 (25.64%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
11 9 (23.08%) SMTP
11 9 (23.08%) FTP
12 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
13 7 (17.95%) Python
13 7 (17.95%) VPN
13 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
13 7 (17.95%) Information Security
14 6 (15.38%) RHCT
14 6 (15.38%) CentOS
14 6 (15.38%) Puppet
14 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
14 6 (15.38%) DNS
14 6 (15.38%) Linux

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project
2 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) FTP
1 9 (23.08%) SMTP
2 7 (17.95%) VPN
3 6 (15.38%) DNS
4 5 (12.82%) Firewall
5 3 (7.69%) Internet
5 3 (7.69%) IPsec
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security
5 3 (7.69%) SSH
6 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.13%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Security Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Security Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Information Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) CESG
1 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Unix
3 6 (15.38%) CentOS
3 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 17 (43.59%) Risk Management
3 16 (41.03%) Security Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
6 11 (28.21%) Protective Monitoring
7 10 (25.64%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (17.95%) Information Security
9 5 (12.82%) Cryptography
10 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 3 (7.69%) Fuzz Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Information Assurance
11 3 (7.69%) OWASP
11 3 (7.69%) Patch Management
11 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
12 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
12 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
12 2 (5.13%) SIEM
12 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
1 7 (17.95%) Python
2 6 (15.38%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (61.54%) CREST Certified
3 18 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 18 (46.15%) OSCP
4 15 (38.46%) CISSP
4 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.38%) AWS Certification
5 6 (15.38%) CISM
5 6 (15.38%) RHCT
6 5 (12.82%) CISA
7 3 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (7.69%) PCI QSA
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.56%) CCIE
9 1 (2.56%) CCNA
9 1 (2.56%) CCNP
9 1 (2.56%) CCSA
9 1 (2.56%) CCSP
9 1 (2.56%) Degree
9 1 (2.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Sendmail
2 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (2.56%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.56%) Lancope
6 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.56%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec