The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills 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 Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 246 255 245
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.042% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.055% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £418 £500 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% +15.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £500 £433
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +15.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 £418 - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (45.83%) CEH
3 8 (33.33%) CISSP
4 7 (29.17%) Python
4 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
4 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (25.00%) Information Security
5 6 (25.00%) Firewall
5 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
6 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) ISMS
6 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.83%) CESG
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) VPN
6 5 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) C
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) GIAC
7 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (12.50%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) IPsec
3 3 (12.50%) SMTP
3 3 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) SSH
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Security Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Advisor
4 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) CESG
3 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 3 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (25.00%) Information Security
4 5 (20.83%) ISMS
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Security Hardening
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (8.33%) Database Security
7 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
7 2 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) OWASP
7 2 (8.33%) Security Management
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CEH
2 8 (33.33%) CISSP
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) GIAC
6 3 (12.50%) AWS Certification
6 3 (12.50%) RHCT
7 2 (8.33%) CISM
7 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
7 2 (8.33%) GCIA
7 2 (8.33%) GCIH
7 2 (8.33%) OSCP
8 1 (4.17%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) RMADS
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) Nmap
2 2 (8.33%) OpenVAS
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Qualys
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle