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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 222 264 255
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -9
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 17 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £423 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.46% +69.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
6197 7568 7549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.98% 79.76% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3672 4467 4224
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 311 285
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +30 7 £438 +6.70%
Surrey +14 6 £419 -1.52%
Berkshire +12 2 £563 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
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England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking.

1 31 (73.81%) CISSP
2 30 (71.43%) CEH
3 28 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 18 (42.86%) Windows
5 18 (42.86%) Information Security
6 17 (40.48%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (38.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (35.71%) SMTP
8 15 (35.71%) FTP
9 14 (33.33%) Python
9 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 13 (30.95%) Information Assurance
10 13 (30.95%) Cryptography
10 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
10 13 (30.95%) CESG
10 13 (30.95%) CISM
10 13 (30.95%) Firewall
10 13 (30.95%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
11 11 (26.19%) Unix
12 10 (23.81%) IPsec
12 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (23.81%) Fuzz Testing
13 9 (21.43%) SSH
13 9 (21.43%) Sendmail
13 9 (21.43%) OWASP
13 9 (21.43%) Patch Management

Ethical Hacking
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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (35.71%) FTP
2 15 (35.71%) SMTP
3 13 (30.95%) Firewall
4 10 (23.81%) IPsec
5 9 (21.43%) SSH
6 8 (19.05%) Internet
7 6 (14.29%) DNS
7 6 (14.29%) VPN
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.38%) Network Security
8 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Information Assurance Leader
4 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Security Specialist
6 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Security Advisor
7 4 (9.52%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Specialist
9 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Junior Security Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Linux Server Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) SOC Specialist
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) CESG
1 13 (30.95%) Cryptography
2 9 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 8 (19.05%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 7 (16.67%) PKI
5 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Unix
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Vista
4 6 (14.29%) CentOS
4 6 (14.29%) Linux
4 6 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (42.86%) Information Security
3 17 (40.48%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (30.95%) Information Assurance
5 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
6 10 (23.81%) Fuzz Testing
7 9 (21.43%) OWASP
7 9 (21.43%) Patch Management
8 8 (19.05%) Database Security
8 8 (19.05%) ISMS
8 8 (19.05%) Security Operations
8 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (14.29%) Email Filtering
10 6 (14.29%) Web Filtering
11 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
11 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (9.52%) Computer Forensics
12 4 (9.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 14 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (19.05%) C#
2 8 (19.05%) VB
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) CISSP
2 30 (71.43%) CEH
3 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 13 (30.95%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (30.95%) CISM
6 8 (19.05%) GCIA
6 8 (19.05%) GCIH
6 8 (19.05%) GIAC
7 6 (14.29%) AWS Certification
7 6 (14.29%) RHCT
8 4 (9.52%) Degree
9 1 (2.38%) CCNA
9 1 (2.38%) CCNP
9 1 (2.38%) CCSA
9 1 (2.38%) CCSE
9 1 (2.38%) CCSP
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.29%) RMADS
4 1 (2.38%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) Sendmail
3 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Arqiva
5 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto