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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 245 231 250
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.016% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £200
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Ethical Hacking
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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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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
Berkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) CISMP
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (25.00%) Snort
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacker
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CISMP
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CEH
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire