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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
England / South East
Rank 235 249 261
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 8 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.16% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.20% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £463 £410 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% -18.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £420 £459
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
6141 7080 7693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.96% 81.27% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4376 4221
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 274 253
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 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
Hampshire - 4 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 13 (48.15%) CEH
2 12 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (40.74%) Information Security
4 10 (37.04%) Firewall
4 10 (37.04%) FTP
4 10 (37.04%) PCI DSS
4 10 (37.04%) PKI
4 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (37.04%) Database Security
4 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
5 9 (33.33%) SMTP
5 9 (33.33%) Python
6 8 (29.63%) Perl
6 8 (29.63%) DNS
6 8 (29.63%) CISSP
6 8 (29.63%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
7 7 (25.93%) CentOS
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) Email Filtering
7 7 (25.93%) Web Filtering
8 6 (22.22%) AWS Certification
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) VPN
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (22.22%) Puppet
8 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement

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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) FTP
3 9 (33.33%) SMTP
4 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
7 3 (11.11%) HTTP
7 3 (11.11%) IPsec
7 3 (11.11%) SSH
8 2 (7.41%) DHCP
8 2 (7.41%) Wireless
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.70%) SSL
9 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Metasploit
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Security Operations Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Security Advisor
6 1 (3.70%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) OAuth
2 1 (3.70%) CGI
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
1 10 (37.04%) PKI
2 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) CESG
3 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) CentOS
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Information Security
3 10 (37.04%) Database Security
4 8 (29.63%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (25.93%) Email Filtering
5 7 (25.93%) Web Filtering
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (22.22%) Cryptography
7 5 (18.52%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (14.81%) OWASP
9 3 (11.11%) Fuzz Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Information Assurance
9 3 (11.11%) Patch Management
9 3 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
10 2 (7.41%) SIEM
10 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 1 (3.70%) Computer Forensics
11 1 (3.70%) ISMS
11 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Python
2 8 (29.63%) Perl
3 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
4 5 (18.52%) C
5 2 (7.41%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) CEH
2 8 (29.63%) CISSP
2 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) AWS Certification
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 6 (22.22%) RHCT
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) CISM
5 3 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) CCSA
6 1 (3.70%) CCSE
6 1 (3.70%) CCSP
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) GCIA
6 1 (3.70%) GCIH
6 1 (3.70%) GIAC
6 1 (3.70%) ISSAP
6 1 (3.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (37.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Sendmail
2 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Arqiva
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.70%) VMware