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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 240 268 250
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 22 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.027% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 0
Median daily rate £505 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 -
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
7189 7489 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.56% 79.47% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4385 4352 3850
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 245 263
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.59% -20.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.82 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Buckinghamshire - 18 £510 -
Hampshire - 3 £355 -
Berkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 29 (74.36%) CISSP
2 25 (64.10%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (61.54%) CEH
4 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
5 17 (43.59%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (38.46%) Windows
6 15 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (35.90%) CESG
8 13 (33.33%) ISMS
8 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 13 (33.33%) Information Assurance
9 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
9 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 12 (30.77%) FTP
9 12 (30.77%) OWASP
10 11 (28.21%) SMTP
10 11 (28.21%) Unix
11 10 (25.64%) Python
11 10 (25.64%) Oracle
11 10 (25.64%) Client/Server
11 10 (25.64%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (25.64%) IPsec
11 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
11 10 (25.64%) RMADS
11 10 (25.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (25.64%) Cryptography
12 9 (23.08%) SSH
12 9 (23.08%) Windows Vista
12 9 (23.08%) Sendmail
12 9 (23.08%) Security Architecture

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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) FTP
2 11 (28.21%) SMTP
3 10 (25.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (25.64%) IPsec
4 9 (23.08%) Firewall
4 9 (23.08%) Internet
4 9 (23.08%) SSH
5 3 (7.69%) DNS
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) Wireless
7 1 (2.56%) DHCP
7 1 (2.56%) HTTP
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Security Advisor
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Security Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Information Assurance Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Information Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) CESG
2 10 (25.64%) Client/Server
2 10 (25.64%) Cryptography
3 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
3 8 (20.51%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Unix
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Vista
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (43.59%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 13 (33.33%) ISMS
4 12 (30.77%) OWASP
5 10 (25.64%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
6 9 (23.08%) Information Security
6 9 (23.08%) Patch Management
6 9 (23.08%) Security Architecture
7 8 (20.51%) Fuzz Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Security Operations
7 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
9 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
10 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.13%) SIEM
11 1 (2.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.38%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) C
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) CISSP
2 24 (61.54%) CEH
3 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
4 15 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (20.51%) GIAC
7 7 (17.95%) CISM
8 6 (15.38%) GCIA
8 6 (15.38%) GCIH
9 2 (5.13%) AWS Certification
9 2 (5.13%) CREST Certified
9 2 (5.13%) OSCP
9 2 (5.13%) RHCT
10 1 (2.56%) CCSE
10 1 (2.56%) CISA
10 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.56%) CLAS
10 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.56%) RHCSA
10 1 (2.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) RMADS
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) Sendmail
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Nessus
1 2 (5.13%) Nmap
1 2 (5.13%) OpenVAS
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) Qualys
6 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec