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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 242 260 251
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 18 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.18% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 0
Median daily rate £525 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.18 -
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
6775 7881 7128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.38% 79.69% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4825 3971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 268 278
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 September 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 September 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 - 16 £525 -
Surrey - 2 £437 - 1
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 35 (87.50%) CISSP
2 32 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (70.00%) CEH
4 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
5 20 (50.00%) Windows
6 17 (42.50%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (40.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
8 15 (37.50%) CESG
8 15 (37.50%) Information Assurance
9 14 (35.00%) FTP
10 13 (32.50%) SMTP
10 13 (32.50%) Unix
10 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
10 13 (32.50%) Information Security
10 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (32.50%) Cryptography
11 12 (30.00%) OWASP
11 12 (30.00%) IPsec
11 12 (30.00%) Client/Server
11 12 (30.00%) Oracle
12 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
12 11 (27.50%) Python
12 11 (27.50%) Citrix
12 11 (27.50%) CISM
12 11 (27.50%) Firewall
12 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
12 11 (27.50%) Sendmail

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 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) FTP
2 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (32.50%) SMTP
3 12 (30.00%) IPsec
4 11 (27.50%) Firewall
4 11 (27.50%) SSH
5 10 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (7.50%) DNS
7 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 2 (5.00%) Wireless
8 1 (2.50%) DHCP
8 1 (2.50%) HTTP
8 1 (2.50%) LAN
8 1 (2.50%) Network Security
8 1 (2.50%) WAN
8 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Security Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Information Assurance Leader
4 7 (17.50%) SOC Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Security Advisor
6 4 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Information Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Junior
7 3 (7.50%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Junior Security Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Operations Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Report Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Security Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) SOC Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) SOC Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) CESG
2 13 (32.50%) Cryptography
3 12 (30.00%) Client/Server
4 10 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (22.50%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
6 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Unix
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 4 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
5 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (42.50%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (37.50%) Information Assurance
4 13 (32.50%) Information Security
4 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
5 12 (30.00%) OWASP
6 11 (27.50%) Fuzz Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Patch Management
7 10 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (22.50%) ISMS
9 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.50%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
10 5 (12.50%) Business Continuity
10 5 (12.50%) Service Management
11 4 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
12 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
13 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
13 2 (5.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
1 11 (27.50%) Python
2 9 (22.50%) C#
2 9 (22.50%) VB
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (87.50%) CISSP
2 28 (70.00%) CEH
3 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
4 16 (40.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 11 (27.50%) CISM
7 9 (22.50%) GCIA
7 9 (22.50%) GCIH
7 9 (22.50%) GIAC
8 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
8 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) RHCT
9 1 (2.50%) CCNP
9 1 (2.50%) CCSE
9 1 (2.50%) CISA
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.50%) CLAS
9 1 (2.50%) MCP
9 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
9 1 (2.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) RMADS
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) Sendmail
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
3 11 (27.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) IBM