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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 235 265 249
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 26 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.12% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.15% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 0
Median daily rate £510 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
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
7198 7767 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.77% 79.42% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4380 4775 3924
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 £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 252 264
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.68 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 - 26 £510 - 1
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (50.00%) Windows
5 17 (42.50%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 16 (40.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 15 (37.50%) FTP
7 15 (37.50%) Risk Management
7 15 (37.50%) CESG
7 15 (37.50%) Information Assurance
8 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
8 14 (35.00%) SMTP
9 13 (32.50%) Unix
9 13 (32.50%) Client/Server
9 13 (32.50%) Oracle
9 13 (32.50%) Information Security
9 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (32.50%) Cryptography
9 13 (32.50%) OWASP
10 12 (30.00%) Sendmail
10 12 (30.00%) Patch Management
10 12 (30.00%) SSH
10 12 (30.00%) IPsec
10 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (30.00%) Citrix
10 12 (30.00%) Fuzz Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Python

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 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) FTP
2 14 (35.00%) SMTP
3 13 (32.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (30.00%) IPsec
4 12 (30.00%) SSH
5 11 (27.50%) Firewall
5 11 (27.50%) 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 12 (30.00%) 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
4 8 (20.00%) Information Assurance Leader
5 7 (17.50%) Security Advisor
5 7 (17.50%) SOC Analyst
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%) Linux Engineer
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%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) CESG
2 13 (32.50%) Client/Server
2 13 (32.50%) Cryptography
3 10 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (22.50%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Unix
3 11 (27.50%) 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
3 15 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 13 (32.50%) Information Security
4 13 (32.50%) OWASP
5 12 (30.00%) Fuzz Testing
5 12 (30.00%) Patch Management
6 11 (27.50%) ISMS
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
8 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
9 5 (12.50%) Business Continuity
9 5 (12.50%) Service Management
10 4 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
11 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
11 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
12 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%) C
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (87.50%) CISSP
2 28 (70.00%) CEH
3 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (40.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (35.00%) 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 11 (27.50%) RMADS
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.00%) 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 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 12 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) IBM