The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 236 226 237
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.047% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.067% 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 - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Ethical Hacking
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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 25 July 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
Hampshire -18 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) CISMP
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) LDAP
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (14.29%) CEH
4 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire
4 1 (14.29%) Snort
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) tcpdump
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
1 5 (71.43%) Security Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
1 4 (57.14%) CISMP
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) GIAC
3 1 (14.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire