The first table below looks at the demand for CEH in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 555 523 574
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +51
Contract jobs citing CEH 32 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.044% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 11
Average daily rate £418 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CEH within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CEH
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CEH within the UK.

CEH Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CEH
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CEH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CEH
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CEH within the UK.

CEH Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CEH
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 29 £440 -6.87% 20
London -19 17 £440 -7.36% 9
City of London -8 7 £440 -9.27% 1
South East -11 3 - - 3
North West -14 3 £400 - 2
South West -19 3 £473 +11.17% 2
Surrey - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +4 2 £473 +11.17% 1
Leatherhead - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 £250 -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CEH 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 CEH.

1 25 (56.82%) CISSP
2 22 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (38.64%) Information Security
3 17 (38.64%) CISM
4 15 (34.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 13 (29.55%) Firewall
5 13 (29.55%) Ethical Hacking
6 10 (22.73%) CISA
6 10 (22.73%) Degree
7 9 (20.45%) Finance
8 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.91%) Java
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.64%) PHP
10 6 (13.64%) .NET
10 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.64%) GIAC
10 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
11 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
11 5 (11.36%) C#
11 5 (11.36%) C++
11 5 (11.36%) Change Control
12 4 (9.09%) OSCP
12 4 (9.09%) Cyber Security
12 4 (9.09%) SIEM

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CEH 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 CEH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) IIS
1 2 (4.55%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP GRC
1 2 (4.55%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) Wireless
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) VoIP
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) Intranet
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.27%) BGP
5 1 (2.27%) TACACS
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) OSPF
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.27%) WAN
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Tester
2 12 (27.27%) Penetration Tester
3 11 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Consultant
5 6 (13.64%) Security Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Information Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Security Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) GIS
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Open Source
4 2 (4.55%) CESG
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.27%) SCADA
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Information Security
3 15 (34.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (29.55%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (11.36%) Change Control
8 4 (9.09%) Cyber Security
8 4 (9.09%) SIEM
9 3 (6.82%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Service Management
9 3 (6.82%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance
10 2 (4.55%) SAP Security
10 2 (4.55%) CRM
10 2 (4.55%) Information Management
10 2 (4.55%) OWASP
11 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.27%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
2 6 (13.64%) PHP
3 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
3 5 (11.36%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) C++
4 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) CISSP
2 17 (38.64%) CISM
3 10 (22.73%) CISA
3 10 (22.73%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) GIAC
6 4 (9.09%) OSCP
6 4 (9.09%) CHFI
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.82%) CCNA
8 2 (4.55%) GPEN
8 2 (4.55%) SSCP
8 2 (4.55%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (4.55%) CISMP
9 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) CCSA
9 1 (2.27%) GSEC
9 1 (2.27%) CCSE
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.09%) BS25999
3 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) McAfee
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) Websense
4 2 (4.55%) Tripwire
4 2 (4.55%) Qualys
5 1 (2.27%) Brocade
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Sophos
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) Juniper
5 1 (2.27%) NetApp
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) Splunk
5 1 (2.27%) LogLogic
5 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
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