The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 546 568 564
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing CEH 60 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.021% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.12% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 9 23
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£425 £280 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £331 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £280 £150
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +86.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
England +29 53 £431 +52.65% 19
London - 31 £400 - 12
South West - 11 £474 -
City of London - 6 £550 - 6
North West -11 5 £285 +1.33%
South East - 5 £320 - 1
Scotland - 5 £420 -
Glasgow - 3 £440 -
Cheshire -4 2 £285 +1.33%
Edinburgh - 2 £406 -
Warrington -14 1 £280 -0.44%
Leeds - 1 £513 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £401 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £263 -
Wales - 1 £263 -
South Wales - 1 £263 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £513 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £513 - 4
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 82 (91.11%) CISSP
2 46 (51.11%) Information Security
3 45 (50.00%) ITIL
4 43 (47.78%) Firewall
5 42 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (32.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (31.11%) Finance
7 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
8 27 (30.00%) Windows
9 26 (28.89%) TCP/IP
9 26 (28.89%) GIAC
10 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
12 23 (25.56%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (25.56%) MCSE
12 23 (25.56%) Risk Management
13 20 (22.22%) Information Assurance
14 19 (21.11%) Management Information System
14 19 (21.11%) Linux
15 17 (18.89%) Internet
15 17 (18.89%) CISM
16 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
16 16 (17.78%) Vulnerability Management
17 15 (16.67%) Cyber Security
17 15 (16.67%) Incident Management
17 15 (16.67%) Network Security
17 15 (16.67%) MS Visio
17 15 (16.67%) IIS
17 15 (16.67%) MS Office
18 14 (15.56%) McAfee

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 15 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.44%) MS Project
3 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (13.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (47.78%) Firewall
2 26 (28.89%) TCP/IP
3 17 (18.89%) Internet
4 15 (16.67%) Network Security
5 13 (14.44%) Wireless
6 12 (13.33%) Intranet
7 11 (12.22%) SAN
8 10 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (10.00%) LAN
9 9 (10.00%) WAN
10 4 (4.44%) DNS
11 3 (3.33%) SSL
12 2 (2.22%) FTP
12 2 (2.22%) HTTP
12 2 (2.22%) TACACS
12 2 (2.22%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.11%) tcpdump
13 1 (1.11%) VLAN
13 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (1.11%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.11%) QADirector
General
1 28 (31.11%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Law
2 11 (12.22%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (37.78%) Analyst
2 33 (36.67%) Security Analyst
3 17 (18.89%) Consultant
4 16 (17.78%) Security Consultant
5 15 (16.67%) Architect
5 15 (16.67%) Security Architect
6 14 (15.56%) Information Analyst
6 14 (15.56%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (14.44%) Security Specialist
8 12 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
9 11 (12.22%) Product Analyst
9 11 (12.22%) Information Security Specialist
9 11 (12.22%) Information Specialist
9 11 (12.22%) Product Specialist
10 7 (7.78%) Security Manager
10 7 (7.78%) IT Security Consultant
10 7 (7.78%) IT Consultant
11 6 (6.67%) Test Manager
11 6 (6.67%) Tester
12 5 (5.56%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) JSP
2 1 (1.11%) LAMP
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.33%) RMADS
3 8 (8.89%) CESG
4 5 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.44%) Open Source
6 3 (3.33%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Windows
2 19 (21.11%) Linux
3 10 (11.11%) UNIX
4 4 (4.44%) Solaris
5 1 (1.11%) Android
5 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.11%) Information Security
2 45 (50.00%) ITIL
3 42 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 23 (25.56%) Risk Management
6 20 (22.22%) Information Assurance
7 16 (17.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (16.67%) Cyber Security
8 15 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 14 (15.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (15.56%) Change Control
9 14 (15.56%) SIEM
10 13 (14.44%) OWASP
10 13 (14.44%) Security Testing
11 11 (12.22%) ISMS
12 10 (11.11%) SOA
13 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.89%) Security Architecture
14 6 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (6.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) Python
2 4 (4.44%) Ruby
3 3 (3.33%) PHP
4 2 (2.22%) Java
4 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (91.11%) CISSP
2 26 (28.89%) GIAC
3 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (25.56%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (25.56%) MCSE
5 17 (18.89%) CISM
6 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
7 14 (15.56%) CCNA
8 11 (12.22%) MCP
8 11 (12.22%) CISA
9 10 (11.11%) DV Cleared
10 9 (10.00%) CCSP
10 9 (10.00%) SSCP
11 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
12 6 (6.67%) CISMP
13 4 (4.44%) GCIH
13 4 (4.44%) Degree
14 3 (3.33%) GCIA
15 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (32.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (11.11%) ISO 9000
3 5 (5.56%) QA
4 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.11%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Snort
3 1 (1.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) Nessus
2 11 (12.22%) SCCM
3 2 (2.22%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.11%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.11%) OPNET
4 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.56%) McAfee
3 11 (12.22%) Qualys
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco
5 4 (4.44%) IBM
6 3 (3.33%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.33%) Juniper
6 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.22%) Sophos
7 2 (2.22%) Websense
7 2 (2.22%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.22%) IronPort
7 2 (2.22%) F5
7 2 (2.22%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.22%) LogLogic
8 1 (1.11%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.11%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.11%) Sun
8 1 (1.11%) HP
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £525 a day
Posted: 10 days ago