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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 585 551 560
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Contract jobs citing CEH 35 60 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.11% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.58% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 16
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£438 £420 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +48.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £280
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +42.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 28 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 31 July 2015. 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 -36 35 £438 +2.63% 87
London -3 19 £415 -7.77% 11
South East -16 6 £456 +42.57% 21
North West -23 6 £488 - 11
Chester - 4 £488 -
Cheshire - 4 £488 - 3
City of London -11 3 £500 -4.76% 1
Berkshire - 3 £394 - 6
Manchester -8 2 - - 4
Reading - 2 £475 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £456 - 8
East of England 0 1 - - 8
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £438 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 - - 2
West Sussex -16 1 - - 1
South West -17 1 - - 13
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £488 - 3
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £438 -
Slough - 1 £313 -
Hounslow - 1 £370 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £500 -
Warwick - 1 £488 - 2
East Grinstead - 1 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (60.87%) CISSP
2 29 (42.03%) Information Security
3 28 (40.58%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (33.33%) Firewall
5 21 (30.43%) SIEM
6 19 (27.54%) PCI DSS
7 17 (24.64%) CISM
8 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
10 13 (18.84%) GIAC
10 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (18.84%) Cyber Security
11 12 (17.39%) ArcSight
11 12 (17.39%) CCNA
11 12 (17.39%) Windows
12 11 (15.94%) Symantec
12 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.49%) Finance
13 10 (14.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (14.49%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (14.49%) GCIH
13 10 (14.49%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
14 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
14 9 (13.04%) UNIX
14 9 (13.04%) Linux
14 9 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (11.59%) SSCP
15 8 (11.59%) Risk Management

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (15.94%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (10.14%) Internet
5 6 (8.70%) DNS
6 5 (7.25%) DHCP
7 3 (4.35%) Extranet
7 3 (4.35%) Intranet
8 2 (2.90%) Wireless
9 1 (1.45%) FTP
9 1 (1.45%) HTTP
9 1 (1.45%) SSL
9 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.45%) Network Security
9 1 (1.45%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) TestDirector
1 3 (4.35%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Analyst
2 25 (36.23%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Security Consultant
3 12 (17.39%) Consultant
4 11 (15.94%) Tester
4 11 (15.94%) Penetration Tester
5 9 (13.04%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Incident Manager
8 3 (4.35%) IT Risk Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) IT Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
1 3 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
1 7 (10.14%) PKI
2 5 (7.25%) SCADA
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) GIS
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.45%) FMCG
5 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) UNIX
2 9 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Solaris
4 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Information Security
2 28 (40.58%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (30.43%) SIEM
4 16 (23.19%) Risk Assessment
5 15 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
6 13 (18.84%) Cyber Security
7 10 (14.49%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (14.49%) Data Protection
7 10 (14.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
9 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.70%) ITIL
10 6 (8.70%) Security Management
10 6 (8.70%) OWASP
10 6 (8.70%) Security Patching
11 5 (7.25%) Web Development
11 5 (7.25%) Information Security Management
12 4 (5.80%) Data Security
12 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
12 4 (5.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (60.87%) CISSP
2 17 (24.64%) CISM
3 13 (18.84%) GIAC
3 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (17.39%) CCNA
5 10 (14.49%) GCIH
6 8 (11.59%) SSCP
7 7 (10.14%) CCNP
7 7 (10.14%) CISMP
8 6 (8.70%) Degree
8 6 (8.70%) A+ Certification
8 6 (8.70%) CISA
9 5 (7.25%) GCIA
9 5 (7.25%) PCI QSA
10 4 (5.80%) OSCP
11 3 (4.35%) CHFI
11 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.90%) GPEN
12 2 (2.90%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.54%) PCI DSS
2 9 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) WSUS
2 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.35%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (2.90%) Nessus
3 2 (2.90%) Nmap
3 2 (2.90%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.45%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) ArcSight
3 11 (15.94%) Symantec
4 8 (11.59%) Qualys
5 7 (10.14%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) Sourcefire
7 5 (7.25%) Websense
7 5 (7.25%) Juniper
7 5 (7.25%) F5
8 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.35%) Sun
9 3 (4.35%) Splunk
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco
11 1 (1.45%) LogLogic
11 1 (1.45%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (1.45%) TippingPoint
11 1 (1.45%) Imperva
11 1 (1.45%) Tufin
London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago