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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 564 582 571
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing CEH 53 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.015% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.088% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 4 24
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£425 £281 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £452 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £281 £250
% change year-on-year
+59.11% +12.50%
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
11189 9095 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.56% 17.26% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5113 5307
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 404 606
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 49 £431 +53.33% 17
London +34 29 £400 - 8
South West - 10 £475 -
City of London +38 8 £513 - 3
Cheshire +6 4 £285 +1.78%
North West -8 4 £285 +1.78% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £430 - 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £430 - 3
Leeds - 4 £430 - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £406 - 1
Scotland - 2 £406 - 1
South East - 2 £290 - 1
Warrington -11 1 £280 -
Cardiff - 1 £263 -
Surrey - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £263 -
Wales - 1 £263 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 91 (91.92%) CISSP
2 52 (52.53%) Information Security
3 48 (48.48%) Firewall
3 48 (48.48%) ITIL
4 46 (46.46%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (32.32%) Microsoft
7 31 (31.31%) Windows
7 31 (31.31%) GIAC
8 30 (30.30%) TCP/IP
9 29 (29.29%) Finance
10 27 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (25.25%) MCSE
12 24 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (24.24%) Risk Management
13 23 (23.23%) CISM
13 23 (23.23%) Linux
13 23 (23.23%) Ethical Hacking
14 21 (21.21%) Information Assurance
15 19 (19.19%) Management Information System
16 18 (18.18%) Internet
16 18 (18.18%) Network Security
17 16 (16.16%) MS Office
17 16 (16.16%) Change Control
17 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Management
17 16 (16.16%) Cyber Security
17 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 15 (15.15%) Incident Management
18 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
18 15 (15.15%) MS Visio

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (13.13%) IIS
2 5 (5.05%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) MS Office
2 15 (15.15%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.04%) MS Project
4 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (13.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (48.48%) Firewall
2 30 (30.30%) TCP/IP
3 18 (18.18%) Internet
3 18 (18.18%) Network Security
4 14 (14.14%) Wireless
5 13 (13.13%) Intranet
6 11 (11.11%) SAN
7 10 (10.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (9.09%) LAN
8 9 (9.09%) WAN
9 5 (5.05%) DNS
10 4 (4.04%) TACACS
11 3 (3.03%) SSL
12 2 (2.02%) DHCP
12 2 (2.02%) FTP
12 2 (2.02%) HTTP
12 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.01%) tcpdump
13 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
13 1 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.01%) MySQL
2 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.01%) QADirector
General
1 29 (29.29%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Law
3 11 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.05%) Retail
5 4 (4.04%) Legal
6 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (38.38%) Analyst
2 37 (37.37%) Security Analyst
3 17 (17.17%) Consultant
3 17 (17.17%) Architect
4 16 (16.16%) Security Consultant
4 16 (16.16%) Information Analyst
4 16 (16.16%) Security Architect
4 16 (16.16%) Information Security Analyst
5 15 (15.15%) Security Specialist
6 12 (12.12%) Information Specialist
6 12 (12.12%) Product Specialist
6 12 (12.12%) Product Analyst
6 12 (12.12%) Information Security Specialist
7 11 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Security Manager
8 7 (7.07%) IT Security Consultant
8 7 (7.07%) IT Consultant
9 6 (6.06%) Test Manager
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) JSP
2 1 (1.01%) LAMP
2 1 (1.01%) .NET
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.12%) RMADS
3 8 (8.08%) CESG
4 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.05%) Open Source
5 5 (5.05%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.03%) PKI
6 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) SCADA
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.31%) Windows
2 23 (23.23%) Linux
3 13 (13.13%) UNIX
4 6 (6.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.53%) Information Security
2 48 (48.48%) ITIL
3 46 (46.46%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (24.24%) Risk Management
5 23 (23.23%) Ethical Hacking
6 21 (21.21%) Information Assurance
7 16 (16.16%) Change Control
7 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (16.16%) Cyber Security
7 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (15.15%) Incident Management
9 13 (13.13%) OWASP
9 13 (13.13%) Security Testing
9 13 (13.13%) SIEM
10 12 (12.12%) ISMS
11 11 (11.11%) Coaching
12 10 (10.10%) SOA
13 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (8.08%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (8.08%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (4.04%) Python
2 4 (4.04%) Ruby
3 3 (3.03%) PHP
4 2 (2.02%) C
4 2 (2.02%) Java
4 2 (2.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (91.92%) CISSP
2 31 (31.31%) GIAC
3 27 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (25.25%) MCSE
5 24 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (23.23%) CISM
7 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
8 14 (14.14%) CISA
8 14 (14.14%) CCNA
9 12 (12.12%) SSCP
9 12 (12.12%) MCP
10 10 (10.10%) CCSP
10 10 (10.10%) DV Cleared
11 6 (6.06%) GCIH
11 6 (6.06%) CISMP
11 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
12 5 (5.05%) GCIA
12 5 (5.05%) Degree
13 3 (3.03%) GPEN
14 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.10%) ISO 9000
3 7 (7.07%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.05%) QA
5 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.01%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.01%) COBIT
6 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.02%) Snort
3 1 (1.01%) UAG
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) Nessus
2 11 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.01%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.01%) OPNET
4 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (32.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.15%) McAfee
3 13 (13.13%) Qualys
4 8 (8.08%) Cisco
5 5 (5.05%) Websense
5 5 (5.05%) Oracle
5 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
5 5 (5.05%) Juniper
6 4 (4.04%) IBM
6 4 (4.04%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.04%) F5
7 3 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 3 (3.03%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.02%) HP
8 2 (2.02%) Sophos
8 2 (2.02%) IronPort
8 2 (2.02%) LogLogic
9 1 (1.01%) AlgoSec
9 1 (1.01%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.01%) Tufin
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