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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 568 576 564
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing CEH 58 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 14
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £245 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 2016.

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 21 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 56 £420 +5.00% 47
London +14 22 £488 +13.37% 22
Yorkshire -11 16 £420 -2.89% 6
Leeds -1 14 £420 +0.90% 4
West Yorkshire -1 14 £420 -2.89% 4
South East +22 11 £400 +37.93% 9
Buckinghamshire - 6 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £500 -
South West +5 4 £550 +124.48% 6
Swindon +1 4 £550 -2.22% 2
Wiltshire -1 4 £550 -2.22% 2
City of London +35 2 £500 +2.56% 3
Reading - 2 £380 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £380 - 8
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Essex +1 1 £375 -
East of England -1 1 £375 -
Surrey -8 1 £400 -
Humberside - 1 £420 -
Harrow - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 76 (71.70%) CISSP
2 39 (36.79%) Ethical Hacking
2 39 (36.79%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (33.96%) PCI DSS
4 29 (27.36%) SIEM
5 28 (26.42%) Incident Management
6 27 (25.47%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (23.58%) Firewall
7 25 (23.58%) ITIL
7 25 (23.58%) CREST Certified
8 24 (22.64%) Windows
8 24 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (22.64%) Cisco
9 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
9 22 (20.75%) Information Security
9 22 (20.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (17.92%) GCIA
11 18 (16.98%) Finance
11 18 (16.98%) Unix
11 18 (16.98%) OWASP
12 17 (16.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (16.04%) Linux
12 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
12 17 (16.04%) GCIH
13 16 (15.09%) GIAC
13 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (15.09%) TCP/IP
13 16 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 15 (14.15%) Network Security
14 15 (14.15%) Qualys

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.58%) Firewall
2 22 (20.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (15.09%) TCP/IP
4 15 (14.15%) Network Security
5 5 (4.72%) Internet
6 4 (3.77%) FTP
6 4 (3.77%) IPsec
6 4 (3.77%) SMTP
6 4 (3.77%) VPN
6 4 (3.77%) Wireless
7 3 (2.83%) DNS
7 3 (2.83%) SAN
8 2 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.89%) NetScreen
8 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.94%) HTTP
9 1 (0.94%) Intranet
9 1 (0.94%) IntruShield
9 1 (0.94%) SSH
9 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Metasploit
2 5 (4.72%) Burp Suite
3 3 (2.83%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.94%) AppScan
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Games
4 1 (0.94%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Analyst
2 26 (24.53%) Security Analyst
3 19 (17.92%) Security Specialist
4 17 (16.04%) Penetration Tester
4 17 (16.04%) Tester
5 11 (10.38%) Security Engineer
5 11 (10.38%) SOC Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Architect
6 9 (8.49%) Security Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Consultant
7 8 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Lead Tester
7 8 (7.55%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.72%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Security Penetration Tester
9 4 (3.77%) CISSP Specialist
9 4 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (0.94%) Ajax
2 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.94%) REST
2 1 (0.94%) SAML
2 1 (0.94%) SOAP
2 1 (0.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.66%) Cryptography
5 5 (4.72%) CESG
5 5 (4.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.77%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.83%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.89%) Statistics
9 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) Windows
2 18 (16.98%) Unix
3 17 (16.04%) Linux
4 5 (4.72%) Solaris
5 4 (3.77%) AIX
5 4 (3.77%) Kali Linux
5 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.83%) CentOS
6 3 (2.83%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) Ethical Hacking
1 39 (36.79%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (27.36%) SIEM
3 28 (26.42%) Incident Management
4 27 (25.47%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (23.58%) ITIL
6 22 (20.75%) Information Security
7 18 (16.98%) OWASP
8 17 (16.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (13.21%) Security Operations
11 13 (12.26%) Security Management
11 13 (12.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 12 (11.32%) Analytics
13 11 (10.38%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (9.43%) Data Security
14 10 (9.43%) Security Architecture
15 7 (6.60%) Computer Security
15 7 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (6.60%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.49%) Python
2 8 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.66%) Perl
4 5 (4.72%) C
5 3 (2.83%) C#
5 3 (2.83%) C++
5 3 (2.83%) Java
5 3 (2.83%) SQL
6 2 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (71.70%) CISSP
2 25 (23.58%) CREST Certified
3 24 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (17.92%) GCIA
5 17 (16.04%) GCIH
6 16 (15.09%) GIAC
6 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (14.15%) MCSA
8 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
9 12 (11.32%) CISA
9 12 (11.32%) SANS
10 8 (7.55%) CCIE
10 8 (7.55%) CISM
11 7 (6.60%) CCNA
11 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
11 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
12 6 (5.66%) CCNP
12 6 (5.66%) Degree
12 6 (5.66%) OSCP
13 5 (4.72%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (33.96%) PCI DSS
2 16 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (11.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (5.66%) ISO 9000
5 4 (3.77%) COBIT
5 4 (3.77%) RMADS
6 3 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.94%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) RSA Security Analytics
2 11 (10.38%) Nessus
3 9 (8.49%) Nmap
4 8 (7.55%) RSA enVision
5 4 (3.77%) Endace
5 4 (3.77%) OpenVAS
5 4 (3.77%) QRadar
6 3 (2.83%) Ettercap
6 3 (2.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.94%) EnCase
7 1 (0.94%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.94%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Cisco
2 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.15%) Qualys
4 12 (11.32%) NetWitness
5 11 (10.38%) Sourcefire
5 11 (10.38%) Symantec
6 10 (9.43%) F5
7 8 (7.55%) Fortinet
7 8 (7.55%) Juniper
8 6 (5.66%) ArcSight
8 6 (5.66%) LogRhythm
9 4 (3.77%) HP
9 4 (3.77%) Oracle
9 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.83%) Splunk
11 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.89%) TippingPoint
12 1 (0.94%) Akamai
12 1 (0.94%) Imperva
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