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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 545 533 518
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing CEH 38 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 +2 38 £400 -15.78% 25
London +1 16 £415 -17.00% 10
South West - 7 £425 -
South East -1 6 £290 - 7
Yorkshire - 6 £433 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £433 - 1
Leeds - 4 £416 - 1
City of London +7 2 £488 - 2
North West -11 2 £305 -23.75% 2
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 80 (94.12%) CISSP
2 56 (65.88%) Information Security
3 38 (44.71%) Firewall
4 34 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 34 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (36.47%) GIAC
5 31 (36.47%) ITIL
6 29 (34.12%) Windows
7 28 (32.94%) CISM
8 25 (29.41%) Linux
8 25 (29.41%) TCP/IP
9 23 (27.06%) Ethical Hacking
10 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
11 20 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (21.18%) Network Security
12 18 (21.18%) Management Information System
13 17 (20.00%) Finance
13 17 (20.00%) Cisco
13 17 (20.00%) UNIX
14 16 (18.82%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (18.82%) GCIH
14 16 (18.82%) Cyber Security
14 16 (18.82%) PCI DSS
15 15 (17.65%) CISA
16 14 (16.47%) CCNA
16 14 (16.47%) Internet
16 14 (16.47%) MCSE
16 14 (16.47%) Information Assurance
17 13 (15.29%) Nessus

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 3 (3.53%) Apache
2 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (44.71%) Firewall
2 25 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 18 (21.18%) Network Security
4 14 (16.47%) Internet
5 13 (15.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (10.59%) DNS
7 8 (9.41%) SSL
7 8 (9.41%) Wireless
7 8 (9.41%) Intranet
8 6 (7.06%) HTTP
8 6 (7.06%) TACACS
9 5 (5.88%) FTP
9 5 (5.88%) SAN
9 5 (5.88%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.18%) IPsec
11 1 (1.18%) BGP
11 1 (1.18%) NetScreen
11 1 (1.18%) LAN
11 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.53%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.18%) AppScan
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Law
2 8 (9.41%) Legal
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (45.88%) Analyst
2 34 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Information Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Security Consultant
4 12 (14.12%) Consultant
5 10 (11.76%) IT Security Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) Tester
6 9 (10.59%) Penetration Tester
6 9 (10.59%) Security Specialist
7 7 (8.24%) Architect
7 7 (8.24%) Product Specialist
7 7 (8.24%) Information Specialist
7 7 (8.24%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (8.24%) Product Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Security Architect
8 6 (7.06%) Security Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) J2EE
2 1 (1.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) RMADS
5 2 (2.35%) PKI
5 2 (2.35%) Open Source
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.18%) SCADA
6 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.12%) Windows
2 25 (29.41%) Linux
3 17 (20.00%) UNIX
4 7 (8.24%) Solaris
5 3 (3.53%) AIX
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) Information Security
2 34 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (36.47%) ITIL
4 23 (27.06%) Ethical Hacking
5 20 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (18.82%) Cyber Security
7 14 (16.47%) Information Assurance
8 12 (14.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (12.94%) Incident Management
9 11 (12.94%) Change Control
10 10 (11.76%) Risk Management
11 9 (10.59%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (9.41%) SIEM
13 7 (8.24%) Digital Forensics
13 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.24%) ISMS
14 6 (7.06%) Coaching
14 6 (7.06%) Data Privacy
14 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
15 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) SQL
1 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.53%) Python
2 3 (3.53%) Ruby
3 2 (2.35%) Perl
3 2 (2.35%) C
4 1 (1.18%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) C++
4 1 (1.18%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (94.12%) CISSP
2 31 (36.47%) GIAC
3 28 (32.94%) CISM
4 16 (18.82%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (18.82%) GCIH
5 15 (17.65%) CISA
6 14 (16.47%) CCNA
6 14 (16.47%) MCSE
7 12 (14.12%) SSCP
8 10 (11.76%) GPEN
8 10 (11.76%) MCP
9 9 (10.59%) Degree
10 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.06%) OSCP
11 6 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (7.06%) GCIA
12 5 (5.88%) GSEC
12 5 (5.88%) EnCE
13 4 (4.71%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.82%) PCI DSS
3 12 (14.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (8.24%) COBIT
5 5 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (4.71%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) Nmap
2 5 (5.88%) Snort
3 2 (2.35%) UAG
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Nessus
2 5 (5.88%) OPNET
2 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.88%) SCCM
3 3 (3.53%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (3.53%) WebInspect
4 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.00%) Cisco
3 8 (9.41%) Qualys
3 8 (9.41%) Juniper
3 8 (9.41%) McAfee
4 7 (8.24%) ArcSight
4 7 (8.24%) F5
5 6 (7.06%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.88%) Websense
6 5 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.88%) HP
6 5 (5.88%) Sun
6 5 (5.88%) LogLogic
7 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.35%) Ruckus Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) Symantec
8 1 (1.18%) VMware
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) NetIQ
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