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 26 July 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 572 614 552
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -62
Contract jobs citing CEH 78 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.054% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.28% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 37
Median daily rate £500 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £394 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11556 10913 10459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 19.16% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6502 5915
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 542 457
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CEH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 71 £500 +17.64% 45
London +21 39 £500 +20.48% 18
South East +25 17 £513 +7.89% 9
Buckinghamshire - 9 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £525 -
South Wales - 7 £600 -
Wales - 7 £600 -
North West +2 6 - - 6
City of London +51 5 £490 -2.00% 6
Berkshire +2 5 £500 +26.98% 2
Manchester - 5 - - 4
Reading +11 4 £563 +18.42%
Cheltenham +6 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +2 4 - - 1
South West -1 4 - - 1
Newport - 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 £384 - 3
Sunderland - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 6
North East - 2 - - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
West Sussex -6 1 - -
West Midlands -32 1 £350 -23.28% 3
Birmingham - 1 £350 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 £450 -
Southampton - 1 £294 -
Winchester - 1 £475 -
Sheffield - 1 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CEH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CEH.

1 123 (77.85%) CISSP
2 71 (44.94%) Ethical Hacking
2 71 (44.94%) Penetration Testing
3 70 (44.30%) Information Security
4 59 (37.34%) CISM
5 43 (27.22%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (24.05%) CREST Certified
7 36 (22.78%) Security Cleared
8 33 (20.89%) PCI DSS
8 33 (20.89%) Security Architecture
8 33 (20.89%) SIEM
9 31 (19.62%) GIAC
10 30 (18.99%) Security Testing
10 30 (18.99%) Security Operations
11 29 (18.35%) OWASP
11 29 (18.35%) Python
12 27 (17.09%) Firewall
13 26 (16.46%) GCIH
14 25 (15.82%) Degree
15 24 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (15.19%) Information Assurance
15 24 (15.19%) Network Security
15 24 (15.19%) Windows
16 23 (14.56%) Finance
16 23 (14.56%) CESG
16 23 (14.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 22 (13.92%) Intrusion Detection
17 22 (13.92%) Risk Management
17 22 (13.92%) Fuzz Testing
18 21 (13.29%) Vulnerability Management

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.90%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.90%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.09%) Firewall
2 24 (15.19%) Network Security
3 22 (13.92%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (10.13%) Internet
5 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.23%) FTP
6 13 (8.23%) SMTP
6 13 (8.23%) Wireless
7 10 (6.33%) IPsec
7 10 (6.33%) SSH
8 8 (5.06%) VPN
9 6 (3.80%) Wireless Security
10 5 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.16%) DNS
10 5 (3.16%) WAN
11 3 (1.90%) HTTP
11 3 (1.90%) LAN
11 3 (1.90%) SSL
12 2 (1.27%) DHCP
12 2 (1.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.53%) AppScan
3 1 (0.63%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
General
1 23 (14.56%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Retail
3 7 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.90%) Law
4 3 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) French Language
5 2 (1.27%) German Language
5 2 (1.27%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.27%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (24.05%) Analyst
2 33 (20.89%) Security Analyst
3 22 (13.92%) Penetration Tester
3 22 (13.92%) Security Engineer
3 22 (13.92%) Tester
4 16 (10.13%) Architect
4 16 (10.13%) Consultant
4 16 (10.13%) Security Architect
4 16 (10.13%) Security Consultant
5 15 (9.49%) Security Specialist
6 11 (6.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 8 (5.06%) Security Advisor
8 7 (4.43%) CISSP Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Information Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Information Architect
8 7 (4.43%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) Information Security Architect
8 7 (4.43%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.56%) CESG
2 20 (12.66%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.86%) Cryptography
3 14 (8.86%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (6.33%) Client/Server
6 8 (5.06%) PKI
7 7 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (4.43%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.16%) iPad
9 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.53%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.90%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.19%) Windows
2 19 (12.03%) Unix
3 18 (11.39%) Linux
4 10 (6.33%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.90%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.27%) VMS
6 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (44.94%) Ethical Hacking
1 71 (44.94%) Penetration Testing
2 70 (44.30%) Information Security
3 43 (27.22%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (20.89%) Security Architecture
4 33 (20.89%) SIEM
5 30 (18.99%) Security Operations
5 30 (18.99%) Security Testing
6 29 (18.35%) OWASP
7 24 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (15.19%) Information Assurance
8 22 (13.92%) Fuzz Testing
8 22 (13.92%) Risk Management
9 21 (13.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (10.76%) Incident Management
10 17 (10.76%) Social Engineering
11 16 (10.13%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (9.49%) Data Protection
12 15 (9.49%) Project Management
13 14 (8.86%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.35%) Python
2 17 (10.76%) Java
3 16 (10.13%) Perl
4 15 (9.49%) C
5 14 (8.86%) C++
6 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.33%) C#
8 9 (5.70%) Ruby
9 6 (3.80%) VB
10 5 (3.16%) PHP
11 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.90%) SQL
12 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 123 (77.85%) CISSP
2 59 (37.34%) CISM
3 38 (24.05%) CREST Certified
4 36 (22.78%) Security Cleared
5 31 (19.62%) GIAC
6 26 (16.46%) GCIH
7 25 (15.82%) Degree
8 21 (13.29%) CISA
9 20 (12.66%) CESG Certified Professional
10 19 (12.03%) GCIA
11 18 (11.39%) SC Cleared
12 14 (8.86%) SANS
13 12 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (7.59%) OSCP
14 10 (6.33%) DV Cleared
15 8 (5.06%) CCNA
15 8 (5.06%) ISACA
16 6 (3.80%) CCNP
16 6 (3.80%) GPEN
17 5 (3.16%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.89%) PCI DSS
2 23 (14.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (10.13%) RMADS
4 10 (6.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.27%) COBIT
6 2 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.63%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.53%) Snort
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (3.80%) Nessus
3 5 (3.16%) RSA Archer
4 2 (1.27%) Endace
4 2 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.27%) Nmap
4 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 2 (1.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.63%) EnCase
5 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.63%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.63%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.63%) QRadar
5 1 (0.63%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.63%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.59%) Oracle
3 11 (6.96%) Qualys
4 10 (6.33%) Cisco
4 10 (6.33%) Citrix
5 8 (5.06%) NetWitness
6 7 (4.43%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.80%) Sourcefire
8 5 (3.16%) FireEye
8 5 (3.16%) LogRhythm
8 5 (3.16%) Mercator
9 4 (2.53%) F5
9 4 (2.53%) IBM
9 4 (2.53%) Splunk
10 3 (1.90%) Lotus
10 3 (1.90%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.90%) Symantec
10 3 (1.90%) Veracode
11 2 (1.27%) ArcSight