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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 545 593 593
Rank change year-on-year
+48 0
Contract jobs citing CEH 83 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.094% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 0.46% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 32
Median daily rate £500 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £540 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £438 £390
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.17%
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
10337 11399 12016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 20.52% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6497 6882 6795
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 564 568
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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 29 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 2 December 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 +19 58 £438 -12.50% 32
South East +22 20 £500 +14.28% 7
North West - 13 £365 - 6
London -11 12 £456 -10.71% 11
Wales - 12 £575 -
Scotland - 12 £525 - 4
Edinburgh - 11 £525 - 4
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Merseyside - 9 £365 - 3
Newport - 8 £575 -
West Midlands - 8 £375 -
Surrey +9 6 £419 -16.30%
Shropshire - 6 £375 -
South West - 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £475 - 1
Swindon - 5 - -
Wirral - 5 £365 -
Telford - 4 £375 -
Berkshire +4 3 £550 +37.93% 6
Guildford -1 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £550 -
City of London -7 2 £450 -11.93% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £438 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 122 (77.22%) CISSP
2 78 (49.37%) Ethical Hacking
3 73 (46.20%) Penetration Testing
4 72 (45.57%) Information Security
5 64 (40.51%) Cybersecurity
6 57 (36.08%) CREST Certified
6 57 (36.08%) Security Cleared
7 40 (25.32%) CISM
7 40 (25.32%) Linux
8 39 (24.68%) Information Assurance
9 38 (24.05%) Security Architecture
10 37 (23.42%) SC Cleared
10 37 (23.42%) Python
10 37 (23.42%) Risk Management
11 36 (22.78%) OWASP
12 35 (22.15%) GIAC
13 32 (20.25%) Windows
14 30 (18.99%) Security Testing
14 30 (18.99%) Fuzz Testing
15 29 (18.35%) Firewall
16 27 (17.09%) Cryptography
17 26 (16.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 25 (15.82%) SANS
18 25 (15.82%) Social Engineering
19 24 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (15.19%) SIEM
19 24 (15.19%) Finance
19 24 (15.19%) Unix
20 23 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (13.92%) Secure Coding

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 8 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
2 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.90%) MS Office
2 3 (1.90%) MS Project
2 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.27%) IaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.35%) Firewall
2 15 (9.49%) FTP
2 15 (9.49%) SMTP
3 14 (8.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 14 (8.86%) VPN
4 10 (6.33%) IPsec
5 9 (5.70%) Internet
5 9 (5.70%) SSH
6 8 (5.06%) Network Security
7 6 (3.80%) DNS
8 5 (3.16%) Wireless
9 4 (2.53%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.27%) IPv6
11 2 (1.27%) SSL
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.63%) SWIFTNet
12 1 (0.63%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) Big Data
3 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.27%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.63%) AppScan
3 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.63%) sqlmap
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 6 (3.80%) Legal
3 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (25.95%) Consultant
2 37 (23.42%) Security Consultant
3 27 (17.09%) Analyst
3 27 (17.09%) Security Analyst
4 22 (13.92%) Penetration Tester
4 22 (13.92%) Tester
5 18 (11.39%) Security Engineer
6 15 (9.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 15 (9.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 13 (8.23%) Architect
7 13 (8.23%) Security Architect
8 10 (6.33%) Information Assurance Leader
9 7 (4.43%) Information Officer
9 7 (4.43%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (4.43%) Security Officer
10 6 (3.80%) CISSP Consultant
10 6 (3.80%) Forensic Consultant
10 6 (3.80%) Information Security Architect
10 6 (3.80%) Security Technical Consultant
10 6 (3.80%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) .NET
1 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.63%) CGI
1 1 (0.63%) ELK Stack
1 1 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.09%) Cryptography
2 24 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (12.66%) CESG
3 20 (12.66%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (12.66%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.96%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.70%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.80%) PKI
7 5 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.90%) Statistics
10 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.32%) Linux
2 32 (20.25%) Windows
3 24 (15.19%) Unix
4 8 (5.06%) Windows Vista
5 6 (3.80%) CentOS
5 6 (3.80%) Kali Linux
5 6 (3.80%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.90%) Android
7 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (49.37%) Ethical Hacking
2 73 (46.20%) Penetration Testing
3 72 (45.57%) Information Security
4 64 (40.51%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (24.68%) Information Assurance
6 38 (24.05%) Security Architecture
7 37 (23.42%) Risk Management
8 36 (22.78%) OWASP
9 30 (18.99%) Fuzz Testing
9 30 (18.99%) Security Testing
10 25 (15.82%) Social Engineering
11 24 (15.19%) SIEM
12 23 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (13.92%) Secure Coding
14 21 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (12.66%) Static Code Analysis
15 20 (12.66%) Static Program Analysis
16 13 (8.23%) Incident Management
16 13 (8.23%) Open Source
17 12 (7.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.42%) Python
2 20 (12.66%) Java
3 18 (11.39%) Perl
3 18 (11.39%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.33%) C
5 8 (5.06%) C#
5 8 (5.06%) C++
5 8 (5.06%) VB
6 5 (3.16%) Ruby
6 5 (3.16%) SQL
7 3 (1.90%) VBA
8 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (77.22%) CISSP
2 57 (36.08%) CREST Certified
2 57 (36.08%) Security Cleared
3 40 (25.32%) CISM
4 37 (23.42%) SC Cleared
5 35 (22.15%) GIAC
6 25 (15.82%) SANS
7 21 (13.29%) GCIH
8 18 (11.39%) CISA
9 14 (8.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (6.96%) GCFA
10 11 (6.96%) GCIA
10 11 (6.96%) OSCP
11 10 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
13 8 (5.06%) CCNA
13 8 (5.06%) GPEN
14 7 (4.43%) CCSA
15 6 (3.80%) GWAPT
15 6 (3.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (12.03%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.70%) RMADS
4 7 (4.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (3.16%) COBIT
5 5 (3.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.90%) GPG13
7 2 (1.27%) QA
8 1 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.70%) Sendmail
3 3 (1.90%) Snort
3 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.96%) Nessus
2 8 (5.06%) EnCase
3 6 (3.80%) Nmap
3 6 (3.80%) Puppet
4 5 (3.16%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.90%) QRadar
6 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.63%) Kibana
6 1 (0.63%) logstash
6 1 (0.63%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.63%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.33%) Citrix
3 9 (5.70%) Cisco
3 9 (5.70%) Oracle
4 8 (5.06%) Cellebrite
5 7 (4.43%) Splunk
6 6 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.16%) Mercator
8 4 (2.53%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.53%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.90%) Juniper
9 3 (1.90%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.27%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.27%) SAP
10 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.63%) Dell
11 1 (0.63%) HP
11 1 (0.63%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.63%) Symantec
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