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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 569 606 577
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -29
Contract jobs citing CEH 86 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.43% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 47
Median daily rate £525 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £373 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £418 £445
% change year-on-year
+25.74% -6.17%
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
11049 11166 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.52% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6828 6732 6334
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 528 490
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +48 80 £525 +20.00% 50
South East +32 28 £525 +25.74% 13
London -3 26 £488 -2.50% 22
Buckinghamshire +35 19 £525 +20.00% 1
Milton Keynes +31 19 £525 +20.00%
North West +25 12 £365 - 3
South West - 8 - - 1
Merseyside - 7 £365 - 2
Hampshire +11 6 £550 +18.91% 2
Manchester -1 4 - - 1
Newport - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 - - 1
Wales - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 1
South Wales - 4 - -
City of London +13 3 £518 +1.27% 9
West Midlands -27 3 £338 +12.50% 4
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
Wirral - 3 £365 -
Surrey +9 2 £437 -12.60% 1
Birmingham -7 2 £338 +12.50% 3
North East - 2 - -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Edinburgh +9 1 - -
Scotland +4 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 6
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 119 (77.78%) CISSP
2 73 (47.71%) Penetration Testing
3 70 (45.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 66 (43.14%) Information Security
5 50 (32.68%) CISM
6 48 (31.37%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (28.76%) CREST Certified
8 34 (22.22%) OWASP
9 33 (21.57%) Security Cleared
10 32 (20.92%) Python
11 31 (20.26%) Windows
12 30 (19.61%) CESG
13 29 (18.95%) Security Testing
13 29 (18.95%) Information Assurance
13 29 (18.95%) Fuzz Testing
14 28 (18.30%) PCI DSS
14 28 (18.30%) Risk Management
15 27 (17.65%) GIAC
15 27 (17.65%) Security Architecture
16 26 (16.99%) Firewall
17 24 (15.69%) GCIH
17 24 (15.69%) Unix
18 23 (15.03%) Microsoft
18 23 (15.03%) SIEM
19 21 (13.73%) Cryptography
19 21 (13.73%) Linux
19 21 (13.73%) CESG Certified Professional
20 20 (13.07%) Security Operations
20 20 (13.07%) Management Information System
20 20 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 13 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.96%) Apache
2 3 (1.96%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.96%) IIS
3 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.99%) Firewall
2 19 (12.42%) Network Security
3 17 (11.11%) FTP
3 17 (11.11%) SMTP
4 16 (10.46%) Internet
5 15 (9.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (9.80%) IPsec
6 14 (9.15%) SSH
7 10 (6.54%) Wireless
8 8 (5.23%) VPN
9 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.61%) DNS
10 4 (2.61%) SSL
10 4 (2.61%) Wireless Security
11 3 (1.96%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (1.96%) HTTP
12 2 (1.31%) LDAP
12 2 (1.31%) WAN
13 1 (0.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) Big Data
3 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.65%) AppScan
2 1 (0.65%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.65%) sqlmap
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 10 (6.54%) Retail
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.31%) French Language
5 2 (1.31%) German Language
5 2 (1.31%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.31%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.92%) Analyst
2 30 (19.61%) Security Analyst
3 25 (16.34%) Penetration Tester
3 25 (16.34%) Tester
4 21 (13.73%) Security Engineer
5 16 (10.46%) Consultant
6 14 (9.15%) Security Consultant
7 12 (7.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (7.19%) Architect
8 11 (7.19%) Information Assurance Leader
8 11 (7.19%) Security Architect
9 8 (5.23%) Information Security Architect
10 7 (4.58%) CISSP Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Information Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Information Architect
10 7 (4.58%) Information Officer
10 7 (4.58%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Information Security Officer
10 7 (4.58%) Security Advisor
10 7 (4.58%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.65%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.61%) CESG
2 21 (13.73%) Cryptography
3 20 (13.07%) Management Information System
4 19 (12.42%) Cyberthreat
5 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (9.15%) Client/Server
7 9 (5.88%) PKI
8 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
9 5 (3.27%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (2.61%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.96%) iPad
12 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.31%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
13 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.26%) Windows
2 24 (15.69%) Unix
3 21 (13.73%) Linux
4 13 (8.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.31%) CentOS
6 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.31%) VMS
6 2 (1.31%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (47.71%) Penetration Testing
2 70 (45.75%) Ethical Hacking
3 66 (43.14%) Information Security
4 48 (31.37%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (22.22%) OWASP
6 29 (18.95%) Fuzz Testing
6 29 (18.95%) Information Assurance
6 29 (18.95%) Security Testing
7 28 (18.30%) Risk Management
8 27 (17.65%) Security Architecture
9 23 (15.03%) SIEM
10 20 (13.07%) Security Operations
11 18 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (11.11%) Social Engineering
13 16 (10.46%) Open Source
13 16 (10.46%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (9.80%) ISMS
14 15 (9.80%) Patch Management
14 15 (9.80%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.92%) Python
2 16 (10.46%) Java
2 16 (10.46%) Perl
2 16 (10.46%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.19%) C
4 10 (6.54%) C++
5 9 (5.88%) C#
5 9 (5.88%) Ruby
5 9 (5.88%) VB
6 5 (3.27%) PHP
6 5 (3.27%) SQL
7 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.31%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (77.78%) CISSP
2 50 (32.68%) CISM
3 44 (28.76%) CREST Certified
4 33 (21.57%) Security Cleared
5 27 (17.65%) GIAC
6 24 (15.69%) GCIH
7 21 (13.73%) CESG Certified Professional
8 17 (11.11%) SANS
8 17 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 15 (9.80%) GCIA
10 13 (8.50%) CISA
11 12 (7.84%) OSCP
12 9 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (5.23%) CCNA
13 8 (5.23%) Degree
13 8 (5.23%) DV Cleared
14 7 (4.58%) GPEN
15 6 (3.92%) CCNP
15 6 (3.92%) GCFA
16 5 (3.27%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.30%) PCI DSS
2 20 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (7.84%) RMADS
4 5 (3.27%) COBIT
5 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.65%) GPG13
6 1 (0.65%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (12.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.15%) Sendmail
3 5 (3.27%) Snort
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) EnCase
2 2 (1.31%) Nessus
2 2 (1.31%) Nmap
2 2 (1.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.65%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.65%) Kibana
3 1 (0.65%) logstash
3 1 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.65%) QRadar
3 1 (0.65%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.46%) Oracle
3 14 (9.15%) Citrix
4 11 (7.19%) Cisco
5 6 (3.92%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.92%) Qualys
6 5 (3.27%) Cellebrite
6 5 (3.27%) Mercator
6 5 (3.27%) Splunk
7 4 (2.61%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.61%) LogRhythm
8 3 (1.96%) FireEye
8 3 (1.96%) Lotus
8 3 (1.96%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.31%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.31%) NetApp
9 2 (1.31%) Novell
9 2 (1.31%) VMware
10 1 (0.65%) Juniper
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago