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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
Rank 538 544 587
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +43
Contract jobs citing CEH 48 78 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.71% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 51 24
Median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £563 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
9267 11022 10562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.80% 21.26% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5970 6816 6054
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 454 504
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.40 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 19 February 2017.

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 24 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +18 43 £433 +2.97% 30
South East +20 17 £405 +1.88% 7
London +2 17 £475 -2.56% 12
Buckinghamshire +13 16 £405 -19.00%
Milton Keynes +5 9 £415 -17.00%
Scotland - 5 £513 - 2
East of England +10 4 £556 +49.32% 1
City of London +9 4 £525 +5.00% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £525 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 3 £393 -
Midlands - 3 - -
Suffolk - 2 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £538 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Ipswich - 2 £575 -
Harrow +4 1 - -
South West +4 1 - - 3
Swindon -2 1 - -
Oxfordshire -3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £538 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 89 (64.49%) CISSP
2 61 (44.20%) CREST Certified
3 58 (42.03%) Security Cleared
4 51 (36.96%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (36.23%) Information Security
6 47 (34.06%) Ethical Hacking
6 47 (34.06%) Penetration Testing
7 42 (30.43%) SC Cleared
8 40 (28.99%) Windows
9 38 (27.54%) Risk Management
10 35 (25.36%) Linux
10 35 (25.36%) Unix
11 31 (22.46%) Security Testing
12 30 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 29 (21.01%) OSCP
14 28 (20.29%) Incident Management
14 28 (20.29%) Python
15 27 (19.57%) CISM
15 27 (19.57%) SIEM
16 26 (18.84%) SANS
17 25 (18.12%) GIAC
18 24 (17.39%) Firewall
18 24 (17.39%) Security Architecture
18 24 (17.39%) Information Assurance
18 24 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 23 (16.67%) DV Cleared
20 21 (15.22%) Finance
20 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (14.49%) OWASP
22 18 (13.04%) Cryptography

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 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.90%) MS Office
2 4 (2.90%) MS Project
2 4 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.45%) IaaS
2 2 (1.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.39%) Firewall
2 14 (10.14%) VPN
3 11 (7.97%) Network Security
4 9 (6.52%) FTP
4 9 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (6.52%) SMTP
5 6 (4.35%) DNS
6 4 (2.90%) IPsec
6 4 (2.90%) SSH
6 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.17%) Internet
8 2 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.45%) HTTP
8 2 (1.45%) IPv6
8 2 (1.45%) Wireless
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.72%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.72%) SNMP
9 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.97%) Big Data
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.17%) AppScan
3 2 (1.45%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.72%) sqlmap
General
1 21 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Legal
3 3 (2.17%) Law
3 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Electronics
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (29.71%) Consultant
2 38 (27.54%) Security Consultant
3 28 (20.29%) Analyst
4 27 (19.57%) Security Analyst
5 20 (14.49%) Penetration Tester
5 20 (14.49%) Tester
6 15 (10.87%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 13 (9.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (7.97%) Architect
8 11 (7.97%) Security Architect
9 8 (5.80%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) IT Analyst
10 7 (5.07%) Security Manager
11 6 (4.35%) Forensic Consultant
11 6 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Incident Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.90%) Applications Consultant
13 4 (2.90%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.72%) CGI
2 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.72%) OAuth
2 1 (0.72%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.72%) OpenID
2 1 (0.72%) RESTful
2 1 (0.72%) SAML
2 1 (0.72%) SOAP
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.25%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (6.52%) CESG
4 9 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (5.80%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.07%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.17%) Statistics
9 2 (1.45%) PKI
9 2 (1.45%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.72%) Blog
10 1 (0.72%) BYOD
10 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.72%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.99%) Windows
2 35 (25.36%) Linux
2 35 (25.36%) Unix
3 6 (4.35%) CentOS
3 6 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 5 (3.62%) Kali Linux
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.96%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (36.23%) Information Security
3 47 (34.06%) Ethical Hacking
3 47 (34.06%) Penetration Testing
4 38 (27.54%) Risk Management
5 31 (22.46%) Security Testing
6 30 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 28 (20.29%) Incident Management
8 27 (19.57%) SIEM
9 24 (17.39%) Information Assurance
9 24 (17.39%) Security Architecture
10 20 (14.49%) OWASP
11 18 (13.04%) Cryptography
12 17 (12.32%) Protective Monitoring
13 15 (10.87%) Forensic Analysis
14 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (10.14%) Social Engineering
15 13 (9.42%) Fuzz Testing
15 13 (9.42%) Security Operations
16 12 (8.70%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.29%) Python
2 16 (11.59%) Perl
3 13 (9.42%) Java
4 11 (7.97%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.62%) SQL
6 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.17%) C
6 3 (2.17%) Ruby
6 3 (2.17%) VBA
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (64.49%) CISSP
2 61 (44.20%) CREST Certified
3 58 (42.03%) Security Cleared
4 42 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 29 (21.01%) OSCP
6 27 (19.57%) CISM
7 26 (18.84%) SANS
8 25 (18.12%) GIAC
9 23 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 15 (10.87%) CISA
11 11 (7.97%) GCFA
12 10 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (6.52%) GCIH
14 8 (5.80%) CCNA
14 8 (5.80%) CCSA
15 7 (5.07%) MCP
16 6 (4.35%) AWS Certification
16 6 (4.35%) CISMP
16 6 (4.35%) Degree
16 6 (4.35%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.87%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (2.90%) RMADS
5 3 (2.17%) COBIT
6 2 (1.45%) GPG13
6 2 (1.45%) QA
7 1 (0.72%) GDPR
7 1 (0.72%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.72%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.72%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.72%) ISO27005
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.17%) Sendmail
2 3 (2.17%) Snort
2 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Nessus
2 8 (5.80%) EnCase
3 6 (4.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (4.35%) Puppet
3 6 (4.35%) QRadar
4 5 (3.62%) Nmap
5 3 (2.17%) Nexpose
6 2 (1.45%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.72%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 14 (10.14%) Splunk
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.80%) Cellebrite
4 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.62%) Cisco
6 4 (2.90%) Acunetix
6 4 (2.90%) Citrix
6 4 (2.90%) F5
7 3 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.17%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.17%) IBM
7 3 (2.17%) Juniper
7 3 (2.17%) Oracle
7 3 (2.17%) Sophos
7 3 (2.17%) Trustwave
8 2 (1.45%) AlienVault
8 2 (1.45%) SAP
8 2 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.72%) Qualys
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