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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 564 618 592
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -26
Contract jobs citing CEH 74 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.045% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 28
Median daily rate £500 £448 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% +6.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
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
11717 10619 10598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 18.92% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7295 6201 6095
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 552 495
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 1 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 28 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 1 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 +50 70 £500 +14.61% 30
London +19 37 £525 +26.50% 11
South East +21 21 £500 +8.10% 10
Buckinghamshire - 11 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £525 -
Berkshire +6 8 £415 - 3
Reading +1 7 £380 -
City of London +36 6 £495 +10.00% 2
North West -5 6 - - 2
Manchester - 5 - - 2
South Wales - 4 £600 -
Wales - 4 £600 -
Yorkshire - 3 £500 - 3
Hampshire +8 2 £396 -6.94% 5
South Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
South West +2 1 £500 - 1
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Wirral - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £450 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Southampton - 1 £294 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 112 (76.19%) CISSP
2 67 (45.58%) Ethical Hacking
3 64 (43.54%) Penetration Testing
4 63 (42.86%) Information Security
5 53 (36.05%) CISM
6 41 (27.89%) Cybersecurity
7 37 (25.17%) CREST Certified
8 36 (24.49%) GIAC
9 30 (20.41%) Security Architecture
9 30 (20.41%) SIEM
10 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
10 29 (19.73%) Security Operations
11 28 (19.05%) PCI DSS
11 28 (19.05%) Python
12 27 (18.37%) Security Testing
13 25 (17.01%) OWASP
13 25 (17.01%) Degree
13 25 (17.01%) Finance
14 24 (16.33%) Windows
14 24 (16.33%) Network Security
15 23 (15.65%) GCIH
16 22 (14.97%) CESG
17 21 (14.29%) Firewall
17 21 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
18 20 (13.61%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (13.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 19 (12.93%) Information Assurance
19 19 (12.93%) CISA
19 19 (12.93%) Risk Management
19 19 (12.93%) Management Information System

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 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.36%) Apache
3 2 (1.36%) IIS
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) Network Security
2 21 (14.29%) Firewall
3 20 (13.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (10.88%) Internet
5 14 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.84%) FTP
6 13 (8.84%) SMTP
6 13 (8.84%) Wireless
7 11 (7.48%) IPsec
8 10 (6.80%) SSH
9 8 (5.44%) VPN
10 6 (4.08%) Wireless Security
11 5 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.40%) DNS
12 4 (2.72%) WAN
13 3 (2.04%) HTTP
13 3 (2.04%) LAN
13 3 (2.04%) SSL
14 2 (1.36%) DHCP
14 2 (1.36%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.72%) AppScan
3 2 (1.36%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.68%) Fiddler
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.44%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Legal
5 2 (1.36%) French Language
5 2 (1.36%) German Language
5 2 (1.36%) Law
5 2 (1.36%) Portuguese Language
5 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (26.53%) Analyst
2 34 (23.13%) Security Analyst
3 24 (16.33%) Penetration Tester
3 24 (16.33%) Tester
4 16 (10.88%) Architect
4 16 (10.88%) Security Architect
5 15 (10.20%) Security Engineer
6 14 (9.52%) Consultant
6 14 (9.52%) Security Consultant
7 13 (8.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 12 (8.16%) Security Specialist
9 9 (6.12%) Security Advisor
10 7 (4.76%) Information Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Security Operations Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
11 6 (4.08%) Information Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Information Security Architect
12 5 (3.40%) Information Assurance Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) CESG
2 19 (12.93%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.16%) Cryptography
3 12 (8.16%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (6.80%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (3.40%) iPad
8 5 (3.40%) PKI
9 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.72%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.36%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.68%) NHS
11 1 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.33%) Windows
2 18 (12.24%) Unix
3 16 (10.88%) Linux
4 10 (6.80%) Windows Vista
5 4 (2.72%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.36%) Android
6 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.36%) CentOS
6 2 (1.36%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.36%) VMS
6 2 (1.36%) Windows NT
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (45.58%) Ethical Hacking
2 64 (43.54%) Penetration Testing
3 63 (42.86%) Information Security
4 41 (27.89%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (20.41%) Security Architecture
5 30 (20.41%) SIEM
6 29 (19.73%) Security Operations
7 27 (18.37%) Security Testing
8 25 (17.01%) OWASP
9 19 (12.93%) Information Assurance
9 19 (12.93%) Risk Management
10 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 17 (11.56%) Incident Management
12 16 (10.88%) Fuzz Testing
12 16 (10.88%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (8.84%) Data Protection
13 13 (8.84%) ISMS
13 13 (8.84%) Project Management
13 13 (8.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) Python
2 16 (10.88%) Perl
3 13 (8.84%) C
4 12 (8.16%) C++
4 12 (8.16%) Java
5 11 (7.48%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.80%) C#
7 9 (6.12%) Ruby
8 6 (4.08%) VB
9 5 (3.40%) PHP
10 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.04%) SQL
11 2 (1.36%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 112 (76.19%) CISSP
2 53 (36.05%) CISM
3 37 (25.17%) CREST Certified
4 36 (24.49%) GIAC
5 29 (19.73%) Security Cleared
6 25 (17.01%) Degree
7 23 (15.65%) GCIH
8 21 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
9 19 (12.93%) CISA
10 18 (12.24%) GCIA
11 17 (11.56%) SANS
12 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
13 15 (10.20%) OSCP
14 13 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (6.12%) CCNA
16 8 (5.44%) ISACA
17 7 (4.76%) GPEN
18 6 (4.08%) CEPT
18 6 (4.08%) DV Cleared
19 5 (3.40%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.05%) PCI DSS
2 20 (13.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (11.56%) RMADS
4 10 (6.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.68%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.80%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.72%) Snort
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) Nessus
2 8 (5.44%) RSA Security Analytics
3 5 (3.40%) RSA Archer
4 4 (2.72%) Nmap
5 3 (2.04%) OpenVAS
6 2 (1.36%) Endace
6 2 (1.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.36%) Puppet
6 2 (1.36%) QRadar
6 2 (1.36%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) EnCase
7 1 (0.68%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.68%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.68%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.84%) Qualys
3 12 (8.16%) Oracle
4 10 (6.80%) Citrix
5 9 (6.12%) Cisco
6 8 (5.44%) NetWitness
7 7 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.08%) Sourcefire
9 5 (3.40%) FireEye
10 4 (2.72%) F5
10 4 (2.72%) IBM
10 4 (2.72%) LogRhythm
10 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.72%) Splunk
10 4 (2.72%) Symantec
11 3 (2.04%) ArcSight
11 3 (2.04%) Lotus
11 3 (2.04%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.04%) Veracode
12 2 (1.36%) SolarWinds
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