The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 568 531 571
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +40
Contract jobs citing CEH 28 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.041% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 13
Average daily rate £418 £395 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -7.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10937 8810 10503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.45% 18.17% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 4687 5415
Average daily rate £375 £370 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 474 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £51.50 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CEH within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -39 26 £438 -6.75% 12
London -15 15 £438 -7.24% 5
City of London -2 7 £440 -9.27%
South West -13 3 £473 +11.17% 1
North West -21 3 £400 - 1
Manchester - 3 £400 -
Gloucestershire +9 2 £473 +11.17% 1
South East -16 2 - - 4
Surrey - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £525 -
East of England - 1 £250 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CEH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CEH.

1 23 (54.76%) CISSP
2 21 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 16 (38.10%) Information Security
4 15 (35.71%) CISM
5 14 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (28.57%) Firewall
7 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (21.43%) CISA
8 9 (21.43%) Degree
9 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
9 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
10 7 (16.67%) Finance
10 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) PHP
11 6 (14.29%) .NET
11 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) GIAC
12 5 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
12 5 (11.90%) C#
12 5 (11.90%) C++
12 5 (11.90%) Change Control
13 4 (9.52%) McAfee
13 4 (9.52%) Wireless
13 4 (9.52%) Legal

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CEH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CEH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) IIS
1 2 (4.76%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP GRC
1 2 (4.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) Wireless
3 3 (7.14%) Network Security
3 3 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) Intranet
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.38%) TACACS
5 1 (2.38%) OSPF
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Tester
2 12 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (23.81%) Security Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Information Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Security Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) GIS
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Open Source
4 2 (4.76%) CESG
5 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (38.10%) Information Security
3 14 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (26.19%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (11.90%) Change Control
8 3 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Service Management
8 3 (7.14%) SIEM
8 3 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (4.76%) Cyber Security
9 2 (4.76%) SAP Security
9 2 (4.76%) CRM
9 2 (4.76%) Information Management
9 2 (4.76%) OWASP
9 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance
10 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.38%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) PHP
3 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
3 5 (11.90%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) CISSP
2 15 (35.71%) CISM
3 9 (21.43%) CISA
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (14.29%) GIAC
6 4 (9.52%) CHFI
7 3 (7.14%) OSCP
8 2 (4.76%) GPEN
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CCNA
8 2 (4.76%) SSCP
8 2 (4.76%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CISMP
9 1 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) GSEC
9 1 (2.38%) CCSE
9 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.38%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.52%) BS25999
3 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Websense
4 2 (4.76%) Tripwire
4 2 (4.76%) Qualys
5 1 (2.38%) Brocade
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Sophos
5 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) NetApp
5 1 (2.38%) LogLogic
5 1 (2.38%) Splunk
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