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 16 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 543 583 578
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -5
Contract jobs citing CEH 63 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.017% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.098% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 27
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£431 £283 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.65% -37.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £280 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £428 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £283 £150
% change year-on-year
+57.52% +88.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 55 £443 +56.63% 10
London +47 33 £400 - 5
South West - 11 £474 - 2
City of London +29 8 £525 - 3
North West -3 5 £285 +1.33% 1
Scotland - 5 £420 - 1
Cheshire +9 4 £285 +1.33%
South East - 4 £290 -
Glasgow - 3 £440 -
Edinburgh - 2 £406 - 1
Leeds - 2 £481 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £481 -
Yorkshire - 2 £481 - 1
Warrington -9 1 £280 -0.44%
Guernsey - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £401 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £263 - 1
Wales - 1 £263 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £263 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dorking - - - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 90 (91.84%) CISSP
2 51 (52.04%) Information Security
3 48 (48.98%) Firewall
3 48 (48.98%) ITIL
4 46 (46.94%) Penetration Testing
5 34 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (31.63%) Windows
6 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
7 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
8 29 (29.59%) Finance
9 28 (28.57%) GIAC
10 27 (27.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (25.51%) MCSE
12 24 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (24.49%) Risk Management
12 24 (24.49%) Ethical Hacking
13 23 (23.47%) Linux
14 22 (22.45%) CISM
15 21 (21.43%) Information Assurance
16 20 (20.41%) Management Information System
17 18 (18.37%) Internet
18 17 (17.35%) Network Security
19 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
19 16 (16.33%) Change Control
19 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
19 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 16 (16.33%) MS Office
20 15 (15.31%) IIS
20 15 (15.31%) MS Visio
20 15 (15.31%) Incident Management

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (15.31%) IIS
2 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) MS Office
2 15 (15.31%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (13.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (48.98%) Firewall
2 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
3 18 (18.37%) Internet
4 17 (17.35%) Network Security
5 14 (14.29%) Wireless
6 13 (13.27%) Intranet
7 11 (11.22%) SAN
8 10 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (9.18%) LAN
9 9 (9.18%) WAN
10 5 (5.10%) DNS
11 4 (4.08%) TACACS
12 3 (3.06%) SSL
13 2 (2.04%) DHCP
13 2 (2.04%) FTP
13 2 (2.04%) HTTP
13 2 (2.04%) Wireshark
14 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
14 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
14 1 (1.02%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
2 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.02%) QADirector
General
1 29 (29.59%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) Law
3 11 (11.22%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.12%) Legal
5 5 (5.10%) Retail
6 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (36.73%) Analyst
2 35 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 18 (18.37%) Consultant
4 17 (17.35%) Architect
4 17 (17.35%) Security Consultant
5 16 (16.33%) Information Analyst
5 16 (16.33%) Security Architect
5 16 (16.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 15 (15.31%) Security Specialist
7 12 (12.24%) Product Analyst
7 12 (12.24%) Information Security Specialist
7 12 (12.24%) Product Specialist
7 12 (12.24%) Information Specialist
8 11 (11.22%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (7.14%) Security Manager
9 7 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
9 7 (7.14%) IT Consultant
10 6 (6.12%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) JSP
2 1 (1.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) LAMP
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.24%) RMADS
3 8 (8.16%) CESG
4 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.10%) Open Source
4 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) PKI
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.02%) SCADA
7 1 (1.02%) NHS
7 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.63%) Windows
2 23 (23.47%) Linux
3 13 (13.27%) UNIX
4 6 (6.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.02%) Android
5 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (52.04%) Information Security
2 48 (48.98%) ITIL
3 46 (46.94%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (24.49%) Ethical Hacking
4 24 (24.49%) Risk Management
5 21 (21.43%) Information Assurance
6 16 (16.33%) Change Control
6 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (16.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (15.31%) Incident Management
7 15 (15.31%) Cyber Security
8 13 (13.27%) SIEM
8 13 (13.27%) OWASP
8 13 (13.27%) Security Testing
9 12 (12.24%) ISMS
10 11 (11.22%) Coaching
11 10 (10.20%) SOA
12 9 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (8.16%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.22%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) Python
2 4 (4.08%) Ruby
3 3 (3.06%) PHP
4 2 (2.04%) Java
4 2 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (91.84%) CISSP
2 28 (28.57%) GIAC
3 27 (27.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (25.51%) MCSE
5 24 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (22.45%) CISM
7 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
8 14 (14.29%) CCNA
9 13 (13.27%) CISA
10 12 (12.24%) MCP
11 11 (11.22%) SSCP
12 10 (10.20%) CCSP
12 10 (10.20%) DV Cleared
13 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
14 6 (6.12%) GCIH
14 6 (6.12%) CISMP
15 5 (5.10%) Degree
15 5 (5.10%) GCIA
16 3 (3.06%) GPEN
17 2 (2.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.20%) ISO 9000
3 5 (5.10%) QA
3 5 (5.10%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.02%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Snort
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) Nessus
2 11 (11.22%) SCCM
3 2 (2.04%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (1.02%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.02%) OPNET
Vendors
1 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) McAfee
3 12 (12.24%) Qualys
4 7 (7.14%) Cisco
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle
5 5 (5.10%) Juniper
5 5 (5.10%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.08%) Websense
6 4 (4.08%) IBM
6 4 (4.08%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.08%) F5
7 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.04%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.04%) LogLogic
8 2 (2.04%) IronPort
8 2 (2.04%) HP
8 2 (2.04%) Sophos
9 1 (1.02%) VMware
9 1 (1.02%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.02%) Symantec
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday