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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
Rank 521 554 574
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +20
Contract jobs citing CEH 60 64 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 31
Median daily rate £488 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £372 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £559 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +35.48%
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
8945 10640 10339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 20.96% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5709 6468 6037
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 496 485
Median hourly rate £28.15 £38.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +108.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 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 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 22 January 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 +20 44 £440 +4.76% 36
South East +18 20 £428 +3.75% 12
Buckinghamshire +13 13 £405 -19.00% 1
London -5 13 £525 +5.00% 12
Milton Keynes +13 10 £423 -15.50% 1
Scotland - 10 £525 -
Edinburgh - 8 £525 -
City of London -2 5 £475 -9.52% 4
Wales - 5 £663 -
Newport - 4 £663 -
South Wales - 4 £663 -
East of England +3 3 £556 +48.33% 1
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £375 -
Midlands - 3 - -
Surrey +19 2 £419 -9.51% 1
South West +13 2 - - 6
Berkshire +9 2 £563 +48.02% 6
Swindon +7 2 - -
Wiltshire +2 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 £575 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £380 -
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Telford - 2 £375 -
Ipswich - 2 £575 -
Oxfordshire +1 1 - - 3
Hampshire - 1 £438 - 1
Winchester - 1 £438 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £538 -
Hounslow - 1 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 101 (70.63%) CISSP
2 60 (41.96%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (41.26%) Information Security
4 58 (40.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 56 (39.16%) CREST Certified
6 55 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 46 (32.17%) Penetration Testing
8 44 (30.77%) Risk Management
9 42 (29.37%) SC Cleared
10 39 (27.27%) Windows
11 37 (25.87%) CISM
12 35 (24.48%) Linux
13 33 (23.08%) GIAC
14 32 (22.38%) Python
15 31 (21.68%) Unix
16 30 (20.98%) Information Assurance
17 29 (20.28%) Security Testing
18 27 (18.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 26 (18.18%) Firewall
20 25 (17.48%) Incident Management
20 25 (17.48%) SANS
21 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (16.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 24 (16.78%) Security Architecture
21 24 (16.78%) SIEM
22 23 (16.08%) OSCP
23 22 (15.38%) Finance
24 21 (14.69%) Cryptography
25 20 (13.99%) OWASP
26 19 (13.29%) DV Cleared

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 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.70%) Apache
2 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.70%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.80%) MS Office
2 4 (2.80%) MS Project
2 4 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.40%) IaaS
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.18%) Firewall
2 15 (10.49%) VPN
3 12 (8.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (8.39%) Network Security
4 11 (7.69%) FTP
4 11 (7.69%) SMTP
5 6 (4.20%) DNS
5 6 (4.20%) IPsec
6 5 (3.50%) Internet
6 5 (3.50%) SSH
7 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.10%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.40%) IPv6
9 2 (1.40%) Wireless
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.70%) Intranet
10 1 (0.70%) NetScreen
10 1 (0.70%) SSL
10 1 (0.70%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) Big Data
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (6.29%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.10%) AppScan
3 2 (1.40%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.70%) sqlmap
General
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Legal
3 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Electronics
5 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (30.07%) Consultant
2 39 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 30 (20.98%) Analyst
4 29 (20.28%) Security Analyst
5 20 (13.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 19 (13.29%) Penetration Tester
6 19 (13.29%) Tester
7 15 (10.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 12 (8.39%) Architect
8 12 (8.39%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.90%) Information Assurance Leader
9 7 (4.90%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Forensic Consultant
10 6 (4.20%) Information Officer
10 6 (4.20%) Information Security Officer
10 6 (4.20%) Security Officer
11 5 (3.50%) Incident Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Information Security Architect
11 5 (3.50%) Security Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.50%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.40%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.70%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.70%) CGI
2 1 (0.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.69%) Cryptography
3 17 (11.89%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (10.49%) Management Information System
5 14 (9.79%) CESG
6 8 (5.59%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.50%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.10%) PKI
9 3 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.10%) Statistics
10 2 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.40%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.70%) Blog
11 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.27%) Windows
2 35 (24.48%) Linux
3 31 (21.68%) Unix
4 6 (4.20%) CentOS
4 6 (4.20%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.50%) Kali Linux
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (41.26%) Information Security
3 58 (40.56%) Ethical Hacking
4 46 (32.17%) Penetration Testing
5 44 (30.77%) Risk Management
6 30 (20.98%) Information Assurance
7 29 (20.28%) Security Testing
8 27 (18.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (17.48%) Incident Management
10 24 (16.78%) Security Architecture
10 24 (16.78%) SIEM
11 20 (13.99%) OWASP
12 18 (12.59%) Forensic Analysis
13 16 (11.19%) Fuzz Testing
14 15 (10.49%) Protective Monitoring
15 14 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (9.79%) Social Engineering
16 12 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (8.39%) Secure Coding
17 11 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) Python
2 18 (12.59%) PowerShell
3 16 (11.19%) Perl
4 11 (7.69%) Java
5 8 (5.59%) C#
5 8 (5.59%) VB
6 6 (4.20%) SQL
7 3 (2.10%) C
7 3 (2.10%) Ruby
7 3 (2.10%) VBA
8 1 (0.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 101 (70.63%) CISSP
2 56 (39.16%) CREST Certified
3 55 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 42 (29.37%) SC Cleared
5 37 (25.87%) CISM
6 33 (23.08%) GIAC
7 25 (17.48%) SANS
8 23 (16.08%) OSCP
9 19 (13.29%) DV Cleared
10 18 (12.59%) GCIH
11 15 (10.49%) CISA
12 12 (8.39%) GCFA
13 10 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (6.99%) GCIA
14 9 (6.29%) CCNA
15 8 (5.59%) CCSA
15 8 (5.59%) CESG Certified Professional
16 7 (4.90%) GPEN
16 7 (4.90%) MCP
17 6 (4.20%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (4.20%) RMADS
4 4 (2.80%) COBIT
4 4 (2.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (2.10%) GPG13
6 2 (1.40%) QA
7 1 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.10%) Snort
3 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Nessus
2 8 (5.59%) EnCase
3 6 (4.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (4.20%) Puppet
3 6 (4.20%) QRadar
4 5 (3.50%) Nmap
5 3 (2.10%) Nexpose
6 2 (1.40%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.70%) Kibana
7 1 (0.70%) logstash
7 1 (0.70%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.69%) Splunk
3 8 (5.59%) Cellebrite
4 7 (4.90%) Cisco
5 6 (4.20%) Citrix
5 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.50%) Oracle
7 4 (2.80%) Acunetix
7 4 (2.80%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.80%) F5
7 4 (2.80%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.10%) IBM
8 3 (2.10%) Juniper
9 2 (1.40%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.40%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.40%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.40%) SAP
9 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.70%) FireEye
10 1 (0.70%) Lancope
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