The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Ethical Hacker featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacker
UK
Rank 606 618 609
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.020% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £500 £468 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £468 -
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Ethical Hacker
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Ethical Hacker in the job title.

Ethical Hacker Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK.

Ethical Hacker Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +25 2 £500 +6.95% 1
London +24 2 £500 -
City of London - 1 £500 -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Ethical Hacker contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Ethical Hacker in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (30.77%) CREST Certified
5 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
5 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) CISSP
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Static Code Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) OWASP
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (15.38%) Static Program Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Fuzz Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Social Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (7.69%) Secure Coding
7 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) PaaS
7 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (7.69%) MongoDB

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
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 1 (7.69%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) OAuth
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Mac OS X
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Fuzz Testing
4 2 (15.38%) OWASP
4 2 (15.38%) Social Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Static Program Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) Secure Coding
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CREST Certified
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Intel Security