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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacker
Rank 658 662 636
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £550 - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 6 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 30 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 +19 3 £550 - 1
London -1 2 £550 -
City of London - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (66.67%) OWASP
4 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (46.67%) Linux
6 7 (46.67%) Public Cloud
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (40.00%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) Information Security
7 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
9 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
9 4 (26.67%) CEH
10 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
11 2 (13.33%) CREST Certified
11 2 (13.33%) Banking
12 1 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
12 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 1 (6.67%) Degree
12 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
12 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
12 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
12 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
12 1 (6.67%) Unix
12 1 (6.67%) C
12 1 (6.67%) C++

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 11 (73.33%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (66.67%) OWASP
4 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (40.00%) Information Security
7 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 4 (26.67%) Secure Coding
8 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
9 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 1 (6.67%) Project Management
9 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 1 (6.67%) Social Engineering
9 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CEH
2 2 (13.33%) CREST Certified
3 1 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) OSCP
3 1 (6.67%) SANS
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification