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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacker
Rank 612 642 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Contract jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.005% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £550 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 -
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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Ethical Hacker Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 5 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 9 December 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
London +19 8 £550 -
England +13 8 £550 +37.50%
Wales - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 17 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 12 (70.59%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (35.29%) CREST Certified
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) CEH
5 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) Unix
6 2 (11.76%) C++
6 2 (11.76%) CISSP
6 2 (11.76%) Social Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) OWASP
7 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (5.88%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA

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 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 12 (70.59%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (11.76%) OWASP
5 2 (11.76%) Social Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Fuzz Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.88%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Secure Coding
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Static Program Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Threat Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CREST Certified
2 3 (17.65%) CEH
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) Intel Security