The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 564 548 514
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 15 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.043% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
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£525 £500 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £248 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £459 £500 £384
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +30.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Trend

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

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Ethical Hacking Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK.

Ethical Hacking Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacking
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 Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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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 -13 13 £525 +5.00% 21
London -1 6 £525 +5.00% 7
South East -22 4 £500 - 7
South West - 2 £490 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £490 - 1
Swindon - 2 £490 -
City of London +12 1 £525 +10.52% 4
East of England +6 1 £180 -28.00% 1
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 4
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 4
Sheffield - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking.

1 23 (51.11%) Firewall
2 22 (48.89%) Windows
3 20 (44.44%) Information Security
4 18 (40.00%) CEH
5 17 (37.78%) CISSP
6 16 (35.56%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (24.44%) UNIX
9 10 (22.22%) Linux
9 10 (22.22%) Finance
9 10 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (22.22%) Incident Management
9 10 (22.22%) GCIH
9 10 (22.22%) SIEM
10 9 (20.00%) Cyber Security
10 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
11 8 (17.78%) ITIL
11 8 (17.78%) Internet
11 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.78%) Cisco
12 7 (15.56%) CCNA
12 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (15.56%) GIAC
12 7 (15.56%) McAfee
12 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
12 7 (15.56%) Digital Forensics
12 7 (15.56%) Open Source
13 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.22%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) Firewall
2 10 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (17.78%) Internet
3 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.11%) DNS
4 5 (11.11%) SSL
4 5 (11.11%) FTP
4 5 (11.11%) HTTP
4 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 5 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Juju
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (4.44%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Security Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 6 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Information Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Officer
6 2 (4.44%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (4.44%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Open Source
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) UNIX
3 10 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Information Security
2 16 (35.56%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
4 10 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 10 (22.22%) SIEM
5 9 (20.00%) Cyber Security
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL
7 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
7 7 (15.56%) Digital Forensics
8 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (13.33%) Data Security
8 6 (13.33%) Migration
8 6 (13.33%) Data Privacy
8 6 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (11.11%) Computer Security
10 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C++
1 3 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) C
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) PHP
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) Tcl
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) CEH
2 17 (37.78%) CISSP
3 10 (22.22%) GCIH
4 7 (15.56%) CCNA
4 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (15.56%) GIAC
5 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.11%) GPEN
6 5 (11.11%) SSCP
6 5 (11.11%) Degree
6 5 (11.11%) EnCE
7 3 (6.67%) MCSE
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.67%) CISA
7 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) CHFI
8 2 (4.44%) CISM
8 2 (4.44%) ISEB
9 1 (2.22%) CCSP
9 1 (2.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Snort
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) OPNET
2 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.22%) Cacti
3 1 (2.22%) Munin
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco
2 7 (15.56%) McAfee
3 6 (13.33%) IBM
4 5 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 5 (11.11%) LogLogic
4 5 (11.11%) Sun
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Rackspace
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