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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 562 568 553
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 33 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.027% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.037% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 3
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £433 -
% change year-on-year
-42.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 28 £539 +19.72% 3
South East -8 13 £425 -1.73% 1
London +17 10 £550 +22.22%
Berkshire - 7 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London +6 2 £501 +5.52%
Leeds - 2 - -
South West - 1 £550 -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 2
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 37 (63.79%) Firewall
2 34 (58.62%) Information Security
3 32 (55.17%) CEH
4 31 (53.45%) Penetration Testing
5 29 (50.00%) CISSP
6 22 (37.93%) Windows
6 22 (37.93%) GIAC
7 21 (36.21%) ITIL
7 21 (36.21%) TCP/IP
8 20 (34.48%) Internet
8 20 (34.48%) Cyber Security
9 19 (32.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (27.59%) Network Security
10 16 (27.59%) Change Control
10 16 (27.59%) Information Assurance
11 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
12 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (24.14%) MCSE
13 13 (22.41%) Law
13 13 (22.41%) Incident Management
13 13 (22.41%) assyst
13 13 (22.41%) UNIX
13 13 (22.41%) Intranet
13 13 (22.41%) SIEM
14 12 (20.69%) ISMS
14 12 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (18.97%) GCIH
15 11 (18.97%) Finance
15 11 (18.97%) Linux
15 11 (18.97%) Cisco

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (8.62%) Apache
Business Applications
1 13 (22.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (63.79%) Firewall
2 21 (36.21%) TCP/IP
3 20 (34.48%) Internet
4 16 (27.59%) Network Security
5 13 (22.41%) Intranet
6 12 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (13.79%) HTTP
8 7 (12.07%) Wireshark
8 7 (12.07%) FTP
8 7 (12.07%) DNS
8 7 (12.07%) SSL
9 1 (1.72%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.72%) SSH
9 1 (1.72%) LDAP
9 1 (1.72%) LAN
9 1 (1.72%) WAN
9 1 (1.72%) SMTP
9 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (22.41%) Law
2 11 (18.97%) Finance
3 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.62%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Analyst
2 22 (37.93%) Security Analyst
3 17 (29.31%) Security Specialist
4 14 (24.14%) Information Security Analyst
4 14 (24.14%) Information Analyst
5 12 (20.69%) Information Specialist
5 12 (20.69%) Product Specialist
5 12 (20.69%) Product Analyst
5 12 (20.69%) Information Security Specialist
6 8 (13.79%) Consultant
7 6 (10.34%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Information Security Officer
8 2 (3.45%) Security Officer
8 2 (3.45%) IT Security Officer
8 2 (3.45%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (3.45%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Information Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.72%) REST
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.07%) Open Source
3 5 (8.62%) Algorithms
4 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.72%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) UNIX
3 11 (18.97%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Information Security
2 31 (53.45%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (36.21%) ITIL
4 20 (34.48%) Cyber Security
5 16 (27.59%) Change Control
5 16 (27.59%) Information Assurance
6 13 (22.41%) Incident Management
6 13 (22.41%) SIEM
7 12 (20.69%) ISMS
8 11 (18.97%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
12 6 (10.34%) Digital Forensics
12 6 (10.34%) Data Security
12 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (8.62%) Migration
13 5 (8.62%) Business Continuity
13 5 (8.62%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) C++
1 5 (8.62%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) C
3 1 (1.72%) Ruby
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) CEH
2 29 (50.00%) CISSP
3 22 (37.93%) GIAC
4 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (24.14%) MCSE
5 11 (18.97%) GCIH
6 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.07%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (12.07%) CCNA
8 6 (10.34%) GPEN
8 6 (10.34%) SSCP
9 5 (8.62%) EnCE
9 5 (8.62%) Degree
10 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
10 3 (5.17%) BC Cleared
10 3 (5.17%) CISA
11 2 (3.45%) CHFI
12 1 (1.72%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.72%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Snort
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) OPNET
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.97%) Cisco
3 6 (10.34%) ArcSight
3 6 (10.34%) LogLogic
3 6 (10.34%) IBM
3 6 (10.34%) Sun
3 6 (10.34%) McAfee
4 5 (8.62%) F5
5 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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