The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 615 615 608
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 41 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.028% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 6
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £448 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £630 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £513 £475
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median 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
44690 43131 40985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.93% 79.27% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29627 27316 25903
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1233 1208
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +6 40 £500 +11.11% 21
London +8 22 £525 +16.66% 12
South East -2 14 £475 - 5
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £525 - 2
Milton Keynes +10 7 £525 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £355 -
North West -11 2 £385 -30.00% 1
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire - 2 £385 - 1
Woking - 2 £425 -
Leeds - 2 £385 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £385 - 1
City of London +35 1 £500 +11.11% 4
Lancashire +1 1 £370 -32.72%
Berkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Slough - 1 £525 -
Manchester - 1 £400 - 1
Southampton - 1 £294 -
Farnborough - 1 £355 -
Preston - 1 £370 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 73 (59.84%) CEH
2 62 (50.82%) CISSP
3 56 (45.90%) Penetration Testing
4 51 (41.80%) Information Security
5 39 (31.97%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (27.05%) OWASP
7 26 (21.31%) CISM
8 24 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (19.67%) CREST Certified
9 22 (18.03%) Firewall
9 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
10 21 (17.21%) Finance
10 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
11 20 (16.39%) PCI DSS
12 19 (15.57%) Information Assurance
12 19 (15.57%) Data Protection
12 19 (15.57%) GIAC
13 18 (14.75%) Risk Management
13 18 (14.75%) Linux
13 18 (14.75%) RMADS
14 17 (13.93%) Cisco
15 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (13.11%) Python
15 16 (13.11%) Windows
15 16 (13.11%) Degree
15 16 (13.11%) Security Architecture
16 15 (12.30%) Security Testing
17 14 (11.48%) Management Information System
17 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared

Ethical Hacking
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 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.82%) Apache
2 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.03%) Firewall
2 12 (9.84%) Internet
3 11 (9.02%) Network Security
4 10 (8.20%) FTP
4 10 (8.20%) IPsec
5 9 (7.38%) SMTP
6 8 (6.56%) Wireless
7 7 (5.74%) SSH
8 6 (4.92%) VPN
9 5 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.28%) DNS
11 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.64%) HTTP
12 2 (1.64%) LDAP
12 2 (1.64%) SSL
12 2 (1.64%) WAN
13 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.82%) LAN
13 1 (0.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.82%) DB2
2 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.64%) Burp Suite
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.28%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Law
5 2 (1.64%) Military
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Security Specialist
2 26 (21.31%) Analyst
3 23 (18.85%) Security Analyst
4 22 (18.03%) Penetration Tester
4 22 (18.03%) Tester
5 15 (12.30%) Consultant
6 14 (11.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 14 (11.48%) Security Consultant
7 13 (10.66%) Ethical Hacker
8 11 (9.02%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (6.56%) Security Advisor
10 5 (4.10%) CISSP Specialist
10 5 (4.10%) Information Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Security Penetration Tester
10 5 (4.10%) Security Tester
11 4 (3.28%) IT Security Specialist
11 4 (3.28%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Security Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) JSON
1 1 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 13 (10.66%) CESG
2 13 (10.66%) Cryptography
3 11 (9.02%) Public Cloud
4 9 (7.38%) Client/Server
4 9 (7.38%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.75%) Linux
2 16 (13.11%) Windows
3 12 (9.84%) Unix
4 7 (5.74%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.46%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.64%) CentOS
6 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.90%) Penetration Testing
2 51 (41.80%) Information Security
3 39 (31.97%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (27.05%) OWASP
5 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (15.57%) Data Protection
6 19 (15.57%) Information Assurance
7 18 (14.75%) Risk Management
8 16 (13.11%) Security Architecture
9 15 (12.30%) Security Testing
10 13 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.66%) Data Security
10 13 (10.66%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (9.02%) ISMS
11 11 (9.02%) ITIL
11 11 (9.02%) SIEM
12 10 (8.20%) Computer Security
12 10 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (8.20%) Security Management
13 9 (7.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) Python
2 11 (9.02%) SQL
3 10 (8.20%) C#
4 9 (7.38%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.56%) C
6 7 (5.74%) Perl
6 7 (5.74%) VB
7 6 (4.92%) C++
7 6 (4.92%) Java
8 5 (4.10%) Ruby
9 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 73 (59.84%) CEH
2 62 (50.82%) CISSP
3 26 (21.31%) CISM
4 24 (19.67%) CREST Certified
5 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
6 19 (15.57%) GIAC
7 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (13.11%) Degree
8 14 (11.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 14 (11.48%) SC Cleared
9 13 (10.66%) CISA
10 11 (9.02%) MCSA
10 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (6.56%) GCIA
11 8 (6.56%) ISACA
11 8 (6.56%) OSCP
12 6 (4.92%) CCNA
12 6 (4.92%) CCNP
12 6 (4.92%) GCIH
12 6 (4.92%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (16.39%) PCI DSS
3 18 (14.75%) RMADS
4 7 (5.74%) ISO27005
5 4 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.64%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Nessus
2 6 (4.92%) Nmap
3 4 (3.28%) OpenVAS
4 3 (2.46%) QRadar
5 2 (1.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.82%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) Cisco
3 8 (6.56%) Oracle
4 7 (5.74%) Citrix
5 4 (3.28%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.28%) Qualys
6 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.64%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.64%) FireEye
7 2 (1.64%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.64%) Splunk
8 1 (0.82%) IBM
8 1 (0.82%) Symantec
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