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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 582 591 530
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -61
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 14 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.008% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.010% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
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£450 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £383 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £485 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £475 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 - -

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 17 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 29 May 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 £450 +5.88% 16
London +9 8 £450 +16.12% 6
South East -2 2 - - 8
East of England - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £450 - 1
North West -17 1 £550 +22.22%
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
County Antrim - 1 £475 -
Belfast - 1 £475 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (51.72%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (48.28%) CEH
3 13 (44.83%) Cyber Security
4 11 (37.93%) Firewall
5 10 (34.48%) Information Security
5 10 (34.48%) CISSP
6 9 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 7 (24.14%) UNIX
8 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) Internet
10 4 (13.79%) Websense
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
10 4 (13.79%) Digital Forensics
10 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
10 4 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (13.79%) Qualys
11 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.34%) Degree
11 3 (10.34%) GCIH
11 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
11 3 (10.34%) Open Source
11 3 (10.34%) CISM
11 3 (10.34%) VMware
11 3 (10.34%) McAfee
11 3 (10.34%) Data Privacy

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.45%) nginx
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless Security
5 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) FTP
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Juju
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
1 9 (31.03%) Security Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Security Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Ethical Hacker
7 1 (3.45%) Security Officer
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Officer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Manager
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Security Researcher
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) BYOD
2 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Cyber Security
3 10 (34.48%) Information Security
4 9 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Open Source
6 3 (10.34%) Data Privacy
6 3 (10.34%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) SIEM
7 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.90%) Data Security
7 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
1 1 (3.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) CEH
2 10 (34.48%) CISSP
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) GCIH
3 3 (10.34%) CISM
4 2 (6.90%) GPEN
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) GIAC
4 2 (6.90%) CISA
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) EnCE
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) GSEC
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Snort
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.45%) Cobbler
1 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.45%) Cacti
1 1 (3.45%) Munin
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) OPNET
1 1 (3.45%) Nagios
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Websense
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) Qualys
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) McAfee
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.45%) LogLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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