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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 566 552 570
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 35 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.035% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.082% 0.047% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 2
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£400 £480 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +220.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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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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 -14 30 £400 -16.66% 19
London +3 15 £400 -16.66% 6
South East - 10 £425 - 6
Berkshire - 7 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
City of London +22 2 £528 - 3
Leeds - 2 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Aldershot - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 2
Cheltenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 31 (58.49%) Firewall
2 30 (56.60%) Information Security
2 30 (56.60%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (54.72%) CEH
4 25 (47.17%) CISSP
5 22 (41.51%) TCP/IP
6 21 (39.62%) Windows
6 21 (39.62%) GIAC
7 19 (35.85%) Cyber Security
8 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (33.96%) ITIL
9 16 (30.19%) Network Security
10 15 (28.30%) Information Assurance
10 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
10 15 (28.30%) Internet
10 15 (28.30%) Change Control
11 14 (26.42%) SIEM
11 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (26.42%) MCSE
12 13 (24.53%) assyst
12 13 (24.53%) UNIX
12 13 (24.53%) Linux
12 13 (24.53%) Intranet
13 12 (22.64%) Law
13 12 (22.64%) ISMS
14 11 (20.75%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (20.75%) Cisco
15 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
16 9 (16.98%) Reverse Engineering
17 8 (15.09%) Management Information System

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (11.32%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (24.53%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (58.49%) Firewall
2 22 (41.51%) TCP/IP
3 16 (30.19%) Network Security
4 15 (28.30%) Internet
5 13 (24.53%) Intranet
6 8 (15.09%) HTTP
7 7 (13.21%) Wireshark
7 7 (13.21%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (13.21%) FTP
7 7 (13.21%) DNS
7 7 (13.21%) SSL
8 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.89%) SSH
8 1 (1.89%) LDAP
8 1 (1.89%) LAN
8 1 (1.89%) WAN
8 1 (1.89%) SMTP
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (22.64%) Law
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.32%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Analyst
2 21 (39.62%) Security Analyst
3 14 (26.42%) Information Analyst
3 14 (26.42%) Security Specialist
3 14 (26.42%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (22.64%) Information Security Specialist
4 12 (22.64%) Product Analyst
4 12 (22.64%) Product Specialist
4 12 (22.64%) Information Specialist
5 9 (16.98%) Consultant
6 7 (13.21%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (3.77%) IT Security Officer
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security Officer
8 2 (3.77%) Security Officer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Information Security Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) IT Security Architect
9 1 (1.89%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Open Source
2 5 (9.43%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.89%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) UNIX
2 13 (24.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Information Security
1 30 (56.60%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (35.85%) Cyber Security
3 18 (33.96%) ITIL
4 15 (28.30%) Information Assurance
4 15 (28.30%) Change Control
5 14 (26.42%) SIEM
6 12 (22.64%) ISMS
7 11 (20.75%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (16.98%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
10 6 (11.32%) Identity Management
10 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.43%) Business Continuity
11 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (9.43%) Data Security
12 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (5.66%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C++
1 5 (9.43%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) PHP
3 2 (3.77%) Python
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C
3 2 (3.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (54.72%) CEH
2 25 (47.17%) CISSP
3 21 (39.62%) GIAC
4 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (26.42%) MCSE
5 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
6 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (15.09%) CCNA
7 6 (11.32%) SSCP
7 6 (11.32%) GCIH
7 6 (11.32%) GPEN
8 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (7.55%) Degree
9 3 (5.66%) BC Cleared
10 2 (3.77%) CISA
10 2 (3.77%) CISM
10 2 (3.77%) CHFI
11 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.89%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (15.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Snort
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) OPNET
2 3 (5.66%) Nessus
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Cisco
3 6 (11.32%) Sun
3 6 (11.32%) ArcSight
3 6 (11.32%) LogLogic
4 5 (9.43%) F5
5 4 (7.55%) McAfee
6 3 (5.66%) IBM
7 2 (3.77%) VMware
8 1 (1.89%) Qualys
8 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
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