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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 588 577 570
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 23 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.029% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.038% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £625 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.90% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 18 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 28 July 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 -19 22 £475 - 15
London -2 9 £461 +8.52% 5
South East -10 8 £475 - 2
Berkshire +11 7 £475 -
Reading - 7 £475 -
East of England - 6 £275 - 2
Essex - 4 £275 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Hampshire 0 1 £558 - 1
City of London -9 1 £475 -24.00% 2
Basingstoke - 1 £558 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Paddington - 1 £558 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £450 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 25 (64.10%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (48.72%) Cyber Security
3 17 (43.59%) Information Security
4 15 (38.46%) CEH
5 13 (33.33%) Finance
5 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (28.21%) Linux
6 11 (28.21%) UNIX
7 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (23.08%) Firewall
8 9 (23.08%) Security Management
8 9 (23.08%) Information Security Management
9 8 (20.51%) Windows
9 8 (20.51%) CISSP
9 8 (20.51%) Degree
10 7 (17.95%) COBIT
10 7 (17.95%) VMware
10 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
11 6 (15.38%) Internet
11 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
12 5 (12.82%) Digital Forensics
12 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
13 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
13 4 (10.26%) GIAC
13 4 (10.26%) Websense
13 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
13 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
13 4 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (10.26%) Qualys

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.56%) Apache
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) Internet
3 4 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.69%) HTTP
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) Wireless
5 2 (5.13%) SSL
5 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless Security
6 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.56%) FTP
6 1 (2.56%) SSH
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) DB2
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 9 (23.08%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (5.13%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
1 1 (2.56%) XML
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
1 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) BYOD
4 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
1 11 (28.21%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (48.72%) Cyber Security
3 17 (43.59%) Information Security
4 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (23.08%) Information Security Management
5 9 (23.08%) Security Management
6 5 (12.82%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.69%) Six Sigma
8 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.69%) SIEM
9 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
9 2 (5.13%) Data Security
9 2 (5.13%) Database Security
9 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Time Management
10 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.56%) OWASP
10 1 (2.56%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C++
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) CEH
2 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 8 (20.51%) CISSP
3 4 (10.26%) GIAC
4 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) CISM
5 2 (5.13%) GPEN
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) CISA
6 1 (2.56%) MCSE
6 1 (2.56%) ISEB
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.56%) SSCP
6 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) GSEC
6 1 (2.56%) GCIH
6 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (17.95%) COBIT
3 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.56%) Snort
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) Qualys
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Websense
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.56%) LogLogic
4 1 (2.56%) F5
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) McAfee
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