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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 567 629 614
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -15
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 69 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.061% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.075% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 17
Median daily rate £550 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.18 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.18 -

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 23 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 1 October 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
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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 +48 63 £550 +10.00% 31
London +30 31 £550 -1.34% 11
South East +16 17 £525 +10.52% 9
Milton Keynes - 15 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 15 £525 -
South West +20 8 £450 +7.14% 4
South Wales - 6 - - 1
Wales - 6 - - 1
Newport - 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 - 4
City of London +26 4 £485 +2.10% 1
Cheltenham - 4 - - 3
Swindon +13 3 - -
Wiltshire +10 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £550 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £575 -
Surrey - 2 £437 - 1
North West +5 1 £550 - 1
Manchester -8 1 £550 - 1
Westminster - 1 £625 -
Warwick - 1 £600 -
Guildford - 1 - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 75 (61.98%) Penetration Testing
2 67 (55.37%) CEH
3 63 (52.07%) CISSP
4 62 (51.24%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
6 36 (29.75%) OWASP
7 31 (25.62%) Security Architecture
8 30 (24.79%) CREST Certified
9 28 (23.14%) Information Security
10 27 (22.31%) Security Testing
11 26 (21.49%) Fuzz Testing
12 25 (20.66%) Windows
12 25 (20.66%) Python
13 22 (18.18%) CESG
13 22 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 22 (18.18%) Information Assurance
14 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
15 19 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (15.70%) Cryptography
15 19 (15.70%) Firewall
15 19 (15.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 18 (14.88%) Social Engineering
16 18 (14.88%) CISM
16 18 (14.88%) Internet
16 18 (14.88%) Unix
17 17 (14.05%) Linux
17 17 (14.05%) Risk Management
17 17 (14.05%) Secure Coding
17 17 (14.05%) CESG Certified Professional
18 16 (13.22%) Patch Management

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 11 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
2 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.70%) Firewall
2 18 (14.88%) Internet
3 16 (13.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (11.57%) FTP
5 13 (10.74%) IPsec
5 13 (10.74%) SMTP
6 11 (9.09%) Network Security
6 11 (9.09%) SSH
7 10 (8.26%) Wireless
8 7 (5.79%) VPN
9 6 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.48%) DNS
10 3 (2.48%) LAN
10 3 (2.48%) SSL
10 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.65%) HTTP
11 2 (1.65%) LDAP
11 2 (1.65%) WAN
12 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.83%) DB2
2 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.65%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Legal
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.49%) Penetration Tester
1 26 (21.49%) Tester
2 23 (19.01%) Analyst
3 21 (17.36%) Security Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Security Analyst
5 12 (9.92%) Ethical Hacker
6 11 (9.09%) Consultant
6 11 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 9 (7.44%) Information Assurance Leader
8 8 (6.61%) CISSP Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (5.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 7 (5.79%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Security Advisor
10 6 (4.96%) Security Operations Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Security Penetration Tester
10 6 (4.96%) Security Tester
11 5 (4.13%) Network Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) JSON
1 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.18%) CESG
2 19 (15.70%) Cryptography
3 14 (11.57%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (10.74%) Client/Server
4 13 (10.74%) Management Information System
5 12 (9.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.13%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.83%) Blog
11 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.83%) PKI
11 1 (0.83%) SCADA
11 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.66%) Windows
2 18 (14.88%) Unix
3 17 (14.05%) Linux
4 10 (8.26%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.65%) Android
5 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.65%) CentOS
5 2 (1.65%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.98%) Penetration Testing
2 62 (51.24%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (29.75%) OWASP
4 31 (25.62%) Security Architecture
5 28 (23.14%) Information Security
6 27 (22.31%) Security Testing
7 26 (21.49%) Fuzz Testing
8 22 (18.18%) Information Assurance
9 19 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (15.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 18 (14.88%) Social Engineering
11 17 (14.05%) Risk Management
11 17 (14.05%) Secure Coding
12 16 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (13.22%) Open Source
12 16 (13.22%) Patch Management
13 15 (12.40%) Static Code Analysis
13 15 (12.40%) Static Program Analysis
14 14 (11.57%) ISMS
14 14 (11.57%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.66%) Python
2 14 (11.57%) Java
3 12 (9.92%) C#
3 12 (9.92%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.26%) C
4 10 (8.26%) C++
4 10 (8.26%) VB
5 8 (6.61%) Perl
5 8 (6.61%) Ruby
6 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.65%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.83%) Lua
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) SQL
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (55.37%) CEH
2 63 (52.07%) CISSP
3 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
4 30 (24.79%) CREST Certified
5 22 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 18 (14.88%) CISM
7 17 (14.05%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (13.22%) GIAC
9 9 (7.44%) Degree
9 9 (7.44%) GCIA
9 9 (7.44%) GCIH
10 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.96%) CCNA
11 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (4.13%) CCNP
12 5 (4.13%) OSCP
13 4 (3.31%) GPEN
13 4 (3.31%) Sun Certification
14 3 (2.48%) GWAPT
14 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) RMADS
2 7 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.09%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.83%) vCloud
4 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.83%) QRadar
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.92%) Oracle
3 11 (9.09%) Citrix
4 8 (6.61%) Cisco
5 6 (4.96%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.13%) Mercator
7 3 (2.48%) FireEye
7 3 (2.48%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.65%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.83%) Acunetix
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Infor
9 1 (0.83%) SAP
9 1 (0.83%) VMware
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