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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK
Rank 531 561 576
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +15
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 61 64 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 8
Median daily rate £478 £420 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £364 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £410 £418
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
36787 40770 39839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.73% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26360 25795
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1195 1065
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 29 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -4 43 £455 +8.33% 25
South East +21 16 £438 +2.94% 3
London -10 13 £500 -9.09% 7
Scotland - 9 £525 -
Wales - 7 £663 -
Edinburgh - 7 £525 -
Hampshire - 7 £438 -
South West +23 6 £453 - 8
East of England +6 6 £538 - 3
Essex +7 5 - -
Wiltshire +6 5 £450 - 1
South Wales - 5 £663 -
Newport - 5 £663 -
Winchester - 5 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £475 +5.55%
Surrey +16 3 £419 -1.52% 1
Salisbury - 3 £450 -
North West +21 2 £500 +81.81% 1
Brentwood +12 2 - -
Milton Keynes +4 2 £475 -
Berkshire +3 2 £563 +30.81%
City of London -8 2 £488 -11.36% 1
Swindon - 2 - -
Guildford -6 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £538 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £538 - 3

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 74 (56.92%) Penetration Testing
2 65 (50.00%) CEH
3 62 (47.69%) CISSP
4 56 (43.08%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (31.54%) Security Cleared
6 39 (30.00%) CREST Certified
7 37 (28.46%) Linux
8 32 (24.62%) OWASP
9 31 (23.85%) Information Security
9 31 (23.85%) Python
10 30 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 29 (22.31%) Windows
12 28 (21.54%) Information Assurance
13 27 (20.77%) Security Architecture
14 24 (18.46%) Cryptography
15 21 (16.15%) GIAC
16 20 (15.38%) Finance
16 20 (15.38%) Fuzz Testing
17 19 (14.62%) Secure Coding
17 19 (14.62%) Java
17 19 (14.62%) Social Engineering
17 19 (14.62%) Security Testing
18 18 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (13.85%) SANS
19 17 (13.08%) Unix
20 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
20 16 (12.31%) CISM
20 16 (12.31%) CESG
21 15 (11.54%) Firewall

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 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.77%) JBoss
2 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.31%) PaaS
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.77%) IaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Route 53
4 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) Firewall
1 15 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (8.46%) FTP
2 11 (8.46%) Network Security
2 11 (8.46%) SMTP
3 7 (5.38%) IPsec
3 7 (5.38%) VPN
4 6 (4.62%) DNS
5 5 (3.85%) Internet
5 5 (3.85%) SSH
5 5 (3.85%) Wireshark
6 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.54%) HTTP
8 2 (1.54%) LAN
8 2 (1.54%) Wireless
9 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.77%) Intranet
9 1 (0.77%) SSL
9 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.31%) JIRA
2 3 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.77%) Burp Suite
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.08%) Retail
3 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.31%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Electronics
5 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (28.46%) Tester
2 36 (27.69%) Penetration Tester
3 28 (21.54%) Consultant
4 26 (20.00%) Security Consultant
5 19 (14.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 18 (13.85%) Analyst
7 17 (13.08%) Ethical Hacker
7 17 (13.08%) Security Analyst
8 16 (12.31%) Security Engineer
9 14 (10.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 9 (6.92%) Security Specialist
11 8 (6.15%) Architect
11 8 (6.15%) Security Architect
12 6 (4.62%) Information Assurance Leader
12 6 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
13 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 4 (3.08%) CISSP Consultant
14 4 (3.08%) Security Penetration Tester
15 3 (2.31%) Applications Consultant
15 3 (2.31%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) OAuth
2 2 (1.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.77%) CGI
3 1 (0.77%) Django
3 1 (0.77%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Cryptography
2 16 (12.31%) CESG
3 13 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 13 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (6.15%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.15%) PKI
5 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.62%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.85%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.31%) Statistics
9 1 (0.77%) Blog
9 1 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.46%) Linux
2 29 (22.31%) Windows
3 17 (13.08%) Unix
4 7 (5.38%) CentOS
5 6 (4.62%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.08%) Kali Linux
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (56.92%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (43.08%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (24.62%) OWASP
4 31 (23.85%) Information Security
5 28 (21.54%) Information Assurance
6 27 (20.77%) Security Architecture
7 20 (15.38%) Fuzz Testing
8 19 (14.62%) Secure Coding
8 19 (14.62%) Security Testing
8 19 (14.62%) Social Engineering
9 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (11.54%) Static Code Analysis
11 14 (10.77%) Risk Management
11 14 (10.77%) Static Program Analysis
12 12 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (9.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (7.69%) Forensic Analysis
14 9 (6.92%) Kalman Filter
15 8 (6.15%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.85%) Python
2 19 (14.62%) Java
3 14 (10.77%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.15%) C#
4 8 (6.15%) VB
5 7 (5.38%) Perl
6 6 (4.62%) C
7 5 (3.85%) C++
7 5 (3.85%) SQL
8 3 (2.31%) Ruby
9 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.77%) PHP
9 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (50.00%) CEH
2 62 (47.69%) CISSP
3 41 (31.54%) Security Cleared
4 39 (30.00%) CREST Certified
5 30 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 21 (16.15%) GIAC
7 18 (13.85%) SANS
8 16 (12.31%) CISM
9 14 (10.77%) Degree
10 8 (6.15%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (6.15%) GCIA
10 8 (6.15%) GCIH
11 6 (4.62%) AWS Certification
11 6 (4.62%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (4.62%) OSCP
11 6 (4.62%) RHCT
12 4 (3.08%) CCNA
12 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.31%) RMADS
5 1 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.62%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.85%) Sendmail
5 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.77%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) Puppet
2 6 (4.62%) Nmap
3 5 (3.85%) Nessus
4 2 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.77%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.38%) VMware
4 6 (4.62%) Cisco
5 5 (3.85%) Citrix
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle
6 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.31%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.31%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.54%) Acunetix
8 2 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (0.77%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.77%) FireEye
9 1 (0.77%) Infor
9 1 (0.77%) Juniper
9 1 (0.77%) Mercator
9 1 (0.77%) Qualys
9 1 (0.77%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.77%) Splunk
9 1 (0.77%) WatchGuard