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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 605 631 609
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -22
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 59 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.028% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.036% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 10
Average daily rate £463 £513 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £610 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.00

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
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 24 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +42 59 £463 -11.90% 29
London -7 20 £525 - 17
South East -4 14 £425 -15.00% 4
North West +2 12 £456 -17.04% 2
Manchester - 10 £463 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £410 - 2
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £525 - 3
Milton Keynes +10 7 £525 -
Leeds - 7 £410 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £410 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £469 -
South West - 4 £469 - 3
Swindon - 4 £469 -
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
Woking - 2 £425 -
Hampshire - 2 £426 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
City of London +42 1 £500 +11.11%
Lancashire +2 1 £370 -32.72%
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Newbury - 1 £410 -
Slough - 1 £525 -
Farnborough - 1 £355 -
Preston - 1 £370 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 66 (54.10%) CEH
2 60 (49.18%) CISSP
3 53 (43.44%) Information Security
4 52 (42.62%) Penetration Testing
5 42 (34.43%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (22.13%) CISM
7 27 (22.13%) OWASP
8 24 (19.67%) Firewall
8 24 (19.67%) Finance
9 23 (18.85%) PCI DSS
9 23 (18.85%) CREST Certified
10 21 (17.21%) GIAC
11 20 (16.39%) Security Cleared
12 19 (15.57%) Data Protection
13 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (13.93%) CISA
14 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
14 17 (13.93%) Linux
14 17 (13.93%) Information Assurance
15 16 (13.11%) Cisco
15 16 (13.11%) Degree
16 15 (12.30%) Risk Management
16 15 (12.30%) RMADS
17 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (11.48%) Python
18 13 (10.66%) MCSA
18 13 (10.66%) Windows
18 13 (10.66%) ITIL
18 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.82%) Apache
2 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.67%) Firewall
2 9 (7.38%) Internet
2 9 (7.38%) Network Security
3 7 (5.74%) FTP
3 7 (5.74%) IPsec
3 7 (5.74%) Wireless
4 6 (4.92%) SMTP
5 5 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.28%) DNS
6 4 (3.28%) SSH
6 4 (3.28%) VPN
7 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.64%) HTTP
8 2 (1.64%) LAN
8 2 (1.64%) WAN
9 1 (0.82%) DHCP
9 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.82%) LDAP
9 1 (0.82%) VoIP
9 1 (0.82%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.64%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (19.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.46%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Law
4 2 (1.64%) Legal
4 2 (1.64%) Military
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Security Specialist
2 28 (22.95%) Analyst
3 26 (21.31%) Security Analyst
4 19 (15.57%) Penetration Tester
4 19 (15.57%) Tester
5 16 (13.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 16 (13.11%) Ethical Hacker
6 15 (12.30%) Consultant
7 14 (11.48%) Security Consultant
8 11 (9.02%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) CISSP Specialist
9 6 (4.92%) IT Security Specialist
10 5 (4.10%) Information Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Security Advisor
11 4 (3.28%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Security Operations Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Forensic Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Information Security Specialist
12 3 (2.46%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.82%) JSON
1 1 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.02%) CESG
2 11 (9.02%) Cryptography
2 11 (9.02%) Public Cloud
3 9 (7.38%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.92%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.92%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 2 (1.64%) SCADA
8 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.93%) Linux
2 13 (10.66%) Windows
3 9 (7.38%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.46%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.64%) CentOS
6 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.44%) Information Security
2 52 (42.62%) Penetration Testing
3 42 (34.43%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (22.13%) OWASP
5 19 (15.57%) Data Protection
6 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (13.93%) Information Assurance
8 15 (12.30%) Risk Management
9 13 (10.66%) Data Security
9 13 (10.66%) ITIL
9 13 (10.66%) SIEM
10 12 (9.84%) Security Management
10 12 (9.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (9.02%) Computer Security
11 11 (9.02%) Incident Management
11 11 (9.02%) Security Testing
12 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.20%) Security Architecture
12 10 (8.20%) Security Operations
13 9 (7.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) Python
2 10 (8.20%) SQL
3 9 (7.38%) C#
4 8 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.74%) C
5 7 (5.74%) VB
6 5 (4.10%) C++
6 5 (4.10%) Java
6 5 (4.10%) Perl
7 3 (2.46%) Ruby
7 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 66 (54.10%) CEH
2 60 (49.18%) CISSP
3 27 (22.13%) CISM
4 23 (18.85%) CREST Certified
5 21 (17.21%) GIAC
6 20 (16.39%) Security Cleared
7 17 (13.93%) CISA
8 16 (13.11%) Degree
9 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (10.66%) MCSA
10 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (9.02%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
12 8 (6.56%) GCIA
12 8 (6.56%) ISACA
13 7 (5.74%) OSCP
14 6 (4.92%) GCIH
15 5 (4.10%) DV Cleared
15 5 (4.10%) GPEN
15 5 (4.10%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (18.85%) PCI DSS
3 15 (12.30%) RMADS
4 7 (5.74%) ISO27005
5 4 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (3.28%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) Nessus
2 7 (5.74%) Nmap
3 5 (4.10%) OpenVAS
4 3 (2.46%) QRadar
5 2 (1.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.11%) Cisco
3 5 (4.10%) Citrix
3 5 (4.10%) Oracle
3 5 (4.10%) Qualys
4 2 (1.64%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.64%) Splunk
5 1 (0.82%) IBM
5 1 (0.82%) Mercator
5 1 (0.82%) Symantec
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