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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 605 622 620
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 43 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.024% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.030% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 3
Median daily rate £525 £449 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.99% -25.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 16 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 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +26 42 £525 +17.31% 22
London +12 22 £525 +17.31% 10
South East +18 17 £498 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 13 £510 - 2
Milton Keynes - 12 £510 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £355 -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 1 £370 -
Berkshire - 1 £525 - 1
Southampton - 1 £294 -
Farnborough - 1 £355 -
Preston - 1 £370 -
Slough - 1 £525 -
North West - 1 £370 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 61 (56.48%) CEH
2 53 (49.07%) CISSP
3 51 (47.22%) Penetration Testing
4 48 (44.44%) Information Security
5 44 (40.74%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (30.56%) OWASP
7 27 (25.00%) CISM
8 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
9 24 (22.22%) CREST Certified
10 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (18.52%) Linux
11 20 (18.52%) Security Architecture
12 19 (17.59%) GIAC
13 18 (16.67%) Degree
13 18 (16.67%) Python
13 18 (16.67%) Security Testing
14 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
14 17 (15.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 17 (15.74%) Finance
15 16 (14.81%) Windows
15 16 (14.81%) Information Assurance
16 15 (13.89%) Data Protection
16 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (12.96%) RMADS
17 14 (12.96%) CESG Certified Professional
17 14 (12.96%) Risk Management
18 13 (12.04%) CESG
19 12 (11.11%) Security Operations
19 12 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
19 12 (11.11%) Active Directory

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 7 (6.48%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) Firewall
1 11 (10.19%) Internet
1 11 (10.19%) Network Security
2 10 (9.26%) FTP
2 10 (9.26%) IPsec
2 10 (9.26%) Wireless
3 9 (8.33%) SMTP
4 8 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (6.48%) SSH
6 6 (5.56%) VPN
7 4 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.70%) DNS
8 2 (1.85%) HTTP
8 2 (1.85%) LDAP
8 2 (1.85%) SSL
8 2 (1.85%) WAN
9 1 (0.93%) DHCP
9 1 (0.93%) LAN
9 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.93%) DB2
2 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.85%) Burp Suite
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Law
4 2 (1.85%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Analyst
2 24 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
2 24 (22.22%) Tester
3 19 (17.59%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) Security Specialist
5 13 (12.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) Ethical Hacker
6 11 (10.19%) Consultant
7 10 (9.26%) Security Consultant
8 8 (7.41%) Security Advisor
9 7 (6.48%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Cyberthreat Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Security Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Security Penetration Tester
11 5 (4.63%) Security Tester
12 4 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
12 4 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.78%) Information Analyst
13 3 (2.78%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) JSON
1 1 (0.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) CESG
2 11 (10.19%) Cyberthreat
2 11 (10.19%) Public Cloud
3 10 (9.26%) Cryptography
3 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.33%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.85%) SCADA
7 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Linux
2 16 (14.81%) Windows
3 10 (9.26%) Unix
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.78%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.85%) Android
6 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.85%) CentOS
6 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Penetration Testing
2 48 (44.44%) Information Security
3 44 (40.74%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (30.56%) OWASP
5 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (18.52%) Security Architecture
7 18 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 16 (14.81%) Information Assurance
9 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (13.89%) Data Protection
10 14 (12.96%) Risk Management
11 12 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (11.11%) Security Operations
12 11 (10.19%) Fuzz Testing
12 11 (10.19%) ISMS
13 10 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (9.26%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (8.33%) PRINCE2
14 9 (8.33%) SIEM
14 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) Python
2 11 (10.19%) SQL
3 10 (9.26%) C
3 10 (9.26%) C#
4 9 (8.33%) Perl
4 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 8 (7.41%) C++
5 8 (7.41%) Java
6 7 (6.48%) Ruby
6 7 (6.48%) VB
7 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.85%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.93%) Lua
Qualifications
1 61 (56.48%) CEH
2 53 (49.07%) CISSP
3 27 (25.00%) CISM
4 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
5 24 (22.22%) CREST Certified
6 19 (17.59%) GIAC
7 18 (16.67%) Degree
8 17 (15.74%) SC Cleared
9 14 (12.96%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (10.19%) CISA
11 8 (7.41%) ISACA
11 8 (7.41%) OSCP
12 6 (5.56%) GCIA
12 6 (5.56%) GCIH
12 6 (5.56%) GPEN
13 5 (4.63%) GWAPT
14 4 (3.70%) CCNA
14 4 (3.70%) CCNP
14 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.96%) RMADS
3 5 (4.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.78%) ISO27005
5 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.48%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Nessus
2 3 (2.78%) Nmap
2 3 (2.78%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.93%) QRadar
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle
3 7 (6.48%) Citrix
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco
5 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.78%) Qualys
6 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.85%) FireEye
7 2 (1.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Mercator
8 1 (0.93%) Symantec
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