The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 569 555 573
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 11 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.030% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.028% 0.041% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
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£563 £381 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +52.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £219 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £486 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £363 £250
% change year-on-year
+44.82% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 2014.

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 30 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 11 July 2014. 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 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 -15 10 £563 +47.54% 17
London -1 7 £600 +25.00% 7
South East -17 2 - - 3
Hampshire -14 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £525 - 2
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicester - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Kent - - - - 2

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 18 (69.23%) CEH
2 16 (61.54%) CISSP
3 13 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (46.15%) Information Security
5 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) GIAC
6 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) Network Security
7 7 (26.92%) SIEM
8 6 (23.08%) CISMP
8 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security
10 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (15.38%) Change Control
10 4 (15.38%) Security Management
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) Internet
10 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
11 3 (11.54%) PHP
11 3 (11.54%) ITIL
11 3 (11.54%) Intranet

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) Network Security
3 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 4 (15.38%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) Intranet
5 3 (11.54%) Wireless
6 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
6 2 (7.69%) FTP
6 2 (7.69%) HTTP
6 2 (7.69%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (3.85%) WAN
7 1 (3.85%) SMTP
7 1 (3.85%) LDAP
7 1 (3.85%) LAN
7 1 (3.85%) SSL
7 1 (3.85%) SAN
7 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Security Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Security Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Penetration Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Ethical Hacker
5 2 (7.69%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.85%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Product Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Kindle
3 1 (3.85%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Information Security
3 7 (26.92%) SIEM
4 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security
6 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Change Control
6 4 (15.38%) Security Management
7 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) BCP
7 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (7.69%) Information Management
9 1 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) CEH
2 16 (61.54%) CISSP
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) GIAC
5 6 (23.08%) CISMP
6 3 (11.54%) GPEN
6 3 (11.54%) OSCP
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (7.69%) MCSE
7 2 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (3.85%) MCP
8 1 (3.85%) SSCP
8 1 (3.85%) CISM
8 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (3.85%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Sun
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.85%) Qualys
2 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
2 1 (3.85%) LogLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
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