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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 567 617 599
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -18
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 71 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.058% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.072% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 16
Median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £423 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.94% +69.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
42021 44388 43486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.55% 81.15% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28019 28757 28290
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1336 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 27 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 6 December 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 +25 49 £455 +1.11% 22
London +10 19 £550 - 9
South East +21 17 £438 +2.94% 2
Wales - 12 £575 -
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Newport - 8 £575 -
Scotland - 8 £525 -
Hampshire +22 7 £438 +6.70%
South West +12 7 £455 -4.21% 2
Edinburgh - 7 £525 -
Surrey +20 6 £419 -1.52%
Wiltshire -4 6 £453 - 1
Winchester - 5 £438 -
East of England +11 4 £265 - 1
Essex +9 4 £265 -
Swindon - 4 - - 1
Guildford -3 3 - -
Berkshire +8 2 £563 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
North West - 2 £500 - 2
Salisbury - 2 £453 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Brentwood +9 1 - -
City of London +2 1 £500 -9.09% 3
Hounslow - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £265 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 89 (59.73%) Penetration Testing
2 80 (53.69%) CISSP
3 78 (52.35%) CEH
4 76 (51.01%) Cybersecurity
5 52 (34.90%) Security Cleared
6 46 (30.87%) CREST Certified
7 43 (28.86%) OWASP
8 39 (26.17%) Security Architecture
9 38 (25.50%) Information Security
10 37 (24.83%) Linux
11 34 (22.82%) SC Cleared
12 33 (22.15%) Information Assurance
13 32 (21.48%) Windows
13 32 (21.48%) Python
14 30 (20.13%) Fuzz Testing
15 29 (19.46%) Security Testing
16 27 (18.12%) Cryptography
17 25 (16.78%) Social Engineering
17 25 (16.78%) Secure Coding
18 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (14.77%) CESG
19 22 (14.77%) Finance
19 22 (14.77%) GIAC
20 21 (14.09%) Risk Management
21 20 (13.42%) Static Code Analysis
21 20 (13.42%) Firewall
21 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
21 20 (13.42%) Unix
21 20 (13.42%) Java

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 9 (6.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.67%) JBoss
2 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.67%) IaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Route 53
3 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.42%) Firewall
2 19 (12.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (10.07%) FTP
3 15 (10.07%) SMTP
4 14 (9.40%) Internet
5 11 (7.38%) IPsec
6 9 (6.04%) SSH
7 8 (5.37%) Network Security
8 7 (4.70%) VPN
9 6 (4.03%) DNS
10 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.68%) Wireless
10 4 (2.68%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.34%) LAN
13 1 (0.67%) HTTP
13 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.67%) Intranet
13 1 (0.67%) SSL
13 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 22 (14.77%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Financial Institution
2 6 (4.03%) Legal
3 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Electronics
5 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.01%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 34 (22.82%) Penetration Tester
1 34 (22.82%) Tester
2 29 (19.46%) Consultant
3 27 (18.12%) Security Consultant
4 23 (15.44%) Security Engineer
5 22 (14.77%) Analyst
6 21 (14.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 19 (12.75%) Security Analyst
8 17 (11.41%) Ethical Hacker
9 12 (8.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (7.38%) Security Specialist
11 9 (6.04%) Information Assurance Leader
12 7 (4.70%) Architect
12 7 (4.70%) Security Architect
13 6 (4.03%) CISSP Engineer
13 6 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (4.03%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (4.03%) SOC Analyst
14 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 4 (2.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.34%) .NET
1 2 (1.34%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.67%) CGI
2 1 (0.67%) Django
2 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.12%) Cryptography
2 22 (14.77%) CESG
3 15 (10.07%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (8.72%) Algorithms
5 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
6 9 (6.04%) Client/Server
7 8 (5.37%) Data Centre
7 8 (5.37%) PKI
7 8 (5.37%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.01%) Statistics
10 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.34%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Linux
2 32 (21.48%) Windows
3 20 (13.42%) Unix
4 8 (5.37%) Windows Vista
5 7 (4.70%) CentOS
6 6 (4.03%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.68%) Kali Linux
8 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.34%) Android
9 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (59.73%) Penetration Testing
2 76 (51.01%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (28.86%) OWASP
4 39 (26.17%) Security Architecture
5 38 (25.50%) Information Security
6 33 (22.15%) Information Assurance
7 30 (20.13%) Fuzz Testing
8 29 (19.46%) Security Testing
9 25 (16.78%) Secure Coding
9 25 (16.78%) Social Engineering
10 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (14.09%) Risk Management
12 20 (13.42%) Static Code Analysis
12 20 (13.42%) Static Program Analysis
13 17 (11.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 14 (9.40%) Patch Management
15 13 (8.72%) ISMS
15 13 (8.72%) Open Source
16 12 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.48%) Python
2 20 (13.42%) Java
3 14 (9.40%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.04%) C
4 9 (6.04%) Perl
5 8 (5.37%) C#
5 8 (5.37%) C++
5 8 (5.37%) VB
6 5 (3.36%) Ruby
7 4 (2.68%) SQL
8 2 (1.34%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
9 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (53.69%) CISSP
2 78 (52.35%) CEH
3 52 (34.90%) Security Cleared
4 46 (30.87%) CREST Certified
5 34 (22.82%) SC Cleared
6 22 (14.77%) GIAC
7 18 (12.08%) CISM
8 16 (10.74%) SANS
9 15 (10.07%) Degree
10 14 (9.40%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (5.37%) GCIA
11 8 (5.37%) GCIH
12 6 (4.03%) AWS Certification
12 6 (4.03%) CHECK Team Leader
12 6 (4.03%) OSCP
12 6 (4.03%) RHCT
13 5 (3.36%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.68%) CCNA
14 4 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (2.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.71%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (4.03%) RMADS
5 1 (0.67%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 14 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.04%) Sendmail
3 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.68%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) Puppet
2 5 (3.36%) Nessus
2 5 (3.36%) Nmap
3 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.04%) Citrix
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle
3 8 (5.37%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.03%) Cisco
5 5 (3.36%) Mercator
5 5 (3.36%) VMware
6 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.01%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.01%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.01%) SAP
8 2 (1.34%) Acunetix
9 1 (0.67%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.67%) FireEye
9 1 (0.67%) Infor
9 1 (0.67%) Juniper
9 1 (0.67%) Qualys
9 1 (0.67%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.67%) Splunk
9 1 (0.67%) WatchGuard