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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK
Rank 569 546 596
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +50
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 28 83 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.16% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.076% 0.19% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 58 7
Median daily rate £463 £420 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £384 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £415 £459
% change year-on-year
+9.63% -9.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
37065 42986 41665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.79% 82.74% 79.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24644 28105 26278
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 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1180 1114
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.75 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +41.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 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 21 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 26 February 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 -29 26 £455 +8.33% 19
South East +11 8 £463 +12.80% 1
East of England - 7 £265 - 3
London +3 6 £488 -11.36% 6
Essex - 6 £265 -
South West +5 4 £453 -3.46% 3
Hampshire - 4 £450 -
Wiltshire +1 3 £450 -4.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 3 - -
Salisbury - 3 £450 -
City of London 0 2 £488 -11.36% 1
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £538 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £538 -
Basildon - 1 - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 56 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (42.31%) CEH
3 40 (38.46%) CISSP
4 39 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (34.62%) Linux
6 33 (31.73%) CREST Certified
7 27 (25.96%) Information Security
8 26 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 23 (22.12%) OWASP
9 23 (22.12%) Python
10 22 (21.15%) Windows
10 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
11 20 (19.23%) Finance
12 19 (18.27%) Security Architecture
13 18 (17.31%) Information Assurance
13 18 (17.31%) SANS
14 17 (16.35%) Degree
15 16 (15.38%) Security Testing
16 14 (13.46%) Social Engineering
16 14 (13.46%) GIAC
16 14 (13.46%) Cryptography
16 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (12.50%) Java
17 13 (12.50%) Firewall
17 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (11.54%) Fuzz Testing
18 12 (11.54%) Secure Coding
18 12 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 12 (11.54%) Unix
19 11 (10.58%) Intrusion Detection

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 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.96%) JBoss
2 1 (0.96%) nginx
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) PaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Firewall
2 11 (10.58%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (8.65%) FTP
3 9 (8.65%) Network Security
4 8 (7.69%) DNS
4 8 (7.69%) SMTP
5 6 (5.77%) VPN
6 5 (4.81%) HTTP
6 5 (4.81%) Wireshark
7 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.88%) Internet
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.92%) DHCP
9 2 (1.92%) IPsec
9 2 (1.92%) LAN
9 2 (1.92%) SSH
9 2 (1.92%) Wireless
10 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
2 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 3 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (19.23%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Electronics
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (32.69%) Tester
2 33 (31.73%) Penetration Tester
3 23 (22.12%) Consultant
4 21 (20.19%) Security Consultant
5 15 (14.42%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 14 (13.46%) Analyst
6 14 (13.46%) Security Analyst
7 13 (12.50%) Ethical Hacker
8 12 (11.54%) Security Specialist
9 11 (10.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (9.62%) Security Engineer
11 6 (5.77%) Architect
11 6 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (5.77%) Security Architect
12 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (4.81%) SOC Analyst
13 4 (3.85%) CISSP Consultant
13 4 (3.85%) Incident Analyst
14 3 (2.88%) Security Operations Specialist
14 3 (2.88%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) OAuth
1 3 (2.88%) Web Services
2 1 (0.96%) .NET
2 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.96%) CGI
2 1 (0.96%) Django
2 1 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Data Centre
1 10 (9.62%) PKI
2 8 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.73%) CESG
3 7 (6.73%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) Blog
7 1 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.62%) Linux
2 22 (21.15%) Windows
3 12 (11.54%) Unix
4 8 (7.69%) CentOS
5 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.88%) Kali Linux
6 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.85%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (25.96%) Information Security
4 23 (22.12%) OWASP
5 19 (18.27%) Security Architecture
6 18 (17.31%) Information Assurance
7 16 (15.38%) Security Testing
8 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (13.46%) Cryptography
8 14 (13.46%) Social Engineering
9 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.54%) Fuzz Testing
10 12 (11.54%) Secure Coding
11 11 (10.58%) Static Code Analysis
12 10 (9.62%) Database Security
12 10 (9.62%) Forensic Analysis
12 10 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (9.62%) Network Packet Analysis
12 10 (9.62%) Static Program Analysis
12 10 (9.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) Python
2 13 (12.50%) Java
3 9 (8.65%) Perl
4 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.77%) C
6 5 (4.81%) Ruby
6 5 (4.81%) SQL
7 3 (2.88%) C++
8 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.92%) C#
8 2 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (42.31%) CEH
2 40 (38.46%) CISSP
3 33 (31.73%) CREST Certified
4 26 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
6 18 (17.31%) SANS
7 17 (16.35%) Degree
8 14 (13.46%) GIAC
9 7 (6.73%) CISM
10 6 (5.77%) AWS Certification
10 6 (5.77%) RHCT
11 5 (4.81%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (4.81%) OSCP
12 3 (2.88%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (2.88%) GPEN
12 3 (2.88%) GWAPT
13 2 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (1.92%) GCIH
13 2 (1.92%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (10.58%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.96%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.62%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.92%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Puppet
2 6 (5.77%) Nmap
3 5 (4.81%) Nessus
4 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.96%) Ansible
5 1 (0.96%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) VMware
2 8 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.77%) Cisco
5 3 (2.88%) Citrix
5 3 (2.88%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle
6 2 (1.92%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) Acunetix
7 1 (0.96%) Arqiva
7 1 (0.96%) Juniper
7 1 (0.96%) Qualys
7 1 (0.96%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.96%) Splunk
7 1 (0.96%) WatchGuard