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 17 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 571 570 587
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 25 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.023% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.031% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 7
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£400 £400 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +166.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £150
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +166.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
42032 39080 42164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.10% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 26251 24056 24404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1114 1532
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.20 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -6 24 £400 - 14
London +24 20 £400 +11.49% 11
City of London +24 2 £625 - 5
South East - 2 - -
South West - 2 £525 - 2
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Aldershot - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (77.42%) CEH
2 23 (74.19%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (64.52%) Information Security
4 19 (61.29%) CISSP
5 18 (58.06%) Firewall
6 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
6 16 (51.61%) GIAC
7 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (48.39%) Information Assurance
7 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
7 15 (48.39%) ITIL
7 15 (48.39%) Change Control
7 15 (48.39%) Cyber Security
8 14 (45.16%) MCSE
8 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (45.16%) Internet
8 14 (45.16%) Network Security
9 13 (41.94%) assyst
9 13 (41.94%) Intranet
10 12 (38.71%) Law
10 12 (38.71%) ISMS
11 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
11 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 4 (12.90%) Windows
12 4 (12.90%) Finance
12 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
12 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
12 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
12 4 (12.90%) SIEM
13 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (41.94%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) Firewall
2 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
3 14 (45.16%) Internet
3 14 (45.16%) Network Security
4 13 (41.94%) Intranet
5 3 (9.68%) HTTP
6 2 (6.45%) FTP
6 2 (6.45%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.23%) SSH
7 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) LDAP
7 1 (3.23%) LAN
7 1 (3.23%) WAN
7 1 (3.23%) SMTP
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (38.71%) Law
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Security Specialist
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Security Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Product Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Information Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Information Security Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Information Security Specialist
2 12 (38.71%) Product Specialist
2 12 (38.71%) Information Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Ethical Hacker
3 4 (12.90%) Security Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Information Manager
5 1 (3.23%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) RMADS
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (64.52%) Information Security
3 15 (48.39%) Information Assurance
3 15 (48.39%) ITIL
3 15 (48.39%) Change Control
3 15 (48.39%) Cyber Security
4 12 (38.71%) ISMS
5 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.90%) SIEM
6 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.68%) BCP
6 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Security
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) OWASP
7 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PHP
2 2 (6.45%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) CEH
2 19 (61.29%) CISSP
3 16 (51.61%) GIAC
4 14 (45.16%) MCSE
4 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.68%) Degree
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (6.45%) CCNA
9 1 (3.23%) GPEN
9 1 (3.23%) GCIH
9 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) SSCP
9 1 (3.23%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (3.23%) CISA
9 1 (3.23%) CISM
9 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Nessus
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) F5
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
4 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
4 1 (3.23%) Qualys
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Sun