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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 575 559 575
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 37 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.031% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.042% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 2
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£400 £480 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +220.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
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
43026 38252 39233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 74.11% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27635 23752 22856
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1133 1448
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 -10 32 £400 -16.66% 21
London +10 17 £400 -16.66% 7
South East - 10 £425 - 7
Berkshire - 7 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
City of London +20 2 £528 - 2
Leeds - 2 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
North West - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Aldershot - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 30 (57.69%) Information Security
2 30 (57.69%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (55.77%) CEH
4 25 (48.08%) CISSP
5 22 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 21 (40.38%) GIAC
7 20 (38.46%) Windows
8 19 (36.54%) Cyber Security
9 18 (34.62%) ITIL
9 18 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (30.77%) Network Security
11 15 (28.85%) Information Assurance
11 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
11 15 (28.85%) Internet
11 15 (28.85%) Change Control
12 14 (26.92%) SIEM
12 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (26.92%) MCSE
13 13 (25.00%) assyst
13 13 (25.00%) UNIX
13 13 (25.00%) Linux
13 13 (25.00%) Intranet
14 12 (23.08%) Law
14 12 (23.08%) ISMS
15 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (21.15%) Cisco
16 9 (17.31%) Reverse Engineering
16 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
17 8 (15.38%) Management Information System

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (11.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (25.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) PaaS
1 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 16 (30.77%) Network Security
4 15 (28.85%) Internet
5 13 (25.00%) Intranet
6 8 (15.38%) HTTP
7 7 (13.46%) FTP
7 7 (13.46%) DNS
7 7 (13.46%) SSL
7 7 (13.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (13.46%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.92%) Wireless
8 1 (1.92%) SSH
8 1 (1.92%) SAN
8 1 (1.92%) VPN
8 1 (1.92%) LDAP
8 1 (1.92%) LAN
8 1 (1.92%) WAN
8 1 (1.92%) SMTP
8 1 (1.92%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (23.08%) Law
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Security Analyst
3 14 (26.92%) Information Analyst
3 14 (26.92%) Security Specialist
3 14 (26.92%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (23.08%) Product Analyst
4 12 (23.08%) Information Security Specialist
4 12 (23.08%) Product Specialist
4 12 (23.08%) Information Specialist
5 9 (17.31%) Consultant
6 7 (13.46%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Ethical Hacker
8 2 (3.85%) IT Security Officer
8 2 (3.85%) Information Security Officer
8 2 (3.85%) Security Officer
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Information Security Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) IT Security Architect
9 1 (1.92%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
4 1 (1.92%) LAMP
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) Open Source
2 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) RMADS
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) UNIX
2 13 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Information Security
1 30 (57.69%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (36.54%) Cyber Security
3 18 (34.62%) ITIL
4 15 (28.85%) Change Control
4 15 (28.85%) Information Assurance
5 14 (26.92%) SIEM
6 12 (23.08%) ISMS
7 11 (21.15%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (17.31%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
10 6 (11.54%) Security Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (11.54%) Identity Management
10 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.62%) Data Security
11 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
11 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) C++
1 5 (9.62%) Java
2 3 (5.77%) PHP
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) Python
3 2 (3.85%) Ruby
3 2 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) CEH
2 25 (48.08%) CISSP
3 21 (40.38%) GIAC
4 14 (26.92%) MCSE
4 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
6 8 (15.38%) CCNA
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (11.54%) GCIH
7 6 (11.54%) SSCP
7 6 (11.54%) GPEN
8 4 (7.69%) Degree
9 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) BC Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) CISA
10 2 (3.85%) CISM
10 2 (3.85%) CHFI
11 1 (1.92%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.92%) MCP
11 1 (1.92%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (13.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Snort
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) OPNET
2 3 (5.77%) Nessus
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.15%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) ArcSight
3 6 (11.54%) LogLogic
3 6 (11.54%) Sun
4 5 (9.62%) F5
5 4 (7.69%) McAfee
6 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (1.92%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.92%) Qualys
8 1 (1.92%) HP
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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