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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 591 589 581
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 34 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.049% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.064% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 4
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£475 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £400 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £615 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.84 - -

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Ethical Hacking Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 27 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 28 August 2015. 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 -5 33 £500 +25.00% 19
South East -10 12 £475 - 4
London +8 11 £541 +35.31% 1
Berkshire +3 9 £475 -
Reading - 9 £475 -
East of England - 8 £250 - 3
Essex - 7 £250 -
Hampshire -4 5 £558 - 3
Brentwood - 5 £225 -
Basingstoke - 3 £558 -
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Leeds - 3 £563 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £563 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £563 - 2
Winchester - 2 £400 - 1
City of London +3 1 £475 -24.00%
South West -11 1 £365 -30.47% 5
Wiltshire - 1 £365 -
North West - 1 - - 3
Manchester - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £365 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (60.42%) Penetration Testing
2 26 (54.17%) Cyber Security
3 23 (47.92%) Information Security
4 17 (35.42%) UNIX
4 17 (35.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (33.33%) Linux
5 16 (33.33%) Degree
6 15 (31.25%) Finance
7 14 (29.17%) CEH
8 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
8 13 (27.08%) Firewall
9 12 (25.00%) Security Management
10 11 (22.92%) Information Security Management
10 11 (22.92%) VMware
10 11 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (20.83%) Windows
11 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (18.75%) Java
12 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
13 8 (16.67%) VMware ESX
13 8 (16.67%) HTTP
13 8 (16.67%) CISSP
13 8 (16.67%) PCI DSS
14 7 (14.58%) Digital Forensics
14 7 (14.58%) Internet
14 7 (14.58%) COBIT
15 6 (12.50%) PKI
15 6 (12.50%) Wireless
15 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
15 6 (12.50%) XML

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) HTTP
3 7 (14.58%) Internet
4 6 (12.50%) Wireless
5 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (10.42%) SSL
6 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.33%) VPN
6 4 (8.33%) SSH
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security
8 1 (2.08%) Wireless Security
8 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.08%) DNS
8 1 (2.08%) LAN
8 1 (2.08%) WAN
8 1 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) Consultant
4 10 (20.83%) Security Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Security Specialist
6 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Information Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) SOAP
2 4 (8.33%) REST
3 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) J2EE
3 3 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (6.25%) Ajax
3 3 (6.25%) HTML5
3 3 (6.25%) XSLT
3 3 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
2 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.50%) PKI
4 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) SCADA
5 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.08%) BYOD
6 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) UNIX
2 16 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Windows
4 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Penetration Testing
2 26 (54.17%) Cyber Security
3 23 (47.92%) Information Security
4 17 (35.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (25.00%) Security Management
6 11 (22.92%) Information Security Management
7 7 (14.58%) Digital Forensics
8 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.33%) Time Management
9 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.33%) Data Security
9 4 (8.33%) Identity Management
9 4 (8.33%) Database Security
9 4 (8.33%) SDLC
10 3 (6.25%) Security Architecture
10 3 (6.25%) Malware Detection\Protection
10 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) C++
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.25%) PHP
3 3 (6.25%) Ada
4 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) Perl
4 2 (4.17%) C
4 2 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Degree
2 14 (29.17%) CEH
3 8 (16.67%) CISSP
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) CISM
5 4 (8.33%) GIAC
6 3 (6.25%) CISA
7 2 (4.17%) CGEIT
7 2 (4.17%) GPEN
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.08%) SSCP
8 1 (2.08%) GCIH
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCNA
8 1 (2.08%) ISEB
8 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 7 (14.58%) COBIT
4 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Websense
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Qualys
3 4 (8.33%) F5
4 2 (4.17%) Splunk
4 2 (4.17%) Kony
5 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.08%) LogLogic
Leeds
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago