The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
London / City of London
Rank 151 156 194
Rank change year-on-year +5 +38  
Contract jobs citing CEH 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.090% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 0.61% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £416
% change year-on-year +21.87% -3.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

CEH is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 430 490 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.19% 14.73% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 350 625
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -5.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing CEH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the City of London

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CEH in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in the City of London

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CEH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CEH.

1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (71.43%) CREST Certified
2 4 (57.14%) SANS
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) GIAC
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) IPv6
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Fintech
4 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (28.57%) OSSTMM
4 2 (28.57%) GPEN
4 2 (28.57%) OSCP
4 2 (28.57%) OSCE
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) WorldPay
4 2 (28.57%) SIEM
4 2 (28.57%) Burp Suite
4 2 (28.57%) Kali Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) IPv6
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Burp Suite
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Security Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) OSSTMM
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CREST Certified
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) SANS
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) GIAC
4 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (28.57%) GPEN
4 2 (28.57%) OSCE
4 2 (28.57%) OSCP
5 1 (14.29%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) WorldPay
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk