The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 543 574
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31  
Contract jobs citing CEH 41 71 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.14% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.69% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 42 22
Median daily rate £475 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £371 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £410 £416
% change year-on-year +18.90% -1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in England

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CEH in England

CEH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CEH in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CEH in England

CEH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
London +20 22 £445 -9.18% 15
South East +7 14 £450 +12.50% 5
East of England -1 3 £575 +53.33% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
CEH
UK

CEH
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for CEH.

1 52 (54.74%) Security Cleared
2 45 (47.37%) CISSP
3 43 (45.26%) CREST Certified
4 41 (43.16%) OSCP
5 37 (38.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (38.95%) Information Security
6 36 (37.89%) Risk Management
7 35 (36.84%) Unix
7 35 (36.84%) Windows
8 34 (35.79%) DV Cleared
9 33 (34.74%) Security Testing
10 30 (31.58%) SC Cleared
11 29 (30.53%) Incident Management
12 26 (27.37%) Penetration Testing
13 24 (25.26%) Cybersecurity
14 23 (24.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 22 (23.16%) Protective Monitoring
16 21 (22.11%) SIEM
16 21 (22.11%) Firewall
17 20 (21.05%) CISM
18 18 (18.95%) Linux
19 17 (17.89%) Ethical Hacking
20 14 (14.74%) CISA
20 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
21 13 (13.68%) PCI DSS
22 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
23 11 (11.58%) ITIL
23 11 (11.58%) SANS
24 10 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 10 (10.53%) Security Operations

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Project
2 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) SaaS
2 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Office 365
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) Firewall
2 10 (10.53%) Network Security
2 10 (10.53%) VPN
3 8 (8.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.26%) FTP
4 5 (5.26%) SMTP
5 4 (4.21%) DNS
6 2 (2.11%) HTTP
6 2 (2.11%) IPv6
6 2 (2.11%) SSH
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.05%) Internet
7 1 (1.05%) IPsec
7 1 (1.05%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.05%) SAN
7 1 (1.05%) SNMP
7 1 (1.05%) SSL
7 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Big Data
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) AppScan
1 7 (7.37%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.11%) Burp Suite
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Legal
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Analyst
2 27 (28.42%) Security Analyst
3 18 (18.95%) Consultant
4 17 (17.89%) Security Consultant
5 11 (11.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) Penetration Tester
5 11 (11.58%) Tester
6 8 (8.42%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.37%) Architect
7 7 (7.37%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Information Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Security Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) J2EE
3 1 (1.05%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.05%) CGI
3 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.05%) OAuth
3 1 (1.05%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.05%) OpenID
3 1 (1.05%) RESTful
3 1 (1.05%) SAML
3 1 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) CESG
3 5 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.11%) Fintech
6 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) BYOD
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.05%) Contactless
7 1 (1.05%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.05%) EMV
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Unix
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 18 (18.95%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) Kali Linux
4 4 (4.21%) CentOS
4 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Information Security
1 37 (38.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 36 (37.89%) Risk Management
3 33 (34.74%) Security Testing
4 29 (30.53%) Incident Management
5 26 (27.37%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (25.26%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (23.16%) Protective Monitoring
8 21 (22.11%) SIEM
9 17 (17.89%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (11.58%) ITIL
11 10 (10.53%) Security Operations
11 10 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (9.47%) Security Monitoring
13 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (8.42%) Forensic Analysis
14 7 (7.37%) Cryptography
14 7 (7.37%) Security Management
14 7 (7.37%) Vulnerability Management
15 6 (6.32%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.53%) Python
2 8 (8.42%) Perl
3 7 (7.37%) C
4 6 (6.32%) Java
4 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.26%) C#
6 4 (4.21%) C++
6 4 (4.21%) SQL
7 3 (3.16%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (54.74%) Security Cleared
2 45 (47.37%) CISSP
3 43 (45.26%) CREST Certified
4 41 (43.16%) OSCP
5 34 (35.79%) DV Cleared
6 30 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 20 (21.05%) CISM
8 14 (14.74%) CISA
9 11 (11.58%) SANS
10 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (8.42%) GCIH
11 7 (7.37%) Degree
11 7 (7.37%) GIAC
12 6 (6.32%) CCNA
12 6 (6.32%) CCSA
12 6 (6.32%) GCFA
13 5 (5.26%) CISMP
13 5 (5.26%) MCP
14 4 (4.21%) AWS Certification
14 4 (4.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.68%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.21%) RMADS
4 3 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (3.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (3.16%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.11%) GDPR
5 2 (2.11%) GPG13
5 2 (2.11%) QA
6 1 (1.05%) COBIT
6 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.05%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.05%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.05%) ISO27005
6 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Snort
3 1 (1.05%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) Nessus
2 5 (5.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (4.21%) HP Fortify
3 4 (4.21%) Puppet
4 3 (3.16%) Nexpose
4 3 (3.16%) Nmap
4 3 (3.16%) QRadar
5 2 (2.11%) EnCase
6 1 (1.05%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.05%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (1.05%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (1.05%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Splunk
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.21%) F5
3 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.16%) Acunetix
4 3 (3.16%) Forcepoint
4 3 (3.16%) IBM
4 3 (3.16%) Sophos
4 3 (3.16%) Trustwave
5 2 (2.11%) Cellebrite
5 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.11%) Citrix
5 2 (2.11%) Juniper
5 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.11%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.05%) FireEye
6 1 (1.05%) Lancope
6 1 (1.05%) NetWitness
6 1 (1.05%) Palo Alto