Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 752 740 789
Rank change year-on-year -12 +49 -28
Contract jobs citing CEH 105 133 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.67% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 52
England median daily rate £475 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.90% +11.59%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £360
90th Percentile £591 £550 £596
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CEH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 61 £475 -1.30% 12
North of England +50 11 £525 +43.84% 13
South East -29 10 £378 -28.10% 7
East of England - 10 - - 2
Yorkshire +28 9 £550 - 8
South West -7 8 £488 - 1
West Midlands +25 2 £475 +26.67% 2
Midlands +17 2 £475 +26.67% 3
North West +6 2 £300 -17.81% 4
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 92 (87.62%) CISSP
2 56 (53.33%) Information Security
3 45 (42.86%) CISM
4 37 (35.24%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (32.38%) Firewall
6 31 (29.52%) Penetration Testing
7 28 (26.67%) Windows
8 23 (21.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (20.00%) SIEM
9 21 (20.00%) Linux
9 21 (20.00%) ITIL
10 20 (19.05%) Management Information System
11 19 (18.10%) SSCP
12 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (17.14%) Incident Management
12 18 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 18 (17.14%) Security Operations
13 17 (16.19%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (16.19%) CRISC
13 17 (16.19%) Risk Management
14 16 (15.24%) Network Security
15 14 (13.33%) CISA
15 14 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
15 14 (13.33%) CSSLP
15 14 (13.33%) CASP
16 13 (12.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 13 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (12.38%) Security Testing
16 13 (12.38%) PCI DSS

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 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.81%) IaaS
3 4 (3.81%) PaaS
3 4 (3.81%) SaaS
4 2 (1.90%) Akamai
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.95%) Serverless
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.38%) Firewall
2 16 (15.24%) Network Security
3 9 (8.57%) HTTP
3 9 (8.57%) Internet
3 9 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.71%) DNS
6 4 (3.81%) SSL
7 3 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.86%) Intranet
7 3 (2.86%) VPN
8 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.95%) ATM
9 1 (0.95%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.95%) CDMA
9 1 (0.95%) DHCP
9 1 (0.95%) FTP
9 1 (0.95%) GSM
9 1 (0.95%) SMTP
9 1 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) Maltego
2 2 (1.90%) MySQL
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.86%) Burp Suite
General
1 12 (11.43%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Banking
2 11 (10.48%) Law
3 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Publishing
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Analyst
2 30 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 17 (16.19%) Consultant
4 16 (15.24%) Security Specialist
5 15 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 14 (13.33%) Security Consultant
7 10 (9.52%) Application Security Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Information Security Specialist
8 9 (8.57%) Information Specialist
9 8 (7.62%) Architect
9 8 (7.62%) Product Manager
9 8 (7.62%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Security Manager
11 5 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
11 5 (4.76%) Information Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
12 4 (3.81%) Penetration Tester
12 4 (3.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.95%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 17 (16.19%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.71%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.81%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.81%) PKI
7 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.86%) NHS
7 3 (2.86%) SCADA
8 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.95%) CESG
9 1 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.67%) Windows
2 21 (20.00%) Linux
3 10 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.62%) Unix
5 5 (4.76%) Kali Linux
5 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (53.33%) Information Security
2 37 (35.24%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (29.52%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (21.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 21 (20.00%) ITIL
5 21 (20.00%) SIEM
6 18 (17.14%) Incident Management
6 18 (17.14%) Security Operations
7 17 (16.19%) Risk Management
8 14 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
9 13 (12.38%) PRINCE2
9 13 (12.38%) Security Testing
9 13 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (12.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 10 (9.52%) Product Management
10 10 (9.52%) Security Architecture
10 10 (9.52%) Validation
11 9 (8.57%) Data Protection
12 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (7.62%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.48%) Python
2 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.95%) C-shell
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) Korn
4 1 (0.95%) Ruby
4 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (87.62%) CISSP
2 45 (42.86%) CISM
3 19 (18.10%) SSCP
4 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (16.19%) CRISC
6 14 (13.33%) CASP
6 14 (13.33%) CISA
6 14 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (13.33%) CSSLP
7 13 (12.38%) MCSE
8 10 (9.52%) Degree
9 9 (8.57%) SANS
10 8 (7.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (6.67%) GIAC
11 7 (6.67%) MCSA
11 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
12 6 (5.71%) GCIA
13 5 (4.76%) CCNP
13 5 (4.76%) CHFI
13 5 (4.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (12.38%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (6.67%) GDPR
5 5 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) Nessus
2 9 (8.57%) Nmap
3 8 (7.62%) CSIRT
4 6 (5.71%) QRadar
5 4 (3.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.95%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.95%) Puppet
8 1 (0.95%) SCCM
8 1 (0.95%) Terraform
8 1 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Symantec
2 9 (8.57%) Sophos
3 8 (7.62%) Cisco
4 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.67%) Qualys
4 7 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.71%) FireEye
6 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.81%) Coverity
6 4 (3.81%) McAfee
6 4 (3.81%) Splunk
6 4 (3.81%) Synopsys
6 4 (3.81%) Tableau
7 3 (2.86%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.86%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.86%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.86%) VMware
8 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.90%) Lancope
8 2 (1.90%) Varonis