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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 553 595
Rank change year-on-year +16 +42  
Contract jobs citing CEH 46 67 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.63% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 18
Median daily rate £500 £500 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +7.50% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10729 14696 11437
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 833 962
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +11 33 £500 - 7
South East +9 4 £405 -18.79% 8
South West +1 4 £550 +10.00% 2
East of England -1 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North of England +53 1 - - 3
North West +18 1 - -
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 55 (63.22%) CISSP
2 37 (42.53%) CREST Certified
3 36 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 33 (37.93%) Information Security
5 31 (35.63%) Network Security
6 27 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
7 25 (28.74%) Windows
7 25 (28.74%) OSCP
8 23 (26.44%) DV Cleared
9 22 (25.29%) Security Testing
9 22 (25.29%) CISM
9 22 (25.29%) Linux
9 22 (25.29%) Java
9 22 (25.29%) HTTP
10 21 (24.14%) Python
10 21 (24.14%) Risk Management
10 21 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (22.99%) SANS
12 19 (21.84%) SIEM
12 19 (21.84%) Firewall
12 19 (21.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (20.69%) GIAC
13 18 (20.69%) Incident Management
14 17 (19.54%) Unix
14 17 (19.54%) Security Operations
15 16 (18.39%) Security Monitoring
15 16 (18.39%) Configuration Management
15 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
16 15 (17.24%) Ruby

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 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) Apache
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) IaaS
2 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.05%) SaaS
4 2 (2.30%) PaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (35.63%) Network Security
2 22 (25.29%) HTTP
3 19 (21.84%) Firewall
4 15 (17.24%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.09%) HTTPS
5 14 (16.09%) IPsec
6 9 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.30%) DNS
8 1 (1.15%) LDAP
8 1 (1.15%) SAN
8 1 (1.15%) SSH
8 1 (1.15%) SSL
8 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Big Data
1 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (9.20%) AppScan
1 8 (9.20%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.30%) Pylint
General
1 7 (8.05%) Retail
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Analyst
2 25 (28.74%) Security Analyst
3 17 (19.54%) Consultant
3 17 (19.54%) Security Consultant
3 17 (19.54%) Security Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Architect
5 7 (8.05%) Security Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (5.75%) Security Manager
6 5 (5.75%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Tester
7 4 (4.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) IT Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Network Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Security Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) Web Services
2 5 (5.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) OAuth
3 1 (1.15%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.15%) OpenID
3 1 (1.15%) RESTful
3 1 (1.15%) SAML
3 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.75%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.45%) PKI
7 2 (2.30%) BYOD
7 2 (2.30%) CESG
7 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.30%) Fintech
7 2 (2.30%) NHS
7 2 (2.30%) SCADA
7 2 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.15%) Contactless
8 1 (1.15%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.15%) EMV
8 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.15%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.74%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Linux
3 17 (19.54%) Unix
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Information Security
2 27 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (25.29%) Security Testing
4 21 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (24.14%) Risk Management
5 19 (21.84%) SIEM
5 19 (21.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (20.69%) Incident Management
7 17 (19.54%) Security Operations
8 16 (18.39%) Configuration Management
8 16 (18.39%) Security Monitoring
9 14 (16.09%) Malware Analysis
10 13 (14.94%) Protective Monitoring
11 10 (11.49%) Cryptography
11 10 (11.49%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (11.49%) ITIL
12 9 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (9.20%) Threat Intelligence
14 6 (6.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 6 (6.90%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) Java
2 21 (24.14%) Python
3 15 (17.24%) Ruby
4 14 (16.09%) Bash Shell
4 14 (16.09%) C-shell
4 14 (16.09%) Korn
5 6 (6.90%) C
5 6 (6.90%) C#
5 6 (6.90%) C++
6 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.30%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (63.22%) CISSP
2 37 (42.53%) CREST Certified
3 36 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 25 (28.74%) OSCP
5 23 (26.44%) DV Cleared
6 22 (25.29%) CISM
7 20 (22.99%) SANS
8 18 (20.69%) GIAC
9 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
10 13 (14.94%) CISA
11 10 (11.49%) Degree
12 9 (10.34%) SSCP
13 5 (5.75%) CHFI
14 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (4.60%) CRISC
14 4 (4.60%) GCWN
14 4 (4.60%) GISF
15 3 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 3 (3.45%) MCSA
15 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (12.64%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (4.60%) JSP 440
4 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.30%) GDPR
5 2 (2.30%) ISO 22301
5 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.15%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (14.94%) Puppet
2 7 (8.05%) Nessus
3 6 (6.90%) QRadar
4 5 (5.75%) HP Fortify
4 5 (5.75%) Nmap
5 4 (4.60%) CSIRT
6 3 (3.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (3.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.15%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.15%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.15%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Sophos
2 5 (5.75%) Splunk
3 4 (4.60%) FireEye
4 3 (3.45%) Forcepoint
4 3 (3.45%) IBM
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.45%) Symantec
4 3 (3.45%) Trustwave
5 2 (2.30%) Black Duck
5 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco
5 2 (2.30%) F5
5 2 (2.30%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.30%) McAfee
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.30%) Qualys
5 2 (2.30%) Remedy
5 2 (2.30%) WorldPay
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