Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 682 458 665
Rank change year-on-year -224 +207 +100
Contract jobs citing CEH 64 46 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.67% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 66
10th Percentile £391 £404 £404
25th Percentile £444 £463 £457
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -2.33%
75th Percentile £594 £650 £614
90th Percentile £625 £700 £659
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
10th Percentile £56.87 " "
25th Percentile £57.60 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £59.52 - £42.75
75th Percentile £60.73 " £52.50
90th Percentile £61.05 " "
UK median hourly rate £59.52 £40.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year +48.79% -6.43% -

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 12,848 6,888 15,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.83% 24.83% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 4,678 9,980
10th Percentile £306 £300 £263
25th Percentile £413 £393 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £470
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.29% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 260 664
10th Percentile £12.36 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.40 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.99% -20.98% +73.91%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.61 £39.50
% change year-on-year -5.09% -19.97% +67.02%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CEH in England

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CEH in England.

Daily rate trend for CEH in England

CEH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CEH in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CEH in England

CEH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CEH in England.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -185 35 £550 -15.38% 22
South West -46 13 £472 -0.74% 2
South East -75 8 £565 +13.00% 1
East of England -49 4 £500 - 6
Midlands -82 2 £475 -17.39% 4
East Midlands -34 1 £300 -53.85% 1
North West -58 1 - - 5
West Midlands -67 1 £650 +13.04% 3
North of England -83 1 - - 10
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing CEH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CEH.

1 55 (85.94%) CISSP
2 35 (54.69%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (53.13%) Information Security
4 27 (42.19%) CISM
5 25 (39.06%) CRISC
6 24 (37.50%) Social Skills
7 23 (35.94%) Linux
8 22 (34.38%) Windows
8 22 (34.38%) Finance
9 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (26.56%) CISA
10 17 (26.56%) Firewall
10 17 (26.56%) SIEM
11 16 (25.00%) Network Security
11 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 16 (25.00%) Presentation Skills
12 15 (23.44%) Management Information System
12 15 (23.44%) Azure
13 14 (21.88%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (20.31%) Degree
14 13 (20.31%) Risk Management
14 13 (20.31%) Penetration Testing
15 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (18.75%) Project Management
15 12 (18.75%) Security Architecture
15 12 (18.75%) NIST
16 11 (17.19%) Security Operations
16 11 (17.19%) AWS
16 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
16 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared

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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Azure
2 11 (17.19%) AWS
3 8 (12.50%) GCP
4 3 (4.69%) GitHub
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.13%) IaaS
5 2 (3.13%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) Firewall
2 16 (25.00%) Network Security
3 7 (10.94%) HTTP
4 6 (9.38%) SSL
4 6 (9.38%) VPN
5 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (6.25%) IPsec
6 4 (6.25%) LAN
6 4 (6.25%) WAN
7 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.13%) DNS
8 2 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.13%) NX-OS
8 2 (3.13%) OSPF
8 2 (3.13%) VoIP
8 2 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) Selenium
3 3 (4.69%) Metasploit
3 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (37.50%) Social Skills
2 22 (34.38%) Finance
3 16 (25.00%) Presentation Skills
4 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (10.94%) Banking
6 5 (7.81%) Public Sector
7 3 (4.69%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
8 2 (3.13%) Automotive
9 1 (1.56%) Electronics
9 1 (1.56%) Law
9 1 (1.56%) Marketing
9 1 (1.56%) Police
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Consultant
1 12 (18.75%) Security Consultant
2 9 (14.06%) Information Security Consultant
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Security Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Test Leader
5 6 (9.38%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Security Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Technical Security Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Information Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Junior
8 3 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) SOAP
2 3 (4.69%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.06%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (10.94%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.81%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.69%) Digital Media
5 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.13%) PKI
6 2 (3.13%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.56%) CESG
7 1 (1.56%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.56%) Digital Currency
7 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.56%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) PMI
7 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Linux
2 22 (34.38%) Windows
3 9 (14.06%) Unix
4 4 (6.25%) CentOS
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) Solaris
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.56%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (53.13%) Information Security
3 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.56%) SIEM
5 14 (21.88%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (20.31%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Risk Management
7 12 (18.75%) Project Management
7 12 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 11 (17.19%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (17.19%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (17.19%) Security Operations
9 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
10 9 (14.06%) DevOps
10 9 (14.06%) ITIL
10 9 (14.06%) Threat Modelling
11 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
12 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (3.13%) C
3 1 (1.56%) Ruby
3 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (85.94%) CISSP
2 27 (42.19%) CISM
3 25 (39.06%) CRISC
4 17 (26.56%) CISA
5 13 (20.31%) Degree
6 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
7 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
8 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 8 (12.50%) GIAC
8 8 (12.50%) OSCP
9 7 (10.94%) ISEB
9 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (9.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (9.38%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (7.81%) CCSP
11 5 (7.81%) GSEC
11 5 (7.81%) MCSE
11 5 (7.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) NIST
2 9 (14.06%) GRC
2 9 (14.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (10.94%) QA
4 3 (4.69%) GDPR
4 3 (4.69%) HIPAA
4 3 (4.69%) SLA
5 2 (3.13%) COBIT
5 2 (3.13%) NCSC
6 1 (1.56%) ISO 9000
6 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) QRadar
2 4 (6.25%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
3 3 (4.69%) HP ALM
3 3 (4.69%) HP Fortify
3 3 (4.69%) Nessus
3 3 (4.69%) Nmap
3 3 (4.69%) RSA Archer
3 3 (4.69%) WebInspect
4 2 (3.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.56%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) Splunk
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco
3 6 (9.38%) Qualys
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle
5 3 (4.69%) ArcSight
5 3 (4.69%) Black Duck
5 3 (4.69%) HP
5 3 (4.69%) Micro Focus
5 3 (4.69%) Sonatype
5 3 (4.69%) Tripwire
6 2 (3.13%) Brocade
6 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Google
6 2 (3.13%) Juniper
6 2 (3.13%) LogLogic
6 2 (3.13%) Meraki
6 2 (3.13%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.56%) Remedy