Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ethical Hacking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 6 months to 24 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.

Ethical Hacking
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 732 803
Rank change year-on-year -53 +71 -22
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 77 124 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.15% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 75 41
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £355 £407 £350
90th Percentile £680 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.13% -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -39.13% -

Ethical Hacking is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
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 Ethical Hacking within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 -6 56 £538 -2.27% 5
South East -35 7 £550 +8.91% 5
North of England +57 5 £475 -9.52% 4
North West +30 4 £475 -9.52% 3
South West -9 3 - - 6
Midlands +28 2 £488 -11.36% 2
West Midlands +19 2 £488 -11.36% 1
Yorkshire +25 1 - - 1
East of England -4 1 - - 2
Ethical Hacking
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking.

1 50 (64.94%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.66%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (31.17%) Information Security
5 23 (29.87%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (29.87%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (27.27%) Linux
7 20 (25.97%) Business Analysis
7 20 (25.97%) Incident Management
8 18 (23.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 18 (23.38%) Threat Management
8 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
8 18 (23.38%) OWASP
8 18 (23.38%) BDD
8 18 (23.38%) Splunk
9 17 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (22.08%) CREST Certified
9 17 (22.08%) Finance
10 15 (19.48%) DV Cleared
10 15 (19.48%) Security Testing
10 15 (19.48%) Analytics
11 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
11 13 (16.88%) Python
11 13 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (15.58%) CEH
12 12 (15.58%) CISSP
13 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.29%) Burp Suite
13 11 (14.29%) Nessus

Ethical Hacking
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 5 (6.49%) nginx
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) 802.11
3 1 (1.30%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.30%) CDMA
3 1 (1.30%) GSM
3 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.30%) LTE
3 1 (1.30%) SCCP
3 1 (1.30%) TETRA
3 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.30%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.60%) DB2
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Burp Suite
2 4 (5.19%) CircleCI
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.19%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Electronics
4 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 17 (22.08%) Penetration Tester
2 17 (22.08%) Tester
3 16 (20.78%) Business Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Data Business Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Security Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Consultant
5 11 (14.29%) Data Analyst
5 11 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 9 (11.69%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Tester
9 4 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Web Services
2 8 (10.39%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.09%) BYOD
4 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) CentOS
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) zOS
5 1 (1.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.94%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.66%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (31.17%) Information Security
5 23 (29.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (25.97%) Business Analysis
6 20 (25.97%) Incident Management
7 18 (23.38%) BDD
7 18 (23.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 18 (23.38%) OWASP
7 18 (23.38%) Threat Management
8 15 (19.48%) Analytics
8 15 (19.48%) Security Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Business Process Mapping
10 10 (12.99%) SDLC
11 9 (11.69%) Security Operations
11 9 (11.69%) SIEM
12 8 (10.39%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) Python
2 8 (10.39%) Java
3 5 (6.49%) PHP
3 5 (6.49%) Ruby
4 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.60%) SQL
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.08%) CREST Certified
3 15 (19.48%) DV Cleared
4 12 (15.58%) CEH
4 12 (15.58%) CISSP
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (10.39%) CCSP
7 7 (9.09%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (6.49%) Degree
8 5 (6.49%) SANS
8 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.19%) CISM
9 4 (5.19%) OSCP
10 2 (2.60%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.30%) CCNA
11 1 (1.30%) CCNP
11 1 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.30%) MCSE
11 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (5.19%) GDPR
5 2 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.30%) GAAP
6 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) ProxySG
1 2 (2.60%) RACF
1 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) Nessus
2 8 (10.39%) logstash
3 3 (3.90%) Nmap
3 3 (3.90%) Packer
3 3 (3.90%) Terraform
4 2 (2.60%) zSecure
5 1 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.30%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Splunk
2 10 (12.99%) ArcSight
3 9 (11.69%) Qualys
4 8 (10.39%) AlienVault
5 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.19%) SAP
7 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.60%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.60%) FireEye
7 2 (2.60%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) Tableau
8 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco
8 1 (1.30%) McAfee
8 1 (1.30%) Progress
8 1 (1.30%) Sophos
8 1 (1.30%) Symantec
8 1 (1.30%) Trend Micro