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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK / England
Rank 554 549 577
Rank change year-on-year -5 +28  
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 23 63 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.13% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.16% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 10
Median daily rate £436 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £400 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £500
% change year-on-year -14.63% -18.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Ethical Hacking is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
East of England - 10 £265 - 3
South East +8 7 £463 +8.82% 4
London +8 5 £500 -4.76% 9
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Ethical Hacking
UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 31 (43.66%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (38.03%) Linux
3 25 (35.21%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (30.99%) Windows
5 21 (29.58%) Degree
6 17 (23.94%) CEH
6 17 (23.94%) Information Security
7 15 (21.13%) CISSP
7 15 (21.13%) Unix
8 14 (19.72%) Firewall
8 14 (19.72%) VMware
8 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
9 13 (18.31%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (18.31%) Network Packet Analysis
9 13 (18.31%) Forensic Analysis
9 13 (18.31%) VMware ESX
10 12 (16.90%) Finance
10 12 (16.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (16.90%) Python
10 12 (16.90%) Digital Forensics
11 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
11 11 (15.49%) CREST Certified
11 11 (15.49%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (14.08%) PKI
12 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
12 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
12 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
12 10 (14.08%) Database Security
13 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter

Ethical Hacking
Top Related 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 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) nginx
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) Firewall
2 11 (15.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (11.27%) Network Security
4 6 (8.45%) DNS
4 6 (8.45%) FTP
5 5 (7.04%) HTTP
5 5 (7.04%) SMTP
6 4 (5.63%) VPN
6 4 (5.63%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.82%) DHCP
7 2 (2.82%) Internet
7 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.82%) Wireless
8 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.41%) IPsec
8 1 (1.41%) LAN
8 1 (1.41%) SAN
8 1 (1.41%) SSH
8 1 (1.41%) SSL
8 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.41%) MySQL
1 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.23%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
2 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Tester
2 25 (35.21%) Penetration Tester
3 18 (25.35%) Analyst
4 17 (23.94%) Security Analyst
5 14 (19.72%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 12 (16.90%) Security Specialist
7 9 (12.68%) Ethical Hacker
7 9 (12.68%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (9.86%) Incident Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Consultant
9 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Applications Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Network Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Network Security Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Network Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) OAuth
1 3 (4.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.41%) CGI
2 1 (1.41%) Django
2 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
1 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
1 10 (14.08%) PKI
2 8 (11.27%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.63%) CESG
5 3 (4.23%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Contactless
6 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.41%) EMV
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Linux
2 22 (30.99%) Windows
3 15 (21.13%) Unix
4 6 (8.45%) CentOS
5 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.23%) Kali Linux
6 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (35.21%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (23.94%) Information Security
4 13 (18.31%) Forensic Analysis
4 13 (18.31%) Network Packet Analysis
4 13 (18.31%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (16.90%) Digital Forensics
6 10 (14.08%) Database Security
7 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (11.27%) OWASP
8 8 (11.27%) Security Testing
8 8 (11.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (11.27%) Web Filtering
9 7 (9.86%) Email Filtering
10 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (7.04%) SIEM
12 4 (5.63%) Cryptography
12 4 (5.63%) Network Packet Capture
12 4 (5.63%) Social Engineering
12 4 (5.63%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) Python
2 7 (9.86%) Perl
3 6 (8.45%) C
3 6 (8.45%) Java
4 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.04%) SQL
5 3 (4.23%) Ruby
6 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.82%) C#
6 2 (2.82%) C++
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (29.58%) Degree
2 17 (23.94%) CEH
3 15 (21.13%) CISSP
4 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
5 11 (15.49%) CREST Certified
6 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
7 9 (12.68%) SANS
8 7 (9.86%) CISM
9 6 (8.45%) OSCP
10 5 (7.04%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (5.63%) AWS Certification
11 4 (5.63%) RHCT
12 3 (4.23%) CHECK Team Member
13 2 (2.82%) CCNA
13 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (2.82%) GCIH
13 2 (2.82%) GIAC
13 2 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
14 1 (1.41%) CCNP
14 1 (1.41%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.31%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Puppet
2 4 (5.63%) Nessus
2 4 (5.63%) Nmap
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) VMware
2 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.41%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.41%) Juniper
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.41%) Splunk
6 1 (1.41%) WatchGuard