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 24 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.

Ethical Hacking
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 590 612
Rank change year-on-year +48 +22  
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 40 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.085% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.10% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 8
Median daily rate £475 £518 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +15.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £444 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £496 £475
% change year-on-year -8.06% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £57.50

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 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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 +28 34 £475 -9.52% 3
South East +16 2 £438 -12.06% 3
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2
Ethical Hacking
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 29 (46.03%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (36.51%) Linux
4 19 (30.16%) Information Security
4 19 (30.16%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (26.98%) Windows
6 15 (23.81%) Degree
6 15 (23.81%) Network Security
7 14 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (19.05%) Management Information System
9 11 (17.46%) Unix
9 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (17.46%) VMware
9 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (17.46%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 11 (17.46%) Security Operations
10 10 (15.87%) Threat Management
10 10 (15.87%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (15.87%) SDLC
10 10 (15.87%) Network Packet Analysis
10 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
10 10 (15.87%) BDD
10 10 (15.87%) Splunk
10 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
10 10 (15.87%) Incident Management
11 9 (14.29%) CEH
11 9 (14.29%) Cryptography
11 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) nginx
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) IaaS
3 3 (4.76%) PaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) Network Security
2 8 (12.70%) Firewall
3 7 (11.11%) HTTP
4 6 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.35%) SSH
6 2 (3.17%) DHCP
6 2 (3.17%) DNS
6 2 (3.17%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.17%) IPsec
6 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.59%) FTP
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) CircleCI
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (9.52%) Banking
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Analyst
2 18 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 14 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Security Engineer
5 10 (15.87%) Consultant
5 10 (15.87%) Security Consultant
6 9 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
6 9 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Tester
7 8 (12.70%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (12.70%) Security Incident Analyst
8 7 (11.11%) Data Analyst
8 7 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
9 5 (7.94%) Ethical Hacker
10 4 (6.35%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (6.35%) Security Specialist
11 3 (4.76%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.87%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.94%) PKI
5 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.59%) Contactless
8 1 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.59%) EMV
8 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Linux
2 17 (26.98%) Windows
3 11 (17.46%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.17%) CentOS
5 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (42.86%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (30.16%) Information Security
3 19 (30.16%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.46%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 11 (17.46%) Security Operations
5 10 (15.87%) BDD
5 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) Incident Management
5 10 (15.87%) Network Packet Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) SDLC
5 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
5 10 (15.87%) Threat Management
6 9 (14.29%) Analytics
6 9 (14.29%) Cryptography
6 9 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Business Process Mapping
7 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) Python
2 6 (9.52%) Java
3 5 (7.94%) C
3 5 (7.94%) Ruby
4 4 (6.35%) PHP
5 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.76%) SQL
6 2 (3.17%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) C-shell
6 2 (3.17%) Korn
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Degree
2 9 (14.29%) CEH
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) CREST Certified
4 6 (9.52%) SANS
5 4 (6.35%) CISSP
6 3 (4.76%) CCNA
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.76%) CISM
6 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) GIAC
6 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) CCENT
7 2 (3.17%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.17%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (1.59%) CCSA
8 1 (1.59%) CHFI
8 1 (1.59%) GCIH
8 1 (1.59%) ISACA
8 1 (1.59%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.17%) GDPR
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (12.70%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) VMware
2 10 (15.87%) Splunk
3 8 (12.70%) ArcSight
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Tableau
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat