Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 521 378 476
Rank change year-on-year -143 +98 +110
Contract jobs citing CEH 50 20 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.60% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 36
10th Percentile £383 £358 £388
25th Percentile £525 £383 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £600 £520
Median % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.56%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £578
90th Percentile £800 £700 £600
England median daily rate £575 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +6.98% +4.88% -6.82%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,607 3,311 5,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.00% 19.19% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 2,335 3,846
10th Percentile £362 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £672 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 48 87
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £18.31
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.16 £22.17
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £38.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -5.92% +65.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £60.53 £60.00 £52.70
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CEH in London

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for CEH in London

CEH
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CEH in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for CEH in London

CEH
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Central London -61 3 £645 +66.45% 1
CEH
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for CEH.

1 45 (90.00%) CISSP
2 27 (54.00%) Information Security
3 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (36.00%) SIEM
4 18 (36.00%) CISM
4 18 (36.00%) Finance
5 17 (34.00%) CRISC
6 14 (28.00%) Splunk
6 14 (28.00%) Azure
7 13 (26.00%) Network Security
7 13 (26.00%) Linux
8 12 (24.00%) Windows
8 12 (24.00%) CISA
8 12 (24.00%) AWS
9 11 (22.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (22.00%) Social Skills
10 10 (20.00%) Runbook
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (20.00%) GIAC
10 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (18.00%) Banking
11 9 (18.00%) QRadar
12 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
12 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
12 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (16.00%) Project Management

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Azure
2 12 (24.00%) AWS
3 6 (12.00%) GCP
4 3 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.00%) GitHub
5 2 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (4.00%) PaaS
5 2 (4.00%) SaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Network Security
2 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) Firewall
3 6 (12.00%) HTTP
4 3 (6.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) SSL
6 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.00%) Burp Suite
2 3 (6.00%) Metasploit
2 3 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.00%) AppScan
3 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.00%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.00%) GDB
4 1 (2.00%) GitLab
4 1 (2.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.00%) Xcode
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Social Skills
3 9 (18.00%) Banking
4 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (10.00%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (6.00%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Police
7 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Consultant
1 13 (26.00%) Security Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Security Technical Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) SIEM Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Splunk Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Security Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Security Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) CISSP Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Incident Coordinator
7 2 (4.00%) Junior
7 2 (4.00%) Junior Security Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Security Incident Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) REST
2 5 (10.00%) SOAP
3 3 (6.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.00%) Public Cloud
3 6 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Currency
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.00%) EMV
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Windows
3 4 (8.00%) Android
3 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (36.00%) SIEM
4 11 (22.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (20.00%) Runbook
6 8 (16.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (16.00%) Project Management
6 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
7 7 (14.00%) Threat Modelling
7 7 (14.00%) Use Case
8 6 (12.00%) OWASP
8 6 (12.00%) Security Operations
9 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Python
2 5 (10.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) Search Processing Language
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.00%) Bash
5 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (90.00%) CISSP
2 18 (36.00%) CISM
3 17 (34.00%) CRISC
4 12 (24.00%) CISA
5 10 (20.00%) GIAC
6 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (14.00%) Degree
8 6 (12.00%) CCNA
8 6 (12.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (12.00%) GSEC
8 6 (12.00%) OSCP
8 6 (12.00%) SANS
9 4 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (6.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (6.00%) CCSP
10 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
10 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (6.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) GRC
1 6 (12.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) NIST
3 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.00%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (4.00%) COBIT
4 2 (4.00%) HIPAA
5 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
5 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) QRadar
2 5 (10.00%) Nessus
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
3 3 (6.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.00%) Nmap
3 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.00%) RSA Archer
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (4.00%) HP Fortify
4 2 (4.00%) WebInspect
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (2.00%) CSIRT
5 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Splunk
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) ForeScout
3 5 (10.00%) Qualys
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Kenna
5 2 (4.00%) Checkmarx
5 2 (4.00%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Rapid7
6 1 (2.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.00%) Trend Micro