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 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
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
England / London
Rank 379 393 398
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5  
Contract jobs citing CEH 23 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.67% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 9
Median daily rate £445 £483 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +12.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £638 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £405 £416
% change year-on-year +20.37% -2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3286 3862 3535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.11% 17.56% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2227 2719 2318
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 49 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CEH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in London

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CEH in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in London

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor 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 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
City of London +9 4 £475 -5.00% 2
Harrow +14 2 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CEH 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 London region with a requirement for CEH.

1 23 (63.89%) CISSP
2 19 (52.78%) Information Security
3 14 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (36.11%) SIEM
5 11 (30.56%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.78%) ITIL
6 10 (27.78%) CISM
7 9 (25.00%) OSCP
7 9 (25.00%) CREST Certified
8 8 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
9 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
9 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
9 7 (19.44%) Linux
9 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (16.67%) SANS
10 6 (16.67%) Windows
10 6 (16.67%) CISA
10 6 (16.67%) Firewall
10 6 (16.67%) Nessus
11 5 (13.89%) AppScan
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 5 (13.89%) GIAC
11 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
11 5 (13.89%) Java

CEH
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) Network Security
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) IPv6
4 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) SSH
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) AppScan
2 4 (11.11%) Metasploit
3 2 (5.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Penetration Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 4 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.78%) OAuth
3 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.78%) OpenID
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) SAML
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.56%) CESG
4 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.78%) BYOD
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Contactless
5 1 (2.78%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.78%) EMV
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Kali Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Information Security
2 13 (36.11%) SIEM
3 11 (30.56%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL
5 8 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
6 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (11.11%) Change Control
9 4 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (11.11%) Information Security Management
9 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
9 4 (11.11%) Security Management
9 4 (11.11%) Security Operations
10 3 (8.33%) Data Security
10 3 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) C
2 4 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) C++
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) CISSP
2 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.78%) CISM
4 9 (25.00%) CREST Certified
4 9 (25.00%) OSCP
5 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) CISA
6 6 (16.67%) SANS
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
7 5 (13.89%) GIAC
8 4 (11.11%) GCWN
8 4 (11.11%) GISF
8 4 (11.11%) SSCP
9 3 (8.33%) CISMP
9 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
10 2 (5.56%) CHFI
10 2 (5.56%) GCIA
10 2 (5.56%) GCIH
10 2 (5.56%) GPEN
10 2 (5.56%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.56%) GDPR
3 2 (5.56%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.56%) QA
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.78%) ISO 9000
4 1 (2.78%) ISO22301
4 1 (2.78%) ISO27002
4 1 (2.78%) ISO27005
4 1 (2.78%) RMADS
4 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Nessus
2 3 (8.33%) HP Fortify
2 3 (8.33%) Nmap
3 2 (5.56%) Nexpose
3 2 (5.56%) QRadar
4 1 (2.78%) RSA Archer
4 1 (2.78%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Splunk
2 3 (8.33%) Forcepoint
2 3 (8.33%) Sophos
2 3 (8.33%) Trustwave
3 2 (5.56%) Acunetix
3 2 (5.56%) F5
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.78%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.78%) FireEye
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.78%) NetWitness