The median contractor rate for a Ethical Hacker was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Hacker
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 430 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.009% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £510 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £468 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19155 21886 21309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 95.00% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13667 15822 14618
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 252 393
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Ethical Hacker
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Ethical Hacker in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacker in London

Ethical Hacker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethical Hacker in London

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Ethical Hacker contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Ethical Hacker in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) OAuth
5 1 (16.67%) OWASP
5 1 (16.67%) nginx
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) PaaS
5 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Social Engineering

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
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 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) OAuth
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Social Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Static Program Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member