The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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.

Ethical Hacking
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 419 414
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 5 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.025% 0.066% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.078% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 6
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £565 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £425 £459
% change year-on-year -37.64% -7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethical Hacking in London

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethical Hacking in London

Ethical Hacking
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 Ethical Hacking within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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 +12 2 £488 -2.50% 4
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 12 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) CEH
5 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) OSCP
6 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (15.00%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (15.00%) Firewall
6 3 (15.00%) Python
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.00%) CISSP
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) CISM
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Tigerscheme

Ethical Hacking
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 (5.00%) nginx
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
1 12 (60.00%) Tester
2 8 (40.00%) Ethical Hacker
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Forensic Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Security
5 1 (5.00%) Information Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (5.00%) OAuth
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Contactless
2 1 (5.00%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.00%) EMV
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Kali Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.00%) Information Security
3 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 2 (10.00%) Social Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (5.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Fuzz Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Internal Audit
5 1 (5.00%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Secure Coding
5 1 (5.00%) Static Program Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
2 4 (20.00%) CEH
3 3 (15.00%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (15.00%) OSCP
4 2 (10.00%) CISM
4 2 (10.00%) CISSP
4 2 (10.00%) SANS
4 2 (10.00%) Tigerscheme
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CHFI
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) ISACA
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CSIRT
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (5.00%) Splunk
1 1 (5.00%) VMware
1 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard