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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 403 426
Rank change year-on-year +19 +23  
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 34 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.098% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 8
Median daily rate £475 £525 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +17.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £500 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £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 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 17729 18243 19239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 13342 13634
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £628 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 260
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
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 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 25 June 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 25 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
City of London - 8 £450 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 23 (58.97%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (38.46%) Information Security
4 10 (25.64%) Linux
4 10 (25.64%) Management Information System
4 10 (25.64%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.64%) Splunk
4 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (25.64%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 10 (25.64%) SDLC
4 10 (25.64%) Threat Management
4 10 (25.64%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
4 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Security Operations
5 9 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Network Security
5 9 (23.08%) Analytics
6 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 8 (20.51%) Cryptography
6 8 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (20.51%) ArcSight
6 8 (20.51%) Business Process Mapping
6 8 (20.51%) Puppet
6 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (20.51%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (17.95%) Matrix Management

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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) IaaS
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
4 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) Network Security
2 4 (10.26%) SSH
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.13%) IPsec
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (12.82%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Security Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Data Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Data Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Security Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Ethical Hacker
6 3 (7.69%) IT Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) IT Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Cyberthreat
1 10 (25.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) Contactless
4 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.56%) EMV
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (38.46%) Information Security
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
4 10 (25.64%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 10 (25.64%) SDLC
4 10 (25.64%) Security Operations
4 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.64%) Threat Management
4 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (23.08%) Analytics
5 9 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Business Process Mapping
6 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 8 (20.51%) Cryptography
6 8 (20.51%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (17.95%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.13%) C-shell
4 2 (5.13%) Korn
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CEH
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) CISSP
3 4 (10.26%) CREST Certified
4 3 (7.69%) CISM
4 3 (7.69%) SANS
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) GIAC
6 1 (2.56%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (2.56%) CHFI
6 1 (2.56%) ISACA
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.13%) GDPR
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (20.51%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) CSIRT
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Splunk
2 8 (20.51%) ArcSight
3 2 (5.13%) Tableau
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat