The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 - 137
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CEH 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% - 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £675 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 745 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.75% 25.73% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 426 248
Median daily rate £375 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 26
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in Scotland

CEH
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the Scotland 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
Glasgow - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £675 - 1
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CEH.

1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) SANS
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (60.00%) Splunk
3 6 (60.00%) Big Data
3 6 (60.00%) Analytics
4 5 (50.00%) SIEM
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Law
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Perl
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (30.00%) Anomaly Detection
6 3 (30.00%) Grok

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (30.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Big Data
2 3 (30.00%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Splunk Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) Grok
1 3 (30.00%) Kafka
2 2 (20.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 5 (50.00%) SIEM
3 3 (30.00%) Anomaly Detection
3 3 (30.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Attack Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Process Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) SANS
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (10.00%) CREST Certified
5 1 (10.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Splunk