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 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)
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CEH 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 449 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.28% 17.43% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 240 239
Median daily rate £340 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 29
Median hourly rate £47.23 £13.43 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.80% -53.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £31.20 £61.85
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 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 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
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
CEH
UK

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for CEH.

1 16 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (75.00%) GIAC
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Cryptography
3 10 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (62.50%) CREST Certified
4 9 (56.25%) SANS
4 9 (56.25%) Information Assurance
4 9 (56.25%) Security Architecture
4 9 (56.25%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (56.25%) Information Security
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
5 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
6 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (37.50%) Splunk
6 6 (37.50%) Big Data
6 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) Python
7 4 (25.00%) CISM
8 3 (18.75%) Process Management
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Law
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Java
8 3 (18.75%) Perl

CEH
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Big Data
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Consultant
1 10 (62.50%) Security Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Security Architect
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Splunk Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Splunk Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (62.50%) Cryptography
1 10 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (56.25%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (56.25%) Information Assurance
2 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) Security Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
3 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Process Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) Statistics
4 3 (18.75%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) CISSP
2 12 (75.00%) GIAC
3 10 (62.50%) CREST Certified
4 9 (56.25%) SANS
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) CISM
7 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Splunk