Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 173 199
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 -21
Contract jobs citing CEH 18 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.25% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 1.12% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Scotland median daily rate £550 £588 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% - -
UK median daily rate £475 £518 £475
% change year-on-year -8.21% +8.95% +17.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 695 980 991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.05% 22.58% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 607 521
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £215
90th Percentile £524 £457 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 29
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +30.28% +50.36%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing CEH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 12 £475 -
Edinburgh -16 4 £650 +10.64%
Stirling - 1 - -
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 17 (94.44%) CISSP
2 16 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (88.89%) SANS
3 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 15 (83.33%) Firewall
3 15 (83.33%) SIEM
4 14 (77.78%) Python
4 14 (77.78%) Unix
5 13 (72.22%) Finance
6 12 (66.67%) Java
6 12 (66.67%) Perl
6 12 (66.67%) DNS
6 12 (66.67%) Configuration Management
6 12 (66.67%) Splunk
6 12 (66.67%) Bash Shell
6 12 (66.67%) JIRA
6 12 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (66.67%) QA
6 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
6 12 (66.67%) Parquet
6 12 (66.67%) Anomaly Detection
6 12 (66.67%) Analytics
6 12 (66.67%) Big Data
6 12 (66.67%) Kafka
6 12 (66.67%) Grok
6 12 (66.67%) Apache Spark
7 11 (61.11%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (61.11%) Statistical Modelling
7 11 (61.11%) SDLC
7 11 (61.11%) Enterprise Architecture

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 12 (66.67%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) Big Data
1 12 (66.67%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Splunk Engineer
2 11 (61.11%) Security Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) Grok
1 12 (66.67%) Kafka
2 11 (61.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 14 (77.78%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (83.33%) SIEM
3 12 (66.67%) Analytics
3 12 (66.67%) Anomaly Detection
3 12 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 12 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (61.11%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (61.11%) Data Modelling
4 11 (61.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (61.11%) Performance Analysis
4 11 (61.11%) Process Management
4 11 (61.11%) SDLC
4 11 (61.11%) Statistical Modelling
5 8 (44.44%) Content Management
5 8 (44.44%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Python
2 12 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 12 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) CISSP
2 16 (88.89%) SANS
3 2 (11.11%) CISM
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) OSCP
4 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
4 1 (5.56%) GIAC
4 1 (5.56%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Ansible
1 8 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) VMware