The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 259 264
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5  
Contract jobs citing CEH 4 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.20% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.72% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 2
Median daily rate £405 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.73% +2.70%  
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1844 2496 2359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.14% 28.33% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 1464 1325
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 96 122
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £44.90
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in the South East

CEH
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the South East 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
Buckinghamshire -19 3 £405 -22.85%
Surrey - 1 £525 - 3
CEH
England

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 South East region with a requirement for CEH.

1 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 15 (83.33%) OSCP
1 15 (83.33%) CREST Certified
2 14 (77.78%) DV Cleared
2 14 (77.78%) Security Testing
3 13 (72.22%) Unix
3 13 (72.22%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) Risk Management
4 12 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 9 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) Network Security
8 3 (16.67%) Information Security
8 3 (16.67%) CISSP
9 2 (11.11%) CISA
9 2 (11.11%) Cryptography
9 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
9 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (11.11%) OWASP
10 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
10 1 (5.56%) SaaS
10 1 (5.56%) SIEM
10 1 (5.56%) CRISC
10 1 (5.56%) PCI QSA
10 1 (5.56%) Degree

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AppScan
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Consultant
1 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Network Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Operational Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) BYOD
2 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Unix
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Security Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Risk Management
3 12 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security
6 2 (11.11%) Cryptography
6 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (11.11%) OWASP
6 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Data Security
7 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.56%) ISMS
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) SIEM
7 1 (5.56%) Social Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Threat Management
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) CREST Certified
1 15 (83.33%) OSCP
1 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (77.78%) DV Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) CISSP
5 2 (11.11%) CISA
6 1 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CISM
6 1 (5.56%) CRISC
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) PCI QSA
6 1 (5.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 22301
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.56%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Fortify