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 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)
England / South East
Rank 231 243 266
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23  
Contract jobs citing CEH 14 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.21% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.75% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2196 2527 2652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.34% 27.61% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1559 1377
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 105 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.75 £50.44
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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire -9 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for CEH.

1 31 (79.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (69.23%) CREST Certified
3 26 (66.67%) Windows
4 25 (64.10%) OSCP
5 24 (61.54%) Unix
5 24 (61.54%) DV Cleared
5 24 (61.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (58.97%) Security Testing
6 23 (58.97%) Risk Management
7 18 (46.15%) SC Cleared
8 14 (35.90%) Incident Management
8 14 (35.90%) Protective Monitoring
9 11 (28.21%) CISSP
10 10 (25.64%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (20.51%) Information Security
11 8 (20.51%) Firewall
11 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (15.38%) CISA
12 6 (15.38%) CISM
12 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
13 5 (12.82%) SMTP
13 5 (12.82%) FTP
13 5 (12.82%) VPN
13 5 (12.82%) Python
13 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
14 4 (10.26%) Puppet
14 4 (10.26%) AWS Certification

CEH
Top Related 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 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project
2 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) FTP
2 5 (12.82%) SMTP
2 5 (12.82%) VPN
3 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) Network Security
4 2 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) IPsec
5 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.56%) SNMP
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) AppScan
1 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.26%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Security Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Consultant
3 8 (20.51%) Security Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Security Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Security Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Information Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.56%) CGI
1 1 (2.56%) J2EE
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) CentOS
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 23 (58.97%) Risk Management
2 23 (58.97%) Security Testing
3 14 (35.90%) Incident Management
3 14 (35.90%) Protective Monitoring
4 10 (25.64%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (20.51%) Information Security
5 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Cryptography
6 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
8 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (5.13%) SDLC
8 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) SIEM
8 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.56%) Computer Forensics
9 1 (2.56%) ISMS
9 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) C
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (79.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (69.23%) CREST Certified
3 25 (64.10%) OSCP
4 24 (61.54%) DV Cleared
5 18 (46.15%) SC Cleared
6 11 (28.21%) CISSP
7 6 (15.38%) CISA
7 6 (15.38%) CISM
8 4 (10.26%) AWS Certification
8 4 (10.26%) RHCT
9 3 (7.69%) PCI QSA
10 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (5.13%) Degree
11 1 (2.56%) CCIE
11 1 (2.56%) CCNA
11 1 (2.56%) CCNP
11 1 (2.56%) CCSA
11 1 (2.56%) CCSP
11 1 (2.56%) CITP
11 1 (2.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (2.56%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Juniper
4 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.56%) Lancope
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec