The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Ethical Hacking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
England / South East
Rank 233 249 257
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 7 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.091% 0.17% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.21% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Median daily rate £463 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £459
% change year-on-year -14.63% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Ethical Hacking is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6306 7493 7783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.55% 81.26% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4607 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 276
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacking in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethical Hacking in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ethical Hacking in the South East

Ethical Hacking
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 Ethical Hacking within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire - 4 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking 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 Ethical Hacking.

1 11 (45.83%) Information Security
1 11 (45.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (41.67%) CEH
2 10 (41.67%) PKI
2 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 10 (41.67%) Database Security
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 8 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (29.17%) Python
4 7 (29.17%) Email Filtering
4 7 (29.17%) Web Filtering
5 6 (25.00%) Perl
5 6 (25.00%) FTP
5 6 (25.00%) DNS
5 6 (25.00%) CISSP
5 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) CISM
6 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.83%) CentOS
6 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) SMTP
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) C

Ethical Hacking
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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 6 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (25.00%) FTP
4 5 (20.83%) SMTP
5 4 (16.67%) Network Security
5 4 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) HTTP
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) Internet
7 2 (8.33%) Wireless
8 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.17%) IPsec
8 1 (4.17%) SSH
8 1 (4.17%) SSL
8 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Security Specialist
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Security Operations Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Linux Server Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) OAuth
2 1 (4.17%) CGI
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
1 10 (41.67%) PKI
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) CESG
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) CentOS
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) Database Security
3 8 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Email Filtering
4 7 (29.17%) Web Filtering
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) OWASP
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
8 2 (8.33%) SIEM
9 1 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
9 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
9 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 4 (16.67%) C
5 2 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CEH
2 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) CISSP
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) CISM
5 4 (16.67%) AWS Certification
5 4 (16.67%) RHCT
6 1 (4.17%) CCSA
6 1 (4.17%) CCSE
6 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CREST Certified
6 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) GCIA
6 1 (4.17%) GCIH
6 1 (4.17%) GIAC
6 1 (4.17%) ISSAP
6 1 (4.17%) OSCP
6 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (41.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
1 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Arqiva
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.17%) VMware