Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

Ethical Hacking
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 331 376
Rank change year-on-year -34 +45 -2
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 7 47 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.042% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 35 22
South East median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £515 £409 £406
90th Percentile £575 £550 £579
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -39.13% -

Ethical Hacking is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13848 13626 15658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.83% 82.61% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 8240 9341
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 544 607
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ethical Hacking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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
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 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley -37 5 £550 +4.76% 3
Berkshire +5 4 £550 -2.22%
Surrey -18 2 £525 +25.45% 1
Buckinghamshire -57 1 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) OWASP
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 2 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) CREST Certified
3 2 (28.57%) SANS
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (28.57%) CISM
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Nessus
4 1 (14.29%) CEH
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Qualys
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Ethical Hacking
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) SCCP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OWASP
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISM
2 2 (28.57%) CREST Certified
2 2 (28.57%) SANS
3 1 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (14.29%) CCSP
3 1 (14.29%) CEH
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) logstash
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) AlienVault
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys
1 1 (14.29%) Splunk