The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
England / South West
Rank - 128 140
Contract jobs citing CEH 0 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.05% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £488 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +98.97%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £416
% change year-on-year +21.87% -3.90%  
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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 812 956 915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.25% 33.05% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 559 562
Median daily rate £395 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 29
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in the South West

CEH
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for CEH.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Metasploit
1 2 (100.00%) OSCP
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Social Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (100.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 2 (100.00%) SANS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Social Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 2 (100.00%) OSCP
1 2 (100.00%) SANS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus