Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 14 December 2018 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 West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 201 194
Rank change year-on-year -29 -7 +25
Contract jobs citing Ethical Hacking 4 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.061% 0.054% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.064% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
South West median daily rate £650 - £450
10th Percentile £625 - £435
90th Percentile £675 - £475
England median daily rate £600 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +11.63% +2.38% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,598 4,655 4,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.86% 83.47% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,583 2,926 3,128
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 199 295
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.54 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £49.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacking in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethical Hacking in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Bristol - 3 £650 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 4 (100.00%) GIAC
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) GPEN
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) Threat Detection
2 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared

Ethical Hacking
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) CodeSonar
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) git-flow
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Django
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (25.00%) STL
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
1 3 (75.00%) SIEM
1 3 (75.00%) Threat Detection
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) API Design
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) GIAC
2 3 (75.00%) GPEN
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CISSP
4 1 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SANS
4 1 (25.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 2 (50.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (25.00%) AlienVault
3 1 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Splunk