Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 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.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 765 721 817
Rank change year-on-year -44 +96 -45
Contract jobs citing CEH 124 166 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.76% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 53
UK median daily rate £475 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +7.37% +17.21%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £361
90th Percentile £608 £630 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -9.52% +13.51% +14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CEH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CEH over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +7 102 £475 -5.00% 32
London +4 59 £475 -2.56% 14
UK excluding London -25 58 £475 -9.52% 20
Scotland +7 18 £550 -6.38%
North of England +54 11 £525 +43.84% 6
East of England - 10 - - 1
Yorkshire +29 9 £550 - 3
South East -24 9 £350 -33.33% 8
South West +11 8 £488 -
West Midlands +27 2 £475 +26.67% 3
Midlands +17 2 £475 +26.67% 3
North West +11 2 £300 -17.81% 3

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 with a requirement for CEH.

1 109 (87.90%) CISSP
2 57 (45.97%) Information Security
3 55 (44.35%) Cybersecurity
4 49 (39.52%) Firewall
5 44 (35.48%) CISM
6 39 (31.45%) Linux
7 37 (29.84%) SIEM
8 34 (27.42%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (25.00%) Windows
10 30 (24.19%) SANS
11 29 (23.39%) Python
12 24 (19.35%) Finance
12 24 (19.35%) ITIL
13 23 (18.55%) Unix
13 23 (18.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
15 21 (16.94%) Management Information System
16 20 (16.13%) Configuration Management
16 20 (16.13%) Security Operations
17 19 (15.32%) SDLC
17 19 (15.32%) SSCP
17 19 (15.32%) Network Security
18 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (14.52%) DNS
18 18 (14.52%) Cyberthreat
19 17 (13.71%) Risk Management
19 17 (13.71%) CRISC
19 17 (13.71%) Splunk
19 17 (13.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 16 (12.90%) Perl

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (9.68%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.45%) IaaS
4 6 (4.84%) PaaS
4 6 (4.84%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Akamai
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.81%) Serverless
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (39.52%) Firewall
2 19 (15.32%) Network Security
3 18 (14.52%) DNS
4 11 (8.87%) HTTP
5 9 (7.26%) Internet
5 9 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (7.26%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.23%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.23%) SSL
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.42%) Intranet
7 3 (2.42%) IPsec
7 3 (2.42%) VPN
8 1 (0.81%) 802.11
8 1 (0.81%) LTE
8 1 (0.81%) SSH
8 1 (0.81%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.81%) TETRA
8 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) Big Data
1 12 (9.68%) Parquet
2 4 (3.23%) Maltego
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 12 (9.68%) JIRA
2 11 (8.87%) Metasploit
3 3 (2.42%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (19.35%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Law
3 11 (8.87%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.81%) French Language
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (27.42%) Analyst
2 31 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 27 (21.77%) Security Engineer
4 16 (12.90%) Consultant
5 15 (12.10%) Security Specialist
6 14 (11.29%) Security Consultant
7 12 (9.68%) Splunk Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Application Security Analyst
8 10 (8.06%) Architect
8 10 (8.06%) Security Architect
9 9 (7.26%) Information Security Specialist
9 9 (7.26%) Information Specialist
10 8 (6.45%) Java Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) Product Manager
11 6 (4.84%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Information Analyst
11 6 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Security Manager
12 5 (4.03%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) Regular Expression
2 12 (9.68%) Grok
2 12 (9.68%) Kafka
3 3 (2.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Management Information System
2 18 (14.52%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.26%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.84%) Smart Meter
6 5 (4.03%) PKI
7 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (3.23%) Online Banking
8 3 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.42%) NHS
9 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.61%) SCADA
9 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.45%) Linux
2 31 (25.00%) Windows
3 23 (18.55%) Unix
4 10 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.03%) Kali Linux
5 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.03%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.97%) Information Security
2 55 (44.35%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (29.84%) SIEM
4 34 (27.42%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (19.35%) ITIL
6 23 (18.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
8 20 (16.13%) Configuration Management
8 20 (16.13%) Security Operations
9 19 (15.32%) SDLC
10 17 (13.71%) Risk Management
11 15 (12.10%) DevOps
11 15 (12.10%) Ethical Hacking
11 15 (12.10%) Security Testing
11 15 (12.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (11.29%) Data Modelling
12 14 (11.29%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2
13 13 (10.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 12 (9.68%) Anomaly Detection
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) Python
2 16 (12.90%) Perl
3 15 (12.10%) Bash Shell
3 15 (12.10%) Java
4 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.42%) C-shell
5 3 (2.42%) Korn
5 3 (2.42%) Ruby
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (87.90%) CISSP
2 44 (35.48%) CISM
3 30 (24.19%) SANS
4 19 (15.32%) SSCP
5 18 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (13.71%) CRISC
7 14 (11.29%) CASP
7 14 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (11.29%) CSSLP
8 13 (10.48%) Degree
8 13 (10.48%) MCSE
9 12 (9.68%) GIAC
10 10 (8.06%) CISA
11 8 (6.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (6.45%) CREST Certified
11 8 (6.45%) OSCP
11 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
12 7 (5.65%) MCSA
13 6 (4.84%) GCIA
14 5 (4.03%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 12 (9.68%) QA
3 8 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (4.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (3.23%) GDPR
6 2 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) Nessus
2 11 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (8.87%) Puppet
3 10 (8.06%) CSIRT
4 9 (7.26%) Nmap
5 8 (6.45%) Ansible
6 6 (4.84%) QRadar
7 4 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.81%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.81%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.81%) EnCase
10 1 (0.81%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.81%) SCCM
10 1 (0.81%) Terraform
10 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) Splunk
2 13 (10.48%) Symantec
3 9 (7.26%) Sophos
4 8 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.45%) Qualys
5 7 (5.65%) Cisco
5 7 (5.65%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.84%) FireEye
7 5 (4.03%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.03%) VMware
8 4 (3.23%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.23%) Coverity
8 4 (3.23%) LogRhythm
8 4 (3.23%) McAfee
8 4 (3.23%) Synopsys
8 4 (3.23%) Tableau
9 3 (2.42%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.61%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.61%) Lancope
10 2 (1.61%) Varonis