Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Ethical Hacker was £493 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Hacker
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 879 903
Rank change year-on-year +7 +24 -43
Contract jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 6 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.012% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.013% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
UK median daily rate £493 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 -
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94185 100715 108433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61877 65601 68922
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2805 3286 4157
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.98 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Ethical Hacker
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Ethical Hacker in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 +40 5 £493 -10.45% 2
London +10 4 £510 -7.27%
UK excluding London +48 1 £475 +5.56% 2
Midlands - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Ethical Hacker contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Ethical Hacker in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) CREST Certified
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (16.67%) Static Program Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
4 1 (16.67%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (16.67%) CircleCI
4 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) nginx
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
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 1 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CircleCI
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Static Program Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member