The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 / West Midlands
Rank 117 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CEH 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.043% - 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £550
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 West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 554 444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.44% 20.65% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 314 223
Median daily rate £375 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
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 West Midlands

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

CEH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CEH in the West Midlands

CEH
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 1 - -
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CEH.

1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
1 8 (88.89%) Security Monitoring
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) SIEM
3 6 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (66.67%) Forensic Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (66.67%) Disk Encryption
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (66.67%) CCSA
3 6 (66.67%) GCIH
3 6 (66.67%) GCFA
3 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
4 5 (55.56%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (55.56%) Big Data
5 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (33.33%) CISSP
6 3 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (22.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Information Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (55.56%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
1 8 (88.89%) Security Monitoring
2 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Disk Encryption
2 6 (66.67%) Forensic Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (66.67%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) SIEM
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 2 (22.22%) ISMS
5 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
5 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
2 6 (66.67%) CCSA
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) GCFA
2 6 (66.67%) GCIH
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) CISMP
4 2 (22.22%) CRISC
5 1 (11.11%) CISA
5 1 (11.11%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (22.22%) GPG13
2 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (22.22%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow