The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 104 101 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 19 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 0.63% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.71% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 1
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£413 £388 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -32.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
Security Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2258 2262 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.00% 89.37% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1118 919
Average daily rate £380 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 119
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -27.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 8 £375 +3.37%
Maidenhead - 2 £403 -
Bracknell - 1 £475 -
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (34.62%) Information Security
1 9 (34.62%) CISSP
2 8 (30.77%) Network Security
3 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (23.08%) SAP
3 6 (23.08%) SAP Security
4 5 (19.23%) GxP
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) IIS
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) PKI
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Data Security
5 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 4 (15.38%) Coaching
6 3 (11.54%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (11.54%) ABAP
7 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Web Services
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.69%) SAML
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) VoIP
2 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.85%) LTE
3 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) SAML
1 2 (7.69%) OpenID
1 2 (7.69%) OAuth
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Information Security
2 6 (23.08%) SAP Security
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) Data Security
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 4 (15.38%) Coaching
4 3 (11.54%) Change Control
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.85%) Database Security
6 1 (3.85%) OWASP
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
6 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) ABAP
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) CISSP
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) CCA
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (19.23%) GxP
3 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) Symantec
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper