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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 103 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 18 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 9
Average daily rate £463 £625 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £483 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.36% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -
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
2291 2507 2478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.95% 93.30% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1242 1235
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 67 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 10 £463 - 4
Bracknell +1 3 £500 - 2
Slough - 1 - -
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (57.58%) Information Security
2 12 (36.36%) CISSP
3 11 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Firewall
6 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
7 4 (12.12%) Security Management
7 4 (12.12%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco
7 4 (12.12%) CISM
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (9.09%) CISMP
8 3 (9.09%) DNS
8 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
8 3 (9.09%) Network Security
8 3 (9.09%) COBIT
8 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance
8 3 (9.09%) SIEM
9 2 (6.06%) Splunk
9 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
9 2 (6.06%) Database Security
9 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
4 2 (6.06%) BGP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
4 2 (6.06%) OSPF
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.03%) FMCG
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Information Security
2 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.09%) SIEM
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Database Security
6 2 (6.06%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) SDLC
6 2 (6.06%) Security Hardening
6 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) CISSP
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) CISM
4 3 (9.09%) CISMP
5 2 (6.06%) CCIE
5 2 (6.06%) CCNP
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.03%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.09%) COBIT
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.03%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
2 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
2 2 (6.06%) Brocade
2 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.06%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (6.06%) Juniper
2 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.06%) Qualys
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.06%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec