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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 99 121 120
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 26 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
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£475 £488 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £438 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £538 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £443 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.34% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Security Consultant
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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
2358 2307 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.88% 91.91% 91.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1157 969
Average daily rate £380 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 83 114
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £30.00 £38.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 +17 11 £475 -13.63% 1
Bracknell - 4 £425 - 3
Newbury - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Security Consultant
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Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 26 (65.00%) Information Security
2 13 (32.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (30.00%) CISSP
4 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
5 10 (25.00%) Network Security
5 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) CISA
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
7 8 (20.00%) CISM
7 8 (20.00%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
11 4 (10.00%) Juniper
11 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
11 4 (10.00%) UNIX
11 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.00%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management
11 4 (10.00%) Security Management
11 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management
11 4 (10.00%) PKI
11 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
11 4 (10.00%) SIEM
11 4 (10.00%) CRISC

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Network Security
2 9 (22.50%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.00%) FWSM
5 1 (2.50%) Internet
5 1 (2.50%) MPLS
5 1 (2.50%) OSPF
5 1 (2.50%) BGP
5 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Publishing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) SAML
1 2 (5.00%) OAuth
1 2 (5.00%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.00%) PKI
2 3 (7.50%) Smart Meter
2 3 (7.50%) RMADS
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) SCADA
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) CESG
4 1 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) UNIX
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) zOS
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Information Security
2 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (10.00%) Security Management
4 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management
4 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (10.00%) SIEM
4 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.50%) Database Security
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CISSP
2 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) CISA
4 8 (20.00%) CISM
5 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (10.00%) CRISC
7 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) GSEC
8 2 (5.00%) CSSLP
8 2 (5.00%) GCED
9 1 (2.50%) GIAC
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.50%) CCIE
9 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.00%) COBIT
4 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (10.00%) Juniper
2 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.50%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.00%) Websense
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.50%) Tripwire
5 1 (2.50%) HP