The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 108 107 136
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 11 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.53% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.59% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £480 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2192 2216 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.76% 91.04% 88.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 962 1013
Average daily rate £363 £370 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 87 104
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Security Consultant
South East

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +3 8 £351 -28.46% 2
Bracknell - 2 £470 -
Slough +2 1 £498 +25.94%
Newbury - 1 - -
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) Network Security
3 10 (31.25%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco
4 9 (28.13%) Information Security
4 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
5 8 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (25.00%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) CISSP
5 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (18.75%) PKI
6 6 (18.75%) F5
6 6 (18.75%) Security Management
6 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (18.75%) CCNP
6 6 (18.75%) Apache
7 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
7 5 (15.63%) Juniper
7 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
7 5 (15.63%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 4 (12.50%) CISMP
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Network Management
8 4 (12.50%) Check Point Certification

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (18.75%) Apache
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Network Security
2 10 (31.25%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (12.50%) OSPF
3 4 (12.50%) VoIP
3 4 (12.50%) SNMP
4 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) BGP
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) MPLS
5 1 (3.13%) IPsec
5 1 (3.13%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) CESG
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.25%) zOS
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Information Security
2 6 (18.75%) Security Management
2 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 5 (15.63%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Design
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Matrix Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.25%) Database Security
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) CISSP
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (18.75%) CCNP
5 4 (12.50%) CISMP
5 4 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (12.50%) CCIE
6 2 (6.25%) CCSA
7 1 (3.13%) CCDP
7 1 (3.13%) CCSP
7 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) COBIT
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Xen
3 1 (3.13%) UAG
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (18.75%) F5
4 5 (15.63%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) VMware