The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 56 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.96% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £480 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30
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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 Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
672 612 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.05% 91.89% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 381 350
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) RMADS
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) CISSP
5 2 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (20.00%) Law
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Local Government
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Extranet
5 2 (20.00%) ISA Server

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Extranet
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (10.00%) FTP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) RMADS
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) CISM
5 1 (10.00%) CCSA
5 1 (10.00%) CCSE
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) GPG13
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (10.00%) Snort
2 1 (10.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Juniper
1 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Websense