The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 74 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 4 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% 2.07% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 2.23% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £396 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £440 £432
% change year-on-year
+5.68% +1.85%
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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1042 761 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.96% 92.58% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 410 354
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 59 52
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £39.25 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (70.00%) Information Security
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Security Management
2 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) GIS
4 2 (20.00%) PKI
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CA
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) ABAP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CEH
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (10.00%) SAP