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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 70 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 5 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 2.29% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 2.49% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £376 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £457 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £430 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.81% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Security Consultant
North West

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
914 724 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.42% 92.23% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 394 276
Average daily rate £400 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
Knutsford -6 2 £502 +14.62%
Chester -5 1 - -
Security Consultant
North West

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) Security Management
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) SAP GRC
6 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
6 1 (11.11%) PKI
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) CA
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) GIS
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) SQL

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec