The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 17 April 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 City of London 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 194 193 210
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 16 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 13
Average daily rate £475 £493 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £516 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.64% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5971 5767 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.85% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4316 4253 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Security Consultant
London

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant across the City of London region.

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Information Security
3 7 (23.33%) Banking
4 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) Windows
4 6 (20.00%) CISSP
5 5 (16.67%) Degree
5 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (13.33%) PKI
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.33%) Security Management
6 4 (13.33%) Firewall
6 4 (13.33%) CISA
6 4 (13.33%) CISM
7 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (10.00%) Advertising
7 3 (10.00%) UNIX
7 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (10.00%) C++
7 3 (10.00%) PHP
7 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 3 (10.00%) .NET
7 3 (10.00%) CEH
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (10.00%) Database Security

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Joomla!
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Intranet
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) DMZ
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) ATM
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) SDH
4 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Advertising
4 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) JSP
2 1 (3.33%) SAML
2 1 (3.33%) OAuth
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (13.33%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Economics
4 2 (6.67%) E-Learning
5 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.33%) SecurID
5 1 (3.33%) PDA
5 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Information Security
2 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Security Management
3 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (10.00%) Database Security
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Security
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) RAD
6 1 (3.33%) RUP
6 1 (3.33%) B2B
6 1 (3.33%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) C++
2 3 (10.00%) PHP
2 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) CISSP
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 4 (13.33%) CISA
3 4 (13.33%) CISM
4 3 (10.00%) CEH
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) BS7799
3 1 (3.33%) COBIT
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Rapid7
1 3 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
1 3 (10.00%) Varonis
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Juniper
3 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco