The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 168 199 176
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 22 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 16
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +22.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £393 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £623 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £429 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.61% +10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4715 5603 5314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.18% 93.68% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 4074 3974
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 89 133
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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 33 (63.46%) Information Security
2 21 (40.38%) Finance
3 19 (36.54%) CISSP
4 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (19.23%) Risk Management
5 10 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (17.31%) CISM
6 9 (17.31%) Firewall
7 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 8 (15.38%) Banking
8 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
8 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
9 6 (11.54%) CISA
9 6 (11.54%) COBIT
10 5 (9.62%) Network Security
10 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.62%) GIAC
10 5 (9.62%) Juniper
10 5 (9.62%) Oracle
10 5 (9.62%) ITIL
10 5 (9.62%) Windows
11 4 (7.69%) UNIX
11 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
11 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 4 (7.69%) Cisco
11 4 (7.69%) IBM
11 4 (7.69%) Dell
11 4 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
11 4 (7.69%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Lync
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) RMDS
2 1 (1.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 5 (9.62%) Network Security
3 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) Internet
3 4 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (5.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.85%) Multicast
5 2 (3.85%) Junos
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.92%) NetScreen
6 1 (1.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.92%) Intranet
6 1 (1.92%) VPN
6 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Publishing
6 1 (1.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.92%) Military
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) SailPoint
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.92%) OAuth
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) FMCG
2 2 (3.85%) PKI
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Social Media
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) RMADS
3 1 (1.92%) CESG
3 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.92%) zOS
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Information Security
2 10 (19.23%) Risk Management
2 10 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (9.62%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 4 (7.69%) Change Control
5 3 (5.77%) Cyber Security
5 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.77%) ISMS
5 3 (5.77%) Validation
5 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.85%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C#
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) CISSP
2 9 (17.31%) CISM
3 6 (11.54%) CISA
4 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) GIAC
5 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) CEH
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.85%) GCIA
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) GPEN
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.92%) GSEC
7 1 (1.92%) GCIH
7 1 (1.92%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) SSCP
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.54%) COBIT
3 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.77%) QA
4 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.85%) OpenIDM
2 2 (3.85%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.92%) OpenSSO
3 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Juniper
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco
3 4 (7.69%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) Dell
3 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (5.77%) TippingPoint
4 3 (5.77%) Sun
5 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.85%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.85%) ForgeRock
5 2 (3.85%) LogLogic
5 2 (3.85%) Tufin
6 1 (1.92%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.92%) Nokia