The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 556 540 555
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 33 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.074% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.080% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 7
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£475 £469 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £350 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IT 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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

IT Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IT Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

IT Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IT Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

IT Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

IT Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

IT Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IT Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

IT Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
London +25 18 £475 -7.76% 2
South East -15 8 £388 -21.31%
East of England +2 2 £475 +2.70%
North West -41 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £550 -
West Midlands 0 1 £500 -
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IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title.

1 24 (48.00%) Information Security
1 24 (48.00%) CISSP
2 20 (40.00%) Finance
3 16 (32.00%) Firewall
3 16 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 15 (30.00%) CISM
5 10 (20.00%) Security Management
5 10 (20.00%) Windows
6 9 (18.00%) Linux
6 9 (18.00%) SIEM
6 9 (18.00%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.00%) CISA
9 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.00%) Cisco
10 5 (10.00%) UNIX
10 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 5 (10.00%) Network Security
10 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
10 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (10.00%) Patch Management
11 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (8.00%) Retail

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) Firewall
2 5 (10.00%) Network Security
2 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.00%) OSPF
4 3 (6.00%) BGP
4 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) DHCP
5 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) DNS
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.00%) AS400
4 2 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) CESG
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Information Security
2 16 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (20.00%) Security Management
4 9 (18.00%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (18.00%) SIEM
5 8 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (6.00%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (4.00%) Content Management
10 2 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
10 2 (4.00%) Information Security Management
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) CISSP
2 15 (30.00%) CISM
3 6 (12.00%) CISA
4 4 (8.00%) PCI QSA
5 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 3 (6.00%) GSEC
5 3 (6.00%) CEH
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) CISMP
6 1 (2.00%) CCSE
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.00%) COBIT
4 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Nessus
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Splunk
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
3 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (6.00%) FireEye
4 2 (4.00%) Websense
4 2 (4.00%) Qualys
4 2 (4.00%) Imperva
4 2 (4.00%) Rapid7
4 2 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (4.00%) LogRhythm
4 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) Software AG
5 1 (2.00%) IronPort