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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 544 535 533
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 35 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.035% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.038% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 12
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£498 £488 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% +18.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
North West -1 13 £450 - 2
London +21 11 £500 -4.76% 5
South East +2 3 £498 +10.55% 1
East of England -17 3 £463 -
South West -30 2 £525 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
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IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 33 (52.38%) Information Security
2 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 30 (47.62%) Firewall
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco
3 18 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (25.40%) CISSP
5 12 (19.05%) Windows
5 12 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 12 (19.05%) PCI DSS
6 11 (17.46%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
8 9 (14.29%) UNIX
8 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (14.29%) Banking
8 9 (14.29%) PKI
9 8 (12.70%) SIEM
10 7 (11.11%) Security Architecture
11 6 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (9.52%) COBIT
11 6 (9.52%) CISM
11 6 (9.52%) Identity Management
11 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
11 6 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (9.52%) C
12 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
12 5 (7.94%) Validation
12 5 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (7.94%) Incident Management

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (47.62%) Firewall
2 6 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.35%) Network Security
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (4.76%) VPN
6 2 (3.17%) FTP
7 1 (1.59%) VLAN
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) MPLS
7 1 (1.59%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.29%) PKI
3 4 (6.35%) CESG
3 4 (6.35%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (4.76%) RMADS
4 3 (4.76%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (52.38%) Information Security
2 12 (19.05%) Risk Management
3 11 (17.46%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (12.70%) SIEM
5 7 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 6 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (7.94%) Validation
7 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.35%) Database Security
9 3 (4.76%) Matrix Management
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.17%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) C
2 2 (3.17%) LINC
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) CISSP
2 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.52%) CISM
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) CISA
5 1 (1.59%) CRISC
5 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) GIAC
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.52%) COBIT
3 6 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.59%) BS7799
4 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Nessus
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.35%) Websense
4 3 (4.76%) Symantec
4 3 (4.76%) Juniper
4 3 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.17%) Novell
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago