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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 540 565 554
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 41 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.043% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.045% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 10
Average daily rate £450 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £324
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IT Security Consultant
UK

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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 12 £550 -
South West - 9 £425 -
South East +13 8 £500 -
East Midlands - 4 £600 -
East of England - 3 £475 -
London -7 2 £588 +45.06% 4
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire -13 1 £450 +12.50% 2
IT Security Consultant
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IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 37 (48.68%) Information Security
2 32 (42.11%) CISSP
3 28 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (26.32%) Finance
5 16 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (19.74%) PCI DSS
7 14 (18.42%) Firewall
8 13 (17.11%) CISM
9 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 12 (15.79%) Information Assurance
9 12 (15.79%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (14.47%) PKI
10 11 (14.47%) CISA
11 9 (11.84%) Security Management
11 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.84%) SIEM
12 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 8 (10.53%) CLAS
12 8 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
13 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.21%) DV Cleared
13 7 (9.21%) RMADS
13 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (7.89%) Time Management
14 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
14 6 (7.89%) Project Management
14 6 (7.89%) Windows

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) Network Security
3 2 (2.63%) DHCP
3 2 (2.63%) DNS
3 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) OAuth
2 1 (1.32%) SAML
2 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.47%) PKI
3 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 4 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.63%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) FMCG
6 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Information Security
2 16 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
3 12 (15.79%) Information Assurance
4 9 (11.84%) Security Management
4 9 (11.84%) SIEM
5 8 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.89%) Project Management
7 6 (7.89%) Time Management
8 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.58%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.58%) Web Filtering
9 4 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (5.26%) Information Security Management
9 4 (5.26%) Security Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.32%) PHP
1 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.32%) SQL
1 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (42.11%) CISSP
2 13 (17.11%) CISM
3 12 (15.79%) CESG Certified Professional
4 11 (14.47%) CISA
5 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.53%) CLAS
7 7 (9.21%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) CISMP
8 2 (2.63%) GIAC
8 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.74%) PCI DSS
3 7 (9.21%) RMADS
4 4 (5.26%) ISO27002
4 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.32%) COBIT
5 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Nessus
2 1 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.32%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.32%) Proventia
2 1 (1.32%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.32%) Capita
3 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.32%) Citrix
3 1 (1.32%) F5
3 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.32%) Intel Security
3 1 (1.32%) Juniper
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.32%) ScanSafe
3 1 (1.32%) Symantec