The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 355 379 433
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 243 190 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.43% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 110 67
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£450 £474 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £432 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £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 1876 1959 2460
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 £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

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 Security Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +49 101 £500 -4.76% 34
North West -6 40 £425 +1.19% 2
South East -27 39 £488 +5.97% 7
West Midlands +1 24 £525 +9.37% 1
South West -26 17 £438 -7.89% 4
East of England -16 14 £406 -14.47% 2
Yorkshire 0 3 £350 -22.22% 2
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Midlands - - - -
Security Consultant
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Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 195 (48.51%) Information Security
2 123 (30.60%) Finance
3 109 (27.11%) CISSP
4 101 (25.12%) Firewall
5 80 (19.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 74 (18.41%) Cisco
7 67 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 62 (15.42%) Network Security
9 59 (14.68%) Security Cleared
10 58 (14.43%) CISM
11 57 (14.18%) Windows
12 46 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
13 45 (11.19%) CheckPoint
13 45 (11.19%) SC Cleared
14 43 (10.70%) Security Architecture
15 42 (10.45%) Banking
15 42 (10.45%) Security Management
16 39 (9.70%) Management Information System
17 38 (9.45%) Microsoft
18 33 (8.21%) Juniper
18 33 (8.21%) Risk Assessment
19 32 (7.96%) UNIX
20 31 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
20 31 (7.71%) PCI DSS
21 28 (6.97%) SIEM
22 27 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
22 27 (6.72%) CCNP
23 26 (6.47%) Penetration Testing
24 23 (5.72%) Degree
25 22 (5.47%) F5

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 19 (4.73%) IIS
2 11 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.74%) Apache
4 6 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.25%) SAP EP
Applications
1 14 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.49%) MS Office
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (25.12%) Firewall
2 62 (15.42%) Network Security
3 27 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.98%) VPN
6 15 (3.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (3.23%) Internet
8 12 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (2.74%) LAN
9 11 (2.74%) WAN
9 11 (2.74%) OSPF
10 9 (2.24%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (2.24%) SSL
10 9 (2.24%) BGP
11 8 (1.99%) IPsec
11 8 (1.99%) MPLS
11 8 (1.99%) SNMP
11 8 (1.99%) DNS
11 8 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (1.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.00%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.00%) Big Data
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.25%) AppScan
General
1 123 (30.60%) Finance
2 42 (10.45%) Banking
3 14 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.74%) Legal
4 11 (2.74%) Advertising
5 9 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.99%) Retail
7 6 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.24%) Local Government
8 5 (1.24%) Publishing
8 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.00%) Games
10 3 (0.75%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) International Banking
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.74%) .NET
2 8 (1.99%) JSP
2 8 (1.99%) OAuth
3 6 (1.49%) Web Services
4 4 (1.00%) LAMP
5 3 (0.75%) Middleware
6 2 (0.50%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.50%) SAML
6 2 (0.50%) OpenID
6 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 20 (4.98%) CESG
3 17 (4.23%) RMADS
3 17 (4.23%) CESG CLAS
4 15 (3.73%) PKI
5 10 (2.49%) GIS
6 8 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.49%) SCADA
7 6 (1.49%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.00%) Economics
9 4 (1.00%) Psychology
9 4 (1.00%) Human Factors
9 4 (1.00%) Open Source
9 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.75%) CMDB
11 2 (0.50%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.18%) Windows
2 32 (7.96%) UNIX
3 18 (4.48%) Linux
4 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.00%) zOS
5 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (48.51%) Information Security
2 67 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 43 (10.70%) Security Architecture
4 42 (10.45%) Security Management
5 33 (8.21%) Risk Assessment
6 31 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (6.97%) SIEM
8 26 (6.47%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (5.22%) Information Assurance
10 20 (4.98%) ITIL
10 20 (4.98%) SAP Security
11 19 (4.73%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (4.23%) Project Management
13 16 (3.98%) Data Protection
14 14 (3.48%) Risk Analysis
15 12 (2.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 12 (2.99%) ISMS
15 12 (2.99%) Cyber Security
16 11 (2.74%) Load Balancing
16 11 (2.74%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.99%) C
2 7 (1.74%) C#
3 6 (1.49%) SQL
4 5 (1.24%) Perl
5 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.75%) LINC
7 2 (0.50%) Java
7 2 (0.50%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 109 (27.11%) CISSP
2 59 (14.68%) Security Cleared
3 58 (14.43%) CISM
4 46 (11.44%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (11.19%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.72%) CCNP
7 23 (5.72%) Degree
8 20 (4.98%) CISA
9 17 (4.23%) CCNA
10 14 (3.48%) CCSA
11 13 (3.23%) CCSE
12 9 (2.24%) CCIE
13 8 (1.99%) GIAC
13 8 (1.99%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.74%) CRISC
15 6 (1.49%) CEH
15 6 (1.49%) CCDP
16 5 (1.24%) Check Point Certification
17 4 (1.00%) JNCIA
17 4 (1.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (19.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.71%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.24%) COBIT
5 8 (1.99%) JSP 440
6 7 (1.74%) QA
7 3 (0.75%) GPG13
7 3 (0.75%) SLA
8 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 18 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.24%) RACF
4 4 (1.00%) Snort
5 3 (0.75%) Squid
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.50%) Xen
7 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (1.99%) Nessus
2 4 (1.00%) SCCM
2 4 (1.00%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.75%) Puppet
4 2 (0.50%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.50%) OpenView
4 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.50%) Cacti
5 1 (0.25%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.25%) Cryoserver
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (18.41%) Cisco
2 45 (11.19%) CheckPoint
3 38 (9.45%) Microsoft
4 33 (8.21%) Juniper
5 22 (5.47%) F5
6 21 (5.22%) SAP
6 21 (5.22%) Blue Coat
7 14 (3.48%) McAfee
8 13 (3.23%) VMware
9 12 (2.99%) Symantec
9 12 (2.99%) HP
10 9 (2.24%) Websense
11 6 (1.49%) Citrix
12 5 (1.24%) Splunk
12 5 (1.24%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.24%) Oracle
12 5 (1.24%) Sourcefire
13 4 (1.00%) Sophos
13 4 (1.00%) Dell
13 4 (1.00%) SonicWALL
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