The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 23 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.10% 1.53% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 1.75% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £455 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £435 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00
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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 Middlesex 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
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
211 229 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.66% 87.40% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 136 115
Average daily rate £375 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (100.00%) Information Security
1 7 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (85.71%) Data Protection
3 5 (71.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (71.43%) CISM
3 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) CISSP
4 4 (57.14%) Security Management
4 4 (57.14%) Information Security Management
4 4 (57.14%) CISA
4 4 (57.14%) Smart Meter
4 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (57.14%) Cryptography
4 4 (57.14%) Information Management
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) PKI
4 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (42.86%) CRISC
5 3 (42.86%) ISMS
6 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
7 1 (14.29%) GIAC
7 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
7 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (14.29%) COBIT
7 1 (14.29%) Network Security

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (57.14%) Smart Meter
2 4 (57.14%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (57.14%) Cryptography
2 4 (57.14%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
1 7 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (85.71%) Data Protection
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Security Management
4 4 (57.14%) Information Security Management
4 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Information Management
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (42.86%) ISMS
6 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
7 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) Time Management
7 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (14.29%) Change Management
7 1 (14.29%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CISM
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
3 3 (42.86%) CRISC
4 1 (14.29%) GIAC
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft