The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 119 153 99
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 35 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.38% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.40% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 21
Median daily rate £550 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - -
Security Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3341 4208 2966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 95.16% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2570 1691
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 22 £600 - 3
Cheshire +8 6 £500 +2.56%
Merseyside +6 4 £365 -16.09%
Cumbria +13 1 £375 -11.76%
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 35 (50.72%) CISSP
2 34 (49.28%) Information Security
3 26 (37.68%) Finance
3 26 (37.68%) Data Centre
4 25 (36.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (31.88%) CISM
6 20 (28.99%) Network Security
7 18 (26.09%) PCI DSS
8 17 (24.64%) Windows
8 17 (24.64%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (23.19%) Splunk
9 16 (23.19%) SIEM
9 16 (23.19%) Threat Management
9 16 (23.19%) Unix
10 15 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (20.29%) Intel Security
12 13 (18.84%) Firewall
12 13 (18.84%) PKI
13 12 (17.39%) COBIT
14 11 (15.94%) Security Management
14 11 (15.94%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
14 11 (15.94%) Symantec
15 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
15 8 (11.59%) Qualys
16 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (10.14%) Banking
16 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) GitHub
3 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Network Security
2 13 (18.84%) Firewall
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
5 2 (2.90%) VPN
6 1 (1.45%) LDAP
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.90%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.45%) GIS
2 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) JIRA
2 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (37.68%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) J2EE
3 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.68%) Data Centre
2 13 (18.84%) PKI
3 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) EFT
5 3 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) CESG
7 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) Unix
3 4 (5.80%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Information Security
2 25 (36.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (24.64%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (23.19%) SIEM
4 16 (23.19%) Threat Management
5 15 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (15.94%) Security Management
7 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
8 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Compliance Management
10 5 (7.25%) Security Architecture
10 5 (7.25%) Security Operations
11 4 (5.80%) E-Discovery
11 4 (5.80%) Planning and Forecasting
11 4 (5.80%) Project Planning
11 4 (5.80%) SDLC
11 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) Java
1 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
1 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (50.72%) CISSP
2 22 (31.88%) CISM
3 6 (8.70%) CISA
4 5 (7.25%) SANS
5 4 (5.80%) CEH
6 2 (2.90%) Degree
6 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) SSCP
7 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.45%) CISMP
7 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) HNC
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (26.09%) PCI DSS
3 12 (17.39%) COBIT
4 2 (2.90%) QA
4 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.80%) EnCase
3 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.90%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Splunk
2 14 (20.29%) Intel Security
3 11 (15.94%) Symantec
4 8 (11.59%) Qualys
5 6 (8.70%) IBM
6 4 (5.80%) Cellebrite
6 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 4 (5.80%) F5
6 4 (5.80%) IronPort
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle
7 3 (4.35%) SAP
8 2 (2.90%) Actimize
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) hybris
8 2 (2.90%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.45%) Teradata