The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 89 93 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 41 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.24% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.34% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Manchester +5 17 £450 - 1
Cheshire +2 15 £425 +1.19% 2
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (63.16%) Information Security
2 24 (42.11%) Finance
3 21 (36.84%) Security Management
4 13 (22.81%) Security Architecture
5 12 (21.05%) Banking
5 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 11 (19.30%) Firewall
7 10 (17.54%) CISSP
8 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 9 (15.79%) GIS
9 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (12.28%) UNIX
10 7 (12.28%) Windows
11 6 (10.53%) Validation
11 6 (10.53%) QA
12 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Internet
13 4 (7.02%) SSL
13 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.02%) Web Services
13 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (7.02%) Change Management
13 4 (7.02%) CISM
13 4 (7.02%) Data Protection
13 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
13 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.75%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) Internet
3 4 (7.02%) SSL
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.26%) DNS
5 2 (3.51%) IKE
5 2 (3.51%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.51%) IPsec
6 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) LAMP
2 3 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) GIS
1 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) RMADS
3 3 (5.26%) CESG
3 3 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Open Source
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) UNIX
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Information Security
2 21 (36.84%) Security Management
3 13 (22.81%) Security Architecture
4 12 (21.05%) Risk Management
5 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Validation
7 5 (8.77%) Security Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (7.02%) Change Management
8 4 (7.02%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.26%) Web Development
9 3 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) OWASP
9 3 (5.26%) SAP Security
10 2 (3.51%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (3.51%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
2 1 (1.75%) Perl
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) CISSP
2 4 (7.02%) CISM
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) GIAC
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.53%) QA
3 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.26%) SAP
1 3 (5.26%) Akamai
2 2 (3.51%) F5
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) Splunk
3 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee
3 1 (1.75%) Sophos
3 1 (1.75%) Clearswift
3 1 (1.75%) Kaspersky
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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