The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 93 102 127
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 44 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 1.27% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 1
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£428 £420 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £431 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.23% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
2943 2692 3024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.14% 92.48% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1324 1552
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 203 219
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 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
Manchester +2 18 £450 -
Cheshire -10 17 £425 +1.19% 1
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (66.20%) Information Security
2 35 (49.30%) Finance
3 23 (32.39%) Security Management
4 18 (25.35%) Security Architecture
5 17 (23.94%) Banking
6 14 (19.72%) CISSP
7 13 (18.31%) Firewall
8 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
9 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
9 10 (14.08%) GIS
10 9 (12.68%) UNIX
10 9 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (11.27%) Windows
11 8 (11.27%) Validation
12 7 (9.86%) QA
13 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (8.45%) CISM
14 5 (7.04%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (7.04%) McAfee
14 5 (7.04%) Internet
14 5 (7.04%) Cisco
14 5 (7.04%) Security Testing
15 4 (5.63%) COBIT
15 4 (5.63%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (5.63%) Risk Analysis
15 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
15 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
15 4 (5.63%) Vulnerability Management
15 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.23%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.41%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) Internet
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) SSL
5 2 (2.82%) IKE
5 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.82%) IPsec
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
General
1 35 (49.30%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) LAMP
1 3 (4.23%) JSP
2 2 (2.82%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
1 10 (14.08%) GIS
2 4 (5.63%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.23%) Open Source
3 3 (4.23%) RMADS
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) PKI
3 3 (4.23%) CESG
3 3 (4.23%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) UNIX
2 8 (11.27%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (66.20%) Information Security
2 23 (32.39%) Security Management
3 18 (25.35%) Security Architecture
4 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
5 9 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (11.27%) Validation
7 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (7.04%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (7.04%) Security Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (5.63%) Change Management
10 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.23%) ITIL
10 3 (4.23%) SAP Security
10 3 (4.23%) OWASP
10 3 (4.23%) Web Development
10 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.82%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) Perl
2 3 (4.23%) C
3 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) CISSP
2 6 (8.45%) CISM
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) GIAC
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CRISC
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.86%) QA
3 4 (5.63%) COBIT
3 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.41%) BS7799
5 1 (1.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) RACF
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) McAfee
1 5 (7.04%) Cisco
2 3 (4.23%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.23%) Sophos
2 3 (4.23%) Akamai
3 2 (2.82%) F5
3 2 (2.82%) Splunk
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle