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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 129 125 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 34 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.65% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.69% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 24
Median daily rate £525 £445 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% +3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £455 £448
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.90 - -
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
3552 3495 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 94.66% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2024 1614
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 177
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 26 £525 +75.00% 3
Cheshire -8 4 £488 -
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Lancashire -3 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (54.88%) Information Security
2 36 (43.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (31.71%) PCI DSS
4 24 (29.27%) CISSP
5 21 (25.61%) Risk Management
5 21 (25.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (23.17%) Security Management
6 19 (23.17%) Windows
6 19 (23.17%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (21.95%) Finance
8 17 (20.73%) CISM
8 17 (20.73%) Network Security
9 15 (18.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 15 (18.29%) Data Centre
10 13 (15.85%) Splunk
10 13 (15.85%) SIEM
10 13 (15.85%) Information Security Management
10 13 (15.85%) Intel Security
10 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
10 13 (15.85%) PKI
11 12 (14.63%) Unix
12 11 (13.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (13.41%) Threat Management
13 10 (12.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (12.20%) Firewall
13 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
13 10 (12.20%) Symantec
13 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (9.76%) COBIT

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 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) Network Security
2 10 (12.20%) Firewall
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.66%) LAN
4 2 (2.44%) DHCP
4 2 (2.44%) DNS
4 2 (2.44%) Internet
4 2 (2.44%) VPN
4 2 (2.44%) WAN
5 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.22%) DMZ
5 1 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.22%) IPsec
5 1 (1.22%) SSH
5 1 (1.22%) SSL
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.22%) VLAN
5 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.44%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) OAuth
1 3 (3.66%) SAML
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) J2EE
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
2 13 (15.85%) PKI
3 4 (4.88%) FMCG
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.66%) Social Media
5 2 (2.44%) EFT
5 2 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.22%) CESG
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 12 (14.63%) Unix
3 4 (4.88%) Android
3 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) Information Security
2 21 (25.61%) Risk Management
2 21 (25.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (23.17%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (23.17%) Security Management
4 15 (18.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (15.85%) Information Security Management
5 13 (15.85%) SIEM
6 11 (13.41%) Threat Management
7 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (9.76%) Security Architecture
9 6 (7.32%) OWASP
10 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (6.10%) SDLC
11 4 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (4.88%) Security Operations
11 4 (4.88%) Security Testing
11 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) Java
2 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.66%) PHP
3 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (29.27%) CISSP
2 17 (20.73%) CISM
3 5 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (4.88%) CLAS
5 2 (2.44%) CCNP
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) CCIE
6 1 (1.22%) CCSA
6 1 (1.22%) CEH
6 1 (1.22%) CISA
6 1 (1.22%) CISMP
6 1 (1.22%) GIAC
6 1 (1.22%) HNC
6 1 (1.22%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (43.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (31.71%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (9.76%) COBIT
5 2 (2.44%) QA
5 2 (2.44%) RMADS
6 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) Snort
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Intel Security
1 13 (15.85%) Splunk
2 10 (12.20%) Symantec
3 6 (7.32%) Qualys
4 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco
4 4 (4.88%) IBM
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) F5
5 3 (3.66%) SAP
5 3 (3.66%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.44%) Actimize
6 2 (2.44%) hybris
6 2 (2.44%) IronPort
6 2 (2.44%) Juniper
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle
6 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.22%) Teradata