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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 129 123 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 15 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.29% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.31% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£475 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £338 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00
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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 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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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 4 £475 +58.33% 5
Cheshire +1 3 £410 -3.52% 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
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Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 24 (63.16%) CISSP
2 23 (60.53%) Information Security
3 14 (36.84%) CISM
4 13 (34.21%) Risk Management
5 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) FMCG
6 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
7 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
7 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Validation
9 5 (13.16%) CISA
9 5 (13.16%) Firewall
10 4 (10.53%) VMware
10 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (10.53%) Network Security
10 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
11 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
11 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
11 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (7.89%) Splunk
11 3 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
11 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.89%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) Network Security
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Law
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) FMCG
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.89%) Smartcard
2 3 (7.89%) SCADA
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Information Security
2 13 (34.21%) Risk Management
3 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
4 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.89%) Coaching
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.26%) Security Management
9 1 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (2.63%) Data Security
9 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) CISSP
2 14 (36.84%) CISM
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) CISA
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.63%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) AppSense
2 3 (7.89%) Splunk
2 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix
2 3 (7.89%) Symantec
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) IBM