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 1 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 130 120 108
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 37 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.83% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 20
Median daily rate £538 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £300 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.90 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.83% -
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
3701 3424 2946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.66% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 1949 1576
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 208 205
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 1 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 1 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 +7 26 £525 +75.00% 3
Cheshire -11 5 £488 - 2
Merseyside -5 2 - -
Lancashire -2 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 50 (56.18%) Information Security
2 38 (42.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (28.09%) Risk Management
3 25 (28.09%) PCI DSS
4 24 (26.97%) CISSP
5 20 (22.47%) Security Management
5 20 (22.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (21.35%) Finance
7 18 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (19.10%) Windows
9 16 (17.98%) CISM
9 16 (17.98%) Management Information System
9 16 (17.98%) Information Security Management
9 16 (17.98%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (17.98%) Network Security
10 14 (15.73%) SIEM
11 13 (14.61%) Data Centre
12 12 (13.48%) PKI
12 12 (13.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (12.36%) Intel Security
13 11 (12.36%) Firewall
13 11 (12.36%) Splunk
14 10 (11.24%) Unix
14 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.11%) Security Architecture
15 9 (10.11%) Threat Management
16 8 (8.99%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (8.99%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (8.99%) Symantec
16 8 (8.99%) Active Directory

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 (2.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) Network Security
2 11 (12.36%) Firewall
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.37%) LAN
4 2 (2.25%) BIG-IP
4 2 (2.25%) DHCP
4 2 (2.25%) DNS
4 2 (2.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.25%) Internet
4 2 (2.25%) VPN
4 2 (2.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.12%) DMZ
5 1 (1.12%) IPsec
5 1 (1.12%) LDAP
5 1 (1.12%) SSH
5 1 (1.12%) SSL
5 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.12%) VLAN
5 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.25%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.25%) JIRA
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) OAuth
1 3 (3.37%) SAML
1 3 (3.37%) Web Services
2 2 (2.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) J2EE
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Management Information System
2 13 (14.61%) Data Centre
3 12 (13.48%) PKI
4 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) FMCG
5 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.37%) Social Media
6 2 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.12%) CESG
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.12%) EFT
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Windows
2 10 (11.24%) Unix
3 4 (4.49%) Android
3 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.49%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.18%) Information Security
2 25 (28.09%) Risk Management
3 20 (22.47%) Security Management
3 20 (22.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (17.98%) Information Security Management
5 16 (17.98%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (15.73%) SIEM
7 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.11%) Security Architecture
8 9 (10.11%) Threat Management
9 8 (8.99%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (6.74%) OWASP
12 5 (5.62%) SDLC
13 4 (4.49%) Mobile Device Management
13 4 (4.49%) Security Operations
13 4 (4.49%) Security Testing
13 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) Java
2 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.37%) PHP
3 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (26.97%) CISSP
2 16 (17.98%) CISM
3 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.49%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (4.49%) CLAS
5 3 (3.37%) CCNP
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.25%) CCIE
6 2 (2.25%) CCSA
6 2 (2.25%) Degree
7 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.12%) CEH
7 1 (1.12%) CISA
7 1 (1.12%) CISMP
7 1 (1.12%) GIAC
7 1 (1.12%) HNC
7 1 (1.12%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (42.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (28.09%) PCI DSS
3 12 (13.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (6.74%) COBIT
5 2 (2.25%) QA
5 2 (2.25%) RMADS
6 1 (1.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Intel Security
1 11 (12.36%) Splunk
2 8 (8.99%) Symantec
3 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco
3 4 (4.49%) IBM
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.49%) Qualys
4 3 (3.37%) F5
4 3 (3.37%) Juniper
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
4 3 (3.37%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.25%) Actimize
5 2 (2.25%) hybris
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.12%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.12%) IronPort
6 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.12%) Teradata