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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 123 129 88
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 32 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.68% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.71% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 33
Median daily rate £525 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £300 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £466 £430
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 - -
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
3460 3641 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.92% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2134 1557
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 £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 189 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 24 £525 +75.00% 5
Cheshire +2 4 £550 +12.82% 1
Merseyside -2 3 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (52.24%) Information Security
2 31 (46.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (37.31%) CISSP
4 24 (35.82%) Finance
5 21 (31.34%) CISM
5 21 (31.34%) PCI DSS
6 20 (29.85%) Network Security
6 20 (29.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (29.85%) Data Centre
7 18 (26.87%) SIEM
7 18 (26.87%) Risk Management
8 17 (25.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (23.88%) Threat Management
9 16 (23.88%) Windows
10 15 (22.39%) PKI
10 15 (22.39%) Security Management
11 14 (20.90%) Intel Security
11 14 (20.90%) Unix
11 14 (20.90%) Splunk
12 12 (17.91%) Firewall
13 11 (16.42%) Symantec
13 11 (16.42%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
14 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
14 9 (13.43%) COBIT
15 8 (11.94%) Information Security Management
16 7 (10.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 7 (10.45%) Qualys
17 6 (8.96%) SDLC

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 (2.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) Network Security
2 12 (17.91%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.99%) LAN
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 2 (2.99%) Wireless
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) DMZ
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.99%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) J2EE
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Data Centre
2 15 (22.39%) PKI
3 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) EFT
5 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) CESG
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Unix
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Information Security
2 20 (29.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (26.87%) Risk Management
3 18 (26.87%) SIEM
4 17 (25.37%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (23.88%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (23.88%) Threat Management
6 15 (22.39%) Security Management
7 8 (11.94%) Information Security Management
8 6 (8.96%) SDLC
9 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.46%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (5.97%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Security Architecture
10 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (4.48%) Dashboard Development
11 3 (4.48%) Planning and Forecasting
11 3 (4.48%) SAP Security
11 3 (4.48%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) Java
2 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) CISSP
2 21 (31.34%) CISM
3 4 (5.97%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (5.97%) CLAS
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) CISA
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) CCNP
5 1 (1.49%) CEH
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CISMP
5 1 (1.49%) GIAC
5 1 (1.49%) HNC
5 1 (1.49%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (46.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (31.34%) PCI DSS
3 9 (13.43%) COBIT
4 7 (10.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.99%) QA
5 2 (2.99%) RMADS
6 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.99%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Intel Security
1 14 (20.90%) Splunk
2 11 (16.42%) Symantec
3 7 (10.45%) Qualys
4 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.48%) IBM
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
5 2 (2.99%) Actimize
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) F5
5 2 (2.99%) hybris
5 2 (2.99%) IronPort
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.49%) Teradata