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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 125 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 19 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.53% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.58% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 9
Average daily rate
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£495 £388 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.74% -24.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £398 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 6 - - 5
Merseyside - 3 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (63.49%) Information Security
2 30 (47.62%) CISSP
3 27 (42.86%) Finance
4 18 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 17 (26.98%) CISM
6 14 (22.22%) Firewall
7 13 (20.63%) Validation
7 13 (20.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (20.63%) Security Architecture
8 11 (17.46%) Banking
9 10 (15.87%) Security Management
10 9 (14.29%) PCI DSS
11 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
12 7 (11.11%) FMCG
13 6 (9.52%) Cisco
13 6 (9.52%) Windows
13 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (7.94%) UNIX
14 5 (7.94%) CISA
14 5 (7.94%) McAfee
14 5 (7.94%) Splunk
14 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
15 4 (6.35%) Information Assurance
15 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
15 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
15 4 (6.35%) Network Security
15 4 (6.35%) Performance Management
15 4 (6.35%) COBIT

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Firewall
2 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.35%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Law
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Regular Expression
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) FMCG
2 3 (4.76%) SCADA
2 3 (4.76%) Open Source
3 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.17%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) GIS
4 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) UNIX
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) Information Security
2 18 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 13 (20.63%) Validation
3 13 (20.63%) Security Architecture
4 10 (15.87%) Security Management
5 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (6.35%) Information Assurance
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.35%) Project Management
7 4 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (6.35%) Change Management
8 3 (4.76%) ITIL
8 3 (4.76%) Service Management
8 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.76%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) Coaching
8 3 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Perl
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (47.62%) CISSP
2 17 (26.98%) CISM
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.94%) CISA
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) GIAC
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.35%) COBIT
3 4 (6.35%) QA
4 1 (1.59%) BS7799
4 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco
2 5 (7.94%) McAfee
2 5 (7.94%) Splunk
3 3 (4.76%) Sophos
3 3 (4.76%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) AppSense
5 1 (1.59%) IBM