The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 56 76 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 0.69% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.75% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£491 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
- +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
788 930 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.68% 91.45% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 449 378
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 34 28
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.83% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.09 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Consultant across the Reading region.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) CISSP
3 6 (31.58%) Juniper
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) Apache
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
5 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) CCIE
5 4 (21.05%) CCNP
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) SNMP
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (21.05%) Network Management
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) CISA
6 3 (15.79%) CISM
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Security Management

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (31.58%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
2 4 (21.05%) VoIP
2 4 (21.05%) SNMP
2 4 (21.05%) OSPF
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) FWSM
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) SCADA
1 1 (5.26%) RMADS
1 1 (5.26%) PKI
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) zOS
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Information Security
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
3 3 (15.79%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) CCIE
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CISA
3 3 (15.79%) CISM
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CRISC
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) CCSP
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) COBIT
3 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Xen
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) FortiGate
2 2 (10.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Juniper
1 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
1 6 (31.58%) F5
2 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Websense
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.26%) HP