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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 64 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.53% 0.90% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
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£475 £351 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.52% -28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £325 £459
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £453 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
848 784 862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.70% 88.69% 91.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 355 371
Average daily rate £388 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 44
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.07 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +6.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.71 £19.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) Data Security
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Coaching
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
2 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) PKI
4 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (16.67%) COBIT
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Apache
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) HP

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) SSH
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) LTE
2 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Security
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Coaching
3 3 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) QMS
5 1 (8.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C++
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCA
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
1 4 (33.33%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Crossbeam
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia