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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 63 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.66% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
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£475 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 - £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
819 986 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.40% 90.79% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 524 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 55
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
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 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 24 December 2014.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) CISSP
3 5 (29.41%) CISA
3 5 (29.41%) CISM
3 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) SIEM
6 2 (11.76%) CRISC
6 2 (11.76%) GCED
6 2 (11.76%) CSSLP
6 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
6 2 (11.76%) RMADS
6 2 (11.76%) Websense
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.76%) Games
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) RMADS
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) SCADA
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) zOS
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
3 3 (17.65%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 5 (29.41%) CISA
2 5 (29.41%) CISM
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) CSSLP
5 2 (11.76%) CRISC
5 2 (11.76%) GCED
5 2 (11.76%) GSEC
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) GIAC
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.88%) CCIE
6 1 (5.88%) CCNP
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) COBIT
2 1 (5.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
1 2 (11.76%) Websense
1 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
1 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
1 2 (11.76%) F5
1 2 (11.76%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix