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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 70 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £463 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £495 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.05% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -
Security Consultant
Berkshire

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
927 817 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.92% 95.22% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 435 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (61.11%) Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) Apache
4 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) CentOS
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Security
5 2 (11.11%) Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.11%) COBIT
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.56%) PKI
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) SSH
4 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) CentOS
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.11%) Data Security
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) COBIT
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.56%) ISO22301
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) F5
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle