The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 187 204 209
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 70 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £481 £540
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9046 7839 7738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.24% 91.96% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4158 3740
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 449 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
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 the South East

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

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant across the South East region.

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Surrey +15 26 £500 +12.04% 1
Berkshire +13 19 £475 +13.09% 8
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £475 -
Kent - 6 £500 -
Middlesex +3 5 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire -21 3 £469 +8.38%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (40.68%) Information Security
2 41 (34.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (33.05%) Risk Management
4 38 (32.20%) CISSP
5 33 (27.97%) PCI DSS
6 31 (26.27%) ITIL
7 26 (22.03%) CISM
7 26 (22.03%) Firewall
7 26 (22.03%) Network Security
8 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
8 24 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (17.80%) CRISC
10 19 (16.10%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (16.10%) PRINCE2
11 18 (15.25%) Change Control
11 18 (15.25%) SC Cleared
12 17 (14.41%) Data Protection
13 16 (13.56%) Cisco
14 15 (12.71%) PKI
14 15 (12.71%) OWASP
14 15 (12.71%) Cyber Security
15 13 (11.02%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (11.02%) Security Architecture
16 12 (10.17%) CISA
16 12 (10.17%) Management Information System
16 12 (10.17%) CheckPoint
17 11 (9.32%) Security Management
17 11 (9.32%) Information Security Management
17 11 (9.32%) Telecoms
17 11 (9.32%) Risk Assessment

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.03%) Firewall
1 26 (22.03%) Network Security
2 10 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (4.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (4.24%) VPN
4 4 (3.39%) MPLS
4 4 (3.39%) OSPF
4 4 (3.39%) BGP
4 4 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.39%) Junos
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.54%) NetScreen
5 3 (2.54%) FTP
5 3 (2.54%) SNMP
6 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.69%) SSL
6 2 (1.69%) Internet
6 2 (1.69%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
General
1 11 (9.32%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.47%) Finance
3 5 (4.24%) Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Legal
5 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 2 (1.69%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) SAML
1 2 (1.69%) OAuth
1 2 (1.69%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) PKI
2 12 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.32%) Cryptography
3 11 (9.32%) Smart Meter
4 10 (8.47%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (5.93%) SCADA
6 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.54%) RMADS
8 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.85%) CESG
9 1 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 7 (5.93%) Linux
3 6 (5.08%) UNIX
4 2 (1.69%) zOS
4 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.68%) Information Security
2 39 (33.05%) Risk Management
3 31 (26.27%) ITIL
4 24 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (16.10%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (16.10%) PRINCE2
6 18 (15.25%) Change Control
7 17 (14.41%) Data Protection
8 15 (12.71%) OWASP
8 15 (12.71%) Cyber Security
9 13 (11.02%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (11.02%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.32%) Security Management
10 11 (9.32%) Information Security Management
10 11 (9.32%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (9.32%) Security Testing
11 8 (6.78%) Project Management
11 8 (6.78%) SIEM
12 7 (5.93%) ISMS
12 7 (5.93%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) C
2 2 (1.69%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) Java
2 2 (1.69%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.85%) Ruby
3 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (32.20%) CISSP
2 26 (22.03%) CISM
3 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
4 21 (17.80%) CRISC
5 18 (15.25%) SC Cleared
6 12 (10.17%) CISA
7 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.08%) Degree
8 5 (4.24%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.39%) CCNP
10 3 (2.54%) CCIE
11 2 (1.69%) CCSE
11 2 (1.69%) GSEC
11 2 (1.69%) CSSLP
11 2 (1.69%) GCED
12 1 (0.85%) GIAC
12 1 (0.85%) CCSA
12 1 (0.85%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (34.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (27.97%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.93%) COBIT
4 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Xen
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Nessus
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (13.56%) Cisco
2 12 (10.17%) CheckPoint
3 10 (8.47%) F5
4 9 (7.63%) Juniper
5 8 (6.78%) Blue Coat
6 4 (3.39%) Tripwire
7 3 (2.54%) TippingPoint
7 3 (2.54%) Nokia
7 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.54%) Oracle
7 3 (2.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.69%) SAP
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.69%) McAfee
8 2 (1.69%) Citrix
8 2 (1.69%) Symantec
8 2 (1.69%) Websense
8 2 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.85%) Sourcefire