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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 192 211 202
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 57 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 7
Average daily rate
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£550 £429 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.27% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £395 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £503 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £433 £413
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +4.84%
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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +18 26 £500 -5.66% 1
Berkshire +9 10 £625 +53.37% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £520 - 1
Hampshire -16 6 £550 +28.27% 1
Kent - 5 - -
Middlesex +2 2 - -
East Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 57 (43.51%) Information Security
2 53 (40.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (38.93%) Risk Management
4 48 (36.64%) CISSP
5 38 (29.01%) PCI DSS
6 37 (28.24%) ITIL
7 31 (23.66%) CISM
8 28 (21.37%) Network Security
9 27 (20.61%) CRISC
9 27 (20.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (20.61%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (19.85%) Security Cleared
11 24 (18.32%) Firewall
12 23 (17.56%) PRINCE2
13 22 (16.79%) Change Control
14 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
14 20 (15.27%) Data Protection
15 19 (14.50%) OWASP
16 18 (13.74%) PKI
17 17 (12.98%) Security Management
18 16 (12.21%) Information Security Management
18 16 (12.21%) Vulnerability Management
19 15 (11.45%) Security Testing
19 15 (11.45%) Cyber Security
19 15 (11.45%) Cryptography
19 15 (11.45%) Management Information System
19 15 (11.45%) CISA
20 14 (10.69%) ISMS
20 14 (10.69%) Data Protection Act
20 14 (10.69%) Smart Meter

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.37%) Network Security
2 24 (18.32%) Firewall
3 9 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (3.05%) VPN
7 3 (2.29%) MPLS
7 3 (2.29%) OSPF
7 3 (2.29%) BGP
7 3 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.29%) Junos
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.53%) FWSM
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (1.53%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.53%) IPsec
8 2 (1.53%) SSL
8 2 (1.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) DB2
General
1 11 (8.40%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.11%) Finance
3 5 (3.82%) Legal
4 4 (3.05%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Retail
6 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.53%) Publishing
6 2 (1.53%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) OpenID
1 4 (3.05%) OAuth
1 4 (3.05%) SAML
2 1 (0.76%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) PKI
2 15 (11.45%) Cryptography
2 15 (11.45%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.69%) Data Protection Act
3 14 (10.69%) Smart Meter
4 7 (5.34%) SCADA
5 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.29%) RMADS
7 2 (1.53%) Statistics
8 1 (0.76%) CESG
8 1 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.58%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Linux
3 3 (2.29%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) AIX
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.51%) Information Security
2 51 (38.93%) Risk Management
3 37 (28.24%) ITIL
4 27 (20.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (20.61%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (17.56%) PRINCE2
6 22 (16.79%) Change Control
7 20 (15.27%) Data Protection
8 19 (14.50%) OWASP
9 17 (12.98%) Security Management
10 16 (12.21%) Information Security Management
10 16 (12.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (11.45%) Security Testing
11 15 (11.45%) Cyber Security
12 14 (10.69%) ISMS
13 11 (8.40%) Security Architecture
13 11 (8.40%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (7.63%) SIEM
15 9 (6.87%) Information Management
16 7 (5.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.29%) Java
2 2 (1.53%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) C
2 2 (1.53%) Python
3 1 (0.76%) Perl
3 1 (0.76%) Ruby
3 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 48 (36.64%) CISSP
2 31 (23.66%) CISM
3 27 (20.61%) CRISC
4 26 (19.85%) Security Cleared
5 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
6 15 (11.45%) CISA
7 7 (5.34%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.82%) Degree
9 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.29%) CCNP
11 2 (1.53%) GCED
11 2 (1.53%) CSSLP
11 2 (1.53%) GSEC
11 2 (1.53%) CCSE
12 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.76%) CCIE
12 1 (0.76%) CCDA
12 1 (0.76%) MCSE
12 1 (0.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (40.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (29.01%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.58%) COBIT
4 3 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Nessus
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (8.40%) Cisco
2 10 (7.63%) CheckPoint
3 9 (6.87%) F5
4 8 (6.11%) Blue Coat
5 7 (5.34%) Juniper
6 3 (2.29%) McAfee
6 3 (2.29%) Tripwire
6 3 (2.29%) TippingPoint
7 2 (1.53%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.53%) Imperva
7 2 (1.53%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.53%) SAP
7 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.53%) Symantec
7 2 (1.53%) Websense
7 2 (1.53%) Nokia
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.76%) HP
8 1 (0.76%) Intel
8 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
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