The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Consultant
Rank 544 531 570
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 51 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.088% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.095% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 11
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£490 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Information Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK.

Information Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Information Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK.

Information Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -33 37 £500 +11.11% 10
London +5 19 £490 -0.75% 6
Scotland -4 12 £400 +32.89%
City of London +33 9 £475 -9.52% 4
North West +6 8 £450 +7.14% 1
Edinburgh - 8 £388 -
Manchester - 5 £500 -
Glasgow -12 4 £425 +41.19%
West Midlands - 4 £600 -
South East -1 3 £600 +39.53%
Birmingham - 2 £600 -
Surrey +3 1 - -
South West -33 1 £500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 - 1
Swindon - 1 £500 - 1
Kent - 1 £600 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sunderland - - - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Consultant in their job title.

1 78 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (51.28%) Finance
3 39 (50.00%) CISSP
4 27 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (28.21%) CISM
6 19 (24.36%) Risk Management
7 18 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 16 (20.51%) Banking
8 16 (20.51%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (20.51%) Security Management
9 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (14.10%) Windows
10 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (11.54%) CISA
12 8 (10.26%) Firewall
12 8 (10.26%) Degree
12 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (8.97%) Security Architecture
13 7 (8.97%) Network Security
13 7 (8.97%) PCI DSS
13 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
13 7 (8.97%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
14 6 (7.69%) UNIX
14 6 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
15 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
15 5 (6.41%) McAfee
15 5 (6.41%) Information Assurance

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Firewall
2 7 (8.97%) Network Security
3 3 (3.85%) Intranet
3 3 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
General
1 40 (51.28%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Local Government
4 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) Advertising
5 2 (2.56%) Publishing
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) SOAP
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.13%) GIS
3 3 (3.85%) RMADS
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.85%) Open Source
4 2 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.56%) Human Factors
4 2 (2.56%) Economics
4 2 (2.56%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.56%) CESG
5 1 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) CMDB
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Information Security
2 19 (24.36%) Risk Management
3 16 (20.51%) Risk Assessment
3 16 (20.51%) Security Management
4 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 11 (14.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (8.97%) Security Architecture
7 7 (8.97%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.41%) Information Assurance
9 5 (6.41%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Information Security Management
10 4 (5.13%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (3.85%) ISMS
11 3 (3.85%) ITIL
11 3 (3.85%) Data Security
11 3 (3.85%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) C
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) Perl
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (50.00%) CISSP
2 22 (28.21%) CISM
3 9 (11.54%) CISA
4 8 (10.26%) Degree
4 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) CISMP
6 4 (5.13%) CEH
7 3 (3.85%) GIAC
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.56%) CCNA
8 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) CCSA
9 1 (1.28%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.28%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.28%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.97%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.56%) CRD IV
4 2 (2.56%) COREP
4 2 (2.56%) FINREP
4 2 (2.56%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.56%) COBIT
5 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) DatAdvantage
1 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (6.41%) McAfee
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) Sophos
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.28%) NetApp
4 1 (1.28%) Symantec
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.28%) Varonis
4 1 (1.28%) F5
4 1 (1.28%) Splunk
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