The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Consultant
UK
Rank 569 521 597
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +76
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 33 106 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.20% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.21% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 66 23
Median daily rate £450 £473 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £410 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £466 £435
% change year-on-year
-3.48% +7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Information Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Information Security Consultant in the job title.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 31 £465 -0.26% 7
London +8 9 £475 -2.56% 6
East of England - 8 £450 -
Yorkshire +15 5 £463 +12.80%
West Yorkshire +17 4 £463 -11.90%
Leeds +7 4 £463 -
Berkshire +6 4 £525 +13.51%
South East -9 4 £525 +13.51% 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Reading +11 2 £525 +13.51%
North West +8 2 £400 -11.60%
West Midlands +3 2 £363 -18.99%
Wolverhampton - 2 £363 -
City of London +9 1 £600 +26.31% 1
South West 0 1 £363 -19.44%
Manchester -1 1 - -
South Yorkshire -4 1 - -
Sheffield -4 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £500 -
West Drayton - 1 £470 -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £400 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £500 -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Information Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 79 (96.34%) Information Security
2 43 (52.44%) CISSP
3 33 (40.24%) CISM
3 33 (40.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (39.02%) PCI DSS
5 26 (31.71%) CISA
6 19 (23.17%) PCI QSA
7 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
8 17 (20.73%) Validation
9 15 (18.29%) Management Information System
10 14 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (15.85%) Finance
11 13 (15.85%) Security Management
11 13 (15.85%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (15.85%) QA
12 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (13.41%) SIEM
14 10 (12.20%) Information Security Management
15 9 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
16 8 (9.76%) GDPR
16 8 (9.76%) Security Architecture
17 6 (7.32%) OWASP
17 6 (7.32%) Information Assurance
17 6 (7.32%) Firewall
17 6 (7.32%) Business Continuity
18 5 (6.10%) LAN
18 5 (6.10%) ISMS
18 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
18 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.88%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) IaaS
3 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) Firewall
2 5 (6.10%) LAN
3 2 (2.44%) Internet
3 2 (2.44%) Network Security
3 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.22%) BGP
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.22%) OSPF
4 1 (1.22%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (1.22%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.22%) WAN
4 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Banking
2 3 (3.66%) Law
2 3 (3.66%) Legal
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.66%) CESG
4 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.44%) SCADA
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Linux
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (96.34%) Information Security
2 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
3 17 (20.73%) Validation
4 14 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (15.85%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (15.85%) Security Management
6 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.41%) SIEM
8 10 (12.20%) Information Security Management
9 9 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
10 8 (9.76%) Security Architecture
11 6 (7.32%) Business Continuity
11 6 (7.32%) Information Assurance
11 6 (7.32%) OWASP
12 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (6.10%) ISMS
13 4 (4.88%) Data Analysis
13 4 (4.88%) ITIL
13 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (52.44%) CISSP
2 33 (40.24%) CISM
3 26 (31.71%) CISA
4 19 (23.17%) PCI QSA
5 4 (4.88%) CRISC
5 4 (4.88%) GIAC
6 3 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (3.66%) CLAS
6 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 3 (3.66%) SANS
6 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) CCNP
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.22%) IISP
8 1 (1.22%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (40.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (39.02%) PCI DSS
3 13 (15.85%) QA
4 8 (9.76%) GDPR
5 3 (3.66%) COBIT
5 3 (3.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.44%) ISO27005
6 2 (2.44%) PMO
6 2 (2.44%) RMADS
6 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.22%) BS25999
7 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.22%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) BitLocker
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 1 (1.22%) Nessus
1 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (1.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (2.44%) Cisco
2 1 (1.22%) ArcSight
2 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.22%) F5
2 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
2 1 (1.22%) Juniper
2 1 (1.22%) LogLogic
2 1 (1.22%) LogRhythm
2 1 (1.22%) Qualys
2 1 (1.22%) Splunk
2 1 (1.22%) Thales
2 1 (1.22%) Tripwire
2 1 (1.22%) VMware
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