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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 562 564 547
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 63 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.092% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.100% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 29
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£475 £465 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £494 £398
% change year-on-year
-1.26% +24.21%
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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 29 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 1 September 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
England +9 58 £463 -5.12% 16
London +18 39 £463 +5.71% 7
South East -16 13 £450 -17.24%
City of London +3 8 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £438 -
Berkshire -3 3 £475 -2.56%
Milton Keynes -4 3 £438 -
Reading - 3 £475 -
Feltham - 3 £510 -
Kent +1 2 £450 -25.00%
Surrey -8 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £528 -
Staines - 2 - -
East of England +5 1 £500 -
Birmingham +4 1 - - 1
West Midlands +3 1 - - 1
Scotland -18 1 £400 -1.53% 2
Edinburgh -24 1 £400 +3.22% 2
North West -25 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £515 - 2
Norwich - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £515 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Hayes - 1 £525 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 99 (99.00%) Information Security
2 43 (43.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (40.00%) CISSP
4 28 (28.00%) CISM
5 26 (26.00%) Finance
5 26 (26.00%) Data Protection
6 22 (22.00%) Risk Management
7 21 (21.00%) PCI DSS
8 19 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (18.00%) Security Architecture
10 17 (17.00%) ITIL
10 17 (17.00%) COBIT
11 16 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (16.00%) CISA
12 12 (12.00%) Banking
12 12 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
13 11 (11.00%) Retail
14 10 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (10.00%) Security Management
14 10 (10.00%) Firewall
15 9 (9.00%) Management Information System
15 9 (9.00%) Information Security Management
16 8 (8.00%) Cyber Security
17 7 (7.00%) Legal
17 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
17 7 (7.00%) Investment Banking
18 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
18 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
18 6 (6.00%) Data Security

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.00%) PaaS
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.00%) VPN
2 3 (3.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) DHCP
3 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.00%) VLAN
3 2 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (1.00%) SAN
4 1 (1.00%) Internet
4 1 (1.00%) IPsec
4 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 26 (26.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.00%) Banking
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
4 7 (7.00%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.00%) Legal
5 4 (4.00%) Law
6 2 (2.00%) Military
7 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) CESG
5 2 (2.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) FMCG
6 1 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (99.00%) Information Security
2 26 (26.00%) Data Protection
3 22 (22.00%) Risk Management
4 19 (19.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (18.00%) Security Architecture
6 17 (17.00%) ITIL
7 16 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
9 10 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (10.00%) Security Management
10 9 (9.00%) Information Security Management
11 8 (8.00%) Cyber Security
12 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
13 6 (6.00%) Data Security
13 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 4 (4.00%) SIEM
15 3 (3.00%) Vulnerability Management
15 3 (3.00%) Information Assurance
15 3 (3.00%) Six Sigma
15 3 (3.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (40.00%) CISSP
2 28 (28.00%) CISM
3 16 (16.00%) CISA
4 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.00%) CRISC
5 5 (5.00%) CCNP
6 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.00%) CEH
7 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.00%) CISMP
8 2 (2.00%) Degree
9 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.00%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.00%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.00%) GCED
9 1 (1.00%) GSEC
9 1 (1.00%) PMP
9 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (43.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (21.00%) PCI DSS
3 17 (17.00%) COBIT
4 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.00%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.00%) COSO
6 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (1.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.00%) Nessus
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.00%) Cisco
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.00%) SAP
3 1 (1.00%) Citrix
3 1 (1.00%) Apple
3 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.00%) McAfee
3 1 (1.00%) VMware
3 1 (1.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (1.00%) Qualys
3 1 (1.00%) Imperva
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