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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 586 563 515
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 26 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.058% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.062% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 19
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£470 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £488 £460
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 21 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 6 May 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 -19 25 £470 +1.62% 10
London -10 13 £525 +16.66% 6
North West -15 4 £415 - 2
City of London +16 3 £600 +37.14%
South East -12 3 £425 -15.00% 1
West Midlands -12 3 £450 -
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
Leicester - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Cumbria - 2 £415 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Hampshire -8 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £600 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £450 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £470 -
Coventry - 1 - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 56 (100.00%) Information Security
2 18 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (30.36%) CISSP
4 16 (28.57%) Finance
5 15 (26.79%) Risk Management
6 14 (25.00%) CISM
7 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
8 7 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (10.71%) Retail
9 6 (10.71%) CESG
9 6 (10.71%) Degree
9 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.93%) Law
10 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (8.93%) Banking
10 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (7.14%) Rapid7
11 4 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (7.14%) Varonis
11 4 (7.14%) DatAdvantage
11 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
11 4 (7.14%) ITIL
12 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (5.36%) CISA

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.79%) LDAP
2 1 (1.79%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) DHCP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Retail
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Military
5 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) CESG
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) RMADS
4 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.79%) FMCG
5 1 (1.79%) SCADA
5 1 (1.79%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) UNIX
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (26.79%) Risk Management
3 7 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
5 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Data Security
7 3 (5.36%) Security Management
7 3 (5.36%) Information Assurance
7 3 (5.36%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.36%) Cyber Security
8 2 (3.57%) Project Governance
8 2 (3.57%) ISMS
8 2 (3.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C++
1 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) CISSP
2 14 (25.00%) CISM
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
4 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) CISA
7 2 (3.57%) GIAC
7 2 (3.57%) PMP
7 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.57%) SSCP
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
7 2 (3.57%) CRISC
8 1 (1.79%) GPEN
8 1 (1.79%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.79%) GSEC
8 1 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.57%) COBIT
5 1 (1.79%) SLA
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.79%) Nessus
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Rapid7
1 4 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark
1 4 (7.14%) Varonis
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) Juniper
4 1 (1.79%) Nokia
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