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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 553 534 506
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 23 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.064% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.069% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 18
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£473 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £555 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £463 £460
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 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 27 February 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 -26 21 £513 +5.12% 7
London -13 12 £550 +4.76%
City of London +18 5 £513 -2.38%
South East -34 5 £350 -30.00% 4
Berkshire -1 3 £350 -30.00% 1
Surrey 0 2 - - 1
Scotland -5 2 £435 +4.81%
Leicestershire +4 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £650 - 1
Essex - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £325 - 1
Swindon - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (46.51%) CISSP
3 31 (36.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (33.72%) Finance
5 28 (32.56%) CISM
6 26 (30.23%) Risk Management
7 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS
8 12 (13.95%) Banking
8 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (13.95%) CISA
9 11 (12.79%) Degree
9 11 (12.79%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (10.47%) Security Architecture
11 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
11 8 (9.30%) Project Management
12 7 (8.14%) CESG
12 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
12 7 (8.14%) FMCG
12 7 (8.14%) COBIT
12 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
13 6 (6.98%) Service Management
14 5 (5.81%) Security Management
14 5 (5.81%) Firewall
14 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
14 5 (5.81%) IIS
14 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
14 5 (5.81%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (5.81%) Information Assurance

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
1 1 (1.16%) PaaS
1 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) Network Security
2 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (33.72%) Finance
2 12 (13.95%) Banking
3 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Retail
6 3 (3.49%) Legal
6 3 (3.49%) German Language
7 2 (2.33%) Publishing
7 2 (2.33%) Law
7 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
1 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.14%) CESG
1 7 (8.14%) FMCG
2 4 (4.65%) RMADS
2 4 (4.65%) Cryptography
2 4 (4.65%) PKI
3 3 (3.49%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.33%) SCADA
4 2 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.16%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) Windows
1 3 (3.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (30.23%) Risk Management
3 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (12.79%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (10.47%) Security Architecture
7 8 (9.30%) Project Management
7 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (6.98%) Service Management
9 5 (5.81%) Security Management
9 5 (5.81%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (5.81%) Information Assurance
10 4 (4.65%) Cyber Security
10 4 (4.65%) Data Protection
10 4 (4.65%) Change Control
11 3 (3.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (3.49%) Portfolio Management
11 3 (3.49%) Security Testing
11 3 (3.49%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.49%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) Java
1 2 (2.33%) Python
2 1 (1.16%) Ruby
2 1 (1.16%) R
2 1 (1.16%) Perl
2 1 (1.16%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) C
2 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (46.51%) CISSP
2 28 (32.56%) CISM
3 12 (13.95%) CISA
4 11 (12.79%) Degree
5 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) GIAC
7 3 (3.49%) GSEC
8 2 (2.33%) CEH
8 2 (2.33%) PMP
8 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.33%) SSCP
8 2 (2.33%) CSSLP
8 2 (2.33%) CRISC
8 2 (2.33%) GCED
9 1 (1.16%) GPEN
9 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.14%) COBIT
4 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (1.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Rapid7
2 4 (4.65%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (4.65%) Varonis
3 3 (3.49%) Splunk
3 3 (3.49%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.16%) Citrix
4 1 (1.16%) Nokia
4 1 (1.16%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco