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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Consultant
Rank 543 600 582
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 91 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 49 34
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £532 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +50 91 £500 +5.26% 15
London +4 31 £550 +18.91% 8
South East +20 24 £475 +2.70% 3
East of England +31 10 £438 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +10 8 £475 +5.55%
Bedfordshire - 7 £525 - 1
North West +17 6 £600 +26.31% 1
South West - 6 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £425 -2.85%
Berkshire +10 5 £463 -2.63% 1
Kent +8 5 £550 +22.22%
West Midlands -27 5 £500 -
Bristol - 5 £500 -
Reading +18 4 £463 -2.63% 1
Milton Keynes +17 4 £488 +11.42%
West Yorkshire +7 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
Sheffield - 4 £475 -
Manchester - 4 £600 - 1
City of London +28 3 £675 +42.10% 3
Surrey +1 3 £500 -28.57% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £570 -
Midlands - 3 - -
Bedford - 3 - - 1
Cheshire +10 2 £500 +2.56%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 -
Docklands, London - 2 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £431 - 1
Coventry - 2 £495 -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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.

1 157 (97.52%) Information Security
2 75 (46.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 68 (42.24%) CISSP
4 49 (30.43%) Finance
5 48 (29.81%) CISM
6 36 (22.36%) Risk Management
7 33 (20.50%) Cybersecurity
8 31 (19.25%) PCI DSS
8 31 (19.25%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (16.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 23 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 23 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (13.66%) SC Cleared
12 21 (13.04%) CISA
13 19 (11.80%) Management Information System
13 19 (11.80%) COBIT
14 18 (11.18%) Security Management
15 17 (10.56%) Firewall
15 17 (10.56%) Banking
15 17 (10.56%) Security Architecture
16 16 (9.94%) Cisco
17 15 (9.32%) Project Management
17 15 (9.32%) Information Security Management
17 15 (9.32%) Data Protection
18 14 (8.70%) SIEM
19 13 (8.07%) Information Assurance
19 13 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
20 12 (7.45%) CheckPoint
20 12 (7.45%) IT Audit
21 11 (6.83%) OWASP

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 2 (1.24%) Apache
1 2 (1.24%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.62%) nginx
2 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) assyst
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.56%) Firewall
2 10 (6.21%) Network Security
3 8 (4.97%) LAN
3 8 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.97%) WAN
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (4.35%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (3.73%) BGP
5 6 (3.73%) OSPF
5 6 (3.73%) tcpdump
5 6 (3.73%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.48%) Internet
6 4 (2.48%) VPN
7 3 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.24%) DNS
8 2 (1.24%) SSL
9 1 (0.62%) Intranet
9 1 (0.62%) MPLS
9 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.24%) Big Data
1 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.62%) GIS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) CircleCI
1 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.62%) Travis CI
General
1 49 (30.43%) Finance
2 17 (10.56%) Banking
3 5 (3.11%) Legal
3 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.24%) Law
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.24%) .NET
2 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.62%) SAML
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.97%) PKI
3 6 (3.73%) CESG
4 5 (3.11%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.86%) Smart Energy
7 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.24%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.24%) FMCG
7 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.62%) Fintech
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.97%) Windows
2 3 (1.86%) Linux
2 3 (1.86%) Unix
3 1 (0.62%) Android
3 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (97.52%) Information Security
2 36 (22.36%) Risk Management
3 33 (20.50%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (19.25%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (16.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 23 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (11.18%) Security Management
8 17 (10.56%) Security Architecture
9 15 (9.32%) Data Protection
9 15 (9.32%) Information Security Management
9 15 (9.32%) Project Management
10 14 (8.70%) SIEM
11 13 (8.07%) Information Assurance
12 12 (7.45%) IT Audit
13 11 (6.83%) ISMS
13 11 (6.83%) OWASP
13 11 (6.83%) SDLC
13 11 (6.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 10 (6.21%) Security Testing
15 8 (4.97%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.48%) Java
2 2 (1.24%) C
2 2 (1.24%) PHP
2 2 (1.24%) Python
2 2 (1.24%) SQL
3 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.62%) Perl
3 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) Ruby
3 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (42.24%) CISSP
2 48 (29.81%) CISM
3 23 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 22 (13.66%) SC Cleared
5 21 (13.04%) CISA
6 13 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (6.21%) Degree
8 9 (5.59%) CCNP
8 9 (5.59%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (5.59%) Security+ Certification
9 8 (4.97%) CLAS
10 5 (3.11%) CCSP
10 5 (3.11%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (1.24%) CISMP
12 2 (1.24%) CRISC
12 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.62%) CCDP
13 1 (0.62%) HNC
13 1 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (46.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (19.25%) PCI DSS
3 19 (11.80%) COBIT
4 9 (5.59%) RMADS
5 6 (3.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (3.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.24%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (1.24%) ISO27005
6 2 (1.24%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.24%) QA
6 2 (1.24%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.62%) BS7799
7 1 (0.62%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Nessus
2 2 (1.24%) QRadar
3 1 (0.62%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (9.94%) Cisco
2 12 (7.45%) CheckPoint
3 9 (5.59%) ArcSight
4 8 (4.97%) F5
4 8 (4.97%) LogRhythm
4 8 (4.97%) Splunk
5 7 (4.35%) Juniper
5 7 (4.35%) LogLogic
6 6 (3.73%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.48%) Tripwire
8 3 (1.86%) Symantec
9 2 (1.24%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.24%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.24%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.24%) Oracle
9 2 (1.24%) Qualys
10 1 (0.62%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.62%) GFI Software
10 1 (0.62%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.62%) TippingPoint
Hampshire
TEKsystems
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ReThink Recruitment
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