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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Consultant
Rank 545 542 582
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +40
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 67 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.083% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.090% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +7.14%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +3 55 £450 +5.88% 12
London +14 28 £425 -6.84% 8
City of London +34 14 £425 -0.05% 6
Scotland -3 11 £400 +32.89%
North West +1 10 £375 -4.76% 1
South East +11 9 £491 +24.52% 1
Berkshire - 5 £488 - 1
Surrey -3 3 - -
Glasgow -10 3 £500 +66.11%
West Midlands - 3 £600 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £600 -
Reading - 2 £485 -
Cheshire +6 1 £375 -4.76%
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
South West -44 1 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Kent - 1 £600 -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Leicester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Aldershot - - - -
Bath - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 98 (100.00%) Information Security
2 46 (46.94%) CISSP
3 45 (45.92%) Finance
4 32 (32.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (29.59%) CISM
6 28 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 22 (22.45%) Risk Assessment
8 20 (20.41%) Banking
9 19 (19.39%) Management Information System
10 16 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.24%) Security Management
11 12 (12.24%) CISA
12 11 (11.22%) Windows
13 10 (10.20%) PCI DSS
13 10 (10.20%) Security Architecture
14 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
14 9 (9.18%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (9.18%) Degree
15 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking
15 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
16 7 (7.14%) FMCG
16 7 (7.14%) COBIT
16 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
16 7 (7.14%) UNIX
16 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
16 7 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
16 7 (7.14%) Information Assurance
16 7 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
17 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) Firewall
1 6 (6.12%) Network Security
2 3 (3.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.02%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) Intranet
3 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
General
1 45 (45.92%) Finance
2 20 (20.41%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.12%) Legal
5 4 (4.08%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) Local Government
6 3 (3.06%) Retail
7 2 (2.04%) Advertising
7 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.02%) German Language
8 1 (1.02%) Publishing
8 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) .NET
1 1 (1.02%) Web Services
1 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.14%) FMCG
3 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) RMADS
5 4 (4.08%) GIS
6 3 (3.06%) Open Source
6 3 (3.06%) CESG
6 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.04%) Human Factors
7 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.02%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.02%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.02%) SCADA
8 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.02%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.02%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.02%) Android
3 1 (1.02%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 22 (22.45%) Risk Assessment
4 16 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (12.24%) Security Management
6 10 (10.20%) Security Architecture
7 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (9.18%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (7.14%) Information Assurance
8 7 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (5.10%) Security Testing
11 4 (4.08%) ITIL
11 4 (4.08%) Cyber Security
12 3 (3.06%) ISMS
12 3 (3.06%) Information Security Management
12 3 (3.06%) Project Management
13 2 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.10%) C
2 2 (2.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.02%) R
3 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.02%) Perl
3 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (46.94%) CISSP
2 29 (29.59%) CISM
3 12 (12.24%) CISA
4 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.18%) Degree
5 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.10%) CEH
7 3 (3.06%) GIAC
8 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.04%) CCNA
8 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) CISMP
9 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.02%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.02%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (32.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.14%) COBIT
4 4 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.04%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.02%) CRD IV
6 1 (1.02%) COREP
6 1 (1.02%) FINREP
6 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) DatAdvantage
1 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) McAfee
3 3 (3.06%) Sophos
4 1 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.02%) Varonis
4 1 (1.02%) Splunk
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) HP
4 1 (1.02%) NetApp
4 1 (1.02%) Symantec
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