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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Consultant
Rank 579 572 587
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 48 65 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 43 43
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -18 46 £500 +5.26% 7
London -4 23 £525 +16.66% 5
South East -5 8 £505 +1.00% 2
East of England +9 3 £500 -16.66%
North West +3 3 - -
Manchester +3 3 - -
East Midlands -4 3 £500 -23.07%
Yorkshire +10 2 £500 +5.26%
City of London +1 2 £470 +4.44% 1
South Yorkshire -7 2 £500 +5.26%
Sheffield -12 2 £500 +5.26%
Lincolnshire - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Middlesex - 2 £568 -
Home Counties - 2 £525 -
North East - 2 £500 -
South West - 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £488 -
Scotland - 2 £488 -
Essex - 2 £500 -
Hampshire +15 1 £375 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £550 +15.78%
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
Suffolk -3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 133 (96.38%) Information Security
2 69 (50.00%) CISSP
3 55 (39.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (36.96%) CISM
5 38 (27.54%) PCI DSS
6 35 (25.36%) Finance
7 32 (23.19%) CISA
8 29 (21.01%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (18.84%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (17.39%) Risk Management
11 19 (13.77%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (13.04%) Security Architecture
12 18 (13.04%) SIEM
12 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (11.59%) Security Management
13 16 (11.59%) Validation
13 16 (11.59%) Cisco
14 15 (10.87%) COBIT
15 14 (10.14%) PCI QSA
15 14 (10.14%) Security Cleared
16 13 (9.42%) QA
16 13 (9.42%) Firewall
16 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (9.42%) Management Information System
16 13 (9.42%) Information Security Management
17 12 (8.70%) CheckPoint
17 12 (8.70%) Project Management
17 12 (8.70%) SC Cleared
18 11 (7.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 10 (7.25%) IT Audit

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 (1.45%) Apache
1 2 (1.45%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.72%) IIS
2 1 (0.72%) nginx
2 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) assyst
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.42%) Firewall
2 10 (7.25%) Network Security
3 9 (6.52%) LAN
3 9 (6.52%) WAN
4 8 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (5.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (5.80%) Spanning Tree
4 8 (5.80%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.07%) BGP
5 7 (5.07%) OSPF
5 7 (5.07%) tcpdump
5 7 (5.07%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.17%) Internet
7 2 (1.45%) DNS
7 2 (1.45%) SSL
7 2 (1.45%) VPN
8 1 (0.72%) HTTP
8 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.72%) LDAP
8 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.45%) Big Data
1 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.72%) GIS
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) CircleCI
1 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (25.36%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) .NET
1 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.72%) SAML
1 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.42%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.35%) CESG
3 4 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.90%) PKI
4 3 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (2.17%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.45%) SCADA
5 2 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.72%) Fintech
6 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.35%) Windows
2 3 (2.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (96.38%) Information Security
2 29 (21.01%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (18.84%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 19 (13.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (13.04%) Security Architecture
6 18 (13.04%) SIEM
6 18 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.59%) Security Management
7 16 (11.59%) Validation
8 13 (9.42%) Information Security Management
9 12 (8.70%) Project Management
10 11 (7.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (7.25%) IT Audit
11 10 (7.25%) OWASP
11 10 (7.25%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (6.52%) SDLC
13 8 (5.80%) Information Assurance
14 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
14 7 (5.07%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.45%) Java
1 2 (1.45%) Python
1 2 (1.45%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) C
2 1 (0.72%) Perl
2 1 (0.72%) PHP
2 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.72%) Ruby
2 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (50.00%) CISSP
2 51 (36.96%) CISM
3 32 (23.19%) CISA
4 14 (10.14%) PCI QSA
4 14 (10.14%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 10 (7.25%) CCNP
8 9 (6.52%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (6.52%) Security+ Certification
9 8 (5.80%) Degree
10 6 (4.35%) CLAS
11 5 (3.62%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (2.90%) CCSP
13 3 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (2.17%) CRISC
14 1 (0.72%) CHECK Team Member
14 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.72%) IISP
14 1 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (39.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (27.54%) PCI DSS
3 15 (10.87%) COBIT
4 13 (9.42%) QA
5 6 (4.35%) RMADS
6 4 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.45%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (1.45%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.45%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.72%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.72%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.72%) ISO27005
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) Nessus
2 3 (2.17%) QRadar
3 1 (0.72%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 16 (11.59%) Cisco
2 12 (8.70%) CheckPoint
3 10 (7.25%) ArcSight
4 9 (6.52%) F5
4 9 (6.52%) LogRhythm
5 8 (5.80%) Juniper
5 8 (5.80%) LogLogic
5 8 (5.80%) Splunk
6 7 (5.07%) Fortinet
6 7 (5.07%) Thales
7 5 (3.62%) Tripwire
8 3 (2.17%) Qualys
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.45%) Oracle
9 2 (1.45%) Symantec
10 1 (0.72%) HP
10 1 (0.72%) Intel
10 1 (0.72%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.72%) Sophos
10 1 (0.72%) Sourcefire
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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