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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Consultant
Rank 564 564 509
Rank change year-on-year
0 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 37 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.052% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.056% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 21
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
- +8.82%
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
49442 48355 43039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.38% 92.50% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30777 29938 24740
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1930 1972 2102
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £40.00 £41.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 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 26 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 1 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 36 £475 +5.55% 11
London +13 16 £500 +11.11% 6
South East -12 7 £438 -12.50% 2
North West -15 6 £415 -7.77%
West Midlands - 5 £463 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £438 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £450 -
City of London +2 2 - - 2
Cumbria - 2 £415 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
Surrey +8 1 £700 -
Merseyside -11 1 - -
Liverpool -12 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £470 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £550 - 1
Leicester - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £600 -

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 61 (100.00%) Information Security
2 23 (37.70%) CISSP
3 22 (36.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (27.87%) Risk Management
5 16 (26.23%) Data Protection
6 15 (24.59%) CISM
6 15 (24.59%) Finance
7 13 (21.31%) PCI DSS
8 11 (18.03%) Retail
9 10 (16.39%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (14.75%) ITIL
11 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (13.11%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (13.11%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (11.48%) Security Architecture
13 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
13 6 (9.84%) COBIT
13 6 (9.84%) Law
14 5 (8.20%) Firewall
14 5 (8.20%) Security Management
14 5 (8.20%) Degree
14 5 (8.20%) CESG
14 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
14 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
15 4 (6.56%) Rapid7
15 4 (6.56%) Cyber Security
15 4 (6.56%) Cyber-Ark

Information Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) VLAN
3 1 (1.64%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) DHCP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Network Security
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Law
4 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Military
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (8.20%) CESG
2 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 2 (3.28%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.28%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.28%) RMADS
5 1 (1.64%) SCADA
5 1 (1.64%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Information Security
2 17 (27.87%) Risk Management
3 16 (26.23%) Data Protection
4 10 (16.39%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (14.75%) ITIL
6 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.11%) Risk Analysis
7 7 (11.48%) Security Architecture
8 5 (8.20%) Security Management
8 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.56%) Cyber Security
10 3 (4.92%) Data Security
10 3 (4.92%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (4.92%) Information Assurance
10 3 (4.92%) SIEM
11 2 (3.28%) Project Governance
11 2 (3.28%) Change Control
11 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
11 2 (3.28%) CRAMM
Qualifications
1 23 (37.70%) CISSP
2 15 (24.59%) CISM
3 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) CISA
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.92%) CCNP
7 2 (3.28%) CRISC
8 1 (1.64%) PMP
8 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.64%) GIAC
8 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.64%) CEH
8 1 (1.64%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (36.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (21.31%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.84%) COBIT
4 4 (6.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.28%) HIPAA
5 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.64%) Nessus
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Rapid7
1 4 (6.56%) Cyber-Ark
1 4 (6.56%) Varonis
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) Juniper
3 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix
3 1 (1.64%) VMware
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago