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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Consultant
UK
Rank 542 532 571
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 40 95 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.19% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.20% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 53 30
Median daily rate £500 £463 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 £60.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 29 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -35 37 £500 +8.10% 6
London +11 22 £525 +10.52% 5
South East -13 5 £518 +11.89%
Yorkshire +12 3 £450 +9.75%
West Yorkshire +26 2 £450 -
Leeds +7 2 £450 -
East of England -2 2 £500 -16.66%
East Midlands -5 2 £500 -6.97%
Wolverhampton - 2 £363 -
Middlesex - 2 £568 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £500 -
Essex - 2 £500 -
Scotland - 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £363 - 1
South West +10 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £550 +22.22%
Bristol -3 1 - -
Sheffield -6 1 - -
South Yorkshire -11 1 - -
City of London -11 1 £525 +16.66% 2
Wales - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
West Drayton - 1 £470 -
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 £400 -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 89 (96.74%) Information Security
2 50 (54.35%) CISSP
3 36 (39.13%) CISM
4 32 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (34.78%) PCI DSS
5 23 (25.00%) CISA
6 21 (22.83%) Finance
7 17 (18.48%) Validation
7 17 (18.48%) PCI QSA
7 17 (18.48%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (17.39%) SIEM
9 15 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (16.30%) Firewall
10 13 (14.13%) Security Management
10 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (14.13%) Cisco
10 13 (14.13%) QA
11 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
12 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (11.96%) LAN
12 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
12 11 (11.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 10 (10.87%) ArcSight
13 10 (10.87%) Network Security
13 10 (10.87%) Information Security Management
14 9 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
14 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
14 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
14 9 (9.78%) WAN
14 9 (9.78%) CCNP

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 1 (1.09%) IIS
1 1 (1.09%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
1 2 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
2 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) Firewall
2 11 (11.96%) LAN
3 10 (10.87%) Network Security
4 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.78%) WAN
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
6 7 (7.61%) BGP
6 7 (7.61%) OSPF
6 7 (7.61%) tcpdump
6 7 (7.61%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.26%) VPN
8 2 (2.17%) Internet
9 1 (1.09%) DNS
9 1 (1.09%) MPLS
9 1 (1.09%) SSL
9 1 (1.09%) VoIP
9 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) GIS
1 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) CircleCI
1 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.09%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.26%) CESG
3 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.17%) SCADA
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (96.74%) Information Security
2 17 (18.48%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (18.48%) Validation
3 16 (17.39%) SIEM
4 15 (16.30%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (14.13%) Security Management
5 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
7 11 (11.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (10.87%) Information Security Management
9 9 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
11 6 (6.52%) Network Management
11 6 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (5.43%) Data Protection
12 5 (5.43%) Project Management
13 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
13 4 (4.35%) OWASP
13 4 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.09%) C
1 1 (1.09%) PHP
1 1 (1.09%) Python
1 1 (1.09%) Ruby
1 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (54.35%) CISSP
2 36 (39.13%) CISM
3 23 (25.00%) CISA
4 17 (18.48%) PCI QSA
5 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (9.78%) CCNP
7 6 (6.52%) Degree
7 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (3.26%) CLAS
9 3 (3.26%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.26%) CRISC
9 3 (3.26%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (2.17%) CCSP
11 1 (1.09%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.09%) GIAC
11 1 (1.09%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 32 (34.78%) PCI DSS
2 13 (14.13%) QA
3 5 (5.43%) COBIT
4 3 (3.26%) GDPR
5 2 (2.17%) RMADS
6 1 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.09%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.09%) ISO27005
6 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Nessus
2 3 (3.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 3 (3.26%) QRadar
3 1 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.09%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Cisco
2 10 (10.87%) ArcSight
3 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
3 9 (9.78%) F5
3 9 (9.78%) LogRhythm
4 8 (8.70%) Juniper
4 8 (8.70%) LogLogic
4 8 (8.70%) Splunk
5 7 (7.61%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.43%) Tripwire
7 4 (4.35%) Thales
8 2 (2.17%) Qualys
8 2 (2.17%) Symantec
9 1 (1.09%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.09%) HP
9 1 (1.09%) Intel
9 1 (1.09%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle
9 1 (1.09%) Sourcefire