The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 575 563 543
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 21 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.049% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.053% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 10
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£475 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
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 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

IT Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

IT Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK.

IT Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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
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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 -17 18 £475 +18.75% 8
London -1 9 £463 +34.54% 5
City of London +10 3 £230 -34.28%
South West +6 2 £420 -16.00%
South East -7 2 £450 +12.85% 1
Scotland -7 2 £375 - 2
North West -18 2 £525 +28.04% 1
East Midlands - 2 £485 -
Manchester -4 1 £575 +15.00% 1
Edinburgh -8 1 - - 2
Aberdeen - 1 £375 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Norwich - 1 £475 -
Weybridge - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Norfolk - 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £485 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 £475 -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title.

1 17 (44.74%) Finance
1 17 (44.74%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) CISSP
3 11 (28.95%) Firewall
4 10 (26.32%) CISM
5 9 (23.68%) Risk Management
5 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (21.05%) PCI DSS
6 8 (21.05%) SIEM
7 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (15.79%) Cyber Security
7 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Windows
8 4 (10.53%) CEH
8 4 (10.53%) Network Security
8 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
8 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
8 4 (10.53%) Security Patching
8 4 (10.53%) Financial Institution
9 3 (7.89%) CISA
9 3 (7.89%) Validation
9 3 (7.89%) GIAC
9 3 (7.89%) VMware
9 3 (7.89%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) Linux
9 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
9 3 (7.89%) Cisco
9 3 (7.89%) IBM
9 3 (7.89%) Symantec
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.26%) AS400
1 2 (5.26%) PKI
1 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (5.26%) FMCG
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Information Security
2 9 (23.68%) Risk Management
3 8 (21.05%) SIEM
4 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (15.79%) Cyber Security
4 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 4 (10.53%) Security Patching
5 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) Validation
7 2 (5.26%) Security Management
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.26%) Content Management
7 2 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) CISSP
2 10 (26.32%) CISM
3 4 (10.53%) CEH
4 3 (7.89%) CISA
4 3 (7.89%) GIAC
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.26%) SSCP
6 1 (2.63%) CCSE
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.63%) MCSA
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) ISSMP
6 1 (2.63%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (21.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Nessus
2 1 (2.63%) WebInspect
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco
1 3 (7.89%) IBM
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) Symantec
1 3 (7.89%) VMware
1 3 (7.89%) Splunk
2 2 (5.26%) Websense
2 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.26%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Sun
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Software AG
3 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.63%) LogLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Trustwave
3 1 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.63%) IronPort