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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 591 576 568
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 34 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.072% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.078% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 8
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£463 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £350 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 19 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 28 August 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 -16 33 £475 +1.33% 7
London +25 18 £475 -7.76% 2
South East -15 8 £388 -21.31%
Surrey - 6 £370 -
City of London 0 3 £425 -17.47%
East of England +2 2 £475 +2.70%
North West -41 2 - - 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
North East - 2 £550 -
Norwich - 2 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £550 -
Norfolk - 2 £475 -
Birmingham +6 1 £500 -
West Midlands 0 1 £500 -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (50.00%) CISSP
2 24 (44.44%) Information Security
3 21 (38.89%) Finance
4 18 (33.33%) Firewall
4 18 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (29.63%) PCI DSS
5 16 (29.63%) CISM
6 13 (24.07%) Windows
7 10 (18.52%) Security Management
7 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (16.67%) Linux
8 9 (16.67%) SIEM
9 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (12.96%) Network Security
10 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
11 6 (11.11%) UNIX
11 6 (11.11%) Cisco
11 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.11%) CISA
11 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
11 6 (11.11%) Patch Management
12 5 (9.26%) PCI QSA
12 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (7.41%) Computer Science

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) Network Security
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (5.56%) OSPF
5 3 (5.56%) BGP
5 3 (5.56%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.70%) LAN
6 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 2 (3.70%) DHCP
6 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.70%) VPN
6 2 (3.70%) DNS
7 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
1 2 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) AS400
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) SCADA
5 1 (1.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Information Security
2 18 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (18.52%) Security Management
4 9 (16.67%) SIEM
5 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
5 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 6 (11.11%) Patch Management
7 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (7.41%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 3 (5.56%) Cyber Security
9 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
9 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (3.70%) Content Management
10 2 (3.70%) Ethical Hacking
10 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
10 2 (3.70%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) CISSP
2 16 (29.63%) CISM
3 6 (11.11%) CISA
4 5 (9.26%) PCI QSA
5 4 (7.41%) CCNA
5 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.56%) CCNP
6 3 (5.56%) GSEC
6 3 (5.56%) CEH
6 3 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) ISSMP
7 1 (1.85%) CISMP
7 1 (1.85%) CCSE
7 1 (1.85%) GIAC
7 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) CSSLP
7 1 (1.85%) MCSA
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.63%) PCI DSS
2 8 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (5.56%) COBIT
4 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Cisco
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Splunk
3 3 (5.56%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
3 3 (5.56%) FireEye
4 2 (3.70%) Websense
4 2 (3.70%) Qualys
4 2 (3.70%) Imperva
4 2 (3.70%) Rapid7
4 2 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (3.70%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec
5 1 (1.85%) Sun
5 1 (1.85%) Software AG
5 1 (1.85%) IronPort