The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Consultant
UK
Rank 569 584 601
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 27 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.078% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.082% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 8
Median daily rate £488 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

IT Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Security Consultant in the job title.

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 21 February 2017.

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 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 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 +13 24 £513 +13.88% 4
London +16 9 £525 -10.63% 2
North West +19 7 £425 -22.72% 2
Manchester +6 3 - - 1
East of England +4 3 £500 +42.85%
South West -5 3 £363 -14.70%
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
Bristol -2 2 - -
West Yorkshire +16 1 £550 +22.22%
South East +9 1 £625 +25.00%
Yorkshire +8 1 £550 +22.22%
Scotland - 1 £425 - 1
Wales - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Bradford - 1 £550 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £625 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
Southampton - 1 £625 -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT 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 IT Security Consultant in the job title.

1 30 (57.69%) Information Security
2 22 (42.31%) CISSP
3 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (34.62%) Firewall
5 15 (28.85%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (25.00%) CISMP
7 13 (25.00%) Cisco
7 13 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (25.00%) ISO27002
8 12 (23.08%) Web Services
8 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (23.08%) COBIT
9 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
9 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
9 11 (21.15%) Finance
9 11 (21.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 11 (21.15%) WebEx
10 10 (19.23%) Security Management
11 9 (17.31%) Banking
11 9 (17.31%) Security Operations
12 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
13 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
13 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
14 5 (9.62%) Information Security Management
14 5 (9.62%) CISA
14 5 (9.62%) SIEM
14 5 (9.62%) GDPR
15 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter

IT 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:

Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (34.62%) Firewall
2 11 (21.15%) WebEx
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 3 (5.77%) Wholesale Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.92%) Fintech
3 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Information Security
2 15 (28.85%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (21.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 10 (19.23%) Security Management
6 9 (17.31%) Security Operations
7 7 (13.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.62%) Information Security Management
9 5 (9.62%) SIEM
10 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
10 4 (7.69%) ITIL
10 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (5.77%) E-Discovery
11 3 (5.77%) Forensic Analysis
11 3 (5.77%) Project Planning
11 3 (5.77%) Remediation Plan
11 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (3.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) C#
1 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.92%) SQL
1 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) CISSP
2 13 (25.00%) CISMP
3 5 (9.62%) CISA
4 4 (7.69%) CEH
4 4 (7.69%) CISM
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
5 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.85%) GSEC
7 1 (1.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (25.00%) ISO27002
3 12 (23.08%) COBIT
4 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS
5 5 (9.62%) GDPR
6 3 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Snort
3 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) EnCase
2 2 (3.85%) Nessus
3 1 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Cisco
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Splunk
4 3 (5.77%) Cellebrite
4 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.85%) Sophos
5 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.92%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.92%) Qualys
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
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