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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 571 543 519
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -24
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 16 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.049% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
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£403 £400 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £337 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £324 £413
% change year-on-year
+23.55% -21.51%
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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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 21 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 March 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 -11 16 £403 +0.62% 5
London +2 7 £405 +1.25% 3
North West - 4 - - 1
City of London +12 3 £405 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
South East - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
South West - - - -
Avon - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 21 (55.26%) Information Security
2 20 (52.63%) Finance
3 18 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (42.11%) CISSP
5 14 (36.84%) PCI DSS
6 12 (31.58%) CISM
7 11 (28.95%) Firewall
8 7 (18.42%) Network Security
8 7 (18.42%) Security Architecture
9 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (15.79%) CISA
10 5 (13.16%) ITIL
10 5 (13.16%) Financial Institution
11 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.53%) Validation
11 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.53%) Network Design
11 4 (10.53%) Windows
12 3 (7.89%) UNIX
12 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (7.89%) Degree
12 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (7.89%) SIEM
12 3 (7.89%) FMCG
12 3 (7.89%) Change Control
12 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security
13 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (5.26%) IaaS
13 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
13 2 (5.26%) SaaS

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) Network Security
3 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.63%) SSL
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) FMCG
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Information Security
2 7 (18.42%) Security Architecture
3 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Network Design
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.53%) Validation
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (7.89%) SIEM
6 3 (7.89%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
7 2 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Management
8 1 (2.63%) Process Management
8 1 (2.63%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
1 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) CISSP
2 12 (31.58%) CISM
3 6 (15.79%) CISA
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) GIAC
5 2 (5.26%) CEH
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) SSCP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (36.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.26%) COBIT
3 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
1 1 (2.63%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Symantec
2 1 (2.63%) Websense
2 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
2 1 (2.63%) F5
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco
2 1 (2.63%) IBM
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) HP
2 1 (2.63%) Juniper
2 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
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Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago