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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 610 628 595
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -33
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 39 42 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.072% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.076% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 39
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £463 £448
% change year-on-year
-1.35% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 2016.

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 30 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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 38 £500 +11.11% 5
London -14 11 £538 +19.44% 2
North West +26 9 £550 +12.82%
South East +19 6 £463 +13.84% 1
Manchester - 6 £600 -
East of England +17 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
Berkshire +11 3 £600 +26.31%
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
City of London +14 2 £550 +15.78%
Surrey +12 2 £339 -8.44%
Newbury - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £450 - 1
Bromley - 2 £538 -
Reading +17 1 £600 +26.31%
Cheshire +10 1 £500 +2.56%
Merseyside +6 1 - -
Uxbridge +1 1 £475 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
South West - 1 £600 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £600 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Essex - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £600 -
Northampton - 1 £450 -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 40 (47.62%) Information Security
2 35 (41.67%) CISSP
3 31 (36.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (30.95%) Finance
5 23 (27.38%) CISM
6 22 (26.19%) CISA
7 17 (20.24%) Firewall
8 16 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 14 (16.67%) Security Operations
11 13 (15.48%) SIEM
11 13 (15.48%) PCI DSS
12 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
13 11 (13.10%) Network Security
13 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (11.90%) Project Management
15 8 (9.52%) Cryptography
15 8 (9.52%) PKI
15 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
16 7 (8.33%) Security Hardening
16 7 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
16 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (8.33%) BCP
16 7 (8.33%) Security Management
17 6 (7.14%) Banking

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 1 (1.19%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) GitHub
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) Firewall
2 11 (13.10%) Network Security
3 5 (5.95%) LAN
4 4 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.76%) WAN
5 2 (2.38%) DNS
5 2 (2.38%) MPLS
5 2 (2.38%) SMTP
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.19%) DMZ
6 1 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) AppScan
2 1 (1.19%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Automotive
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Middleware
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) SAML
3 2 (2.38%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.52%) Cryptography
2 8 (9.52%) PKI
2 8 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (3.57%) CESG
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.19%) Economics
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Linux
1 4 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Information Security
2 16 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
3 15 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 14 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 13 (15.48%) SIEM
6 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.90%) Project Management
8 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.33%) BCP
8 7 (8.33%) Security Hardening
8 7 (8.33%) Security Management
8 7 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (7.14%) SDLC
9 6 (7.14%) Time Management
9 6 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (5.95%) SAP Implementation
10 5 (5.95%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) C#
1 2 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.19%) C
2 1 (1.19%) C++
2 1 (1.19%) Java
2 1 (1.19%) Perl
2 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.19%) Python
2 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (41.67%) CISSP
2 23 (27.38%) CISM
3 22 (26.19%) CISA
4 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.76%) Degree
7 3 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.38%) CEH
8 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.38%) CLAS
8 2 (2.38%) CRISC
9 1 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.19%) CASP
9 1 (1.19%) CCSP
9 1 (1.19%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.19%) CISMP
9 1 (1.19%) SANS
9 1 (1.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (36.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (15.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.95%) COBIT
3 5 (5.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.57%) ISO27002
4 3 (3.57%) QA
4 3 (3.57%) RMADS
5 1 (1.19%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.19%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.19%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Snort
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) EnCase
1 2 (2.38%) Nessus
2 1 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) Cisco
1 5 (5.95%) LogRhythm
1 5 (5.95%) SAP
2 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
2 3 (3.57%) Juniper
2 3 (3.57%) Proofpoint
3 2 (2.38%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
3 2 (2.38%) Cellebrite
3 2 (2.38%) F5
3 2 (2.38%) IBM
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.19%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.19%) ScanSafe
4 1 (1.19%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.19%) Symantec
4 1 (1.19%) VMware