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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 608 614 590
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 42 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.070% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.074% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 38
Median daily rate £544 £475 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £480 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 28 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 August 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 -5 41 £544 +14.47% 7
London -21 12 £544 +20.83% 2
East of England +20 8 - -
North West +12 7 £550 +10.00% 2
South East +6 6 £600 +54.83% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £450 - 1
Manchester - 6 £600 - 2
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Berkshire +12 3 £600 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Kent +10 2 £550 +29.41% 2
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Leeds - 2 £450 - 1
Bromley - 2 £538 -
Newbury - 2 - -
City of London +37 1 £550 +29.41%
Cheshire +5 1 £500 -
West Midlands -32 1 £450 -10.00%
Essex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £600 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
South West - 1 £600 -
Reading - 1 £600 -
Swindon - 1 £600 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
York - 1 £550 -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 45 (50.56%) Information Security
2 36 (40.45%) CISSP
3 35 (39.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (30.34%) Finance
5 26 (29.21%) CISM
6 20 (22.47%) Risk Management
7 19 (21.35%) CISA
8 17 (19.10%) Firewall
9 16 (17.98%) Risk Assessment
9 16 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (15.73%) Security Operations
10 14 (15.73%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (14.61%) PCI DSS
11 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
12 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.48%) SIEM
12 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (12.36%) PKI
13 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
13 11 (12.36%) Network Security
14 9 (10.11%) Security Management
14 9 (10.11%) Project Management
15 8 (8.99%) BCP
15 8 (8.99%) Cryptography
15 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (8.99%) SDLC
15 8 (8.99%) Security Operations Centre
16 7 (7.87%) Security Hardening
16 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (6.74%) 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 (1.12%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) GitHub
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) Firewall
2 11 (12.36%) Network Security
3 5 (5.62%) LAN
4 4 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.49%) WAN
5 2 (2.25%) DNS
5 2 (2.25%) Internet
5 2 (2.25%) MPLS
5 2 (2.25%) SMTP
5 2 (2.25%) Wireless
6 1 (1.12%) DMZ
6 1 (1.12%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) AppScan
2 1 (1.12%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) Middleware
2 3 (3.37%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) SAML
3 2 (2.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) PKI
3 8 (8.99%) Cryptography
3 8 (8.99%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.37%) CESG
6 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) Unix
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.56%) Information Security
2 20 (22.47%) Risk Management
3 16 (17.98%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (17.98%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (15.73%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (15.73%) Security Operations
5 12 (13.48%) SIEM
5 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.11%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) Security Management
7 8 (8.99%) BCP
7 8 (8.99%) SDLC
8 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.87%) Security Hardening
9 6 (6.74%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (6.74%) Time Management
9 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (5.62%) Secure Coding
10 5 (5.62%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) C
1 1 (1.12%) C#
1 1 (1.12%) C++
1 1 (1.12%) Java
1 1 (1.12%) Perl
1 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.12%) Python
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (40.45%) CISSP
2 26 (29.21%) CISM
3 19 (21.35%) CISA
4 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.62%) CLAS
7 4 (4.49%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.37%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (3.37%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (2.25%) CRISC
9 2 (2.25%) Degree
10 1 (1.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.12%) CASP
10 1 (1.12%) CCSP
10 1 (1.12%) CGEIT
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (39.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (14.61%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (5.62%) COBIT
4 5 (5.62%) RMADS
5 2 (2.25%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.25%) QA
6 1 (1.12%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.12%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.12%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.12%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.12%) Snort
2 1 (1.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Nessus
1 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) LogRhythm
2 5 (5.62%) SAP
3 4 (4.49%) Proofpoint
4 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.37%) Cisco
4 3 (3.37%) F5
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.25%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.25%) IBM
5 2 (2.25%) Juniper
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.12%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) ScanSafe
6 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.12%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.12%) Splunk
6 1 (1.12%) Veracode