The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 561 533 566
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +33
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 26 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.023% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.025% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 17
Average daily rate £400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £533 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 24 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -71 26 £400 - 8
London -11 15 £500 -4.76% 4
West Midlands - 3 £370 -
South East - 2 £399 - 2
City of London - 2 £500 -
North West -19 1 £360 +2.85% 2
East of England - 1 £388 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
County Londonderry - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 17 (40.48%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) Information Security
3 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (23.81%) CISSP
5 9 (21.43%) ITIL
5 9 (21.43%) Cisco
6 8 (19.05%) CISM
7 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
9 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
9 5 (11.90%) COBIT
9 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (11.90%) Banking
9 5 (11.90%) Nessus
9 5 (11.90%) CISA
10 4 (9.52%) Finance
10 4 (9.52%) UNIX
10 4 (9.52%) Linux
10 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 4 (9.52%) Degree
10 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.52%) IaaS
11 3 (7.14%) SIEM
11 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) VLAN
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) MPLS
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) FTP
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (11.90%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Open Source
2 3 (7.14%) CESG
2 3 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (4.76%) RMADS
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) PDA
4 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Information Security
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.14%) SIEM
6 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.14%) Web Development
6 3 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (7.14%) Information Assurance
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (4.76%) Data Security
7 2 (4.76%) Security Management
7 2 (4.76%) Computer Security
7 2 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) CISSP
2 8 (19.05%) CISM
3 5 (11.90%) CISA
4 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) CRISC
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.90%) COBIT
2 5 (11.90%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.38%) BS7799
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Novell
2 2 (4.76%) Symantec
2 2 (4.76%) Websense
2 2 (4.76%) Juniper
2 2 (4.76%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
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