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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 594 617 589
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -28
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 47 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.039% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.041% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 27
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £256 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £573 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £453
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.20%
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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 May 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 May 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 +13 46 £500 +11.11% 10
London +5 13 £513 +58.91% 4
North West -5 9 - - 2
East of England - 8 £600 -
South East -7 6 £563 +25.00% 2
West Midlands - 6 £463 -
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
South West -4 4 £325 -22.61%
Birmingham - 4 - -
Luton - 4 - -
East Midlands +15 3 £588 -
Manchester -4 3 - - 2
Merseyside - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £325 -
City of London +45 2 £550 +139.13%
Berkshire -2 2 £500 -
Surrey -10 2 £625 +13.63%
Liverpool - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £352 -
Worcester - 2 £463 -
Reading - 2 £500 -
Norwich - 2 £600 -
Worcestershire - 2 £463 -
Norfolk - 2 £600 -
Nottinghamshire +2 1 - -
Weybridge -5 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £600 -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 33 (37.50%) Information Security
2 26 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (29.55%) CISSP
3 23 (26.14%) Finance
4 21 (23.86%) Risk Management
5 18 (20.45%) Firewall
6 17 (19.32%) CISM
6 17 (19.32%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (18.18%) PKI
8 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
8 14 (15.91%) SIEM
9 12 (13.64%) Security Management
10 11 (12.50%) CLAS
11 10 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (11.36%) CISA
11 10 (11.36%) Information Assurance
12 9 (10.23%) RMADS
12 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.23%) CESG Certified Professional
13 8 (9.09%) Windows
13 8 (9.09%) PCI DSS
14 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
14 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
14 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
14 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (7.95%) Security Architecture
15 6 (6.82%) LogRhythm
15 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 6 (6.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 6 (6.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 (1.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) Firewall
2 5 (5.68%) Internet
2 5 (5.68%) Network Security
3 4 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.55%) LAN
3 4 (4.55%) WAN
4 3 (3.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.27%) DNS
5 2 (2.27%) MPLS
5 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.27%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Big Data
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (26.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
2 4 (4.55%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) OAuth
2 1 (1.14%) SAML
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) PKI
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.82%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Unix
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Information Security
2 21 (23.86%) Risk Management
3 17 (19.32%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (15.91%) SIEM
5 12 (13.64%) Security Management
6 10 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (11.36%) Information Assurance
7 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.95%) Security Architecture
9 6 (6.82%) BCP
9 6 (6.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 6 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Time Management
9 6 (6.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 6 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (5.68%) Data Security
10 5 (5.68%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (5.68%) Information Security Management
10 5 (5.68%) SAP Implementation
10 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.14%) PHP
1 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.14%) SQL
1 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (29.55%) CISSP
2 17 (19.32%) CISM
3 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (12.50%) CLAS
5 10 (11.36%) CISA
6 9 (10.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
7 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.14%) CCSP
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CRISC
8 1 (1.14%) GIAC
8 1 (1.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.23%) RMADS
3 8 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 6 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.27%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (2.27%) QA
6 1 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.14%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.14%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.14%) ISO27005
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Nessus
1 2 (2.27%) WSUS
2 1 (1.14%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) LogRhythm
2 5 (5.68%) SAP
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.55%) Proofpoint
4 3 (3.41%) Blue Coat
4 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.41%) F5
5 2 (2.27%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (1.14%) Capita
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix
6 1 (1.14%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.14%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.14%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec