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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Consultant
Rank 578 565 543
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -22
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 17 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.033% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.036% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £409 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -12.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £388 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +11.33%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 17 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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 17 £425 +3.97% 4
South East -15 6 - - 2
North West -4 5 - -
Kent - 4 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
London +6 2 £465 +16.25% 2
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +7 1 £405 +4.51% 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Woking - - - -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (58.46%) Finance
2 32 (49.23%) Firewall
3 31 (47.69%) Information Security
3 31 (47.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (46.15%) CISSP
5 23 (35.38%) PCI DSS
6 16 (24.62%) CISM
7 14 (21.54%) Windows
8 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (18.46%) Risk Management
9 11 (16.92%) Cisco
9 11 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (15.38%) SIEM
10 10 (15.38%) UNIX
10 10 (15.38%) CISA
11 9 (13.85%) Security Architecture
11 9 (13.85%) Network Security
12 7 (10.77%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (10.77%) COBIT
12 7 (10.77%) PKI
12 7 (10.77%) Banking
12 7 (10.77%) Validation
12 7 (10.77%) ITIL
13 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
14 5 (7.69%) Identity Management
15 4 (6.15%) SSCP
15 4 (6.15%) GIAC

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) SaaS
1 2 (3.08%) PaaS
1 2 (3.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) Firewall
2 10 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (13.85%) Network Security
4 3 (4.62%) LAN
4 3 (4.62%) WAN
5 2 (3.08%) FTP
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.54%) SSL
General
1 38 (58.46%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.08%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) PKI
2 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) FMCG
4 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) UNIX
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (47.69%) Information Security
2 12 (18.46%) Risk Management
3 11 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (15.38%) SIEM
5 9 (13.85%) Security Architecture
6 7 (10.77%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (10.77%) Validation
6 7 (10.77%) ITIL
7 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.69%) Identity Management
9 4 (6.15%) Network Design
10 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.62%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.62%) Project Management
11 2 (3.08%) Security Management
11 2 (3.08%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.08%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) LINC
2 2 (3.08%) C
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (46.15%) CISSP
2 16 (24.62%) CISM
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (15.38%) CISA
5 4 (6.15%) SSCP
5 4 (6.15%) GIAC
5 4 (6.15%) Degree
6 3 (4.62%) CEH
6 3 (4.62%) CRISC
6 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.62%) CCSP
7 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (47.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (35.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (10.77%) COBIT
4 5 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.54%) QA
5 1 (1.54%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) ZENworks
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Cisco
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Websense
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) Juniper
4 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.08%) F5
4 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.08%) Blue Coat