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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 605 603 563
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -40
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 45 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.074% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.078% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 39
Median daily rate £506 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £287 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £493
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -3.55%
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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -10 44 £506 +6.57% 3
London -13 11 £538 +19.44% 1
East of England +25 9 £339 -28.63%
South East +16 8 £600 +54.83% 2
North West 0 5 £600 +23.07%
South West - 5 £352 -
Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Berkshire +3 4 £600 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £450 -
Wiltshire - 4 £352 -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £600 -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £380 -
Kent +9 2 £550 +29.41% 1
Merseyside 0 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £600 -
City of London +42 1 £550 +124.48%
West Midlands -31 1 £450 -10.00%
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £339 -
Bromley - 1 £538 -
York - 1 £550 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Liverpool - 1 - -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 42 (48.84%) Information Security
2 36 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (38.37%) CISSP
4 27 (31.40%) CISM
5 25 (29.07%) Finance
6 21 (24.42%) CISA
7 20 (23.26%) Risk Management
8 19 (22.09%) Firewall
9 16 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
9 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
10 15 (17.44%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (16.28%) Security Operations
11 14 (16.28%) PKI
12 13 (15.12%) SIEM
12 13 (15.12%) Network Security
13 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
13 12 (13.95%) Security Management
14 8 (9.30%) BCP
14 8 (9.30%) Project Management
14 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
14 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (9.30%) PCI DSS
14 8 (9.30%) Information Assurance
14 8 (9.30%) SDLC
14 8 (9.30%) CLAS
14 8 (9.30%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (8.14%) Security Hardening
15 7 (8.14%) RMADS
15 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills

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 (1.16%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Firewall
2 13 (15.12%) Network Security
3 5 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.65%) WAN
5 3 (3.49%) Internet
5 3 (3.49%) Wireless
6 2 (2.33%) DNS
6 2 (2.33%) MPLS
6 2 (2.33%) SMTP
6 2 (2.33%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.16%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) AppScan
1 1 (1.16%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (29.07%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Advertising
3 1 (1.16%) Publishing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) Middleware
2 2 (2.33%) SAML
2 2 (2.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) PKI
2 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
2 8 (9.30%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.49%) CESG
6 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) Information Security
2 20 (23.26%) Risk Management
3 16 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
4 15 (17.44%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (16.28%) Security Operations
6 13 (15.12%) SIEM
7 12 (13.95%) Security Management
8 8 (9.30%) BCP
8 8 (9.30%) Information Assurance
8 8 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (9.30%) Project Management
8 8 (9.30%) SDLC
8 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.14%) Security Hardening
10 6 (6.98%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (6.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (5.81%) SAP Implementation
11 5 (5.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (5.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.16%) C
1 1 (1.16%) C#
1 1 (1.16%) C++
1 1 (1.16%) Java
1 1 (1.16%) Perl
1 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.16%) Python
1 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) CISSP
2 27 (31.40%) CISM
3 21 (24.42%) CISA
4 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
5 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.30%) CLAS
7 6 (6.98%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.49%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.49%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (2.33%) CRISC
9 2 (2.33%) Degree
10 1 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.16%) CASP
10 1 (1.16%) CCSP
10 1 (1.16%) CGEIT
10 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.16%) GIAC
10 1 (1.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.30%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.14%) RMADS
3 7 (8.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (5.81%) COBIT
5 2 (2.33%) QA
6 1 (1.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.16%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.16%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.16%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.16%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
1 2 (2.33%) UAG
2 1 (1.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) WSUS
2 1 (1.16%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) LogRhythm
2 5 (5.81%) SAP
3 4 (4.65%) Proofpoint
4 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
4 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco
4 3 (3.49%) F5
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.33%) Juniper
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle
6 1 (1.16%) ScanSafe
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.16%) Splunk
6 1 (1.16%) Symantec
6 1 (1.16%) Veracode