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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Consultant
Rank 587 616 604
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 51 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.048% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.051% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 28
Median daily rate £550 £485 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £245 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £485 £480
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +1.04%
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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 1 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 +28 50 £550 +13.40% 13
London -10 12 £538 +19.44% 3
East of England +20 11 £600 +23.07%
South East +10 8 £613 +75.00% 3
West Midlands -16 5 £450 -10.00% 2
South West - 5 £352 - 1
North West -5 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £550 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £352 -
East Midlands -1 3 £588 +21.13%
Cambridge - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £380 -
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
City of London +29 2 £550 +124.48% 1
Norfolk -2 2 £600 +23.07%
Birmingham -3 2 - - 1
Surrey -3 2 £625 -
Norwich -10 2 £600 +23.07%
Luton - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £600 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Worcester - 2 £463 -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Merseyside - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £600 - 1
Kent - 2 £550 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £463 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 44 (45.36%) Information Security
2 36 (37.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (37.11%) CISSP
3 28 (28.87%) Finance
4 26 (26.80%) CISM
5 21 (21.65%) Risk Management
6 20 (20.62%) CISA
7 19 (19.59%) Firewall
7 19 (19.59%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (17.53%) Security Cleared
9 16 (16.49%) SIEM
9 16 (16.49%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (15.46%) PKI
11 12 (12.37%) Security Management
12 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
12 11 (11.34%) Network Security
12 11 (11.34%) Security Operations
13 10 (10.31%) CLAS
13 10 (10.31%) Information Assurance
14 9 (9.28%) RMADS
14 9 (9.28%) Project Management
15 8 (8.25%) BCP
15 8 (8.25%) PCI DSS
15 8 (8.25%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (7.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 7 (7.22%) Time Management
16 7 (7.22%) Vulnerability Management

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 (1.03%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.59%) Firewall
2 11 (11.34%) Network Security
3 5 (5.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
4 4 (4.12%) Internet
4 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.12%) WAN
5 3 (3.09%) Wireless
6 2 (2.06%) DNS
6 2 (2.06%) MPLS
6 2 (2.06%) SMTP
6 2 (2.06%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.03%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Big Data
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.03%) AppScan
General
1 28 (28.87%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Banking
2 4 (4.12%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) Advertising
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) Middleware
2 3 (3.09%) SAML
3 2 (2.06%) WAP
4 1 (1.03%) OAuth
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) PKI
2 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Cryptography
4 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.09%) CESG
6 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Windows
2 3 (3.09%) Linux
3 2 (2.06%) Unix
3 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.36%) Information Security
2 21 (21.65%) Risk Management
3 19 (19.59%) Risk Assessment
4 16 (16.49%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (16.49%) SIEM
5 12 (12.37%) Security Management
6 11 (11.34%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (11.34%) Security Operations
6 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.31%) Information Assurance
8 9 (9.28%) Project Management
9 8 (8.25%) BCP
10 7 (7.22%) Time Management
10 7 (7.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (7.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 6 (6.19%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (6.19%) SDLC
11 6 (6.19%) Security Architecture
12 5 (5.15%) SAP Implementation
12 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.03%) C
1 1 (1.03%) C#
1 1 (1.03%) C++
1 1 (1.03%) Java
1 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.03%) Perl
1 1 (1.03%) PHP
1 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.03%) Python
1 1 (1.03%) SQL
1 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (37.11%) CISSP
2 26 (26.80%) CISM
3 20 (20.62%) CISA
4 17 (17.53%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.31%) CLAS
7 8 (8.25%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.09%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.09%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (2.06%) CRISC
10 2 (2.06%) Degree
11 1 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.03%) CASP
11 1 (1.03%) CCSP
11 1 (1.03%) CGEIT
11 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.03%) GIAC
11 1 (1.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (37.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.28%) RMADS
3 8 (8.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.15%) COBIT
4 5 (5.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.06%) QA
6 1 (1.03%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.03%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.03%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.03%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.03%) ISO27005
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.06%) UAG
3 1 (1.03%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Nessus
2 2 (2.06%) WSUS
3 1 (1.03%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 6 (6.19%) LogRhythm
2 5 (5.15%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Proofpoint
4 3 (3.09%) Blue Coat
4 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco
4 3 (3.09%) F5
5 2 (2.06%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.06%) Juniper
6 1 (1.03%) Capita
6 1 (1.03%) Citrix
6 1 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.03%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.03%) ScanSafe
6 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.03%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.03%) Splunk
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec
6 1 (1.03%) Veracode
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