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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Consultant
Rank 558 542 522
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 20 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.033% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £260 £375
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -30.66%
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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 20 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 23 January 2015. 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 -16 20 £403 +0.62% 3
London +1 7 £405 +1.25% 1
North West - 5 - -
South East - 5 - - 1
Kent - 4 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
City of London +12 2 £405 +1.25% 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -

IT Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 26 (52.00%) Finance
1 26 (52.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) Firewall
2 21 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (40.00%) CISSP
3 20 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 14 (28.00%) CISM
5 10 (20.00%) CISA
6 8 (16.00%) Network Security
7 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
7 7 (14.00%) ITIL
7 7 (14.00%) Windows
7 7 (14.00%) Validation
8 6 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (10.00%) UNIX
9 5 (10.00%) Cisco
9 5 (10.00%) Banking
9 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
10 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.00%) Network Design
10 4 (8.00%) COBIT
10 4 (8.00%) SIEM
10 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (6.00%) Cyber Security
11 3 (6.00%) Change Control
11 3 (6.00%) LINC

IT Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.00%) Firewall
2 8 (16.00%) Network Security
3 6 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Information Security
2 7 (14.00%) Validation
2 7 (14.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Network Design
5 4 (8.00%) SIEM
5 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.00%) Change Control
6 3 (6.00%) Cyber Security
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.00%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) LINC
2 1 (2.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) CISSP
2 14 (28.00%) CISM
3 10 (20.00%) CISA
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.00%) GIAC
5 2 (4.00%) CEH
5 2 (4.00%) CRISC
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (8.00%) COBIT
5 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (2.00%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (4.00%) Juniper
2 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.00%) Symantec
2 2 (4.00%) Websense
2 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (4.00%) F5
3 1 (2.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle