The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Security Consultant
Rank 605 578 551
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Security Consultant 4 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.027% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
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£475 £430 £427
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +0.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £430 £427
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +0.70%
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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Lead Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Security Consultant within the UK.

Lead Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Security Consultant
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 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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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 -21 4 £475 +10.46%
Cheshire -10 3 £475 +8.57%
North West -25 3 £475 +10.46%
Knutsford -1 1 £475 +5.55%
London - 1 - -

Lead Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Security Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
1 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) CRISC
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (33.33%) OWASP
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) GIS
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Nmap
3 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas

Lead Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
1 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) OWASP
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CRISC
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee
1 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
1 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
1 1 (16.67%) Trend Micro
1 1 (16.67%) Splunk
1 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
1 1 (16.67%) LogLogic