The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Advisor role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Advisor in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Advisor
Rank 587 570 593
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£553 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.96% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £313 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £313 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £673 - £363
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Security Advisor
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Advisor Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Advisor
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Advisor Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Advisor
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Security Advisor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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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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 -7 11 £553 +76.96%
London +12 7 £553 +76.96%
North West - 2 £825 -
South East - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in their job title.

1 24 (75.00%) RMADS
1 24 (75.00%) Security Architecture
2 23 (71.88%) CESG
3 22 (68.75%) CESG CLAS
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (28.13%) Data Security
7 8 (25.00%) Information Assurance
8 7 (21.88%) Statistics
9 6 (18.75%) Information Security
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle
11 4 (12.50%) HP
11 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
12 3 (9.38%) CISSP
12 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
12 3 (9.38%) BT
12 3 (9.38%) Network Security
13 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
13 2 (6.25%) ISO 14001
13 2 (6.25%) Firewall
13 2 (6.25%) Finance
13 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (6.25%) Summit
13 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (6.25%) SABSA
14 1 (3.13%) C
14 1 (3.13%) JSP
14 1 (3.13%) Web Services
14 1 (3.13%) Windows

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Summit
2 1 (3.13%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) JSP
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (75.00%) RMADS
2 23 (71.88%) CESG
3 22 (68.75%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (21.88%) Statistics
5 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Security Architecture
2 9 (28.13%) Data Security
3 8 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 6 (18.75%) Information Security
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.25%) SABSA
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) SIEM
7 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.13%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Use Case
7 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Security Management
7 1 (3.13%) ETL
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) CISA
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.25%) ISO 14001
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) BT
4 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec