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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Advisor
Rank 564 557 522
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.004% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.004% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
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£600 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £804 - £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £345
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £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 1785 1961 2473
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 £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

Security Advisor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 6 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 28 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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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 -13 7 £600 -
London - 6 £701 -
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 21 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 17 (70.83%) RMADS
3 17 (70.83%) CESG
3 17 (70.83%) CESG CLAS
4 15 (62.50%) Security Architecture
5 6 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 6 (25.00%) SABSA
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (12.50%) ISMS
8 3 (12.50%) Legal
9 2 (8.33%) Information Security
9 2 (8.33%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (4.17%) Degree
10 1 (4.17%) CITP
10 1 (4.17%) ISACA
10 1 (4.17%) Cyber Security
10 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.17%) Local Government
10 1 (4.17%) PKI
10 1 (4.17%) MBCS
10 1 (4.17%) TOGAF

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) X.509
General
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 17 (70.83%) RMADS
1 17 (70.83%) CESG
1 17 (70.83%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Security Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 6 (25.00%) SABSA
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.50%) ISMS
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Cyber Security
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CITP
3 1 (4.17%) ISACA
3 1 (4.17%) MBCS
3 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco
1 1 (4.17%) Juniper
1 1 (4.17%) CA
1 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint