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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Adviser
Rank 589 604 586
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 37 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.015% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.016% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 0
Average daily rate £575 £575 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £550 -
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

Security Advisor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Advisor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 15 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +24 35 £575 - 4
London +17 17 £600 - 3
Liverpool - 11 £500 -
Merseyside - 11 £500 -
North West - 11 £500 -
East of England - 4 £850 -
Essex - 4 £850 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £850 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
City of London +34 2 £625 -7.74% 2
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (63.04%) Risk Management
2 23 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (41.30%) CLAS
4 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 16 (34.78%) Security Architecture
6 14 (30.43%) Risk Analysis
6 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (30.43%) CISSP
7 13 (28.26%) CESG
8 12 (26.09%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
10 10 (21.74%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (19.57%) Information Assurance
11 9 (19.57%) Information Security
12 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
12 8 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (17.39%) Data Management
12 8 (17.39%) Cryptography
12 8 (17.39%) Information Management
12 8 (17.39%) RMADS
13 7 (15.22%) IPsec
13 7 (15.22%) Finance
14 6 (13.04%) CESG CLAS
14 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (13.04%) CISM
14 6 (13.04%) ISMS
15 5 (10.87%) Business Transformation
15 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
15 5 (10.87%) Project Management
16 4 (8.70%) Unix

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) IPsec
2 3 (6.52%) FTP
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) SMTP
2 3 (6.52%) SSH
3 2 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.17%) AppScan
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Law
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) OAuth
2 1 (2.17%) OpenID
2 1 (2.17%) SAML
2 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) CESG
2 10 (21.74%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (17.39%) Cryptography
3 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 6 (13.04%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
6 3 (6.52%) PKI
7 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
8 1 (2.17%) BYOD
8 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Unix
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Risk Management
2 16 (34.78%) Security Architecture
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Risk Analysis
4 11 (23.91%) Data Protection
5 9 (19.57%) Information Assurance
5 9 (19.57%) Information Security
6 8 (17.39%) Data Management
6 8 (17.39%) Information Management
6 8 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (13.04%) ISMS
7 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Business Transformation
8 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (8.70%) Time Management
10 3 (6.52%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (6.52%) OWASP
10 3 (6.52%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C++
1 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (41.30%) CLAS
3 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 14 (30.43%) CISSP
5 12 (26.09%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (13.04%) CISM
7 4 (8.70%) CEH
8 3 (6.52%) CISA
9 1 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.17%) CCSP
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.17%) CRISC
9 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.17%) GIAC
9 1 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) RMADS
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.17%) Veracode