The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Advisor featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Adviser
Rank 624 634 584
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 26 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.019% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.020% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 15
Median daily rate £525 £855 £763
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +12.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £467 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £855 £828
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £855 £783
% change year-on-year
-40.05% +9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Security Advisor
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Advisor in the job title.

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 26 July 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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 25 £525 -38.59% 4
South East - 11 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £500 -
South West 0 7 £588 +22.39%
North West +1 6 £500 -41.52%
Liverpool -1 6 £500 -41.52%
Merseyside -1 6 £500 -41.52%
Bristol +2 5 £588 +22.39%
London - 1 £950 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Security Advisor contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Advisor in the job title.

1 23 (57.50%) CISSP
2 21 (52.50%) Information Security
2 21 (52.50%) CESG
3 19 (47.50%) Information Assurance
4 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (45.00%) Risk Management
5 15 (37.50%) Cryptography
6 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
6 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (35.00%) RMADS
7 13 (32.50%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (32.50%) CESG Certified Professional
8 11 (27.50%) Security Architecture
9 10 (25.00%) ISMS
9 10 (25.00%) Finance
9 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.00%) Windows
10 9 (22.50%) Client/Server
10 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
10 9 (22.50%) SMTP
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle
10 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
10 9 (22.50%) Citrix
10 9 (22.50%) Internet
10 9 (22.50%) IPsec
10 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Vista
11 8 (20.00%) CEH

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Internet
1 9 (22.50%) IPsec
1 9 (22.50%) SMTP
2 7 (17.50%) FTP
2 7 (17.50%) SSH
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 4 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) AppScan
1 3 (7.50%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Ajax
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) CESG
2 15 (37.50%) Cryptography
3 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (22.50%) Client/Server
5 6 (15.00%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
8 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.50%) PKI
8 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
8 1 (2.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows Vista
3 7 (17.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Information Security
2 19 (47.50%) Information Assurance
3 18 (45.00%) Risk Management
4 13 (32.50%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (27.50%) Security Architecture
6 10 (25.00%) ISMS
6 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (17.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (17.50%) OWASP
8 7 (17.50%) Patch Management
8 7 (17.50%) Security Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
9 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (12.50%) BPMN
10 5 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
10 5 (12.50%) Fuzz Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (10.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (7.50%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) CISSP
2 18 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (32.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (20.00%) CEH
6 6 (15.00%) CLAS
7 4 (10.00%) IISP
8 3 (7.50%) CISM
8 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (5.00%) CISA
9 2 (5.00%) CRISC
9 2 (5.00%) GIAC
10 1 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (2.50%) CCSP
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.50%) Degree
10 1 (2.50%) ISACA
10 1 (2.50%) ISEB
10 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
10 1 (2.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) RMADS
2 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (15.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (17.50%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Nessus
2 2 (5.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) IBM
3 3 (7.50%) Veracode
4 2 (5.00%) Acunetix
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec