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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Adviser
UK
Rank 589 598 602
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 19 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.058% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.061% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 8
Median daily rate £525 £600 £598
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £838 £803
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £675 £550
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +22.72%
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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 12 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +21 17 £525 -12.50%
South East +30 13 £525 -
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £525 -
Milton Keynes +9 12 £525 -
Corsham - 3 £775 -
South West - 3 £775 -
Wiltshire - 3 £775 -
South Wales - 2 £513 -
Cardiff - 2 £513 -
Wales - 2 £513 -
East of England +1 1 £400 -52.94%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 30 (81.08%) CESG
2 27 (72.97%) Risk Management
3 26 (70.27%) Risk Assessment
4 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
5 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
6 18 (48.65%) CISSP
6 18 (48.65%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (45.95%) RMADS
8 15 (40.54%) Information Assurance
9 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
9 14 (37.84%) IPsec
10 13 (35.14%) ISMS
11 12 (32.43%) Wireless
12 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
12 11 (29.73%) Information Security
12 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
14 8 (21.62%) Windows
14 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (21.62%) ISO27005
14 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
14 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
15 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
16 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
16 5 (13.51%) Citrix
16 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
16 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
16 5 (13.51%) Oracle
16 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
16 5 (13.51%) Internet

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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) IPsec
2 12 (32.43%) Wireless
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) SMTP
4 4 (10.81%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) FTP
5 3 (8.11%) SSH
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.11%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (81.08%) CESG
2 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.11%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (72.97%) Risk Management
2 26 (70.27%) Risk Assessment
3 15 (40.54%) Information Assurance
4 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
5 13 (35.14%) ISMS
6 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (29.73%) Information Security
7 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
7 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
9 4 (10.81%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (8.11%) Contract Management
10 3 (8.11%) Fuzz Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Matrix Management
10 3 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (8.11%) OWASP
11 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) CESG Certified Professional
3 18 (48.65%) CISSP
4 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) CISM
6 3 (8.11%) CLAS
7 2 (5.41%) IISP
7 2 (5.41%) ISACA
8 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) CISA
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) RMADS
2 8 (21.62%) ISO27005
3 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (5.41%) FedRAMP
5 2 (5.41%) HIPAA
5 2 (5.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (5.41%) JSP 440
5 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) SAP