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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Advisor
Rank 589 585 597
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.004% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
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£575 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 - £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £825 - £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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

Security Advisor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 13 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 30 September 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 -11 14 £575 -
London - 13 £566 -
City of London - 5 £650 -
North West - 1 £825 -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Security Advisor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 27 (77.14%) Security Architecture
2 26 (74.29%) RMADS
3 24 (68.57%) CESG
4 23 (65.71%) CESG CLAS
5 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (25.71%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (25.71%) Data Security
8 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
8 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (20.00%) Statistics
10 5 (14.29%) Information Security
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle
11 4 (11.43%) HP
11 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
12 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
12 3 (8.57%) BT
12 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.57%) Network Security
12 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
13 2 (5.71%) SABSA
13 2 (5.71%) ISMS
13 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
13 2 (5.71%) Summit
13 2 (5.71%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (5.71%) Freedom of Information Act
13 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
13 2 (5.71%) Firewall
13 2 (5.71%) Finance

Security Advisor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Network Security
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) JSP
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (74.29%) RMADS
2 24 (68.57%) CESG
3 23 (65.71%) CESG CLAS
4 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (20.00%) Statistics
6 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (5.71%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (5.71%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Security Architecture
2 9 (25.71%) Data Security
3 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.71%) ISMS
6 2 (5.71%) SABSA
7 1 (2.86%) People Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.86%) SIEM
7 1 (2.86%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.86%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (2.86%) Use Case
7 1 (2.86%) Security Management
7 1 (2.86%) ETL
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CISSP
3 1 (2.86%) CISA
3 1 (2.86%) CISM
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) BT
4 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec