The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 318 398 423
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 346 228 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 117 95
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £483 £475
% change year-on-year
-3.36% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
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 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
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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 +62 323 £475 -5.00% 90
London +4 102 £500 - 35
South East +9 79 £500 - 20
North West +26 54 £538 +8.58% 9
Manchester +21 40 £550 - 7
South West +16 30 £425 -13.26% 11
East Midlands +12 20 £550 +10.00%
Berkshire +13 18 £463 -26.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +23 17 £500 -3.84%
East of England +13 16 £413 -25.00% 2
Hampshire +10 16 £500 +5.26% 2
Milton Keynes +12 13 £513 -1.44%
Scotland -4 13 £438 +2.94% 4
Nottinghamshire - 13 £600 -
Bristol +7 12 £428 -5.00% 5
West Midlands -4 12 £473 - 6
Surrey -19 12 £500 - 4
Nottingham - 12 £600 -
Yorkshire -4 11 £410 +2.50% 5
Wiltshire 0 10 £425 -24.44% 2
Reading 0 10 £463 - 4
Edinburgh -6 10 £475 +13.09% 2
Essex +6 9 £349 +7.38%
Merseyside +3 8 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 7 £410 -
Basingstoke - 7 £500 - 2
South Yorkshire - 7 £410 -
City of London +22 6 £481 -3.75% 3
Southampton +16 4 - -
Oxfordshire +9 4 - - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 281 (45.69%) Information Security
2 208 (33.82%) CISSP
3 194 (31.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 145 (23.58%) Finance
5 112 (18.21%) Firewall
6 101 (16.42%) CISM
7 100 (16.26%) Security Cleared
8 99 (16.10%) PCI DSS
9 87 (14.15%) Risk Management
10 74 (12.03%) Network Security
11 69 (11.22%) SC Cleared
12 66 (10.73%) SIEM
13 63 (10.24%) Management Information System
14 62 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 62 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
15 61 (9.92%) Information Assurance
15 61 (9.92%) CISA
16 60 (9.76%) Windows
17 57 (9.27%) Risk Assessment
18 53 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
19 51 (8.29%) Data Centre
20 49 (7.97%) CESG Certified Professional
21 45 (7.32%) Security Management
22 44 (7.15%) Cisco
23 42 (6.83%) Linux
23 42 (6.83%) Security Architecture
23 42 (6.83%) Vulnerability Management
23 42 (6.83%) CLAS
24 41 (6.67%) Banking
25 38 (6.18%) SAP

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (2.76%) IIS
2 11 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.81%) Apache
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) Liferay
7 1 (0.16%) Mule
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.14%) MS Office
3 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.65%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.65%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.49%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-FM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.46%) Office 365
3 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.81%) PaaS
5 4 (0.65%) SaaS
6 2 (0.33%) IaaS
6 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (18.21%) Firewall
2 74 (12.03%) Network Security
3 25 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (3.41%) LAN
4 21 (3.41%) WAN
5 18 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (2.60%) Internet
7 15 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.44%) VPN
8 10 (1.63%) DNS
9 9 (1.46%) SSL
10 8 (1.30%) FTP
10 8 (1.30%) OSPF
11 7 (1.14%) BGP
11 7 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.14%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (0.81%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (0.81%) Spanning Tree
14 4 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.30%) SAP BW
3 6 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.81%) Big Data
5 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.16%) DB2
6 1 (0.16%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.16%) AppScan
2 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.16%) LSMW
2 1 (0.16%) MorphX
General
1 145 (23.58%) Finance
2 41 (6.67%) Banking
3 23 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.09%) Legal
5 15 (2.44%) Law
6 12 (1.95%) Retail
7 9 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.81%) Automotive
9 5 (0.81%) Local Government
9 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.65%) Marketing
11 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.60%) Middleware
2 9 (1.46%) Web Services
3 5 (0.81%) SAML
4 4 (0.65%) OAuth
5 3 (0.49%) Ajax
6 2 (0.33%) Web Dynpro
6 2 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.16%) .NET
7 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.16%) COM
7 1 (0.16%) OpenID
7 1 (0.16%) REST
7 1 (0.16%) SOAP
7 1 (0.16%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.24%) Management Information System
2 51 (8.29%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.37%) PKI
4 30 (4.88%) CESG
5 26 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (2.76%) Cryptography
8 11 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.63%) FMCG
9 10 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
13 4 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.49%) Clustering
14 3 (0.49%) Cyber Attack
14 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.49%) Social Media
15 2 (0.33%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.76%) Windows
2 42 (6.83%) Linux
3 37 (6.02%) Unix
4 7 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.98%) Solaris
6 4 (0.65%) Android
6 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.65%) zOS
7 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.33%) CentOS
8 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (45.69%) Information Security
2 87 (14.15%) Risk Management
3 66 (10.73%) SIEM
4 62 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 61 (9.92%) Information Assurance
6 57 (9.27%) Risk Assessment
7 53 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
8 45 (7.32%) Security Management
9 42 (6.83%) Security Architecture
9 42 (6.83%) Vulnerability Management
10 35 (5.69%) Data Protection
11 34 (5.53%) Security Operations
12 33 (5.37%) SAP Security
13 32 (5.20%) Security Testing
14 29 (4.72%) ITIL
15 27 (4.39%) Information Security Management
16 26 (4.23%) Risk Analysis
17 25 (4.07%) Identity Access Management
17 25 (4.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.41%) SQL
2 14 (2.28%) C
3 7 (1.14%) Java
4 5 (0.81%) PHP
5 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.33%) C#
7 2 (0.33%) C++
7 2 (0.33%) Perl
8 1 (0.16%) ABAP
8 1 (0.16%) Python
8 1 (0.16%) VB
8 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 208 (33.82%) CISSP
2 101 (16.42%) CISM
3 100 (16.26%) Security Cleared
4 69 (11.22%) SC Cleared
5 61 (9.92%) CISA
6 49 (7.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 42 (6.83%) CLAS
8 37 (6.02%) DV Cleared
9 30 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (3.41%) CCNP
11 20 (3.25%) SANS
12 16 (2.60%) GIAC
12 16 (2.60%) IISP
13 14 (2.28%) CCSE
14 12 (1.95%) CRISC
15 11 (1.79%) CCNA
15 11 (1.79%) Degree
16 10 (1.63%) CCIE
17 9 (1.46%) CREST Certified
18 8 (1.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (31.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (16.10%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (4.55%) RMADS
5 15 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (2.11%) COBIT
7 9 (1.46%) ISO27002
8 6 (0.98%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.98%) ISO27005
9 5 (0.81%) COSO
9 5 (0.81%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.81%) QA
10 4 (0.65%) GPG13
11 3 (0.49%) SLA
12 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.33%) SEPA
13 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.16%) ISO22301
System Software
1 23 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.81%) Snort
3 4 (0.65%) RACF
4 3 (0.49%) ACF2
4 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.16%) UAG
5 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.16%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (1.95%) Nessus
2 9 (1.46%) QRadar
3 8 (1.30%) Proventia
4 4 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.49%) Nmap
5 3 (0.49%) zSecure
6 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.33%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.16%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.16%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.16%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (7.15%) Cisco
2 38 (6.18%) SAP
3 34 (5.53%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 25 (4.07%) Oracle
5 25 (4.07%) Symantec
6 23 (3.74%) Juniper
7 22 (3.58%) F5
8 18 (2.93%) Intel Security
9 15 (2.44%) Palo Alto
10 13 (2.11%) ArcSight
11 11 (1.79%) Blue Coat
11 11 (1.79%) Sourcefire
11 11 (1.79%) Splunk
12 10 (1.63%) Forcepoint
12 10 (1.63%) IBM
13 9 (1.46%) Cyber-Ark
14 8 (1.30%) LogRhythm
14 8 (1.30%) Qualys
15 7 (1.14%) FireEye
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