The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Consultant 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 Consultant
UK
Rank 370 316 401
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +85
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 243 349 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.67% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.71% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 178 111
Median daily rate £488 £474 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
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 Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 24 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant 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 -43 215 £495 +5.09% 40
London +2 76 £500 - 18
South East -29 31 £500 +5.26% 7
North West -2 28 £425 -20.93% 5
East of England +16 25 £475 +31.94% 2
Yorkshire +22 20 £550 +34.14% 3
West Midlands +17 20 £470 - 3
Scotland +25 19 £413 -13.15% 2
Cheshire +43 18 £425 -
Edinburgh +25 16 £425 -10.52% 2
Berkshire +11 12 £483 +5.75% 3
Hertfordshire - 12 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire +26 10 £525 +7.69%
Warwickshire +5 9 £470 +10.58% 1
Hampshire +2 9 £550 +22.22% 1
Leeds +11 8 £488 +8.33%
South West -7 8 £488 +14.70% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £405 -19.00%
Manchester -22 8 £450 -18.18% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 7 - -
South Wales +18 6 £463 -
Wales +14 6 £463 -9.75% 1
Warwick +5 6 - -
South Yorkshire -3 6 £550 +34.14% 3
Sheffield -6 6 £550 +34.14% 3
Milton Keynes -5 5 £500 -4.76%
Bristol -6 5 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £450 -
Suffolk - 5 £575 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £575 -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Security Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 192 (35.56%) Information Security
2 133 (24.63%) CISSP
3 113 (20.93%) Finance
4 106 (19.63%) Firewall
4 106 (19.63%) Cybersecurity
5 78 (14.44%) Security Cleared
6 76 (14.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 73 (13.52%) Network Security
8 72 (13.33%) Cisco
9 69 (12.78%) Risk Management
9 69 (12.78%) Security Architecture
10 68 (12.59%) Data Centre
11 62 (11.48%) CISM
12 61 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
13 59 (10.93%) PCI DSS
14 56 (10.37%) SC Cleared
15 49 (9.07%) Windows
16 48 (8.89%) Banking
16 48 (8.89%) SIEM
17 45 (8.33%) CISA
18 44 (8.15%) CheckPoint
19 41 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (7.59%) F5
20 40 (7.41%) CEH
21 38 (7.04%) Law
22 37 (6.85%) Security Management
22 37 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
23 36 (6.67%) Information Assurance
23 36 (6.67%) Management Information System
23 36 (6.67%) Microsoft

Security Consultant 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 14 (2.59%) Liferay
2 7 (1.30%) nginx
3 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.19%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.30%) MS Office
2 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.93%) MS Project
4 4 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.78%) SAP GRC
2 8 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.74%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.07%) Office 365
4 5 (0.93%) IaaS
4 5 (0.93%) SaaS
5 4 (0.74%) PaaS
5 4 (0.74%) Yammer
6 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 106 (19.63%) Firewall
2 73 (13.52%) Network Security
3 23 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (2.96%) LDAP
5 15 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.41%) LAN
7 12 (2.22%) BIG-IP
8 11 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (2.04%) WebEx
9 10 (1.85%) DNS
10 9 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.67%) WAN
11 7 (1.30%) VPN
12 6 (1.11%) MPLS
13 5 (0.93%) Wireless
14 4 (0.74%) HTTP
15 3 (0.56%) BGP
15 3 (0.56%) OSPF
15 3 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.59%) Big Data
2 11 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 11 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.67%) GIS
4 6 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.56%) DB2
6 3 (0.56%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.37%) DTS
7 2 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 10 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.67%) Maven
3 3 (0.56%) AppScan
3 3 (0.56%) JIRA
4 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.19%) JUnit
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 113 (20.93%) Finance
2 48 (8.89%) Banking
3 38 (7.04%) Law
4 20 (3.70%) Legal
5 17 (3.15%) Retail
6 11 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.30%) Electronics
10 6 (1.11%) Marketing
11 3 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.37%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.59%) Web Services
2 13 (2.41%) J2EE
3 12 (2.22%) Spring
4 11 (2.04%) Hibernate
4 11 (2.04%) Struts
4 11 (2.04%) Velocity
5 7 (1.30%) Middleware
6 4 (0.74%) COM
6 4 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.56%) DOM
7 3 (0.56%) REST
7 3 (0.56%) SAML
8 2 (0.37%) Kafka
8 2 (0.37%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.37%) SOAP
9 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (0.19%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.19%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.59%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.96%) CESG
4 11 (2.04%) PKI
5 8 (1.48%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (1.30%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.11%) CESG CLAS
7 6 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.74%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (0.74%) RIA
9 3 (0.56%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.56%) FMCG
9 3 (0.56%) SCADA
9 3 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.07%) Windows
2 30 (5.56%) Linux
3 22 (4.07%) Unix
4 11 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.37%) Solaris
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (35.56%) Information Security
2 106 (19.63%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (12.78%) Risk Management
3 69 (12.78%) Security Architecture
4 61 (11.30%) Penetration Testing
5 48 (8.89%) SIEM
6 41 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (6.85%) Security Management
8 36 (6.67%) Information Assurance
9 33 (6.11%) Security Operations
9 33 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (5.93%) OWASP
11 30 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
12 27 (5.00%) Security Testing
12 27 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 22 (4.07%) Ethical Hacking
13 22 (4.07%) Validation
13 22 (4.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 21 (3.89%) Data Protection
15 20 (3.70%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.07%) Python
2 20 (3.70%) Java
3 19 (3.52%) SQL
4 10 (1.85%) C
5 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.30%) Perl
7 6 (1.11%) VBA
8 3 (0.56%) C#
8 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.19%) ABAP
9 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 133 (24.63%) CISSP
2 78 (14.44%) Security Cleared
3 62 (11.48%) CISM
4 56 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 45 (8.33%) CISA
6 40 (7.41%) CEH
7 24 (4.44%) SANS
8 22 (4.07%) CREST Certified
9 21 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (3.52%) CLAS
10 19 (3.52%) DV Cleared
10 19 (3.52%) PCI QSA
11 17 (3.15%) Degree
12 16 (2.96%) GIAC
13 14 (2.59%) CISMP
14 11 (2.04%) CCIE
14 11 (2.04%) CCNP
15 9 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
16 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (1.48%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (14.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (10.93%) PCI DSS
3 17 (3.15%) GDPR
4 16 (2.96%) COBIT
4 16 (2.96%) QA
5 15 (2.78%) ISO27002
6 12 (2.22%) RMADS
7 10 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (1.30%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.37%) ISO27005
11 2 (0.37%) SLA
12 1 (0.19%) BS25999
12 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (1.85%) Docker
2 9 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.56%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.56%) Snort
5 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (2.22%) QRadar
2 10 (1.85%) Nessus
3 9 (1.67%) Ansible
3 9 (1.67%) Puppet
4 6 (1.11%) EnCase
4 6 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.93%) Nmap
5 5 (0.93%) Rancher
5 5 (0.93%) SCCM
6 4 (0.74%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.74%) Terraform
7 3 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.19%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 72 (13.33%) Cisco
2 44 (8.15%) CheckPoint
3 41 (7.59%) F5
4 36 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 34 (6.30%) Splunk
6 30 (5.56%) SAP
7 24 (4.44%) CyberArk
7 24 (4.44%) Intel Security
7 24 (4.44%) Juniper
8 22 (4.07%) Blue Coat
8 22 (4.07%) Fortinet
9 17 (3.15%) Oracle
10 15 (2.78%) IBM
11 11 (2.04%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.85%) VMware
13 9 (1.67%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.67%) Symantec
14 7 (1.30%) Qualys
14 7 (1.30%) Sourcefire
15 6 (1.11%) Infoblox
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