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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 379 426 404
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 203 132 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 72 73
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£500 £475 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £670 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £429 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.61% +10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50

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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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 +40 189 £500 +5.26% 56
London +19 92 £500 +4.27% 22
South East +14 58 £550 +29.41% 11
Surrey +14 27 £500 -5.66% 2
City of London +31 22 £500 +5.26% 6
North West -5 14 £495 +32.00% 6
South West -14 11 £475 -8.43% 5
Berkshire +7 10 £625 +53.37% 8
Scotland -3 10 £363 -12.65% 2
Milton Keynes -6 6 £520 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £520 - 1
Hampshire -13 6 £550 +28.27%
West Midlands -4 5 £525 -6.25% 3
Bristol -11 5 £475 -14.60% 2
Kent - 5 - -
Yorkshire -1 4 £400 +35.59% 5
Manchester - 4 - - 5
Edinburgh - 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire +2 3 £400 +35.59% 5
East of England -2 3 £550 +10.00% 3
West Lothian - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Middlesex 0 2 - -
Leeds -3 2 £400 +35.59% 5
Wiltshire -8 2 £609 - 2
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Bedford - 2 £550 - 1
Woking - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £550 - 2
Reading +10 1 - - 3

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 235 (48.16%) Information Security
2 172 (35.25%) CISSP
3 131 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 116 (23.77%) Finance
5 102 (20.90%) Risk Management
6 99 (20.29%) CISM
7 95 (19.47%) Firewall
8 90 (18.44%) Security Cleared
9 86 (17.62%) PCI DSS
10 79 (16.19%) Network Security
11 69 (14.14%) SC Cleared
12 66 (13.52%) ITIL
13 60 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (11.68%) Cisco
15 49 (10.04%) Risk Assessment
16 46 (9.43%) Windows
17 44 (9.02%) Penetration Testing
18 41 (8.40%) CISA
19 40 (8.20%) Security Architecture
20 39 (7.99%) CheckPoint
21 38 (7.79%) Security Management
22 35 (7.17%) Banking
23 33 (6.76%) Cyber Security
24 32 (6.56%) Management Information System
24 32 (6.56%) PRINCE2
25 31 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
25 31 (6.35%) SIEM
25 31 (6.35%) CRISC
25 31 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
25 31 (6.35%) Data Protection

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.84%) IIS
3 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.82%) Apache
5 3 (0.61%) Lync
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.23%) MS Office
2 6 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.61%) RMDS
3 2 (0.41%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) assyst
4 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.61%) SaaS
1 3 (0.61%) PaaS
1 3 (0.61%) Office 365
2 2 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (19.47%) Firewall
2 79 (16.19%) Network Security
3 31 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (4.71%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.66%) VPN
6 12 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (2.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (1.64%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (1.23%) LAN
10 6 (1.23%) WAN
10 6 (1.23%) Internet
11 5 (1.02%) Junos
11 5 (1.02%) DMZ
12 4 (0.82%) DNS
12 4 (0.82%) SSL
12 4 (0.82%) FTP
12 4 (0.82%) MPLS
12 4 (0.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.82%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) Big Data
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 116 (23.77%) Finance
2 35 (7.17%) Banking
3 26 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.48%) Retail
5 13 (2.66%) Legal
6 11 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.05%) Games
8 9 (1.84%) Publishing
9 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.43%) Law
10 5 (1.02%) Advertising
11 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.61%) German Language
12 3 (0.61%) Marketing
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
14 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.05%) .NET
2 7 (1.43%) Web Services
3 6 (1.23%) SAML
3 6 (1.23%) OAuth
4 5 (1.02%) OpenID
5 4 (0.82%) Middleware
6 3 (0.61%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.61%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 1 (0.20%) REST
8 1 (0.20%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.20%) WSDL
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 23 (4.71%) PKI
3 21 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.30%) Cryptography
4 17 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (3.07%) Smart Meter
6 14 (2.87%) FMCG
6 14 (2.87%) RMADS
6 14 (2.87%) SCADA
6 14 (2.87%) CESG
7 8 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
8 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.82%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.61%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.41%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.41%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.43%) Windows
2 30 (6.15%) UNIX
3 21 (4.30%) Linux
4 6 (1.23%) Solaris
4 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.41%) AIX
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.20%) zOS
6 1 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (48.16%) Information Security
2 102 (20.90%) Risk Management
3 66 (13.52%) ITIL
4 60 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (10.04%) Risk Assessment
6 44 (9.02%) Penetration Testing
7 40 (8.20%) Security Architecture
8 38 (7.79%) Security Management
9 33 (6.76%) Cyber Security
10 32 (6.56%) PRINCE2
11 31 (6.35%) SIEM
11 31 (6.35%) Data Protection
12 30 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
13 27 (5.53%) ISMS
13 27 (5.53%) Change Control
14 25 (5.12%) Information Assurance
15 23 (4.71%) OWASP
16 21 (4.30%) Information Security Management
17 20 (4.10%) Risk Analysis
18 18 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.84%) SQL
1 9 (1.84%) Java
2 5 (1.02%) Perl
2 5 (1.02%) C++
3 4 (0.82%) C
3 4 (0.82%) Python
4 3 (0.61%) LINC
4 3 (0.61%) C#
5 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.20%) R
6 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 172 (35.25%) CISSP
2 99 (20.29%) CISM
3 90 (18.44%) Security Cleared
4 69 (14.14%) SC Cleared
5 41 (8.40%) CISA
6 31 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (6.35%) CRISC
7 25 (5.12%) Degree
8 17 (3.48%) CCNA
9 16 (3.28%) CCNP
10 15 (3.07%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.46%) CEH
12 11 (2.25%) GIAC
13 8 (1.64%) CCIE
14 7 (1.43%) CCSA
15 5 (1.02%) ISACA
16 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.82%) SSCP
16 4 (0.82%) GSEC
16 4 (0.82%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (17.62%) PCI DSS
3 25 (5.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (3.89%) COBIT
5 7 (1.43%) GPG13
6 6 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (1.02%) JSP 440
7 5 (1.02%) QA
8 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.61%) SLA
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.43%) Snort
4 6 (1.23%) Squid
5 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.20%) RACF
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 4 (0.82%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.82%) Nessus
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.41%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (0.41%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.41%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.41%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.20%) Cacti
5 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.20%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 57 (11.68%) Cisco
2 39 (7.99%) CheckPoint
3 27 (5.53%) Juniper
4 24 (4.92%) F5
4 24 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 21 (4.30%) Blue Coat
6 18 (3.69%) SAP
7 13 (2.66%) Oracle
7 13 (2.66%) ArcSight
8 12 (2.46%) Symantec
9 11 (2.25%) Sourcefire
9 11 (2.25%) McAfee
9 11 (2.25%) Websense
10 10 (2.05%) IBM
11 9 (1.84%) Splunk
11 9 (1.84%) VMware
12 7 (1.43%) HP
13 6 (1.23%) TippingPoint
14 5 (1.02%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
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