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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 314 433 376
Rank change year-on-year
+119 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 377 229 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 143 184
Median daily rate £494 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £558 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £465 £448
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +114 345 £496 +4.47% 78
London +19 139 £538 +13.15% 29
South East +32 71 £463 -0.53% 20
East of England +43 31 £450 -6.73% 4
Scotland +30 29 £375 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +31 28 £475 +2.70% 3
North West +24 28 £475 +4.39% 6
Manchester +18 22 £525 - 5
Berkshire +18 21 £450 -5.26% 4
South West +15 20 £500 +16.27% 6
Glasgow +28 18 £475 +58.06%
Hampshire +26 17 £475 -14.79% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 16 £419 -18.68% 3
South Yorkshire +8 15 £475 -
West Midlands -13 15 £495 +20.00% 7
Milton Keynes +24 14 £425 -17.47% 2
City of London +27 13 £544 +14.47% 8
Sheffield +2 13 £475 -
West Yorkshire +16 12 £463 +2.77% 3
Reading +19 11 £463 -8.86% 3
Hertfordshire - 11 £450 - 2
Bristol +7 10 £500 +9.28% 2
Surrey +3 10 £500 +29.03% 4
Bedfordshire +9 8 £525 - 1
Edinburgh +5 8 - - 1
Warwickshire - 8 £475 - 3
Essex - 7 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +30 6 £425 -2.85% 1
Leeds +7 6 £463 +2.77% 3
Wiltshire +4 6 £570 +38.18%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 298 (38.85%) Information Security
2 215 (28.03%) Finance
3 210 (27.38%) CISSP
3 210 (27.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 151 (19.69%) Cybersecurity
5 135 (17.60%) CISM
6 129 (16.82%) Firewall
7 107 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 106 (13.82%) Security Cleared
9 105 (13.69%) Network Security
10 100 (13.04%) Risk Management
11 98 (12.78%) PCI DSS
11 98 (12.78%) Data Centre
12 90 (11.73%) SIEM
13 87 (11.34%) SC Cleared
14 78 (10.17%) Banking
15 75 (9.78%) Vulnerability Management
16 74 (9.65%) Windows
17 71 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
18 70 (9.13%) Security Architecture
18 70 (9.13%) Cisco
19 67 (8.74%) CISA
20 65 (8.47%) PKI
21 61 (7.95%) Security Operations
22 57 (7.43%) Active Directory
23 54 (7.04%) Project Management
23 54 (7.04%) Security Management
23 54 (7.04%) Management Information System
24 50 (6.52%) CheckPoint
24 50 (6.52%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (1.30%) Apache
2 9 (1.17%) IIS
3 6 (0.78%) Apache Pig
4 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.26%) CICS
6 2 (0.26%) Liferay
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.78%) MS Office
4 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.22%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.91%) IaaS
3 7 (0.91%) Office 365
4 5 (0.65%) PaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Yammer
6 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.39%) GitHub
6 3 (0.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 129 (16.82%) Firewall
2 105 (13.69%) Network Security
3 28 (3.65%) LAN
4 25 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (3.00%) WAN
6 22 (2.87%) VPN
7 21 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 18 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (2.22%) Internet
10 16 (2.09%) Wireless
11 14 (1.83%) HTTP
12 12 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (1.30%) DNS
14 9 (1.17%) BGP
14 9 (1.17%) SSL
15 8 (1.04%) Kerberos
15 8 (1.04%) LDAP
15 8 (1.04%) OSPF
15 8 (1.04%) tcpdump
15 8 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.96%) Hadoop
1 15 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.43%) Big Data
3 10 (1.30%) DB2
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.65%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.26%) GIS
6 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.13%) HBase
7 1 (0.13%) Impala
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.13%) MySQL
7 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (1.30%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.04%) JIRA
3 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.52%) AppScan
5 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.26%) MSTest
6 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.13%) LSMW
7 1 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 215 (28.03%) Finance
2 78 (10.17%) Banking
3 39 (5.08%) Law
4 21 (2.74%) Retail
4 21 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.96%) Legal
6 12 (1.56%) Marketing
7 7 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.65%) Automotive
9 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.39%) Advertising
10 3 (0.39%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.09%) Web Services
2 13 (1.69%) .NET
2 13 (1.69%) Middleware
3 9 (1.17%) REST
4 6 (0.78%) JSON
4 6 (0.78%) SAML
4 6 (0.78%) SOAP
5 5 (0.65%) WCF
6 4 (0.52%) WAP
7 3 (0.39%) COM
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.26%) J2EE
8 2 (0.26%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.13%) NancyFx
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.78%) Data Centre
2 65 (8.47%) PKI
3 54 (7.04%) Management Information System
4 42 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.43%) Cryptography
6 31 (4.04%) CESG
7 30 (3.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (1.83%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.56%) Health Informatics
9 12 (1.56%) Informatics
10 8 (1.04%) FMCG
10 8 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.91%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.78%) Smart Energy
13 5 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
13 5 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 74 (9.65%) Windows
2 49 (6.39%) Unix
3 34 (4.43%) Linux
4 13 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.56%) zOS
6 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.65%) Solaris
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
9 2 (0.26%) Android
9 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (38.85%) Information Security
2 151 (19.69%) Cybersecurity
3 107 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 90 (11.73%) SIEM
6 75 (9.78%) Vulnerability Management
7 71 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
8 70 (9.13%) Security Architecture
9 61 (7.95%) Security Operations
10 54 (7.04%) Project Management
10 54 (7.04%) Security Management
11 48 (6.26%) Risk Assessment
12 41 (5.35%) Data Protection
13 40 (5.22%) Information Assurance
14 37 (4.82%) Identity Access Management
15 36 (4.69%) SAP Security
16 32 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (4.17%) Migration
16 32 (4.17%) Security Testing
17 29 (3.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.69%) Java
2 20 (2.61%) C
3 17 (2.22%) Perl
3 17 (2.22%) Python
4 14 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.56%) C++
6 9 (1.17%) C#
6 9 (1.17%) SQL
7 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.65%) Korn
8 5 (0.65%) PHP
9 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.39%) Ruby
9 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.39%) VB
10 2 (0.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.13%) CLIST
11 1 (0.13%) REXX
11 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 210 (27.38%) CISSP
2 135 (17.60%) CISM
3 106 (13.82%) Security Cleared
4 87 (11.34%) SC Cleared
5 67 (8.74%) CISA
6 50 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (4.82%) CLAS
8 32 (4.17%) Degree
9 28 (3.65%) CCNP
10 25 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
11 24 (3.13%) CCIE
12 15 (1.96%) CCSP
12 15 (1.96%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.56%) CEH
14 10 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (1.30%) Security+ Certification
15 9 (1.17%) CCNA
16 8 (1.04%) CCDP
16 8 (1.04%) GIAC
17 7 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (27.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (12.78%) PCI DSS
3 37 (4.82%) COBIT
4 31 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (3.00%) RMADS
6 17 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 15 (1.96%) JSP 440
8 12 (1.56%) QA
9 10 (1.30%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.78%) GxP
10 6 (0.78%) ISO27002
11 4 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.39%) ISO27005
12 3 (0.39%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.26%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.26%) SLA
14 1 (0.13%) BS7799
14 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
14 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 57 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.35%) RACF
3 11 (1.43%) ACF2
4 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.52%) Snort
6 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.26%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.26%) UAG
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.48%) Nessus
2 17 (2.22%) zSecure
3 14 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.43%) QRadar
5 10 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
7 8 (1.04%) Nmap
8 7 (0.91%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.65%) RSA Archer
10 4 (0.52%) SCCM
11 3 (0.39%) WSUS
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
13 1 (0.13%) EnCase
13 1 (0.13%) Endace
13 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.13%) FTK
13 1 (0.13%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 70 (9.13%) Cisco
2 50 (6.52%) CheckPoint
3 48 (6.26%) SAP
4 42 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 42 (5.48%) Splunk
5 40 (5.22%) Intel Security
6 34 (4.43%) F5
7 31 (4.04%) Qualys
8 28 (3.65%) Oracle
9 26 (3.39%) Symantec
10 23 (3.00%) Juniper
11 22 (2.87%) CA
12 20 (2.61%) ArcSight
13 18 (2.35%) LogRhythm
14 16 (2.09%) IBM
15 15 (1.96%) VMware
16 13 (1.69%) Fortinet
17 12 (1.56%) Forcepoint
18 9 (1.17%) Cyber-Ark
19 8 (1.04%) LogLogic
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