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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 383 388 419
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 200 183 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 106 59
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£470 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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 February 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 -9 183 £475 - 57
London -16 82 £475 -5.00% 22
South East -6 61 £475 +2.70% 12
Surrey +21 29 £500 -5.66% 3
City of London +24 22 £500 -4.76% 3
North West -6 15 £475 +8.57% 6
Scotland +3 12 £425 +11.11% 2
South West -24 10 £490 -0.75% 5
Hampshire -9 9 £425 -1.73% 1
Berkshire -6 8 £425 -5.55% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £550 - 1
Milton Keynes -7 6 £550 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £420 - 1
Bristol -6 5 £450 -19.10% 1
Manchester -5 4 £475 +58.33% 5
West Midlands -11 4 - - 1
East of England +4 3 £513 +39.93% 3
East Midlands +2 3 £469 +10.29%
Wiltshire +1 3 £563 - 2
Cheshire +1 3 £410 -3.52% 1
Yorkshire -11 3 £400 +35.59% 4
West Yorkshire -12 3 £400 +35.59% 4
West Lothian - 3 - -
Leeds -6 2 £400 +35.59% 4
Lancashire - 2 - -
Essex +9 1 £325 -11.26%
Leicestershire +4 1 - -
Midlands +2 1 - -
Glasgow 0 1 £363 -5.22%
M4 Corridor -1 1 £500 +23.45%

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 198 (44.10%) Information Security
2 159 (35.41%) CISSP
3 119 (26.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 110 (24.50%) Risk Management
5 97 (21.60%) Finance
6 88 (19.60%) CISM
7 86 (19.15%) Firewall
8 84 (18.71%) Network Security
9 81 (18.04%) Security Cleared
10 78 (17.37%) PCI DSS
11 68 (15.14%) ITIL
12 61 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 60 (13.36%) SC Cleared
14 58 (12.92%) Cisco
15 44 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
16 40 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
16 40 (8.91%) CheckPoint
17 36 (8.02%) Security Management
17 36 (8.02%) Security Architecture
18 35 (7.80%) Management Information System
18 35 (7.80%) Windows
19 34 (7.57%) Cyber Security
20 32 (7.13%) CRISC
20 32 (7.13%) CISA
21 31 (6.90%) PRINCE2
21 31 (6.90%) TCP/IP
21 31 (6.90%) Telecoms
22 30 (6.68%) Cisco ASA
23 29 (6.46%) Change Control
24 28 (6.24%) Data Protection

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.56%) IIS
3 6 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.89%) Apache
4 4 (0.89%) Lync
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.34%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) MS Project
4 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.00%) SAP GRC
2 7 (1.56%) RMDS
3 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.11%) SaaS
2 3 (0.67%) PaaS
2 3 (0.67%) Office 365
2 3 (0.67%) IaaS
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (19.15%) Firewall
2 84 (18.71%) Network Security
3 31 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 30 (6.68%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (2.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (2.90%) VPN
6 11 (2.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (1.56%) DNS
9 7 (1.56%) DMZ
9 7 (1.56%) Multicast
10 6 (1.34%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.34%) WAN
10 6 (1.34%) Wireshark
11 5 (1.11%) DHCP
12 4 (0.89%) SSL
12 4 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.67%) DB2
2 3 (0.67%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.45%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.22%) Big Data
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 97 (21.60%) Finance
2 31 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.35%) Banking
4 15 (3.34%) Retail
5 12 (2.67%) Legal
6 10 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.56%) Games
9 6 (1.34%) Law
10 5 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.89%) Publishing
12 3 (0.67%) German Language
13 2 (0.45%) Electronics
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.22%) Local Government
14 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.22%) International Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Marketing
14 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.00%) .NET
2 7 (1.56%) Rendezvous
3 6 (1.34%) OAuth
3 6 (1.34%) SAML
4 5 (1.11%) OpenID
5 4 (0.89%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.89%) Web Services
6 3 (0.67%) Middleware
7 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 2 (0.45%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) SOAP
8 1 (0.22%) WSDL
8 1 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.80%) Management Information System
2 21 (4.68%) Cryptography
3 20 (4.45%) PKI
4 16 (3.56%) FMCG
5 15 (3.34%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (3.34%) SCADA
6 14 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.67%) Smart Meter
7 12 (2.67%) RMADS
8 11 (2.45%) CESG
9 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.11%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.11%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.89%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.67%) Human Factors
12 3 (0.67%) Statistics
12 3 (0.67%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.80%) Windows
2 19 (4.23%) UNIX
3 15 (3.34%) Linux
4 5 (1.11%) Solaris
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.67%) AIX
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (44.10%) Information Security
2 110 (24.50%) Risk Management
3 68 (15.14%) ITIL
4 61 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
6 40 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
7 36 (8.02%) Security Architecture
7 36 (8.02%) Security Management
8 34 (7.57%) Cyber Security
9 31 (6.90%) PRINCE2
10 29 (6.46%) Change Control
11 28 (6.24%) Data Protection
12 27 (6.01%) SIEM
13 26 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
13 26 (5.79%) OWASP
14 22 (4.90%) Information Assurance
15 21 (4.68%) Risk Analysis
16 19 (4.23%) Information Security Management
16 19 (4.23%) ISMS
17 18 (4.01%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.23%) Java
2 9 (2.00%) SQL
3 5 (1.11%) Python
3 5 (1.11%) C++
4 4 (0.89%) C#
5 2 (0.45%) C
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby
6 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 159 (35.41%) CISSP
2 88 (19.60%) CISM
3 81 (18.04%) Security Cleared
4 60 (13.36%) SC Cleared
5 32 (7.13%) CISA
5 32 (7.13%) CRISC
6 24 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (5.12%) Degree
8 15 (3.34%) CCNP
8 15 (3.34%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.90%) GIAC
10 11 (2.45%) CCIE
11 9 (2.00%) CCNA
11 9 (2.00%) CEH
12 5 (1.11%) CCSP
13 4 (0.89%) MCSE
13 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.89%) SSCP
13 4 (0.89%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (26.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (17.37%) PCI DSS
3 21 (4.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (4.01%) COBIT
5 7 (1.56%) GPG13
6 6 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (1.11%) QA
8 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.89%) SLA
9 3 (0.67%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.56%) Snort
4 6 (1.34%) Squid
5 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.22%) ACF2
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) RACF
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (1.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (0.89%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.89%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.45%) Nessus
5 2 (0.45%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.45%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.45%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.22%) Cacti
6 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 58 (12.92%) Cisco
2 40 (8.91%) CheckPoint
3 28 (6.24%) F5
4 25 (5.57%) Juniper
5 24 (5.35%) Microsoft
6 23 (5.12%) Blue Coat
7 18 (4.01%) SAP
8 13 (2.90%) Oracle
8 13 (2.90%) VMware
9 12 (2.67%) Citrix
9 12 (2.67%) ArcSight
10 11 (2.45%) Sourcefire
10 11 (2.45%) IBM
11 10 (2.23%) Symantec
11 10 (2.23%) TippingPoint
12 9 (2.00%) McAfee
12 9 (2.00%) Websense
13 8 (1.78%) HP
13 8 (1.78%) Splunk
14 7 (1.56%) LogLogic
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