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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 398 389 385
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 236 228 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.45% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 153 114
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -18 216 £475 +5.55% 94
London +29 107 £475 -5.00% 39
South East +5 47 £465 -1.06% 18
City of London -10 25 £475 - 11
North West -50 24 £475 +10.46% 11
South West -4 17 £463 -2.63% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 16 £450 -12.62%
Milton Keynes +4 13 £463 -10.19%
Berkshire +6 12 £465 +16.25% 6
Surrey +5 12 £475 +26.66%
Wiltshire +6 10 £476 +2.97% 1
Scotland -19 10 £400 +6.66% 2
Manchester -19 7 £300 -33.33% 6
Cheshire -21 7 £488 +14.70% 3
East Midlands +4 6 £475 +11.76% 3
Edinburgh -11 6 £400 +6.66% 1
Staines +8 5 - -
Reading -5 5 £475 +35.52% 3
East of England -8 5 £500 +23.07% 5
Swindon -3 4 - -
Merseyside -8 4 £584 +29.72%
West Midlands -10 4 £481 -12.50% 8
Norwich - 4 £488 -
Ilford - 4 £450 -
Norfolk - 4 £488 -
Uxbridge +1 3 - -
Birmingham +1 3 £475 -20.83% 4
Bracknell -5 3 £425 -9.57% 1
Yorkshire -21 3 £487 - 6
Devon - 3 £350 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 189 (42.19%) Information Security
2 159 (35.49%) CISSP
3 111 (24.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 109 (24.33%) Finance
5 106 (23.66%) Firewall
6 73 (16.29%) Risk Management
6 73 (16.29%) PCI DSS
7 67 (14.96%) CISM
8 65 (14.51%) Network Security
9 61 (13.62%) Cisco
10 55 (12.28%) ITIL
10 55 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (12.28%) Security Architecture
11 53 (11.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 48 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
13 44 (9.82%) Security Cleared
14 43 (9.60%) Data Protection
15 39 (8.71%) Security Management
16 38 (8.48%) Management Information System
16 38 (8.48%) SIEM
17 37 (8.26%) Cyber Security
18 36 (8.04%) Data Centre
18 36 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
18 36 (8.04%) Windows
19 34 (7.59%) SC Cleared
20 33 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
21 32 (7.14%) CheckPoint
22 30 (6.70%) SAP
23 28 (6.25%) CISA
24 27 (6.03%) CCNP

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (1.79%) IIS
2 6 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.45%) Lync
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) RMDS
1 7 (1.56%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.22%) Summit
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.89%) SaaS
2 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (23.66%) Firewall
2 65 (14.51%) Network Security
3 27 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.46%) DNS
6 19 (4.24%) Wireless
7 15 (3.35%) DHCP
8 14 (3.13%) VPN
8 14 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (2.23%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (2.01%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.01%) SSL
11 8 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.79%) Wireshark
12 7 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (1.56%) Multicast
12 7 (1.56%) WAN
13 6 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.89%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.67%) DB2
4 3 (0.67%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) EDMS
General
1 109 (24.33%) Finance
2 24 (5.36%) Retail
3 21 (4.69%) Legal
4 18 (4.02%) Banking
5 16 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.01%) Law
8 6 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.12%) Military
10 3 (0.67%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Games
11 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.56%) .NET
1 7 (1.56%) Web Services
1 7 (1.56%) Rendezvous
2 5 (1.12%) Middleware
2 5 (1.12%) SAML
2 5 (1.12%) OAuth
3 4 (0.89%) OAuth2
3 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.45%) JSP
4 2 (0.45%) SOAP
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.22%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.22%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.48%) Management Information System
2 36 (8.04%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.80%) PKI
4 19 (4.24%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.68%) Cryptography
7 11 (2.46%) CESG
8 10 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
11 6 (1.34%) RMADS
11 6 (1.34%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.89%) FMCG
14 3 (0.67%) Human Factors
14 3 (0.67%) iPad
14 3 (0.67%) SCADA
14 3 (0.67%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.04%) Windows
2 22 (4.91%) Linux
3 19 (4.24%) UNIX
4 4 (0.89%) Solaris
5 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.45%) AIX
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (42.19%) Information Security
2 73 (16.29%) Risk Management
3 55 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (12.28%) ITIL
3 55 (12.28%) Security Architecture
4 53 (11.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 48 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
6 43 (9.60%) Data Protection
7 39 (8.71%) Security Management
8 38 (8.48%) SIEM
9 37 (8.26%) Cyber Security
10 36 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
11 26 (5.80%) SAP Security
12 23 (5.13%) OWASP
13 22 (4.91%) Security Testing
13 22 (4.91%) Information Security Management
14 21 (4.69%) Risk Analysis
15 17 (3.79%) Data Security
15 17 (3.79%) Patch Management
16 16 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.01%) C
2 7 (1.56%) SQL
3 6 (1.34%) ABAP
4 5 (1.12%) C#
4 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.67%) Java
5 3 (0.67%) Python
6 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.45%) C++
7 1 (0.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.22%) PHP
7 1 (0.22%) VB
7 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 159 (35.49%) CISSP
2 67 (14.96%) CISM
3 44 (9.82%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.59%) SC Cleared
5 33 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (6.25%) CISA
7 27 (6.03%) CCNP
8 25 (5.58%) GIAC
9 19 (4.24%) Degree
10 18 (4.02%) CRISC
11 12 (2.68%) CEH
12 11 (2.46%) CCIE
13 7 (1.56%) PCI QSA
14 6 (1.34%) CCSP
14 6 (1.34%) CCSE
15 5 (1.12%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.12%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.12%) HP ASE
15 5 (1.12%) HP MASE
15 5 (1.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (24.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (16.29%) PCI DSS
3 19 (4.24%) COBIT
4 14 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.12%) GxP
6 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.89%) QA
7 3 (0.67%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.45%) SLA
8 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.22%) COSO
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.67%) Snort
5 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) RACF
6 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.22%) UAG
6 1 (0.22%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.89%) Nessus
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.67%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.45%) Nagios
4 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.22%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.22%) Nmap
5 1 (0.22%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.22%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 61 (13.62%) Cisco
2 32 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 30 (6.70%) SAP
4 24 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 20 (4.46%) Citrix
6 18 (4.02%) Juniper
6 18 (4.02%) F5
7 17 (3.79%) HP
8 16 (3.57%) VMware
9 15 (3.35%) Splunk
10 13 (2.90%) Blue Coat
10 13 (2.90%) Symantec
11 12 (2.68%) IBM
12 11 (2.46%) Oracle
12 11 (2.46%) McAfee
12 11 (2.46%) ArcSight
13 10 (2.23%) LogLogic
14 9 (2.01%) Cyber-Ark
14 9 (2.01%) Fortinet
15 7 (1.56%) TippingPoint
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 26 days ago