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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 375 440 407
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 237 142 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 83 77
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£500 £450 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £375 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +56 230 £500 +11.11% 46
London +51 109 £513 +7.89% 19
South East +17 70 £500 +17.64% 10
Surrey +15 26 £500 +12.04% 1
City of London +15 23 £500 +11.11% 6
Berkshire +13 19 £475 +13.09% 8
North West -4 19 £495 +27.74% 5
South West -6 18 £413 +3.12% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £475 -
Reading +20 6 £475 -13.63% 4
Manchester -4 6 - - 5
Yorkshire -5 6 £395 +33.89% 2
Milton Keynes -10 6 £550 -
Kent - 6 £500 -
Middlesex +3 5 £500 +11.11%
Scotland 0 5 £363 -12.65% 1
East of England -16 5 £550 +10.00% 4
West Yorkshire -7 4 £390 +32.20% 2
Wiltshire -11 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Bristol - 4 £443 - 2
Bracknell - 4 £425 - 2
Swindon -8 3 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands -13 3 £525 - 1
Hampshire -21 3 £469 +8.38%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
East Midlands +3 2 £500 -
Hounslow +3 2 £475 +18.75%
Leeds -4 2 £390 +32.20% 2
Bedford - 2 £550 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 253 (48.56%) Information Security
2 181 (34.74%) CISSP
3 151 (28.98%) Finance
4 138 (26.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 116 (22.26%) Risk Management
6 112 (21.50%) Firewall
7 104 (19.96%) CISM
8 96 (18.43%) Security Cleared
9 84 (16.12%) PCI DSS
10 77 (14.78%) Network Security
11 74 (14.20%) SC Cleared
11 74 (14.20%) Cisco
12 65 (12.48%) ITIL
13 59 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (10.94%) Windows
15 56 (10.75%) Risk Assessment
16 51 (9.79%) Banking
17 46 (8.83%) Security Architecture
18 45 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
19 43 (8.25%) Security Management
19 43 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
19 43 (8.25%) CheckPoint
20 41 (7.87%) SIEM
21 40 (7.68%) Management Information System
22 39 (7.49%) CISA
22 39 (7.49%) UNIX
23 31 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
23 31 (5.95%) Degree
24 30 (5.76%) Information Assurance
25 29 (5.57%) Data Protection

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.92%) IIS
3 6 (1.15%) Apache
4 4 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.38%) Lync
6 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.11%) MS Office
3 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.73%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.38%) RMDS
3 2 (0.38%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.58%) SaaS
1 3 (0.58%) PaaS
2 2 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (21.50%) Firewall
2 77 (14.78%) Network Security
3 31 (5.95%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (4.41%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (2.69%) VPN
6 14 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (2.30%) LAN
7 12 (2.30%) WAN
8 11 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (1.34%) Junos
10 7 (1.34%) OSPF
10 7 (1.34%) BGP
10 7 (1.34%) Internet
11 6 (1.15%) FTP
11 6 (1.15%) MPLS
12 5 (0.96%) NetScreen
13 4 (0.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.96%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 151 (28.98%) Finance
2 51 (9.79%) Banking
3 26 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.07%) Retail
5 15 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.50%) Legal
7 9 (1.73%) Publishing
8 8 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.34%) Advertising
10 6 (1.15%) Law
10 6 (1.15%) Games
10 6 (1.15%) Marketing
11 4 (0.77%) Local Government
11 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.58%) German Language
13 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.19%) Electronics
14 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.73%) .NET
2 7 (1.34%) Web Services
3 4 (0.77%) SAML
3 4 (0.77%) Middleware
3 4 (0.77%) OAuth
4 3 (0.58%) OpenID
5 2 (0.38%) JSP
5 2 (0.38%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 2 (0.38%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.19%) REST
6 1 (0.19%) WSDL
6 1 (0.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.68%) Management Information System
2 26 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.80%) PKI
4 18 (3.45%) Cryptography
4 18 (3.45%) RMADS
5 15 (2.88%) CESG
6 14 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (2.69%) SCADA
7 13 (2.50%) FMCG
8 12 (2.30%) Smart Meter
9 10 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
10 9 (1.73%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.96%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.77%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.58%) Open Source
14 2 (0.38%) E-Learning
14 2 (0.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.94%) Windows
2 39 (7.49%) UNIX
3 24 (4.61%) Linux
4 7 (1.34%) Solaris
5 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.58%) zOS
7 2 (0.38%) AIX
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (48.56%) Information Security
2 116 (22.26%) Risk Management
3 65 (12.48%) ITIL
4 59 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (10.75%) Risk Assessment
6 46 (8.83%) Security Architecture
7 45 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
8 43 (8.25%) Security Management
9 41 (7.87%) SIEM
10 30 (5.76%) Information Assurance
11 29 (5.57%) Data Protection
11 29 (5.57%) Cyber Security
12 28 (5.37%) PRINCE2
13 27 (5.18%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (4.41%) Change Control
15 22 (4.22%) Risk Analysis
16 21 (4.03%) Project Management
17 20 (3.84%) ISMS
18 19 (3.65%) OWASP
19 18 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.54%) SQL
1 8 (1.54%) Java
2 6 (1.15%) Perl
2 6 (1.15%) C
3 5 (0.96%) C++
4 4 (0.77%) Python
5 3 (0.58%) LINC
6 2 (0.38%) C#
6 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.19%) R
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 181 (34.74%) CISSP
2 104 (19.96%) CISM
3 96 (18.43%) Security Cleared
4 74 (14.20%) SC Cleared
5 43 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (7.49%) CISA
7 31 (5.95%) Degree
8 26 (4.99%) CRISC
9 20 (3.84%) CCNP
10 18 (3.45%) CCNA
11 16 (3.07%) DV Cleared
12 13 (2.50%) CEH
13 12 (2.30%) GIAC
14 11 (2.11%) CCSA
15 9 (1.73%) CCSE
16 6 (1.15%) CCIE
16 6 (1.15%) CCSP
16 6 (1.15%) SSCP
17 4 (0.77%) JNCIA
17 4 (0.77%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (26.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (16.12%) PCI DSS
3 23 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 23 (4.41%) COBIT
4 8 (1.54%) JSP 440
5 7 (1.34%) QA
6 6 (1.15%) GPG13
7 3 (0.58%) SLA
7 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.19%) BS7799
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.96%) Snort
3 5 (0.96%) Squid
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.38%) RACF
4 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (0.38%) Xen
5 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.15%) Nessus
2 5 (0.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (0.77%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.58%) Puppet
5 2 (0.38%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.38%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.38%) SCCM
5 2 (0.38%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.38%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.19%) Cacti
6 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 74 (14.20%) Cisco
2 43 (8.25%) CheckPoint
3 29 (5.57%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.18%) Juniper
5 26 (4.99%) F5
6 20 (3.84%) Blue Coat
7 19 (3.65%) SAP
8 14 (2.69%) Oracle
9 11 (2.11%) ArcSight
9 11 (2.11%) Websense
9 11 (2.11%) McAfee
9 11 (2.11%) VMware
10 10 (1.92%) IBM
11 9 (1.73%) Sourcefire
12 8 (1.54%) Symantec
12 8 (1.54%) Splunk
13 7 (1.34%) TippingPoint
14 6 (1.15%) HP
14 6 (1.15%) Nokia
15 4 (0.77%) Tripwire
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