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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 352 374 435
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 261 209 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 112 73
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£450 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £575 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.30

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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +20 234 £450 -5.26% 70
London +31 95 £500 -4.76% 45
North West +13 45 £430 +2.38% 3
City of London +47 34 £500 -4.76% 9
South East -18 32 £493 +9.44% 9
West Midlands -1 24 £525 +9.37%
Scotland -12 20 £400 +23.07%
Manchester -1 19 £450 - 1
Cheshire +1 17 £425 +1.19% 1
South West -30 16 £425 -10.52% 3
East of England -14 14 £406 - 2
Berkshire -8 10 £488 +8.33% 5
Edinburgh -18 9 £375 +11.11%
Glasgow -2 8 £433 +43.68%
Surrey -2 8 £375 -31.81% 1
Birmingham +3 7 £500 +4.16%
Bedfordshire - 7 £381 - 2
Hampshire -11 6 £375 -21.05% 2
Reading +1 5 £488 -0.51% 2
Wiltshire -12 5 £463 +10.11%
Gloucestershire -17 5 £401 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 4 £650 +52.94% 1
Swindon -2 4 £500 +19.04%
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £650 +85.71% 1
Yorkshire +1 3 £350 -22.22% 3
Hertfordshire -18 3 £400 -
Essex - 3 £463 -
Slough +1 2 £498 +28.38%
Middlesex -4 2 £563 +25.00%
Coventry -9 2 £375 -29.90%

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 212 (48.74%) Information Security
2 143 (32.87%) Finance
3 128 (29.43%) CISSP
4 105 (24.14%) Firewall
5 79 (18.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 78 (17.93%) Risk Management
7 74 (17.01%) Cisco
8 68 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 65 (14.94%) CISM
10 64 (14.71%) Windows
11 63 (14.48%) Network Security
12 51 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
12 51 (11.72%) Security Management
12 51 (11.72%) SC Cleared
13 50 (11.49%) Management Information System
14 47 (10.80%) Banking
15 43 (9.89%) Security Architecture
16 42 (9.66%) Microsoft
16 42 (9.66%) CheckPoint
17 40 (9.20%) Risk Assessment
18 36 (8.28%) UNIX
18 36 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (7.59%) PCI DSS
20 30 (6.90%) Juniper
21 28 (6.44%) Cisco ASA
22 27 (6.21%) CCNP
22 27 (6.21%) SIEM
23 24 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
23 24 (5.52%) Degree
24 23 (5.29%) CISA

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (4.60%) IIS
2 14 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.84%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.38%) Apache
5 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.30%) MS Office
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.46%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 105 (24.14%) Firewall
2 63 (14.48%) Network Security
3 28 (6.44%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (3.22%) VPN
6 14 (3.22%) LAN
6 14 (3.22%) WAN
6 14 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.99%) Internet
8 11 (2.53%) OSPF
9 10 (2.30%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (2.07%) BGP
11 8 (1.84%) MPLS
11 8 (1.84%) VLAN
11 8 (1.84%) DNS
11 8 (1.84%) SNMP
12 7 (1.61%) SSL
12 7 (1.61%) SAN
12 7 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.92%) Big Data
2 4 (0.92%) SAP BW
2 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) AppScan
1 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 143 (32.87%) Finance
2 47 (10.80%) Banking
3 15 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.53%) Legal
4 11 (2.53%) Advertising
5 7 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.38%) Publishing
7 5 (1.15%) Local Government
7 5 (1.15%) Marketing
8 4 (0.92%) Retail
9 3 (0.69%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.30%) .NET
2 9 (2.07%) OAuth
3 8 (1.84%) JSP
4 5 (1.15%) Web Services
5 4 (0.92%) Middleware
5 4 (0.92%) LAMP
6 3 (0.69%) SAML
7 2 (0.46%) OpenID
7 2 (0.46%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.46%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.23%) XML
8 1 (0.23%) SOAP
8 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.49%) Management Information System
2 20 (4.60%) CESG
3 19 (4.37%) RMADS
4 16 (3.68%) CESG CLAS
4 16 (3.68%) PKI
5 11 (2.53%) GIS
6 9 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.38%) SCADA
8 6 (1.38%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.38%) Economics
9 5 (1.15%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.15%) Human Factors
9 5 (1.15%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.92%) Open Source
10 4 (0.92%) Psychology
11 3 (0.69%) CMDB
12 2 (0.46%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.46%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (14.71%) Windows
2 36 (8.28%) UNIX
3 20 (4.60%) Linux
4 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.92%) zOS
7 3 (0.69%) Solaris
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (48.74%) Information Security
2 78 (17.93%) Risk Management
3 51 (11.72%) Security Management
4 43 (9.89%) Security Architecture
5 40 (9.20%) Risk Assessment
6 36 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (6.21%) SIEM
8 24 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (5.29%) Information Assurance
10 22 (5.06%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (4.60%) SAP Security
11 20 (4.60%) ITIL
12 16 (3.68%) Project Management
13 15 (3.45%) Data Protection
14 14 (3.22%) Risk Analysis
14 14 (3.22%) Change Management
14 14 (3.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (3.22%) Cyber Security
15 13 (2.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 12 (2.76%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.76%) C
2 8 (1.84%) SQL
3 7 (1.61%) C#
4 6 (1.38%) Perl
5 5 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.46%) ABAP
6 2 (0.46%) LINC
7 1 (0.23%) C++
7 1 (0.23%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 128 (29.43%) CISSP
2 68 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 65 (14.94%) CISM
4 51 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (11.72%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.21%) CCNP
6 24 (5.52%) Degree
7 23 (5.29%) CISA
8 16 (3.68%) CEH
8 16 (3.68%) CCNA
9 14 (3.22%) GIAC
10 13 (2.99%) CCSA
11 12 (2.76%) CCSE
12 10 (2.30%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.07%) CCIE
14 8 (1.84%) CISMP
15 7 (1.61%) CCSP
16 6 (1.38%) CCDP
17 5 (1.15%) SSCP
17 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (18.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (7.59%) PCI DSS
3 17 (3.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.30%) COBIT
5 8 (1.84%) JSP 440
6 7 (1.61%) QA
7 3 (0.69%) SLA
7 3 (0.69%) GPG13
8 2 (0.46%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.46%) COREP
8 2 (0.46%) FINREP
8 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 19 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.15%) RACF
4 4 (0.92%) Snort
5 3 (0.69%) Squid
6 2 (0.46%) Xen
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (2.07%) Nessus
2 4 (0.92%) SCCM
2 4 (0.92%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.69%) Puppet
3 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.69%) Cacti
3 3 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.69%) OpenView
3 3 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.46%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.23%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.23%) Cryoserver
Vendors
1 74 (17.01%) Cisco
2 42 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.66%) CheckPoint
3 30 (6.90%) Juniper
4 22 (5.06%) SAP
5 20 (4.60%) F5
6 19 (4.37%) Blue Coat
7 16 (3.68%) McAfee
8 15 (3.45%) VMware
9 13 (2.99%) HP
10 12 (2.76%) Symantec
11 8 (1.84%) Websense
11 8 (1.84%) Oracle
11 8 (1.84%) Citrix
12 5 (1.15%) Sophos
12 5 (1.15%) Sourcefire
12 5 (1.15%) Splunk
12 5 (1.15%) ArcSight
13 4 (0.92%) NETGEAR
13 4 (0.92%) SonicWALL
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