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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 315 423 426
Rank change year-on-year
+108 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 366 226 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 132 139
Median daily rate £513 £470 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.04% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.90 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.90 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.83% -

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Security Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 June 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
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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 +81 315 £525 +11.40% 64
London +27 109 £550 +12.82% 30
South East +10 67 £500 +11.11% 14
Scotland +18 46 £480 +21.90%
North West +8 35 £525 +26.50% 3
Manchester +14 27 £525 +75.00% 3
Berkshire 0 27 £500 +18.69% 6
South West +13 26 £513 +10.21% 5
Edinburgh +11 25 £478 +41.48%
East of England +29 23 £450 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -11 20 £500 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire +13 16 £488 -11.36% 5
Glasgow - 15 - -
Hampshire +18 13 £475 +22.58% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 13 £450 -
Wiltshire -2 13 £540 +16.75%
City of London +26 11 £575 +17.94% 8
Reading -3 11 £530 +41.33% 5
Sheffield - 11 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 11 £500 -
Bristol +9 9 £500 +6.95% 3
Swindon +6 9 £550 -
Milton Keynes +4 9 £450 -
Warwickshire - 9 £550 -
North East - 7 £473 -
Bracknell 0 6 £475 -
Birmingham -5 6 £500 +11.11% 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £430 - 1
Bedfordshire +9 5 £450 -
East Midlands +3 5 £556 +14.69%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 275 (37.77%) Information Security
2 214 (29.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 204 (28.02%) CISSP
4 190 (26.10%) Finance
5 124 (17.03%) CISM
6 116 (15.93%) Cybersecurity
7 115 (15.80%) Firewall
8 98 (13.46%) Risk Management
9 97 (13.32%) Security Cleared
10 96 (13.19%) Network Security
11 95 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 93 (12.77%) PCI DSS
13 90 (12.36%) Data Centre
14 84 (11.54%) SIEM
15 77 (10.58%) SC Cleared
16 74 (10.16%) CISA
17 68 (9.34%) Windows
18 65 (8.93%) Banking
19 63 (8.65%) PKI
19 63 (8.65%) Security Architecture
20 61 (8.38%) Risk Assessment
21 59 (8.10%) Management Information System
21 59 (8.10%) Penetration Testing
22 57 (7.83%) Security Management
23 56 (7.69%) Active Directory
23 56 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
23 56 (7.69%) Security Operations
24 55 (7.55%) Unix
25 49 (6.73%) Cisco
26 47 (6.46%) Information Assurance

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 9 (1.24%) IIS
2 4 (0.55%) Apache
2 4 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.27%) CICS
5 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.14%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.69%) MS Office
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.47%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.96%) IaaS
4 6 (0.82%) SaaS
5 5 (0.69%) Office 365
5 5 (0.69%) PaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Yammer
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 115 (15.80%) Firewall
2 96 (13.19%) Network Security
3 24 (3.30%) VPN
4 22 (3.02%) Internet
4 22 (3.02%) LAN
5 21 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (2.34%) Wireless
7 16 (2.20%) HTTP
7 16 (2.20%) WAN
8 13 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.37%) DNS
9 10 (1.37%) LDAP
10 8 (1.10%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.10%) SSL
11 7 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (0.96%) SSH
12 6 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.82%) Wireless Security
13 5 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.51%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.37%) DB2
4 7 (0.96%) Big Data
5 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.55%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) MySQL
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.65%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.55%) AppScan
3 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.41%) JIRA
4 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.27%) LSMW
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 190 (26.10%) Finance
2 65 (8.93%) Banking
3 31 (4.26%) Law
4 29 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.20%) Retail
6 14 (1.92%) Legal
7 13 (1.79%) Marketing
8 12 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.82%) Automotive
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.06%) Middleware
2 12 (1.65%) Web Services
3 8 (1.10%) SAML
4 7 (0.96%) REST
5 6 (0.82%) .NET
6 5 (0.69%) WCF
7 4 (0.55%) JSON
7 4 (0.55%) SOAP
8 3 (0.41%) OAuth
8 3 (0.41%) WAP
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.27%) COM
10 1 (0.14%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.14%) Ajax
10 1 (0.14%) J2EE
10 1 (0.14%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.36%) Data Centre
2 63 (8.65%) PKI
3 59 (8.10%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.53%) Cryptography
5 31 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.98%) CESG
7 21 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.79%) Health Informatics
9 13 (1.79%) Informatics
10 11 (1.51%) FMCG
11 10 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.37%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.96%) CESG CLAS
14 5 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.69%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.69%) SCADA
14 5 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (9.34%) Windows
2 55 (7.55%) Unix
3 41 (5.63%) Linux
4 15 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.92%) zOS
6 9 (1.24%) Solaris
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.69%) Android
8 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (37.77%) Information Security
2 116 (15.93%) Cybersecurity
3 98 (13.46%) Risk Management
4 95 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (11.54%) SIEM
6 63 (8.65%) Security Architecture
7 61 (8.38%) Risk Assessment
8 59 (8.10%) Penetration Testing
9 57 (7.83%) Security Management
10 56 (7.69%) Security Operations
10 56 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
11 47 (6.46%) Information Assurance
12 46 (6.32%) Project Management
13 44 (6.04%) Identity Access Management
14 41 (5.63%) Data Protection
15 36 (4.95%) SAP Security
15 36 (4.95%) Security Testing
16 33 (4.53%) Migration
17 29 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.85%) Java
2 24 (3.30%) C
3 17 (2.34%) Perl
3 17 (2.34%) Python
4 15 (2.06%) SQL
5 10 (1.37%) C++
5 10 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.82%) PHP
7 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.69%) Korn
8 4 (0.55%) C#
8 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.41%) VB
10 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.27%) Ruby
10 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 204 (28.02%) CISSP
2 124 (17.03%) CISM
3 97 (13.32%) Security Cleared
4 77 (10.58%) SC Cleared
5 74 (10.16%) CISA
6 46 (6.32%) CLAS
7 38 (5.22%) CESG Certified Professional
8 33 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (3.30%) CCIE
9 24 (3.30%) Degree
10 19 (2.61%) DV Cleared
11 18 (2.47%) CCNP
12 16 (2.20%) GIAC
13 14 (1.92%) CEH
14 11 (1.51%) SANS
15 10 (1.37%) CCNA
16 7 (0.96%) CRISC
17 6 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
17 6 (0.82%) Security+ Certification
18 5 (0.69%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (29.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (12.77%) PCI DSS
3 32 (4.40%) RMADS
4 30 (4.12%) COBIT
5 29 (3.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (1.51%) JSP 440
8 10 (1.37%) Government Security Classifications
9 9 (1.24%) QA
10 6 (0.82%) GxP
10 6 (0.82%) ISO27005
11 4 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.55%) ISO27002
12 3 (0.41%) GPG13
13 2 (0.27%) COSO
13 2 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.27%) SLA
14 1 (0.14%) BS7799
14 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 56 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.02%) RACF
3 13 (1.79%) ACF2
4 5 (0.69%) ISA Server
4 5 (0.69%) Snort
4 5 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.55%) UAG
6 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.27%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (2.20%) CA Single Sign-On
1 16 (2.20%) Nessus
1 16 (2.20%) zSecure
2 10 (1.37%) Nmap
2 10 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (0.82%) FortiGate
4 6 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.82%) QRadar
5 4 (0.55%) WSUS
6 3 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.27%) EnCase
7 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.27%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.27%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) FTK
8 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 49 (6.73%) Cisco
2 46 (6.32%) SAP
3 41 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 36 (4.95%) Intel Security
5 33 (4.53%) CheckPoint
6 32 (4.40%) Splunk
7 27 (3.71%) CA
7 27 (3.71%) Oracle
8 26 (3.57%) F5
9 25 (3.43%) Symantec
10 23 (3.16%) Qualys
11 18 (2.47%) Juniper
12 14 (1.92%) Forcepoint
13 13 (1.79%) VMware
14 12 (1.65%) ArcSight
15 11 (1.51%) Cyber-Ark
15 11 (1.51%) Sybase
16 10 (1.37%) Blue Coat
16 10 (1.37%) IBM
16 10 (1.37%) LogRhythm
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