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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 350 402 463
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 278 196 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 108 65
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£450 £466 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £384 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +53 252 £450 -4.55% 68
London +54 107 £475 -5.00% 46
South East -4 46 £488 +7.14% 10
North West +1 42 £425 +0.59% 2
City of London +44 39 £463 -7.50% 21
Scotland -1 20 £416 +4.06%
Berkshire +15 19 £488 +27.86% 6
West Midlands -7 19 £525 -
South West -12 16 £438 -20.45% 2
Manchester 0 15 £450 - 2
East of England -24 15 £406 -14.47% 1
Cheshire -7 13 £425 -
Reading +13 12 £491 - 3
Surrey +3 11 £375 -18.47% 1
Birmingham -1 7 £500 -
Glasgow -10 7 £440 +46.17%
Bedfordshire - 7 £381 -
Knutsford +15 6 £425 -1.39%
Hampshire -3 6 £463 -2.63% 2
Wiltshire -9 6 £450 +7.14%
Swindon -1 5 £475 +13.09%
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £330 -22.35%
Gloucestershire -11 4 £401 -
Hertfordshire -17 4 £400 - 1
Slough -2 3 £498 +28.38%
Milton Keynes -2 3 £490 -2.00%
Yorkshire -4 3 £350 -22.22% 3
Essex -7 3 £463 -2.63%
Somerset - 2 £520 -
Kent - 2 £505 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 237 (49.79%) Information Security
2 155 (32.56%) Finance
3 146 (30.67%) CISSP
4 110 (23.11%) Firewall
5 90 (18.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 82 (17.23%) CISM
7 80 (16.81%) Risk Management
8 78 (16.39%) Cisco
9 71 (14.92%) Security Cleared
10 67 (14.08%) Network Security
11 63 (13.24%) Windows
12 55 (11.55%) SC Cleared
13 53 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
13 53 (11.13%) Banking
14 51 (10.71%) Management Information System
15 49 (10.29%) Security Architecture
16 48 (10.08%) Security Management
17 46 (9.66%) CheckPoint
18 43 (9.03%) Microsoft
18 43 (9.03%) Risk Assessment
19 42 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (7.35%) Juniper
20 35 (7.35%) PCI DSS
20 35 (7.35%) SIEM
21 34 (7.14%) UNIX
22 33 (6.93%) CISA
23 30 (6.30%) ITIL
24 29 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
24 29 (6.09%) Degree
25 28 (5.88%) Information Assurance

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (4.20%) IIS
2 12 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.47%) Apache
4 6 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.21%) SAP EP
Applications
1 16 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.10%) MS Office
3 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.63%) IaaS
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (23.11%) Firewall
2 67 (14.08%) Network Security
3 29 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (3.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (3.78%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.78%) VPN
5 16 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (3.15%) LAN
6 15 (3.15%) WAN
7 14 (2.94%) Internet
8 10 (2.10%) OSPF
8 10 (2.10%) SSL
9 9 (1.89%) DNS
9 9 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (1.68%) VLAN
10 8 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (1.68%) BGP
10 8 (1.68%) SNMP
10 8 (1.68%) MPLS
10 8 (1.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (0.84%) Big Data
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.21%) MySQL
4 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.21%) AppScan
General
1 155 (32.56%) Finance
2 53 (11.13%) Banking
3 16 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.94%) Legal
5 13 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.52%) Retail
7 11 (2.31%) Advertising
8 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.26%) Games
9 6 (1.26%) Marketing
10 5 (1.05%) Local Government
10 5 (1.05%) Publishing
11 4 (0.84%) Law
12 3 (0.63%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.42%) German Language
13 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.31%) .NET
2 9 (1.89%) OAuth
3 8 (1.68%) JSP
4 5 (1.05%) Web Services
5 4 (0.84%) LAMP
6 3 (0.63%) SAML
6 3 (0.63%) Middleware
7 2 (0.42%) OpenID
7 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.42%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.21%) HTML
8 1 (0.21%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.83%) CESG
4 22 (4.62%) RMADS
5 19 (3.99%) CESG CLAS
6 17 (3.57%) PKI
7 10 (2.10%) GIS
7 10 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.89%) SCADA
9 7 (1.47%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.26%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.05%) Human Factors
11 5 (1.05%) FMCG
12 4 (0.84%) Open Source
12 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.84%) Psychology
12 4 (0.84%) Economics
13 3 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.24%) Windows
2 34 (7.14%) UNIX
3 17 (3.57%) Linux
4 6 (1.26%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.84%) zOS
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.63%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) HPUX
9 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (49.79%) Information Security
2 80 (16.81%) Risk Management
3 49 (10.29%) Security Architecture
4 48 (10.08%) Security Management
5 43 (9.03%) Risk Assessment
6 42 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (7.35%) SIEM
8 30 (6.30%) ITIL
9 28 (5.88%) Information Assurance
10 27 (5.67%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (4.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (3.99%) Data Protection
13 18 (3.78%) Risk Analysis
13 18 (3.78%) Project Management
13 18 (3.78%) Cyber Security
14 17 (3.57%) SAP Security
15 16 (3.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 15 (3.15%) GAP Analysis
17 14 (2.94%) Information Security Management
17 14 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.73%) C
2 7 (1.47%) C#
2 7 (1.47%) SQL
3 6 (1.26%) Perl
4 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.63%) LINC
6 2 (0.42%) ABAP
6 2 (0.42%) C++
6 2 (0.42%) Java
7 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 146 (30.67%) CISSP
2 82 (17.23%) CISM
3 71 (14.92%) Security Cleared
4 55 (11.55%) SC Cleared
5 53 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (6.93%) CISA
7 29 (6.09%) Degree
8 28 (5.88%) CCNP
9 17 (3.57%) CCNA
9 17 (3.57%) CEH
10 14 (2.94%) GIAC
10 14 (2.94%) CCSA
11 12 (2.52%) CCSE
12 9 (1.89%) CCIE
12 9 (1.89%) CRISC
13 8 (1.68%) CCSP
14 7 (1.47%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.05%) CCDP
15 5 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (18.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (7.35%) PCI DSS
3 17 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (3.15%) COBIT
5 9 (1.89%) JSP 440
6 7 (1.47%) QA
7 3 (0.63%) SLA
7 3 (0.63%) GPG13
8 1 (0.21%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.21%) COREP
8 1 (0.21%) FINREP
8 1 (0.21%) BS7799
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.05%) RACF
4 4 (0.84%) Snort
5 3 (0.63%) Squid
6 2 (0.42%) Xen
6 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 7 (1.47%) Nessus
2 4 (0.84%) SCCM
2 4 (0.84%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.63%) Cacti
3 3 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.63%) Puppet
3 3 (0.63%) OpenView
3 3 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.42%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.21%) Cryoserver
Vendors
1 78 (16.39%) Cisco
2 46 (9.66%) CheckPoint
3 43 (9.03%) Microsoft
4 35 (7.35%) Juniper
5 25 (5.25%) F5
6 23 (4.83%) Blue Coat
7 18 (3.78%) SAP
8 15 (3.15%) McAfee
9 14 (2.94%) Symantec
9 14 (2.94%) VMware
10 13 (2.73%) HP
11 10 (2.10%) Websense
12 6 (1.26%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.26%) Oracle
12 6 (1.26%) Citrix
12 6 (1.26%) Sourcefire
13 5 (1.05%) Splunk
14 4 (0.84%) ArcSight
14 4 (0.84%) NETGEAR
14 4 (0.84%) IBM
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