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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 320 411 361
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 369 259 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 160 186
Median daily rate £485 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - -

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +86 342 £493 +3.68% 50
London -3 136 £525 +10.52% 29
South East +39 75 £463 -0.53% 8
North West +34 35 £550 +20.87% 1
East of England +35 32 £438 -5.91% 3
Scotland +20 25 £463 +15.62% 1
Yorkshire +27 24 £475 +2.70% 1
Berkshire +10 24 £475 - 2
Manchester +15 22 £600 - 1
South West +18 15 £450 +9.09% 1
Surrey +16 15 £425 +14.86% 3
Hertfordshire - 15 £450 - 1
Hampshire +17 14 £475 -10.16% 2
Buckinghamshire +25 13 £406 +3.17%
South Yorkshire +8 13 £475 -
City of London +8 13 £538 +13.15% 8
Glasgow +20 12 £475 +58.06%
West Yorkshire +20 11 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes +19 11 £400 +1.58%
Edinburgh +16 11 £500 +25.00% 1
Reading +13 11 £456 -7.12%
Sheffield +3 11 £500 +5.26%
West Midlands -20 11 £493 +51.53% 4
Bedfordshire +2 9 £525 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £563 -
Essex - 7 £375 -
Cheshire +4 6 £500 +2.56%
Winchester - 6 £450 -
Leeds +8 5 £450 - 1
Bristol +6 5 £513 +14.52% 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 281 (38.34%) Information Security
2 198 (27.01%) CISSP
3 196 (26.74%) Finance
4 175 (23.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 157 (21.42%) Cybersecurity
6 127 (17.33%) Firewall
7 122 (16.64%) CISM
8 105 (14.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 104 (14.19%) Data Centre
10 103 (14.05%) Security Cleared
11 100 (13.64%) Network Security
12 90 (12.28%) PCI DSS
13 84 (11.46%) SIEM
14 81 (11.05%) SC Cleared
15 77 (10.50%) Risk Management
16 76 (10.37%) Cisco
17 75 (10.23%) Banking
17 75 (10.23%) Vulnerability Management
18 73 (9.96%) Windows
19 67 (9.14%) CISA
20 63 (8.59%) Security Architecture
21 61 (8.32%) Penetration Testing
22 54 (7.37%) PKI
22 54 (7.37%) Security Operations
23 53 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
24 51 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
25 50 (6.82%) Security Management
26 49 (6.68%) CheckPoint
27 47 (6.41%) SAP
27 47 (6.41%) Management Information System

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 10 (1.36%) Apache
2 6 (0.82%) Apache Pig
2 6 (0.82%) IIS
3 5 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.27%) CICS
5 2 (0.27%) Liferay
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.68%) MS Office
4 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.46%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) assyst
5 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.82%) IaaS
3 6 (0.82%) Office 365
4 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.68%) PaaS
5 4 (0.55%) Yammer
6 3 (0.41%) GitHub
6 3 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (17.33%) Firewall
2 100 (13.64%) Network Security
3 32 (4.37%) LAN
4 27 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (3.68%) WAN
5 25 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 18 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (2.05%) VPN
8 14 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (1.91%) Wireless
9 13 (1.77%) Internet
10 12 (1.64%) HTTP
11 10 (1.36%) BGP
11 10 (1.36%) OSPF
12 9 (1.23%) DNS
12 9 (1.23%) MPLS
12 9 (1.23%) Spanning Tree
12 9 (1.23%) tcpdump
12 9 (1.23%) Wireshark
13 7 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.05%) Hadoop
2 12 (1.64%) Big Data
3 10 (1.36%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.41%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.27%) GIS
6 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.14%) DB2
7 1 (0.14%) HBase
7 1 (0.14%) Impala
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) MySQL
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (1.23%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.09%) JIRA
3 5 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.27%) MSTest
5 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.14%) AppScan
6 1 (0.14%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.14%) LSMW
6 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 196 (26.74%) Finance
2 75 (10.23%) Banking
3 41 (5.59%) Law
4 22 (3.00%) Retail
5 15 (2.05%) Legal
5 15 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.95%) Marketing
7 5 (0.68%) Automotive
8 3 (0.41%) Advertising
8 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.41%) Publishing
9 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.18%) Web Services
2 9 (1.23%) .NET
2 9 (1.23%) Middleware
3 6 (0.82%) JSON
3 6 (0.82%) REST
3 6 (0.82%) SAML
4 4 (0.55%) WAP
5 3 (0.41%) COM
5 3 (0.41%) SOAP
6 2 (0.27%) ELK Stack
6 2 (0.27%) J2EE
6 2 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.14%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.14%) NancyFx
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 104 (14.19%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.37%) PKI
3 47 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 42 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.77%) Cryptography
6 33 (4.50%) CESG
7 27 (3.68%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.82%) FMCG
10 6 (0.82%) Health Informatics
10 6 (0.82%) Informatics
10 6 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.82%) Smart Energy
11 5 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (0.55%) EFT
12 4 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.96%) Windows
2 41 (5.59%) Unix
3 34 (4.64%) Linux
4 9 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.82%) zOS
7 5 (0.68%) Solaris
7 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.27%) AIX
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) VMS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (38.34%) Information Security
2 157 (21.42%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (14.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (11.46%) SIEM
5 77 (10.50%) Risk Management
6 75 (10.23%) Vulnerability Management
7 63 (8.59%) Security Architecture
8 61 (8.32%) Penetration Testing
9 54 (7.37%) Security Operations
10 53 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
11 50 (6.82%) Security Management
12 41 (5.59%) Project Management
13 35 (4.77%) Data Protection
13 35 (4.77%) SAP Security
14 34 (4.64%) Identity Access Management
15 33 (4.50%) Information Assurance
16 31 (4.23%) Security Testing
16 31 (4.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 30 (4.09%) Migration
18 27 (3.68%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.41%) Java
2 10 (1.36%) SQL
3 9 (1.23%) C
4 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 7 (0.95%) C#
5 7 (0.95%) Perl
5 7 (0.95%) Python
6 4 (0.55%) PHP
7 3 (0.41%) C++
7 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.41%) Ruby
7 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.41%) VBScript
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.27%) VB
9 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.14%) CLIST
9 1 (0.14%) REXX
9 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (27.01%) CISSP
2 122 (16.64%) CISM
3 103 (14.05%) Security Cleared
4 81 (11.05%) SC Cleared
5 67 (9.14%) CISA
6 51 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (4.64%) Degree
8 30 (4.09%) CCNP
9 29 (3.96%) CLAS
10 25 (3.41%) CCIE
11 20 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
12 17 (2.32%) DV Cleared
13 14 (1.91%) CEH
14 13 (1.77%) CCSP
15 11 (1.50%) SANS
16 10 (1.36%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (1.36%) Security+ Certification
17 8 (1.09%) CCNA
18 7 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 7 (0.95%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (23.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (12.28%) PCI DSS
3 37 (5.05%) COBIT
4 27 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (2.32%) JSP 440
5 17 (2.32%) RMADS
6 15 (2.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (1.77%) QA
8 8 (1.09%) ISO27002
9 6 (0.82%) GxP
10 3 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.41%) ISO27005
10 3 (0.41%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.27%) SLA
12 1 (0.14%) BS7799
12 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 44 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.77%) RACF
3 6 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.68%) ACF2
4 5 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.27%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.27%) Snort
7 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.73%) Nessus
2 15 (2.05%) QRadar
3 14 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.50%) zSecure
5 10 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (1.23%) Nmap
7 8 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (0.95%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.68%) EnCase
9 5 (0.68%) RSA Archer
9 5 (0.68%) SCCM
10 4 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.14%) Endace
12 1 (0.14%) FTK
12 1 (0.14%) Nagios
12 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.14%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 76 (10.37%) Cisco
2 49 (6.68%) CheckPoint
3 47 (6.41%) SAP
4 44 (6.00%) Splunk
5 37 (5.05%) Intel Security
6 35 (4.77%) Microsoft
7 33 (4.50%) F5
8 28 (3.82%) Qualys
9 27 (3.68%) Juniper
10 24 (3.27%) Symantec
11 22 (3.00%) Oracle
12 21 (2.86%) ArcSight
13 19 (2.59%) LogRhythm
14 18 (2.46%) VMware
15 16 (2.18%) Fortinet
15 16 (2.18%) IBM
16 14 (1.91%) Cyber-Ark
17 11 (1.50%) CA
17 11 (1.50%) Forcepoint
18 9 (1.23%) LogLogic
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