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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
UK
Rank 346 323 398
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 250 345 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.69% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.73% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 168 115
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £386 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year
+41.30% -

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -63 212 £500 +5.26% 50
London -5 90 £500 - 19
South East -40 31 £519 +3.75% 8
Scotland +49 27 £420 +5.00% 2
East of England +12 25 £500 +21.21% 1
North West +2 23 £500 -9.09% 6
Edinburgh +39 22 £485 - 2
West Midlands -1 19 £450 -5.26% 6
Hertfordshire - 15 £538 - 1
Warwickshire +7 12 £460 +8.23%
Manchester -11 12 £700 +27.27% 5
Welwyn Garden City - 12 £550 -
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £500 -
Yorkshire +9 10 £550 +34.14% 3
Cheshire +33 9 - -
Warwick +6 9 £438 +2.94%
Milton Keynes -2 8 £500 -
Berkshire +12 7 £544 +17.56% 5
Wales +12 7 £550 -
South West -19 7 £544 +27.94% 7
West Yorkshire +17 6 £550 - 3
Hampshire -5 6 £600 +20.00% 1
South Wales - 6 £550 -
Leeds +12 5 £500 - 2
Essex -11 5 £300 -14.04%
Glasgow +13 4 £400 -
Ipswich -6 4 £575 -
Suffolk -7 4 £575 -
East Midlands -13 4 £475 -13.63%
Croydon - 4 - -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 207 (36.90%) Information Security
2 157 (27.99%) CISSP
3 133 (23.71%) Finance
4 120 (21.39%) Cybersecurity
5 109 (19.43%) Firewall
6 88 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 82 (14.62%) Security Cleared
8 75 (13.37%) CISM
9 73 (13.01%) Cisco
9 73 (13.01%) Network Security
10 72 (12.83%) Penetration Testing
11 68 (12.12%) Security Architecture
11 68 (12.12%) Data Centre
12 65 (11.59%) Risk Management
13 62 (11.05%) Windows
14 60 (10.70%) PCI DSS
15 55 (9.80%) SC Cleared
16 52 (9.27%) SIEM
17 48 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (8.38%) CheckPoint
19 46 (8.20%) Banking
20 45 (8.02%) CISA
21 44 (7.84%) F5
22 43 (7.66%) Microsoft
23 40 (7.13%) CEH
24 39 (6.95%) Splunk
25 37 (6.60%) Law
26 36 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
27 34 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
27 34 (6.06%) Security Management

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 14 (2.50%) Liferay
2 8 (1.43%) nginx
3 7 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.53%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.18%) CICS
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 25 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.25%) MS Office
4 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.71%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.32%) SAP GRC
2 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.71%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.85%) Office 365
4 6 (1.07%) Yammer
5 4 (0.71%) GitHub
5 4 (0.71%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 109 (19.43%) Firewall
2 73 (13.01%) Network Security
3 26 (4.63%) TCP/IP
4 22 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (3.74%) LAN
6 19 (3.39%) WAN
7 14 (2.50%) LDAP
8 11 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (1.96%) DNS
9 10 (1.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (1.78%) VPN
9 10 (1.78%) Wireless
10 9 (1.60%) BGP
10 9 (1.60%) BIG-IP
10 9 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.60%) OSPF
10 9 (1.60%) Spanning Tree
10 9 (1.60%) tcpdump
10 9 (1.60%) WebEx
10 9 (1.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.85%) Big Data
2 10 (1.78%) GIS
2 10 (1.78%) RDBMS
2 10 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.71%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.53%) DB2
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.36%) DTS
6 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.18%) HBase
7 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (2.32%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.43%) Maven
4 5 (0.89%) JIRA
5 3 (0.53%) AppScan
6 2 (0.36%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.18%) MSTest
7 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 133 (23.71%) Finance
2 46 (8.20%) Banking
3 37 (6.60%) Law
4 21 (3.74%) Legal
4 21 (3.74%) Retail
5 9 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.71%) Electronics
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.36%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.03%) Web Services
2 13 (2.32%) J2EE
3 11 (1.96%) Hibernate
3 11 (1.96%) Spring
3 11 (1.96%) Struts
3 11 (1.96%) Velocity
4 6 (1.07%) COM
4 6 (1.07%) Middleware
5 3 (0.53%) .NET
5 3 (0.53%) DOM
5 3 (0.53%) ELK Stack
5 3 (0.53%) SOAP
6 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.36%) REST
6 2 (0.36%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.18%) JSON
7 1 (0.18%) OpenID
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.74%) Cryptography
4 19 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.39%) CESG
5 17 (3.03%) PKI
6 10 (1.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
7 8 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
9 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.71%) NHS
10 4 (0.71%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.71%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.05%) Windows
2 33 (5.88%) Linux
3 31 (5.53%) Unix
4 13 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.71%) Solaris
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (36.90%) Information Security
2 120 (21.39%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (12.83%) Penetration Testing
4 68 (12.12%) Security Architecture
5 65 (11.59%) Risk Management
6 52 (9.27%) SIEM
7 48 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (6.06%) Security Management
10 33 (5.88%) Security Operations
11 32 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (5.53%) OWASP
13 30 (5.35%) Security Testing
14 28 (4.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 27 (4.81%) Risk Assessment
16 26 (4.63%) Ethical Hacking
16 26 (4.63%) Information Assurance
17 24 (4.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 22 (3.92%) Validation
19 21 (3.74%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.57%) Java
1 20 (3.57%) Python
2 15 (2.67%) SQL
3 12 (2.14%) C
4 8 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.07%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.89%) C#
6 5 (0.89%) Perl
7 4 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.71%) VBScript
8 3 (0.53%) VBA
9 2 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) C++
10 1 (0.18%) CLIST
10 1 (0.18%) REXX
10 1 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 157 (27.99%) CISSP
2 82 (14.62%) Security Cleared
3 75 (13.37%) CISM
4 55 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 45 (8.02%) CISA
6 40 (7.13%) CEH
7 33 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (4.63%) Degree
9 25 (4.46%) DV Cleared
10 24 (4.28%) CREST Certified
11 20 (3.57%) SANS
12 19 (3.39%) CCNP
13 18 (3.21%) CLAS
14 17 (3.03%) PCI QSA
15 13 (2.32%) CCIE
16 12 (2.14%) CISMP
16 12 (2.14%) GIAC
17 10 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
17 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (1.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (10.70%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.85%) COBIT
3 16 (2.85%) QA
4 14 (2.50%) ISO27002
5 12 (2.14%) RMADS
6 8 (1.43%) JSP 440
7 7 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.07%) GDPR
9 5 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.53%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.36%) SLA
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.18%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.18%) ISO27005
System Software
1 15 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.43%) Docker
3 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.71%) RACF
5 3 (0.53%) Snort
6 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (3.03%) Nessus
2 16 (2.85%) QRadar
3 8 (1.43%) Ansible
3 8 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (1.43%) Puppet
4 7 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.07%) EnCase
5 6 (1.07%) Nmap
5 6 (1.07%) SCCM
6 5 (0.89%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.89%) Nexpose
6 5 (0.89%) Rancher
7 4 (0.71%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.53%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 3 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.53%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.53%) Terraform
8 3 (0.53%) zSecure
Vendors
1 73 (13.01%) Cisco
2 47 (8.38%) CheckPoint
3 44 (7.84%) F5
4 43 (7.66%) Microsoft
5 39 (6.95%) Splunk
6 29 (5.17%) SAP
7 27 (4.81%) Intel Security
8 25 (4.46%) Juniper
9 24 (4.28%) Cyber-Ark
9 24 (4.28%) Fortinet
10 20 (3.57%) ArcSight
10 20 (3.57%) IBM
10 20 (3.57%) Oracle
11 16 (2.85%) Blue Coat
12 13 (2.32%) LogRhythm
12 13 (2.32%) Qualys
12 13 (2.32%) Symantec
12 13 (2.32%) VMware
13 9 (1.60%) LogLogic
13 9 (1.60%) Palo Alto
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