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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 304 408 389
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 404 248 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.46% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 150 164
Median daily rate £500 £473 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £430
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.45 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 - -

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +99 366 £500 +5.26% 58
London +25 129 £525 +10.52% 20
South East +43 86 £475 +5.55% 14
Berkshire +25 39 £500 +11.11% 3
North West +11 33 £525 +10.52% 5
Scotland +18 32 £425 - 3
Yorkshire +27 31 £450 -7.55% 1
South West +13 28 £500 +6.95% 4
East of England +42 26 £430 -14.00% 3
Manchester +16 25 £525 +75.00% 2
Reading +18 19 £519 +9.21% 1
Hampshire +16 17 £475 +18.75% 3
South Yorkshire +12 17 £445 +5.07%
West Midlands -20 17 £495 +2.85% 8
Glasgow +21 16 £475 +58.06%
Buckinghamshire +12 16 £431 -4.16% 3
Sheffield +4 15 £460 +8.61%
Wiltshire +3 14 £540 +6.66%
West Yorkshire +11 13 £463 -15.90% 1
Edinburgh +9 13 £480 +20.00% 3
Milton Keynes +17 12 £425 -6.59% 1
Bristol +8 11 £500 +6.95% 1
Swindon +2 10 £550 -
Warwickshire - 10 £525 - 2
City of London +32 9 £575 +21.05% 7
Hertfordshire +24 9 £450 - 2
Leeds +2 8 £463 -15.90% 1
Surrey -12 8 £500 +11.11%
Essex - 8 £375 -
Bracknell -2 7 £450 +5.88%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 292 (38.22%) Information Security
2 222 (29.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 210 (27.49%) CISSP
4 208 (27.23%) Finance
5 139 (18.19%) CISM
6 136 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
7 130 (17.02%) Firewall
8 114 (14.92%) Security Cleared
9 107 (14.01%) Network Security
10 103 (13.48%) Risk Management
11 102 (13.35%) Data Centre
12 94 (12.30%) SC Cleared
13 93 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (11.78%) PCI DSS
15 87 (11.39%) SIEM
16 75 (9.82%) CISA
17 72 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
18 70 (9.16%) Banking
18 70 (9.16%) Windows
19 69 (9.03%) PKI
20 67 (8.77%) Security Architecture
20 67 (8.77%) Security Operations
21 61 (7.98%) Cisco
21 61 (7.98%) Management Information System
22 60 (7.85%) Security Management
22 60 (7.85%) Active Directory
23 55 (7.20%) Risk Assessment
24 54 (7.07%) Unix
24 54 (7.07%) Penetration Testing
25 52 (6.81%) Project 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 9 (1.18%) Apache
2 8 (1.05%) IIS
3 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.26%) CICS
5 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.92%) MS Office
3 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.36%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.92%) IaaS
4 6 (0.79%) Office 365
5 5 (0.65%) PaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.39%) SaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Yammer
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 130 (17.02%) Firewall
2 107 (14.01%) Network Security
3 23 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (3.01%) VPN
4 22 (2.88%) LAN
5 20 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (2.62%) Internet
6 19 (2.49%) Wireless
7 18 (2.36%) WAN
8 16 (2.09%) HTTP
9 15 (1.96%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.31%) DNS
10 10 (1.31%) LDAP
11 9 (1.18%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.05%) SSL
12 8 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.79%) SMTP
13 6 (0.79%) SSH
13 6 (0.79%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.70%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.31%) DB2
4 9 (1.18%) Big Data
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.52%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.39%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.13%) MySQL
9 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.65%) JIRA
3 4 (0.52%) AppScan
4 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) LSMW
6 1 (0.13%) MSTest
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 208 (27.23%) Finance
2 70 (9.16%) Banking
3 39 (5.10%) Law
4 29 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.49%) Retail
6 17 (2.23%) Legal
7 12 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.57%) Marketing
8 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.26%) Publishing
10 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.70%) Middleware
2 11 (1.44%) .NET
2 11 (1.44%) Web Services
3 8 (1.05%) REST
4 6 (0.79%) SAML
5 5 (0.65%) JSON
5 5 (0.65%) SOAP
5 5 (0.65%) WCF
6 4 (0.52%) WAP
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.26%) COM
7 2 (0.26%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 69 (9.03%) PKI
3 61 (7.98%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (4.06%) Cryptography
5 31 (4.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 27 (3.53%) CESG
7 13 (1.70%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.57%) Health Informatics
8 12 (1.57%) Informatics
9 10 (1.31%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (1.18%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
11 8 (1.05%) FMCG
12 5 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.65%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.65%) SCADA
13 4 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.16%) Windows
2 54 (7.07%) Unix
3 41 (5.37%) Linux
4 15 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.57%) zOS
6 10 (1.31%) Solaris
7 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.26%) AIX
11 2 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (38.22%) Information Security
2 136 (17.80%) Cybersecurity
3 103 (13.48%) Risk Management
4 93 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 87 (11.39%) SIEM
6 72 (9.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 67 (8.77%) Security Architecture
7 67 (8.77%) Security Operations
8 60 (7.85%) Security Management
9 55 (7.20%) Risk Assessment
10 54 (7.07%) Penetration Testing
11 52 (6.81%) Project Management
12 47 (6.15%) Information Assurance
13 42 (5.50%) Identity Access Management
14 40 (5.24%) Data Protection
15 36 (4.71%) SAP Security
16 35 (4.58%) Migration
17 32 (4.19%) Security Testing
18 29 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (3.80%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.58%) Java
2 21 (2.75%) C
3 18 (2.36%) Perl
3 18 (2.36%) Python
4 11 (1.44%) C++
4 11 (1.44%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.18%) SQL
6 7 (0.92%) C#
7 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.65%) Korn
8 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.39%) PHP
8 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.39%) VB
9 2 (0.26%) Ruby
9 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 210 (27.49%) CISSP
2 139 (18.19%) CISM
3 114 (14.92%) Security Cleared
4 94 (12.30%) SC Cleared
5 75 (9.82%) CISA
6 48 (6.28%) CLAS
7 43 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (4.71%) CESG Certified Professional
9 31 (4.06%) Degree
10 25 (3.27%) CCIE
11 23 (3.01%) CCNP
12 16 (2.09%) CEH
12 16 (2.09%) DV Cleared
13 13 (1.70%) GIAC
14 11 (1.44%) CCNA
14 11 (1.44%) CCSP
15 10 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (1.31%) Security+ Certification
16 8 (1.05%) SANS
17 7 (0.92%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (29.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (11.78%) PCI DSS
3 39 (5.10%) COBIT
4 34 (4.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (3.93%) RMADS
6 19 (2.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 16 (2.09%) JSP 440
8 12 (1.57%) QA
9 10 (1.31%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.79%) GxP
11 5 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.65%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.39%) GPG13
13 3 (0.39%) ISO27005
13 3 (0.39%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.26%) COSO
14 2 (0.26%) SLA
15 1 (0.13%) BS7799
15 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 60 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.88%) RACF
3 11 (1.44%) ACF2
4 6 (0.79%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.52%) Snort
6 4 (0.52%) UAG
6 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.26%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.26%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 16 (2.09%) CA Single Sign-On
2 14 (1.83%) zSecure
3 13 (1.70%) Nessus
4 12 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (1.18%) Nmap
6 8 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.05%) QRadar
7 7 (0.92%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.52%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.52%) WSUS
9 3 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.39%) SCCM
10 2 (0.26%) EnCase
10 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.13%) FTK
11 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.13%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (7.98%) Cisco
2 46 (6.02%) SAP
3 45 (5.89%) CheckPoint
4 42 (5.50%) Microsoft
5 36 (4.71%) Intel Security
6 34 (4.45%) Splunk
7 30 (3.93%) Qualys
8 27 (3.53%) CA
9 26 (3.40%) F5
9 26 (3.40%) Oracle
9 26 (3.40%) Symantec
10 18 (2.36%) Juniper
11 16 (2.09%) Forcepoint
12 13 (1.70%) VMware
13 11 (1.44%) Blue Coat
13 11 (1.44%) IBM
14 10 (1.31%) ArcSight
14 10 (1.31%) Cyber-Ark
14 10 (1.31%) LogRhythm
15 8 (1.05%) Palo Alto
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