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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 316 417 437
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 388 236 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 127 135
Median daily rate £525 £461 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £346 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £58.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +97 336 £525 +12.90% 81
London +57 132 £538 +9.97% 37
South East +22 84 £500 +16.61% 20
Scotland +14 43 £478 +27.33% 1
North West +10 39 £550 +22.22% 4
Berkshire +10 37 £500 +22.69% 7
Edinburgh +18 26 £475 +40.74%
Manchester +8 24 £550 +83.33% 3
South West +3 21 £545 +21.11% 4
Reading +5 20 £530 +41.33% 6
East of England +16 19 £481 -3.75% 5
West Midlands 0 18 £490 +8.88% 5
Hampshire +16 17 £463 +19.35% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 14 £450 +2.85% 1
City of London +39 13 £525 +12.90% 6
Wiltshire +6 12 £533 +15.13%
Glasgow - 12 - - 1
Yorkshire +19 11 £538 -2.27% 4
Swindon +10 9 £550 -
Milton Keynes +6 8 £450 +5.88% 1
Bracknell -1 8 £500 +5.26%
Birmingham -1 8 £500 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +13 7 £556 +14.69% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £538 -
Sheffield - 7 £538 -
Bedfordshire +7 6 £450 - 1
Cheshire -6 6 £488 - 1
Surrey -23 6 £540 +20.00% 1
North East - 6 £473 -
Warwickshire - 5 £563 - 2

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (36.96%) Information Security
2 223 (29.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 221 (29.70%) CISSP
4 183 (24.60%) Finance
5 127 (17.07%) CISM
6 117 (15.73%) Firewall
7 110 (14.78%) Security Cleared
8 109 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
9 108 (14.52%) Risk Management
10 99 (13.31%) PCI DSS
11 93 (12.50%) Network Security
12 86 (11.56%) SIEM
13 84 (11.29%) SC Cleared
13 84 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 79 (10.62%) Data Centre
15 71 (9.54%) CISA
16 68 (9.14%) Windows
17 67 (9.01%) Management Information System
17 67 (9.01%) PKI
18 65 (8.74%) Risk Assessment
19 63 (8.47%) Information Assurance
20 62 (8.33%) Security Architecture
21 59 (7.93%) Banking
22 57 (7.66%) Unix
23 56 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
24 53 (7.12%) Active Directory
24 53 (7.12%) Security Management
24 53 (7.12%) CLAS
25 51 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
26 50 (6.72%) Security Operations

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 13 (1.75%) IIS
2 6 (0.81%) Apache
3 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.27%) CICS
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.13%) Liferay
7 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.42%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.13%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.08%) Office 365
4 7 (0.94%) IaaS
5 6 (0.81%) SaaS
6 4 (0.54%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Yammer
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 117 (15.73%) Firewall
2 93 (12.50%) Network Security
3 29 (3.90%) VPN
4 22 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (2.82%) Internet
5 21 (2.82%) LAN
6 20 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (2.28%) WAN
8 15 (2.02%) Wireless
9 13 (1.75%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.48%) HTTP
11 9 (1.21%) LDAP
12 8 (1.08%) DNS
12 8 (1.08%) SSH
13 7 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (0.94%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.81%) IPsec
14 6 (0.81%) SSL
14 6 (0.81%) Wireless Security
15 5 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.34%) DB2
3 9 (1.21%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.81%) Big Data
5 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.13%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.54%) AppScan
3 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.40%) JIRA
4 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.27%) LSMW
5 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 183 (24.60%) Finance
2 59 (7.93%) Banking
3 31 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.23%) Law
5 17 (2.28%) Legal
5 17 (2.28%) Retail
6 13 (1.75%) Marketing
7 12 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.67%) Automotive
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.55%) Middleware
2 14 (1.88%) Web Services
3 8 (1.08%) REST
4 6 (0.81%) .NET
4 6 (0.81%) WCF
5 5 (0.67%) SAML
5 5 (0.67%) SOAP
6 4 (0.54%) JSON
6 4 (0.54%) OAuth
7 2 (0.27%) Ajax
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.27%) COM
7 2 (0.27%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.13%) J2EE
8 1 (0.13%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.62%) Data Centre
2 67 (9.01%) Management Information System
2 67 (9.01%) PKI
3 35 (4.70%) Cryptography
4 33 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.49%) CESG
6 19 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (2.02%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.75%) Health Informatics
8 13 (1.75%) Informatics
9 12 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.34%) FMCG
12 9 (1.21%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
14 6 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
15 5 (0.67%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 68 (9.14%) Windows
2 57 (7.66%) Unix
3 45 (6.05%) Linux
4 15 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 15 (2.02%) zOS
5 10 (1.34%) Solaris
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.67%) Android
7 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.54%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.27%) AIX
10 2 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (36.96%) Information Security
2 109 (14.65%) Cybersecurity
3 108 (14.52%) Risk Management
4 86 (11.56%) SIEM
5 84 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (8.74%) Risk Assessment
7 63 (8.47%) Information Assurance
8 62 (8.33%) Security Architecture
9 56 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
10 53 (7.12%) Security Management
11 51 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
12 50 (6.72%) Security Operations
13 47 (6.32%) Data Protection
14 46 (6.18%) Identity Access Management
15 40 (5.38%) Project Management
16 38 (5.11%) Security Testing
17 37 (4.97%) SAP Security
18 33 (4.44%) Migration
19 28 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (3.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.63%) Java
2 26 (3.49%) C
3 16 (2.15%) Perl
4 15 (2.02%) Python
5 14 (1.88%) SQL
6 10 (1.34%) C++
6 10 (1.34%) PowerShell
7 7 (0.94%) PHP
8 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.67%) Korn
9 4 (0.54%) C#
10 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.27%) Ruby
10 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (29.70%) CISSP
2 127 (17.07%) CISM
3 110 (14.78%) Security Cleared
4 84 (11.29%) SC Cleared
5 71 (9.54%) CISA
6 53 (7.12%) CLAS
7 46 (6.18%) CESG Certified Professional
8 32 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (3.76%) DV Cleared
10 23 (3.09%) CCIE
11 20 (2.69%) Degree
12 19 (2.55%) CEH
12 19 (2.55%) GIAC
12 19 (2.55%) SANS
13 18 (2.42%) CCNP
14 10 (1.34%) CCNA
15 9 (1.21%) CREST Certified
16 8 (1.08%) CISMP
16 8 (1.08%) CRISC
17 6 (0.81%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (29.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (13.31%) PCI DSS
3 39 (5.24%) RMADS
4 32 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (2.69%) COBIT
6 16 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (1.88%) Government Security Classifications
8 10 (1.34%) JSP 440
9 9 (1.21%) ISO27005
9 9 (1.21%) QA
10 6 (0.81%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.67%) GxP
12 3 (0.40%) GPG13
12 3 (0.40%) ISO27002
13 2 (0.27%) COSO
13 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.27%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
14 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.96%) RACF
3 14 (1.88%) ACF2
4 6 (0.81%) Snort
5 5 (0.67%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.54%) UAG
6 4 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.40%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.27%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (2.28%) zSecure
2 16 (2.15%) CA Single Sign-On
3 11 (1.48%) Nessus
4 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.81%) Nmap
5 6 (0.81%) QRadar
6 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.54%) WSUS
8 3 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.40%) Proventia
9 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.27%) EnCase
9 2 (0.27%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.27%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.27%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.13%) FTK
Vendors
1 46 (6.18%) Cisco
1 46 (6.18%) SAP
2 42 (5.65%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.03%) Intel Security
4 28 (3.76%) CA
5 27 (3.63%) CheckPoint
6 26 (3.49%) Oracle
7 25 (3.36%) Splunk
8 24 (3.23%) F5
9 21 (2.82%) Symantec
10 19 (2.55%) Juniper
11 16 (2.15%) ArcSight
11 16 (2.15%) Qualys
12 13 (1.75%) LogRhythm
13 12 (1.61%) Forcepoint
14 10 (1.34%) Sybase
14 10 (1.34%) VMware
15 9 (1.21%) Blue Coat
15 9 (1.21%) IBM
15 9 (1.21%) Red Hat
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 18 days ago