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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 405 370 388
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 231 266 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 175 115
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£475 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £554 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £440 £432
% change year-on-year
+5.68% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -45 213 £475 +5.55% 62
London +20 117 £475 -5.00% 34
South East -22 45 £465 -4.61% 4
City of London -14 22 £475 -5.00% 6
Berkshire -1 15 £475 -2.56% 1
South West -7 14 £413 -5.71% 9
Surrey +3 13 £388 +3.33% 2
North West -57 13 £475 +11.76% 6
Wiltshire 0 10 £413 -8.33% 3
Scotland -21 9 £400 -3.03% 4
Milton Keynes -4 8 £515 -20.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £515 +5.10% 1
Reading -12 7 £508 +1.50%
East of England -2 6 £483 +18.76% 1
Edinburgh -17 6 £400 +3.22% 4
East Midlands -5 5 £425 - 3
Yorkshire -28 5 £463 +32.14% 3
Sheffield -15 4 £475 +35.71% 3
South Yorkshire -15 4 £475 +35.71% 3
Cheshire -21 4 £475 +11.76%
Manchester -27 4 - - 5
Staines - 4 - -
Norwich - 4 £483 -
Norfolk - 4 £483 -
Kent +4 3 £450 -25.00%
Uxbridge +4 3 - -
Gloucestershire -5 3 £400 -0.12% 3
Bracknell -7 3 £425 -9.57% 1
Hampshire -12 3 £558 +48.66%
West Midlands -24 3 £413 -21.42% 2

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 204 (46.05%) Information Security
2 152 (34.31%) CISSP
3 123 (27.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 112 (25.28%) Finance
5 108 (24.38%) Firewall
6 75 (16.93%) PCI DSS
7 67 (15.12%) CISM
8 65 (14.67%) Risk Management
9 60 (13.54%) Cisco
10 58 (13.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 57 (12.87%) Network Security
12 55 (12.42%) Security Architecture
13 53 (11.96%) ITIL
14 49 (11.06%) Penetration Testing
15 46 (10.38%) Data Protection
16 45 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (9.93%) Security Cleared
17 44 (9.93%) Cyber Security
18 41 (9.26%) SIEM
19 39 (8.80%) Security Management
20 36 (8.13%) CISA
21 35 (7.90%) Management Information System
21 35 (7.90%) Windows
22 33 (7.45%) Risk Assessment
22 33 (7.45%) Data Centre
23 32 (7.22%) SC Cleared
23 32 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
24 30 (6.77%) CheckPoint
25 29 (6.55%) SAP
26 27 (6.09%) PKI

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (2.48%) IIS
2 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.35%) MS Office
3 5 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.68%) RMDS
3 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.23%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.23%) Summit
4 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.90%) PaaS
2 3 (0.68%) Office 365
2 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (24.38%) Firewall
2 57 (12.87%) Network Security
3 21 (4.74%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (4.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (3.84%) VPN
6 16 (3.61%) DNS
6 16 (3.61%) Wireless
7 13 (2.93%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.48%) DHCP
9 10 (2.26%) SSL
9 10 (2.26%) Cisco ISE
10 9 (2.03%) Internet
10 9 (2.03%) WAN
10 9 (2.03%) LAN
11 7 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.35%) VoIP
13 5 (1.13%) OSPF
13 5 (1.13%) BGP
13 5 (1.13%) EIGRP
13 5 (1.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (1.35%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.68%) DB2
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.23%) EDMS
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Subversion
1 1 (0.23%) Build Forge
General
1 112 (25.28%) Finance
2 23 (5.19%) Legal
2 23 (5.19%) Banking
3 22 (4.97%) Retail
4 11 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.81%) Law
7 5 (1.13%) Military
8 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.03%) .NET
2 7 (1.58%) Middleware
2 7 (1.58%) Web Services
3 5 (1.13%) SAML
3 5 (1.13%) OAuth
4 4 (0.90%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.68%) REST
5 3 (0.68%) Rendezvous
5 3 (0.68%) SOAP
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (0.45%) JSP
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) J2EE
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.23%) Spring
7 1 (0.23%) Ajax
7 1 (0.23%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.90%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.09%) PKI
4 20 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
5 19 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.48%) Cryptography
8 10 (2.26%) CESG
9 6 (1.35%) RMADS
9 6 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.13%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.68%) SCADA
11 3 (0.68%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.68%) iPad
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.90%) Windows
2 26 (5.87%) Linux
3 25 (5.64%) UNIX
4 4 (0.90%) Solaris
5 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) CentOS
6 1 (0.23%) Debian
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (46.05%) Information Security
2 65 (14.67%) Risk Management
3 58 (13.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 55 (12.42%) Security Architecture
5 53 (11.96%) ITIL
6 49 (11.06%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (10.38%) Data Protection
8 45 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (9.93%) Cyber Security
10 41 (9.26%) SIEM
11 39 (8.80%) Security Management
12 33 (7.45%) Risk Assessment
13 25 (5.64%) SAP Security
14 24 (5.42%) Information Security Management
15 19 (4.29%) Data Security
15 19 (4.29%) Security Testing
16 18 (4.06%) OWASP
17 17 (3.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 17 (3.84%) Patch Management
18 16 (3.61%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.26%) C
2 7 (1.58%) SQL
2 7 (1.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.35%) ABAP
3 6 (1.35%) Java
4 5 (1.13%) C#
4 5 (1.13%) C++
5 3 (0.68%) VB
6 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.45%) Perl
6 2 (0.45%) PHP
6 2 (0.45%) Python
6 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (34.31%) CISSP
2 67 (15.12%) CISM
3 44 (9.93%) Security Cleared
4 36 (8.13%) CISA
5 32 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (7.22%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.87%) CCNP
7 22 (4.97%) GIAC
8 21 (4.74%) Degree
9 16 (3.61%) CRISC
10 12 (2.71%) CEH
11 7 (1.58%) PCI QSA
12 6 (1.35%) CCNA
12 6 (1.35%) CCIE
13 5 (1.13%) CCSE
14 4 (0.90%) GSEC
14 4 (0.90%) GCIH
14 4 (0.90%) CCSP
14 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (27.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (16.93%) PCI DSS
3 25 (5.64%) COBIT
4 19 (4.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.13%) QA
6 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.90%) COSO
6 4 (0.90%) GxP
7 2 (0.45%) GPG13
7 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.13%) Snort
2 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.23%) UAG
5 1 (0.23%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.68%) Nessus
3 3 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.45%) Nagios
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.23%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.23%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.23%) Nmap
5 1 (0.23%) SCCM
5 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.23%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 60 (13.54%) Cisco
2 30 (6.77%) CheckPoint
3 29 (6.55%) SAP
4 23 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 20 (4.51%) F5
6 18 (4.06%) Symantec
7 17 (3.84%) Splunk
8 16 (3.61%) McAfee
9 15 (3.39%) HP
10 14 (3.16%) Juniper
10 14 (3.16%) Blue Coat
11 12 (2.71%) Citrix
12 11 (2.48%) IBM
12 11 (2.48%) ArcSight
13 10 (2.26%) Oracle
14 8 (1.81%) VMware
14 8 (1.81%) Cyber-Ark
14 8 (1.81%) FireEye
15 7 (1.58%) Qualys
15 7 (1.58%) Websense
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