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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 395 403 434
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 206 203 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 127 77
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £465 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.60% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £52.50

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -3 191 £458 -3.68% 54
London -5 74 £500 - 26
South East +9 71 £425 -10.52% 11
Surrey +27 27 £473 -10.42% 1
North West -9 20 £420 -1.17% 4
Berkshire +6 19 £413 -12.92% 8
City of London +23 18 £494 +3.94% 2
Scotland +3 10 £403 -3.01% 1
Hampshire -6 10 £400 +1.26% 1
East of England +26 9 £500 +36.51% 2
Reading +1 7 £375 -16.66% 2
South West -11 7 £435 -9.37% 9
Edinburgh - 7 £370 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Manchester -2 5 £475 +58.33% 2
Milton Keynes -3 5 £400 +14.28% 1
East Midlands +7 4 £438 +2.94%
Cheshire -8 4 £410 -2.08%
West Midlands -25 4 £450 -7.69%
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Cambridge - 4 - - 1
Middlesex +7 3 £428 -10.00%
Leicestershire +11 2 £400 -
Bristol -4 2 £500 -10.11% 5
Birmingham -11 2 £450 -
Maidenhead - 2 £403 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Winchester - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire +8 1 £400 -7.24% 1
Basingstoke 0 1 - -

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 162 (38.48%) Information Security
2 140 (33.25%) CISSP
3 107 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 95 (22.57%) Finance
4 95 (22.57%) Risk Management
5 86 (20.43%) Firewall
6 77 (18.29%) Network Security
7 73 (17.34%) Security Cleared
8 72 (17.10%) PCI DSS
9 65 (15.44%) CISM
10 62 (14.73%) ITIL
11 60 (14.25%) Cisco
12 59 (14.01%) SC Cleared
13 54 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (10.69%) CheckPoint
15 37 (8.79%) Risk Assessment
16 36 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
17 35 (8.31%) Cyber Security
18 34 (8.08%) Security Architecture
18 34 (8.08%) SAP
19 32 (7.60%) SAP Security
20 31 (7.36%) Windows
20 31 (7.36%) TCP/IP
21 30 (7.13%) Management Information System
21 30 (7.13%) Cisco ASA
22 29 (6.89%) Change Control
22 29 (6.89%) Security Management
23 28 (6.65%) Juniper
24 27 (6.41%) CRISC
25 26 (6.18%) Cisco Certification

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.90%) IIS
3 6 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.95%) Lync
5 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (2.38%) MS Office
2 8 (1.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.95%) MS Project
4 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.33%) SAP GRC
2 10 (2.38%) RMDS
3 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.71%) SaaS
1 3 (0.71%) Office 365
1 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.24%) IaaS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (20.43%) Firewall
2 77 (18.29%) Network Security
3 31 (7.36%) TCP/IP
4 30 (7.13%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (2.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 12 (2.85%) DNS
7 10 (2.38%) Wireshark
7 10 (2.38%) Multicast
7 10 (2.38%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (2.14%) Wireless
8 9 (2.14%) DHCP
9 8 (1.90%) VPN
10 7 (1.66%) DMZ
10 7 (1.66%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.19%) WAN
12 5 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.43%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.71%) SAP BI
3 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.48%) DB2
5 1 (0.24%) EDMS
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 95 (22.57%) Finance
2 22 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.80%) Banking
4 15 (3.56%) Retail
5 10 (2.38%) Legal
6 8 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.43%) Law
8 6 (1.43%) Games
8 6 (1.43%) Military
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) International Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.38%) SAML
1 10 (2.38%) Rendezvous
1 10 (2.38%) OAuth
2 9 (2.14%) .NET
3 5 (1.19%) OpenID
4 4 (0.95%) Middleware
4 4 (0.95%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.95%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.71%) Web Services
6 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.24%) WSDL
7 1 (0.24%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.24%) REST
7 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.24%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.24%) CSS
7 1 (0.24%) JSP
7 1 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.13%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.28%) PKI
3 17 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.56%) SCADA
5 14 (3.33%) Cryptography
6 10 (2.38%) FMCG
6 10 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.14%) CESG
8 8 (1.90%) RMADS
9 6 (1.43%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.71%) Human Factors
11 3 (0.71%) Statistics
11 3 (0.71%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.48%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.48%) Replication
12 2 (0.48%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.36%) Windows
2 16 (3.80%) Linux
3 14 (3.33%) UNIX
4 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.24%) zOS
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (38.48%) Information Security
2 95 (22.57%) Risk Management
3 62 (14.73%) ITIL
4 54 (12.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (8.79%) Risk Assessment
6 36 (8.55%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (8.31%) Cyber Security
8 34 (8.08%) Security Architecture
9 32 (7.60%) SAP Security
10 29 (6.89%) Change Control
10 29 (6.89%) Security Management
11 25 (5.94%) OWASP
11 25 (5.94%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (5.23%) Data Protection
13 21 (4.99%) PRINCE2
14 19 (4.51%) Data Security
14 19 (4.51%) Information Assurance
15 18 (4.28%) SIEM
15 18 (4.28%) Risk Analysis
16 16 (3.80%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.90%) C#
1 8 (1.90%) SQL
2 6 (1.43%) ABAP
3 5 (1.19%) Java
4 3 (0.71%) Python
5 2 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 140 (33.25%) CISSP
2 73 (17.34%) Security Cleared
3 65 (15.44%) CISM
4 59 (14.01%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.41%) CRISC
6 26 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (4.51%) CISA
8 16 (3.80%) CCNP
9 15 (3.56%) GIAC
10 12 (2.85%) CCIE
10 12 (2.85%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.61%) Degree
12 8 (1.90%) CCNA
13 7 (1.66%) CEH
14 6 (1.43%) CCSE
14 6 (1.43%) SSCP
14 6 (1.43%) CCSP
15 5 (1.19%) CCDP
15 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (17.10%) PCI DSS
3 23 (5.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.14%) COBIT
5 7 (1.66%) QA
6 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (1.19%) GxP
6 5 (1.19%) GPG13
7 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.95%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.71%) SLA
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.43%) Snort
4 4 (0.95%) Squid
5 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.24%) ACF2
6 1 (0.24%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) RACF
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 5 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (0.95%) DatAdvantage
3 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.48%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.48%) OpenIDM
5 2 (0.48%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.24%) OPNET
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
6 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (14.25%) Cisco
2 45 (10.69%) CheckPoint
3 34 (8.08%) SAP
4 28 (6.65%) Juniper
5 24 (5.70%) F5
6 23 (5.46%) Blue Coat
7 20 (4.75%) Microsoft
8 19 (4.51%) Citrix
9 14 (3.33%) IBM
9 14 (3.33%) Oracle
10 13 (3.09%) VMware
11 12 (2.85%) Symantec
11 12 (2.85%) ArcSight
12 11 (2.61%) LogLogic
12 11 (2.61%) TippingPoint
12 11 (2.61%) HP
13 10 (2.38%) TIBCO
13 10 (2.38%) Bloomberg
13 10 (2.38%) Tufin
14 9 (2.14%) Cyber-Ark
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