The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 392 418 417
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 201 126 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 75 96
Average daily rate £475 £460 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £60.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £52.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -23 186 £475 +3.26% 39
London -4 84 £500 +5.26% 20
South East +17 44 £475 +11.76% 10
Berkshire +7 21 £450 -21.73% 6
South West -15 19 £478 +3.80% 3
City of London -4 16 £475 -3.55% 7
North West -20 15 £413 +17.85% 3
West Midlands - 14 £488 - 1
Reading +7 13 £450 - 3
Glasgow +17 8 £415 +14.79%
Hampshire +11 8 £395 -7.05%
Scotland -2 8 £415 -11.37% 1
Cheshire -17 7 £413 +6.45% 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £325 - 1
Newbury 0 4 £500 -13.04%
Birmingham - 4 £450 -
Midlands - 4 - -
Gloucestershire +5 3 £480 +12.94% 2
Surrey -9 3 £528 +30.65% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £350 - 1
Manchester -16 2 £323 -7.85%
Wales -18 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -20 2 £431 +0.29%
East of England -25 2 £366 -18.61% 1
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Gloucester - 2 £473 -
Bristol -12 1 - - 1
Aldershot - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £498 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 143 (42.56%) Information Security
2 82 (24.40%) CISSP
3 65 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 60 (17.86%) Firewall
6 58 (17.26%) Risk Management
7 52 (15.48%) CISM
8 48 (14.29%) Finance
9 45 (13.39%) SC Cleared
10 44 (13.10%) Network Security
11 42 (12.50%) Windows
12 37 (11.01%) Risk Assessment
13 36 (10.71%) ITIL
13 36 (10.71%) Cisco
13 36 (10.71%) Microsoft
14 34 (10.12%) Banking
14 34 (10.12%) Management Information System
15 32 (9.52%) Security Architecture
16 31 (9.23%) Security Management
17 25 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (6.85%) SIEM
19 22 (6.55%) CISA
20 21 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
20 21 (6.25%) UNIX
20 21 (6.25%) TCP/IP
21 19 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
21 19 (5.65%) Information Assurance
22 18 (5.36%) SAP
22 18 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (3.57%) IIS
2 9 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.89%) Lync
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.30%) Summit
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) SAP SEM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) IaaS
2 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (17.86%) Firewall
2 44 (13.10%) Network Security
3 21 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (2.68%) DNS
6 8 (2.38%) Internet
6 8 (2.38%) SSL
6 8 (2.38%) LAN
7 7 (2.08%) MPLS
7 7 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (1.79%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (1.79%) VPN
8 6 (1.79%) WAN
9 5 (1.49%) DWDM
9 5 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.49%) VLAN
10 4 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.19%) OSPF
10 4 (1.19%) BGP
10 4 (1.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.79%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.49%) Big Data
3 3 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.30%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.89%) AppScan
2 2 (0.60%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.30%) JMeter
3 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.30%) Concordion
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 48 (14.29%) Finance
2 34 (10.12%) Banking
3 13 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.68%) Legal
4 9 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.08%) Retail
6 5 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.38%) .NET
2 7 (2.08%) JSP
3 3 (0.89%) LAMP
3 3 (0.89%) Web Services
3 3 (0.89%) Middleware
4 2 (0.60%) OAuth
4 2 (0.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) SOAP
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.30%) SAML
5 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.12%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.06%) CESG
3 16 (4.76%) PKI
4 10 (2.98%) CESG CLAS
5 9 (2.68%) GIS
5 9 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.68%) RMADS
6 8 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.49%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.89%) Open Source
8 3 (0.89%) Economics
8 3 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.89%) CMDB
9 2 (0.60%) SCADA
9 2 (0.60%) FMCG
9 2 (0.60%) Firmware
9 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.50%) Windows
2 21 (6.25%) UNIX
3 14 (4.17%) Linux
4 9 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.89%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (42.56%) Information Security
2 58 (17.26%) Risk Management
3 37 (11.01%) Risk Assessment
4 36 (10.71%) ITIL
5 32 (9.52%) Security Architecture
6 31 (9.23%) Security Management
7 25 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (6.85%) SIEM
9 21 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (5.65%) Information Assurance
11 18 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (4.76%) SAP Security
13 14 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (3.57%) Project Management
15 11 (3.27%) Risk Analysis
16 10 (2.98%) Cyber Security
17 9 (2.68%) Business Continuity
17 9 (2.68%) Information Security Management
17 9 (2.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 9 (2.68%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.98%) C
2 7 (2.08%) Java
3 5 (1.49%) PHP
3 5 (1.49%) SQL
3 5 (1.49%) C#
3 5 (1.49%) C++
4 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.19%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.89%) Perl
5 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) ABAP
7 1 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 82 (24.40%) CISSP
2 64 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 52 (15.48%) CISM
4 45 (13.39%) SC Cleared
5 22 (6.55%) CISA
6 18 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (5.06%) Degree
8 13 (3.87%) CCNP
9 11 (3.27%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.08%) CCIE
11 6 (1.79%) CEH
11 6 (1.79%) CRISC
12 4 (1.19%) CISMP
12 4 (1.19%) CCNA
13 3 (0.89%) CCSE
13 3 (0.89%) CCSA
13 3 (0.89%) CCDP
13 3 (0.89%) CCSP
13 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.60%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.98%) COBIT
5 6 (1.79%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.89%) BS7799
6 3 (0.89%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.89%) COREP
6 3 (0.89%) FINREP
6 3 (0.89%) QA
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) GPG13
7 1 (0.30%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.19%) Nmap
4 3 (0.89%) Snort
5 2 (0.60%) UAG
5 2 (0.60%) RACF
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.30%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.30%) Squid
6 1 (0.30%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 9 (2.68%) Nessus
2 8 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.19%) Cacti
5 4 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.19%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.19%) OpenView
6 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.60%) SCCM
6 2 (0.60%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 36 (10.71%) Cisco
1 36 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.36%) SAP
3 16 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 14 (4.17%) McAfee
5 13 (3.87%) Juniper
6 12 (3.57%) HP
7 10 (2.98%) CA
8 9 (2.68%) Symantec
8 9 (2.68%) ArcSight
8 9 (2.68%) F5
9 8 (2.38%) VMware
9 8 (2.38%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle
11 6 (1.79%) Novell
12 5 (1.49%) Citrix
13 4 (1.19%) Splunk
13 4 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.19%) Nortel
13 4 (1.19%) Websense
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