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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 394 394 419
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 208 202 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 123 70
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£450 £480 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £475 £420
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +13.09%
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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 March 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 March 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 -2 193 £473 -1.56% 65
London -7 79 £500 - 24
South East -2 68 £425 -14.57% 18
Surrey +31 33 £463 -12.73% 5
City of London +13 16 £475 - 2
North West -8 16 £475 +5.55% 6
Hampshire -4 10 £425 -12.37% 1
Scotland -6 10 £414 -0.30% 4
Berkshire -7 10 £413 -12.92% 7
South West -15 9 £420 -12.50% 2
East of England +17 8 £500 +36.51% 6
Edinburgh - 6 £420 - 2
Milton Keynes +2 5 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £400 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -18 5 £450 -14.28%
Cheshire -3 4 £410 -3.52%
Bristol -4 4 £373 -33.03%
Manchester -7 4 £475 +58.33% 4
Cambridge - 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
East Midlands -2 3 £469 +10.29% 1
Middlesex - 3 £428 -
Essex +5 2 £325 -11.26%
Wiltshire +5 2 £528 +5.50%
Yorkshire -6 2 £400 - 7
Leeds -7 2 £400 - 4
West Yorkshire -11 2 £400 - 5
Winchester - 2 £325 -
Maidenhead - 2 £403 -
Leicestershire +2 1 - -

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 173 (39.95%) Information Security
2 146 (33.72%) CISSP
3 115 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 101 (23.33%) Risk Management
5 98 (22.63%) Finance
6 88 (20.32%) Firewall
7 81 (18.71%) Security Cleared
8 80 (18.48%) Network Security
9 77 (17.78%) PCI DSS
10 70 (16.17%) CISM
11 66 (15.24%) ITIL
12 61 (14.09%) SC Cleared
13 58 (13.39%) Cisco
14 53 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (10.16%) CheckPoint
16 39 (9.01%) Risk Assessment
17 38 (8.78%) Penetration Testing
18 37 (8.55%) Security Architecture
19 36 (8.31%) Windows
20 35 (8.08%) Security Management
20 35 (8.08%) Management Information System
21 33 (7.62%) TCP/IP
21 33 (7.62%) Cyber Security
22 32 (7.39%) SAP
23 30 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
23 30 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
23 30 (6.93%) SAP Security
24 29 (6.70%) Change Control
24 29 (6.70%) CRISC
24 29 (6.70%) Juniper

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.62%) IIS
3 6 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.92%) Lync
5 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.46%) Apache
5 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (2.31%) MS Office
2 9 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.92%) MS Project
4 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.00%) SAP GRC
2 10 (2.31%) RMDS
3 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) Summit
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.69%) SaaS
1 3 (0.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.23%) IaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (20.32%) Firewall
2 80 (18.48%) Network Security
3 33 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 30 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (2.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (2.31%) Multicast
7 10 (2.31%) DNS
8 9 (2.08%) DHCP
8 9 (2.08%) Wireshark
8 9 (2.08%) Wireless
8 9 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (1.85%) NetScaler
9 8 (1.85%) VPN
10 7 (1.62%) DMZ
11 5 (1.15%) WAN
11 5 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.39%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.69%) SAP BI
3 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.46%) DB2
5 1 (0.23%) EDMS
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 98 (22.63%) Finance
2 25 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.93%) Banking
4 13 (3.00%) Retail
5 9 (2.08%) Legal
6 8 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.39%) Law
7 6 (1.39%) Games
8 4 (0.92%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Military
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.54%) .NET
2 10 (2.31%) SAML
2 10 (2.31%) Rendezvous
2 10 (2.31%) OAuth
3 5 (1.15%) OpenID
4 4 (0.92%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.92%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (0.92%) Middleware
4 4 (0.92%) Web Services
5 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (0.23%) SAP TM
6 1 (0.23%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.23%) WSDL
6 1 (0.23%) CSS
6 1 (0.23%) JSP
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.08%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.16%) PKI
3 17 (3.93%) Cryptography
4 15 (3.46%) SCADA
4 15 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.77%) RMADS
5 12 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (2.31%) FMCG
6 10 (2.31%) CESG
7 9 (2.08%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.69%) Human Factors
10 3 (0.69%) Statistics
10 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.31%) Windows
2 16 (3.70%) UNIX
3 15 (3.46%) Linux
4 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.92%) Solaris
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (39.95%) Information Security
2 101 (23.33%) Risk Management
3 66 (15.24%) ITIL
4 53 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.01%) Risk Assessment
6 38 (8.78%) Penetration Testing
7 37 (8.55%) Security Architecture
8 35 (8.08%) Security Management
9 33 (7.62%) Cyber Security
10 30 (6.93%) SAP Security
10 30 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (6.70%) Change Control
12 26 (6.00%) OWASP
13 24 (5.54%) PRINCE2
13 24 (5.54%) Data Protection
14 23 (5.31%) SIEM
15 20 (4.62%) Information Assurance
16 19 (4.39%) ISMS
16 19 (4.39%) Risk Analysis
17 18 (4.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.08%) SQL
2 8 (1.85%) C#
2 8 (1.85%) Java
3 4 (0.92%) Python
4 3 (0.69%) C++
4 3 (0.69%) ABAP
5 2 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.23%) Perl
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby
6 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 146 (33.72%) CISSP
2 81 (18.71%) Security Cleared
3 70 (16.17%) CISM
4 61 (14.09%) SC Cleared
5 29 (6.70%) CRISC
6 26 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.54%) CISA
8 17 (3.93%) Degree
9 16 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.70%) CCNP
10 15 (3.46%) GIAC
11 12 (2.77%) CCIE
12 9 (2.08%) CCNA
13 7 (1.62%) CCSP
13 7 (1.62%) CEH
14 6 (1.39%) CCSE
15 5 (1.15%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.15%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.15%) CCDP
15 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (17.78%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.08%) COBIT
5 7 (1.62%) QA
6 6 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (1.39%) GPG13
7 5 (1.15%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.92%) GxP
8 4 (0.92%) SLA
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.39%) Snort
4 5 (1.15%) Squid
5 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.23%) ACF2
6 1 (0.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) RACF
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 5 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (0.92%) DatAdvantage
3 4 (0.92%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.46%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.46%) Nessus
4 2 (0.46%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.46%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 58 (13.39%) Cisco
2 44 (10.16%) CheckPoint
3 32 (7.39%) SAP
4 29 (6.70%) Juniper
5 26 (6.00%) F5
6 23 (5.31%) Microsoft
7 21 (4.85%) Blue Coat
8 18 (4.16%) Citrix
9 16 (3.70%) Oracle
10 15 (3.46%) VMware
11 13 (3.00%) ArcSight
12 12 (2.77%) HP
13 11 (2.54%) IBM
13 11 (2.54%) TippingPoint
14 10 (2.31%) LogLogic
14 10 (2.31%) Splunk
14 10 (2.31%) Tufin
14 10 (2.31%) TIBCO
14 10 (2.31%) Bloomberg
15 9 (2.08%) Cyber-Ark
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