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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 355 399 442
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 283 190 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 113 69
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £435 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 October 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 31 October 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
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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 +40 270 £475 +5.55% 61
London +45 124 £475 -1.04% 27
South East +17 75 £495 +10.00% 13
City of London +26 30 £413 -8.33% 13
Berkshire +21 26 £475 +11.76% 7
North West -20 25 £396 -6.82% 2
Surrey +11 24 £475 +6.86% 3
South West -12 18 £405 -1.21% 7
Reading +19 14 £475 -13.63% 1
West Midlands 0 13 £525 - 4
Scotland +1 9 £456 -8.75%
Yorkshire +1 8 £350 -22.22% 4
Manchester -6 7 £440 +3.52% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £475 -5.00% 1
Middlesex +8 6 £500 +10.01%
Wiltshire -11 6 £425 +3.65%
East of England -21 6 £350 -17.15% 2
Swindon -5 5 £438 +6.70%
Hampshire -24 5 £550 +22.22%
Birmingham -1 4 £500 - 2
Milton Keynes -5 4 £650 +30.00% 1
West Yorkshire -8 4 £390 -13.33% 4
Slough -2 3 £493 +21.23%
Leeds -10 3 £390 -13.33% 3
Cheshire -14 3 £386 -9.29%
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 3
Bristol - 3 £385 - 2
Hounslow +4 2 £475 +18.75%
Essex -14 2 £475 -
Kent - 2 £455 - 1

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 255 (49.80%) Information Security
2 176 (34.38%) CISSP
3 159 (31.05%) Finance
4 113 (22.07%) Firewall
5 110 (21.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 106 (20.70%) Risk Management
7 99 (19.34%) CISM
8 83 (16.21%) Security Cleared
9 72 (14.06%) Cisco
10 69 (13.48%) Network Security
11 63 (12.30%) PCI DSS
11 63 (12.30%) SC Cleared
12 62 (12.11%) Windows
13 59 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 55 (10.74%) Security Management
14 55 (10.74%) Management Information System
15 52 (10.16%) Banking
15 52 (10.16%) ITIL
16 50 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
17 47 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
17 47 (9.18%) Security Architecture
18 44 (8.59%) CheckPoint
19 42 (8.20%) CISA
20 41 (8.01%) SIEM
21 38 (7.42%) Penetration Testing
21 38 (7.42%) UNIX
22 36 (7.03%) Microsoft
23 34 (6.64%) Degree
24 28 (5.47%) Cisco ASA
24 28 (5.47%) Vulnerability Management

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.73%) IIS
3 7 (1.37%) Apache
4 6 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.20%) SAP EP
Applications
1 17 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.34%) MS Office
3 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.59%) PaaS
2 2 (0.39%) IaaS
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (22.07%) Firewall
2 69 (13.48%) Network Security
3 28 (5.47%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (4.30%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (3.13%) VPN
7 14 (2.73%) WAN
7 14 (2.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (2.54%) LAN
9 11 (2.15%) Internet
10 9 (1.76%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (1.56%) OSPF
11 8 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (1.37%) BGP
13 6 (1.17%) MPLS
13 6 (1.17%) IPsec
13 6 (1.17%) FTP
13 6 (1.17%) SSL
13 6 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (1.17%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.59%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) DB2
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
General
1 159 (31.05%) Finance
2 52 (10.16%) Banking
3 22 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.54%) Retail
5 13 (2.54%) Legal
6 12 (2.34%) Advertising
7 8 (1.56%) Publishing
7 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.17%) Games
9 6 (1.17%) Marketing
10 4 (0.78%) Local Government
10 4 (0.78%) Law
11 3 (0.59%) German Language
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) International Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.95%) .NET
2 8 (1.56%) Web Services
3 7 (1.37%) OAuth
4 4 (0.78%) SAML
5 3 (0.59%) JSP
5 3 (0.59%) OpenID
5 3 (0.59%) Middleware
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.20%) REST
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.20%) CSS
7 1 (0.20%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.69%) RMADS
3 24 (4.69%) PKI
4 21 (4.10%) CESG
5 17 (3.32%) CESG CLAS
6 15 (2.93%) Cryptography
7 12 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.15%) Smart Meter
9 9 (1.76%) FMCG
9 9 (1.76%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.56%) SCADA
11 6 (1.17%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.98%) Human Factors
12 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.78%) Open Source
13 4 (0.78%) GIS
14 3 (0.59%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.59%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.11%) Windows
2 38 (7.42%) UNIX
3 22 (4.30%) Linux
4 7 (1.37%) Solaris
5 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.78%) zOS
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) HPUX
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (49.80%) Information Security
2 106 (20.70%) Risk Management
3 59 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (10.74%) Security Management
5 52 (10.16%) ITIL
6 50 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
7 47 (9.18%) Security Architecture
8 41 (8.01%) SIEM
9 38 (7.42%) Penetration Testing
10 28 (5.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (4.88%) Cyber Security
11 25 (4.88%) Data Protection
12 24 (4.69%) Information Assurance
13 23 (4.49%) Risk Analysis
14 22 (4.30%) PRINCE2
15 21 (4.10%) Project Management
16 20 (3.91%) Information Security Management
17 17 (3.32%) Validation
17 17 (3.32%) ISMS
17 17 (3.32%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (1.95%) C
2 7 (1.37%) Java
2 7 (1.37%) SQL
3 6 (1.17%) Perl
4 5 (0.98%) C++
5 4 (0.78%) C#
5 4 (0.78%) Python
6 3 (0.59%) LINC
6 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.20%) R
7 1 (0.20%) Ruby
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 176 (34.38%) CISSP
2 99 (19.34%) CISM
3 83 (16.21%) Security Cleared
4 63 (12.30%) SC Cleared
5 47 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (8.20%) CISA
7 34 (6.64%) Degree
8 21 (4.10%) CCNP
9 20 (3.91%) CRISC
10 18 (3.52%) CCNA
10 18 (3.52%) CEH
11 16 (3.13%) GIAC
12 13 (2.54%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.15%) CCSA
14 10 (1.95%) CCSE
15 9 (1.76%) CCSP
16 7 (1.37%) CCIE
17 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.98%) SSCP
17 5 (0.98%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (21.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (12.30%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.30%) COBIT
4 21 (4.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.56%) QA
6 7 (1.37%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.98%) SLA
8 4 (0.78%) GPG13
9 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 19 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.98%) Snort
3 5 (0.98%) RACF
4 4 (0.78%) Squid
5 2 (0.39%) Xen
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
6 1 (0.20%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 6 (1.17%) Nessus
2 3 (0.59%) Puppet
2 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
3 2 (0.39%) SCCM
4 1 (0.20%) Cacti
4 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.20%) OpenView
4 1 (0.20%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.20%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 72 (14.06%) Cisco
2 44 (8.59%) CheckPoint
3 36 (7.03%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.47%) Juniper
5 26 (5.08%) F5
6 21 (4.10%) Blue Coat
7 18 (3.52%) SAP
8 13 (2.54%) VMware
9 11 (2.15%) Symantec
9 11 (2.15%) McAfee
10 9 (1.76%) Websense
10 9 (1.76%) Oracle
11 8 (1.56%) HP
12 7 (1.37%) Sourcefire
13 6 (1.17%) ArcSight
14 5 (0.98%) Splunk
14 5 (0.98%) TippingPoint
14 5 (0.98%) Fortinet
14 5 (0.98%) IBM
14 5 (0.98%) Citrix
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