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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 370 417 416
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 252 161 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 99 78
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £400 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.19% +2.35%
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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +67 246 £500 +5.26% 53
London +20 113 £500 +3.73% 28
South East +25 77 £498 +13.71% 9
Surrey +15 28 £500 +12.04% 3
City of London +25 26 £500 +11.11% 10
Berkshire +21 26 £475 -2.56% 6
North West -7 23 £388 -8.82% 4
South West -21 15 £400 - 5
Reading +16 11 £475 -13.63% 2
Manchester -4 6 - - 2
Yorkshire -6 6 £390 - 3
East of England -11 6 £550 +10.00% 2
Middlesex +2 5 £500 +17.64%
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £475 -5.00%
Kent - 5 £455 -
West Yorkshire -5 4 £390 - 3
Scotland -7 4 £363 -20.76%
West Midlands -11 4 £525 - 2
Wiltshire -15 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Hampshire -30 4 £550 +15.78%
Bracknell - 4 £425 - 2
Leeds -7 3 £390 - 2
Swindon -8 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes -17 3 £438 -12.50%
Bristol - 3 £385 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Hounslow +4 2 £475 +18.75%
Birmingham -1 2 - - 1
Bedford - 2 £550 -
Bolton - 2 - -

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (49.23%) Information Security
2 182 (35.14%) CISSP
3 150 (28.96%) Finance
4 131 (25.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 114 (22.01%) Risk Management
6 106 (20.46%) Firewall
7 105 (20.27%) CISM
8 90 (17.37%) Security Cleared
9 73 (14.09%) PCI DSS
10 69 (13.32%) Network Security
11 68 (13.13%) SC Cleared
11 68 (13.13%) Cisco
12 65 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 60 (11.58%) ITIL
14 59 (11.39%) Windows
14 59 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
15 49 (9.46%) Banking
16 48 (9.27%) Security Management
17 45 (8.69%) Management Information System
18 44 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
18 44 (8.49%) Security Architecture
19 41 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
20 39 (7.53%) CheckPoint
20 39 (7.53%) SIEM
21 37 (7.14%) UNIX
21 37 (7.14%) CISA
22 36 (6.95%) Degree
23 31 (5.98%) Microsoft
24 27 (5.21%) PRINCE2
24 27 (5.21%) Juniper

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 14 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.93%) IIS
3 6 (1.16%) Apache
4 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) SAP EP
Applications
1 15 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.12%) MS Office
3 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.39%) RMDS
3 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.58%) PaaS
2 2 (0.39%) IaaS
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (20.46%) Firewall
2 69 (13.32%) Network Security
3 27 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (4.25%) TCP/IP
5 17 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (2.90%) VPN
7 14 (2.70%) WAN
7 14 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (2.32%) LAN
9 9 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (1.54%) Internet
11 7 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
11 7 (1.35%) Junos
11 7 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (1.35%) BGP
11 7 (1.35%) OSPF
12 6 (1.16%) MPLS
12 6 (1.16%) FTP
13 5 (0.97%) DNS
13 5 (0.97%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.77%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.19%) DB2
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 150 (28.96%) Finance
2 49 (9.46%) Banking
3 22 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.09%) Retail
5 14 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.12%) Legal
7 9 (1.74%) Publishing
8 8 (1.54%) Advertising
8 8 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.35%) Marketing
9 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.16%) Games
11 5 (0.97%) Law
12 3 (0.58%) German Language
12 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.58%) Local Government
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.35%) OAuth
1 7 (1.35%) .NET
1 7 (1.35%) Web Services
1 7 (1.35%) SAML
2 5 (0.97%) OpenID
3 4 (0.77%) Middleware
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.39%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.39%) JSP
4 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.19%) REST
5 1 (0.19%) WSDL
5 1 (0.19%) CSS
5 1 (0.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.69%) Management Information System
2 26 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.83%) PKI
4 19 (3.67%) RMADS
5 16 (3.09%) CESG
5 16 (3.09%) Cryptography
6 14 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (2.32%) Smart Meter
8 11 (2.12%) FMCG
8 11 (2.12%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (1.54%) SCADA
9 8 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.97%) Human Factors
10 5 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.77%) Open Source
11 4 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.39%) Windows
2 37 (7.14%) UNIX
3 23 (4.44%) Linux
4 7 (1.35%) Solaris
5 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.77%) zOS
6 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) AIX
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (49.23%) Information Security
2 114 (22.01%) Risk Management
3 65 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (11.58%) ITIL
5 59 (11.39%) Risk Assessment
6 48 (9.27%) Security Management
7 44 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
7 44 (8.49%) Security Architecture
8 39 (7.53%) SIEM
9 27 (5.21%) PRINCE2
9 27 (5.21%) Data Protection
9 27 (5.21%) Information Assurance
9 27 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 26 (5.02%) Cyber Security
11 23 (4.44%) Project Management
11 23 (4.44%) Risk Analysis
12 21 (4.05%) Change Control
13 20 (3.86%) SAP Security
14 19 (3.67%) Information Security Management
14 19 (3.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.74%) C
2 8 (1.54%) Java
3 7 (1.35%) SQL
4 6 (1.16%) Perl
4 6 (1.16%) C++
5 4 (0.77%) Python
6 3 (0.58%) LINC
7 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.19%) R
8 1 (0.19%) C#
8 1 (0.19%) ABAP
8 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 182 (35.14%) CISSP
2 105 (20.27%) CISM
3 90 (17.37%) Security Cleared
4 68 (13.13%) SC Cleared
5 41 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (7.14%) CISA
7 36 (6.95%) Degree
8 24 (4.63%) CRISC
9 18 (3.47%) CCNP
10 17 (3.28%) CCNA
11 16 (3.09%) DV Cleared
12 15 (2.90%) GIAC
13 13 (2.51%) CEH
14 11 (2.12%) CCSA
15 8 (1.54%) CCSE
16 6 (1.16%) CCIE
16 6 (1.16%) CCSP
17 5 (0.97%) SSCP
18 4 (0.77%) JNCIA
18 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (25.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (14.09%) PCI DSS
3 24 (4.63%) COBIT
4 21 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.54%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.97%) QA
6 5 (0.97%) SLA
7 3 (0.58%) GPG13
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.19%) BS7799
System Software
1 16 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.77%) Snort
3 4 (0.77%) RACF
4 3 (0.58%) Squid
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.39%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) Nessus
2 4 (0.77%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.58%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.39%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.39%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Cacti
5 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (13.13%) Cisco
2 39 (7.53%) CheckPoint
3 31 (5.98%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.21%) Juniper
5 26 (5.02%) F5
6 22 (4.25%) SAP
7 19 (3.67%) Blue Coat
8 12 (2.32%) Oracle
9 11 (2.12%) VMware
10 9 (1.74%) Websense
10 9 (1.74%) Symantec
10 9 (1.74%) McAfee
11 8 (1.54%) IBM
12 7 (1.35%) TippingPoint
12 7 (1.35%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.16%) Sourcefire
13 6 (1.16%) Nokia
13 6 (1.16%) Splunk
14 5 (0.97%) HP
15 4 (0.77%) Tripwire
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