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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Consultant
Rank 393 411 414
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 216 180 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 125 96
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£461 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +11 200 £465 - 56
London 0 72 £488 +2.63% 33
South East +22 61 £450 - 8
North West -18 30 £425 -1.16% 3
Surrey +20 21 £493 -6.19%
Berkshire +6 17 £413 +10.00% 5
City of London +13 14 £469 +7.14% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £438 +34.61% 2
Staines +18 13 £513 -2.38%
South West +6 12 £450 -6.25% 4
Milton Keynes +11 11 £425 +21.42% 2
East of England +8 10 £488 - 2
Manchester -4 9 £300 -30.23% 3
Scotland -6 9 £375 - 7
Reading +5 8 £375 +6.99%
West Midlands -18 8 £450 -10.00% 2
Birmingham +2 6 £450 - 1
East Midlands +1 6 £475 -
Cheshire -17 6 £488 +14.70%
Cumbria - 6 £415 -
Ilford - 6 £500 -
Stirling - 5 £475 -
Wiltshire +2 4 £463 +7.24%
Hampshire -2 4 £388 +2.31%
Hertfordshire - 4 £500 - 1
Leicestershire +2 3 £463 -
Edinburgh -6 3 £338 -10.00% 2
Exeter - 3 £350 -
Devon - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £500 -

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 168 (40.19%) Information Security
2 149 (35.65%) CISSP
3 102 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 101 (24.16%) Firewall
5 94 (22.49%) Finance
6 82 (19.62%) Risk Management
7 73 (17.46%) Network Security
8 68 (16.27%) PCI DSS
9 63 (15.07%) CISM
10 58 (13.88%) Security Cleared
10 58 (13.88%) Cisco
11 53 (12.68%) ITIL
12 48 (11.48%) SC Cleared
13 45 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
14 44 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (9.57%) Cyber Security
16 38 (9.09%) CheckPoint
17 37 (8.85%) Vulnerability Management
17 37 (8.85%) Data Protection
18 35 (8.37%) Security Architecture
18 35 (8.37%) Security Management
19 33 (7.89%) Management Information System
19 33 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
20 32 (7.66%) Windows
20 32 (7.66%) Risk Assessment
21 30 (7.18%) SAP
21 30 (7.18%) SIEM
21 30 (7.18%) Data Centre
22 29 (6.94%) TCP/IP
23 28 (6.70%) Cisco ASA

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.91%) IIS
3 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.96%) Lync
5 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.91%) RMDS
1 8 (1.91%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.48%) Summit
3 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.24%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.24%) Primavera
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.96%) SaaS
2 4 (0.96%) Office 365
3 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (24.16%) Firewall
2 73 (17.46%) Network Security
3 29 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.70%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (4.78%) DNS
6 16 (3.83%) DHCP
6 16 (3.83%) Wireless
7 12 (2.87%) VPN
8 11 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (2.39%) Wireshark
9 10 (2.39%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (2.15%) SSL
11 8 (1.91%) Multicast
12 7 (1.67%) Cisco ISE
12 7 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.67%) DMZ
13 6 (1.44%) VoIP
13 6 (1.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.96%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.72%) SAP BI
3 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.48%) DB2
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.24%) EDMS
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
General
1 94 (22.49%) Finance
2 21 (5.02%) Retail
3 19 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.59%) Banking
5 14 (3.35%) Legal
6 11 (2.63%) Law
7 7 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.44%) Games
9 5 (1.20%) Military
9 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) International Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.15%) .NET
2 8 (1.91%) Rendezvous
3 7 (1.67%) SAML
3 7 (1.67%) OAuth
4 4 (0.96%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.96%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (0.96%) Web Services
5 2 (0.48%) Middleware
5 2 (0.48%) JSP
5 2 (0.48%) OpenID
6 1 (0.24%) SAP TM
6 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (0.24%) SOAP
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.18%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.46%) PKI
4 21 (5.02%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.59%) Cryptography
7 10 (2.39%) SCADA
8 9 (2.15%) CESG
8 9 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.15%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.67%) RMADS
10 6 (1.44%) FMCG
11 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.72%) iPad
13 3 (0.72%) Human Factors
13 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.72%) Statistics
14 2 (0.48%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.66%) Windows
2 16 (3.83%) Linux
3 14 (3.35%) UNIX
4 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.72%) Solaris
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.24%) Debian
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) AIX
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (40.19%) Information Security
2 82 (19.62%) Risk Management
3 53 (12.68%) ITIL
4 45 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
5 44 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (9.57%) Cyber Security
7 37 (8.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 37 (8.85%) Data Protection
8 35 (8.37%) Security Architecture
8 35 (8.37%) Security Management
9 32 (7.66%) Risk Assessment
10 30 (7.18%) SIEM
11 28 (6.70%) SAP Security
12 24 (5.74%) OWASP
13 22 (5.26%) Security Testing
14 19 (4.55%) Change Control
15 18 (4.31%) Information Security Management
16 17 (4.07%) Risk Analysis
17 16 (3.83%) PRINCE2
18 15 (3.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.15%) SQL
2 8 (1.91%) C#
3 6 (1.44%) ABAP
4 3 (0.72%) Python
4 3 (0.72%) Java
4 3 (0.72%) C
5 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.24%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (35.65%) CISSP
2 63 (15.07%) CISM
3 58 (13.88%) Security Cleared
4 48 (11.48%) SC Cleared
5 33 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.74%) GIAC
6 24 (5.74%) CISA
7 23 (5.50%) CCNP
8 21 (5.02%) CRISC
9 17 (4.07%) Degree
10 15 (3.59%) CCIE
11 12 (2.87%) CEH
12 7 (1.67%) CCSE
12 7 (1.67%) CCNA
13 6 (1.44%) CCSP
13 6 (1.44%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.20%) HP ASE
14 5 (1.20%) HP MASE
14 5 (1.20%) CCDP
14 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (16.27%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.39%) COBIT
5 8 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (1.44%) QA
7 5 (1.20%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.20%) GxP
7 5 (1.20%) GPG13
8 4 (0.96%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.72%) SLA
10 2 (0.48%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.48%) HIPAA
System Software
1 20 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.67%) Snort
4 4 (0.96%) Squid
5 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.48%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) RACF
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.24%) UAG
6 1 (0.24%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (0.96%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.48%) Nagios
6 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.48%) Nessus
7 1 (0.24%) Nmap
7 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.24%) SCCM
7 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.24%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.24%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.24%) OPNET
Vendors
1 58 (13.88%) Cisco
2 38 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 30 (7.18%) SAP
4 24 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.74%) Juniper
5 20 (4.78%) Blue Coat
6 18 (4.31%) Citrix
7 17 (4.07%) Symantec
7 17 (4.07%) F5
8 16 (3.83%) HP
9 15 (3.59%) VMware
10 14 (3.35%) IBM
10 14 (3.35%) Oracle
10 14 (3.35%) ArcSight
11 12 (2.87%) Splunk
12 11 (2.63%) LogLogic
13 10 (2.39%) Cyber-Ark
13 10 (2.39%) Websense
13 10 (2.39%) McAfee
14 8 (1.91%) Radianz
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