The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 352 363 404
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 289 301 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.58% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 167 144
Median daily rate £500 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £486 £485
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 246 £500 +2.56% 48
London +6 106 £500 +5.26% 25
South East -14 42 £500 - 10
Scotland +34 31 £500 +17.64% 1
Edinburgh +43 27 £500 - 1
East of England +13 26 £500 +19.40% 1
North West +8 25 £550 +8.37% 4
Manchester 0 18 £573 +14.50% 4
Hertfordshire - 17 £525 -
Yorkshire +19 15 £550 +15.78%
Welwyn Garden City - 13 £550 -
Buckinghamshire +16 11 £550 +22.22% 1
Wales +1 10 £550 +20.02% 1
South West 0 10 £488 +5.97% 4
Berkshire -6 10 £525 +7.69% 7
West Midlands -11 9 £448 -5.78% 3
West Yorkshire +27 8 £550 +48.64%
Milton Keynes +14 8 £550 +22.22% 1
Surrey +8 8 £425 -15.00%
South Wales +9 7 £550 +50.06% 1
Warwickshire -3 7 £438 -10.25%
City of London -11 7 £525 +16.66% 10
Croydon - 7 - -
Leeds +22 6 £550 +48.64%
Hampshire +12 6 £550 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -9 6 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire -11 6 £650 +36.84%
Sheffield -11 6 £650 +36.84%
Newport - 6 £550 -
Warwick +2 5 £425 -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 264 (39.70%) Information Security
2 199 (29.92%) CISSP
3 163 (24.51%) Finance
4 150 (22.56%) Cybersecurity
5 137 (20.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 116 (17.44%) Firewall
7 106 (15.94%) CISM
8 100 (15.04%) Security Cleared
9 84 (12.63%) Network Security
10 83 (12.48%) PCI DSS
10 83 (12.48%) Penetration Testing
11 82 (12.33%) Risk Management
11 82 (12.33%) Data Centre
12 79 (11.88%) Cisco
13 77 (11.58%) Security Architecture
14 74 (11.13%) SC Cleared
15 71 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 67 (10.08%) CISA
17 66 (9.92%) Windows
18 63 (9.47%) SIEM
19 62 (9.32%) Vulnerability Management
20 60 (9.02%) CheckPoint
21 53 (7.97%) Security Operations
22 52 (7.82%) Banking
23 44 (6.62%) Law
23 44 (6.62%) Microsoft
24 41 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
24 41 (6.17%) Security Management
25 39 (5.86%) F5
25 39 (5.86%) CEH

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (1.35%) Liferay
2 8 (1.20%) Apache
3 7 (1.05%) nginx
4 6 (0.90%) Apache Pig
4 6 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.60%) IIS
6 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.20%) MS Office
3 8 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.56%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.35%) Office 365
4 6 (0.90%) IaaS
5 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.60%) PaaS
5 4 (0.60%) SaaS
5 4 (0.60%) Yammer
6 3 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 116 (17.44%) Firewall
2 84 (12.63%) Network Security
3 26 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (3.16%) LAN
5 21 (3.16%) WAN
6 16 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (1.95%) DNS
8 12 (1.80%) VPN
9 11 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.50%) MPLS
10 10 (1.50%) Wireless
11 9 (1.35%) BGP
11 9 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (1.35%) LDAP
11 9 (1.35%) OSPF
11 9 (1.35%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (1.35%) tcpdump
11 9 (1.35%) Wireshark
12 8 (1.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.56%) Big Data
2 10 (1.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.60%) GIS
6 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.45%) DB2
7 2 (0.30%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.30%) DTS
7 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.15%) HBase
8 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.15%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.05%) Maven
4 6 (0.90%) JIRA
5 4 (0.60%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.30%) MSTest
6 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) AppScan
7 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 163 (24.51%) Finance
2 52 (7.82%) Banking
3 44 (6.62%) Law
4 24 (3.61%) Legal
5 22 (3.31%) Retail
6 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.45%) Electronics
8 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.45%) Marketing
8 3 (0.45%) Publishing
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.30%) Military
9 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.41%) Web Services
2 7 (1.05%) .NET
2 7 (1.05%) J2EE
3 6 (0.90%) SAML
4 5 (0.75%) Hibernate
4 5 (0.75%) Spring
4 5 (0.75%) Struts
4 5 (0.75%) Velocity
5 4 (0.60%) COM
5 4 (0.60%) SOAP
5 4 (0.60%) WAP
6 3 (0.45%) ELK Stack
6 3 (0.45%) Middleware
6 3 (0.45%) REST
7 2 (0.30%) DOM
7 2 (0.30%) JSON
7 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.15%) Kafka
8 1 (0.15%) NancyFx
8 1 (0.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 27 (4.06%) Security Operations Centre
4 26 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.76%) CESG
5 25 (3.76%) PKI
6 23 (3.46%) Cryptography
7 9 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
10 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.60%) NHS
13 3 (0.45%) EFT
13 3 (0.45%) FMCG
13 3 (0.45%) SCADA
13 3 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.92%) Windows
2 38 (5.71%) Linux
3 35 (5.26%) Unix
4 11 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.45%) Solaris
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) VMS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (39.70%) Information Security
2 150 (22.56%) Cybersecurity
3 83 (12.48%) Penetration Testing
4 82 (12.33%) Risk Management
5 77 (11.58%) Security Architecture
6 71 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 63 (9.47%) SIEM
8 62 (9.32%) Vulnerability Management
9 53 (7.97%) Security Operations
10 41 (6.17%) Security Management
11 36 (5.41%) OWASP
11 36 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
12 35 (5.26%) Project Management
13 34 (5.11%) Information Assurance
14 31 (4.66%) Security Testing
15 30 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (4.06%) Ethical Hacking
17 26 (3.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 25 (3.76%) Information Security Management
19 24 (3.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.61%) Java
2 20 (3.01%) Python
3 14 (2.11%) SQL
4 13 (1.95%) C
5 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.05%) C#
5 7 (1.05%) Perl
5 7 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.60%) VBScript
7 3 (0.45%) VBA
8 2 (0.30%) C++
8 2 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.15%) CLIST
9 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.15%) REXX
9 1 (0.15%) Ruby
9 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.15%) VB
9 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 199 (29.92%) CISSP
2 106 (15.94%) CISM
3 100 (15.04%) Security Cleared
4 74 (11.13%) SC Cleared
5 67 (10.08%) CISA
6 41 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (5.86%) CEH
8 28 (4.21%) Degree
9 25 (3.76%) CCNP
9 25 (3.76%) CLAS
10 23 (3.46%) CREST Certified
11 21 (3.16%) DV Cleared
12 18 (2.71%) SANS
13 15 (2.26%) CCIE
13 15 (2.26%) PCI QSA
14 12 (1.80%) CCSP
14 12 (1.80%) CESG Certified Professional
15 11 (1.65%) CISMP
15 11 (1.65%) GIAC
16 10 (1.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (20.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (12.48%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.11%) COBIT
4 18 (2.71%) QA
5 16 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (2.11%) ISO27002
6 14 (2.11%) JSP 440
6 14 (2.11%) RMADS
7 11 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.45%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.15%) ISO27005
10 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.05%) Docker
3 5 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.60%) RACF
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) Snort
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (2.41%) Nessus
1 16 (2.41%) QRadar
2 10 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.20%) SCCM
5 7 (1.05%) Ansible
5 7 (1.05%) Puppet
6 6 (0.90%) EnCase
6 6 (0.90%) Nmap
7 5 (0.75%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.75%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.60%) Rancher
9 3 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.45%) Nexpose
9 3 (0.45%) zSecure
10 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.30%) Terraform
10 2 (0.30%) WSUS
11 1 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 79 (11.88%) Cisco
2 60 (9.02%) CheckPoint
3 44 (6.62%) Microsoft
4 39 (5.86%) F5
5 36 (5.41%) Splunk
6 31 (4.66%) SAP
7 29 (4.36%) Intel Security
8 27 (4.06%) Juniper
9 25 (3.76%) Cyber-Ark
9 25 (3.76%) Fortinet
10 23 (3.46%) Qualys
11 21 (3.16%) ArcSight
12 20 (3.01%) IBM
13 19 (2.86%) Oracle
14 17 (2.56%) Blue Coat
15 16 (2.41%) Symantec
16 14 (2.11%) LogRhythm
17 11 (1.65%) VMware
18 10 (1.50%) Thales
19 9 (1.35%) LogLogic
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