Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Consultant
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 144 153
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 30 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 0.81% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.88% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 30
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £478 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.18% -6.37% +7.37%
10th Percentile £463 £411 £425
90th Percentile £638 £625 £579
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £494
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.80% +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £60.87 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3777 3964 4660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 92.19% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2141 2516
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £216
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 187 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.05 £45.00 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Consultant in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Berkshire

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +3 5 £550 +22.22%
Maidenhead - 4 £513 -
Newbury -6 3 £500 - 2
Reading -1 2 - - 1
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) CISSP
3 11 (36.67%) CISM
4 8 (26.67%) SIEM
5 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 6 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (20.00%) GDPR
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.67%) Firewall
8 4 (13.33%) Internet
8 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (13.33%) CISA
8 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Network Security
9 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (10.00%) Splunk
9 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (10.00%) IT Audit
9 3 (10.00%) Security Management
9 3 (10.00%) Project Management
9 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (10.00%) Windows
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco
10 2 (6.67%) VPN
10 2 (6.67%) SAP
10 2 (6.67%) Unix

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (3.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 2 (6.67%) 4G
3 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (6.67%) SCCP
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) 2G
4 1 (3.33%) 3G
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) IKE
4 1 (3.33%) IPsec
4 1 (3.33%) LTE
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) SCADA
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
2 8 (26.67%) SIEM
3 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.00%) IT Audit
7 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) Security Management
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Network Design
8 2 (6.67%) Server Patching
8 2 (6.67%) Threat Modelling
8 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (3.33%) Information Management
9 1 (3.33%) Migration
9 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C
1 2 (6.67%) C#
1 2 (6.67%) C++
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) PHP
1 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CISSP
2 11 (36.67%) CISM
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) CISA
5 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (6.67%) CEH
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CREST Certified
6 2 (6.67%) OSCP
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) IISP
7 1 (3.33%) PCI QSA
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (20.00%) GDPR
2 6 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (6.67%) COBIT
5 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
1 3 (10.00%) Splunk
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
2 2 (6.67%) CyberArk
2 2 (6.67%) Qualys
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
2 2 (6.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.33%) NetIQ