The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 97 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 10 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 1.14% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.23% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 6
Median daily rate £550 £500 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.90% +18.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £426 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 £60.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -16.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1682 2191 2300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.71% 92.72% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1170 1162
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 94 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -32.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Bracknell +5 4 £550 +15.68%
Reading +5 2 - - 3
Newbury +4 2 £550 -
Security Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (36.36%) Information Security
2 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Security Management
2 6 (27.27%) SIEM
3 5 (22.73%) Regular Expression
3 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (22.73%) Splunk
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) CISSP
4 4 (18.18%) Network Security
4 4 (18.18%) OWASP
4 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Threat Management
5 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
5 3 (13.64%) CRAMM
5 3 (13.64%) ISMS
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) CISM
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) COBIT
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.55%) Data Centre

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) 4G
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) IKE
3 1 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (4.55%) LTE
3 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) CESG
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) iPad
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) PKI
1 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Tandem
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Information Security
2 6 (27.27%) Security Management
2 6 (27.27%) SIEM
3 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (18.18%) OWASP
4 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Threat Management
5 3 (13.64%) CRAMM
5 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
5 3 (13.64%) ISMS
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.55%) Data Flow Diagram
7 1 (4.55%) Information Security Governance
7 1 (4.55%) OSSTMM
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (4.55%) OSCP
3 1 (4.55%) SANS
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (9.09%) COBIT
4 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) PMO
4 1 (4.55%) Web Application Security Consortium
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
3 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) Qualys
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec