Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 99 82
Rank change year-on-year 0 -17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.25% 0.072% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.075% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £398 £493 £410
90th Percentile £543 £498 £490
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,492 1,335 1,224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.77% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 833 770
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.27% +3.21%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £207
90th Percentile £530 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.46 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.54 £10.53
90th Percentile £36.13 £27.52 £41.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.92 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -6.35% +5.72%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Birmingham

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Birmingham

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) ISMS
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (25.00%) Threat Detection
4 1 (25.00%) GDPR
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) ISMS
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Threat Detection
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) GDPR