The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 April 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 1.04% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.13% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £513 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -2.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 579 711 756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.54% 92.70% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 476 513
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.99% +23.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Birmingham

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper

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 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper