The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 76 61 86
Rank change year-on-year -15 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 9 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.88% 1.36% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.42% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £415 £488 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.87% -0.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 958 983 1153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.83% 95.44% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 509 522
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Buckinghamshire

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Milton Keynes -6 7 £433 -17.61% 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 £405 -
Security Consultant
South East

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) Security Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (35.00%) OSCP
4 7 (35.00%) CEH
4 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Unix
4 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
5 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) CISSP
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 5 (25.00%) Information Security
7 4 (20.00%) Legal
7 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 4 (20.00%) MS Project
7 4 (20.00%) MS Office
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
8 3 (15.00%) Banking
8 3 (15.00%) Retail
8 3 (15.00%) Online Banking
8 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (15.00%) Mobile Banking

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
1 4 (20.00%) MS Project
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) IPsec
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) X.509
General
1 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
1 9 (45.00%) Security Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (10.00%) OWASP
5 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) ISMS
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) CEH
3 7 (35.00%) CREST Certified
3 7 (35.00%) OSCP
4 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) CISSP
6 2 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (10.00%) CISM
6 2 (10.00%) CLAS
6 2 (10.00%) GIAC
6 2 (10.00%) SANS
7 1 (5.00%) CCA
7 1 (5.00%) CCAA
7 1 (5.00%) CCNA
7 1 (5.00%) CCNP
7 1 (5.00%) CISA
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
1 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) VMware