Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £644 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 194 256 261
Rank change year-on-year +62 +5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 14 32 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.26% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 23
Median daily rate £644 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.29% +4.35% +21.05%
10th Percentile £513 £431 £478
90th Percentile £716 £726 £725
London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 5,037 8,509 8,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 94.70% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 6,444 6,781
Median daily rate £500 £509 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +1.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 85 137
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.16% +1.60% +7.22%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.23 £41.25 £45.40
Median hourly rate £31.00 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.91% +2.33% -6.52%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Central London

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Central London

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in Central London over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Central London

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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
City of London +50 13 £644 +7.29% 8
Security Consultant
London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Data Security
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) CISM
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) CRISC
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.14%) API Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (7.14%) Secure Coding
5 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (7.14%) Event Correlation
5 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) OpenDJ
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Due Diligence

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) OAuth
1 1 (7.14%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) Data Security
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) API Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (7.14%) Due Diligence
5 1 (7.14%) Event Correlation
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Product Roadmap
5 1 (7.14%) Secure Coding
5 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Groovy
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CISM
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) NIST
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) OpenAM
1 1 (7.14%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec