Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 76 92
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 19 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.50% 1.28% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.33% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Cheshire median daily rate £440 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.15% - +7.89%
10th Percentile £410 £500 £481
90th Percentile £509 £545 £565
North West median daily rate £525 £575 £531
% change year-on-year -8.70% +8.24% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,206 1,279 1,386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.95% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 895 1,002
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £538 £616 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 56 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -12.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £33.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.03 £18.50 £16.11
% change year-on-year +2.86% +14.85% -21.43%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Cheshire

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
Knutsford - 4 £440 -
Warrington - 3 - -
Security Consultant
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 Cheshire region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
1 12 (63.16%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) CISM
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) Network Security
5 7 (36.84%) Risk Management
6 6 (31.58%) Virtual Team
6 6 (31.58%) GDPR
7 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
7 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
8 4 (21.05%) PCI QSA
8 4 (21.05%) PA-DSS
8 4 (21.05%) Big Data
8 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (21.05%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (21.05%) CISA
8 4 (21.05%) Legal
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (21.05%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team Management
9 3 (15.79%) Compliance Audit
9 3 (15.79%) Software Audit
9 3 (15.79%) Data Acquisition
9 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
9 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project

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

Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) Network Security
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) GIS
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Legal
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Virtual Team
2 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) Cyberattack
3 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (15.79%) SCADA
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 5 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team Management
5 3 (15.79%) Compliance Audit
5 3 (15.79%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Network Design
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Server Hardening
5 3 (15.79%) Software Audit
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 11 (57.89%) CISM
3 4 (21.05%) CISA
3 4 (21.05%) PCI QSA
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) CEH
5 1 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (5.26%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) GDPR
2 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
3 4 (21.05%) PA-DSS
4 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP
1 1 (5.26%) Sophos