The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
North West / Cheshire
Rank 30 78 67
Rank change year-on-year +48 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 21 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.98% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £410
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 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 504 893 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.64% 92.54% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 568 474
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
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 Cheshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Cheshire

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Banking
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Data Mapping
2 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (37.50%) Splunk
2 9 (37.50%) Office 365
2 9 (37.50%) Dashboard Development
3 8 (33.33%) Information Security
3 8 (33.33%) Security Management
4 7 (29.17%) Visualisation
5 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (20.83%) Internal Audit
6 5 (20.83%) IT Strategy
6 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (20.83%) GIS
6 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) API Development
8 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
9 2 (8.33%) REST
9 2 (8.33%) OAuth
9 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
10 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (4.17%) CLAS
10 1 (4.17%) Security Monitoring

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) GIS
General
1 12 (50.00%) Banking
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) OAuth
2 2 (8.33%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Dashboard Development
1 9 (37.50%) Data Mapping
2 8 (33.33%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) Security Management
3 7 (29.17%) Visualisation
4 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (20.83%) Internal Audit
5 5 (20.83%) IT Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) API Development
6 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
6 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
8 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CLAS
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Splunk