Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 91 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 18 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.35% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Cheshire median daily rate £513 £506 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.58% +11.76%
10th Percentile £500 £478 £418
90th Percentile £545 £524 £515
North West median daily rate £550 £513 £488
% change year-on-year +7.32% +5.13% +13.37%
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 1270 1359 1985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 983 1321
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £265
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (33.33%) Security Management
4 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 6 (33.33%) Internal Audit
5 5 (27.78%) Big Data
6 4 (22.22%) OWASP
6 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
6 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Static Code Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Dynamic Code Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) CISM
6 4 (22.22%) GIS
6 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
6 4 (22.22%) CISSP
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
7 3 (16.67%) API Development
7 3 (16.67%) OAuth
7 3 (16.67%) REST

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 4 (22.22%) GIS
2 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
General
1 9 (50.00%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) OAuth
1 3 (16.67%) REST
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (33.33%) Internal Audit
3 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) Security Management
4 4 (22.22%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) OWASP
4 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (16.67%) API Development
5 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
6 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (5.56%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CISM
1 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CISA
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) SAP