Period
to 17 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 227 214
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 27 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.43% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 16
City of London median daily rate £575 £563 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +8.64%
10th Percentile £400 £448 £279
90th Percentile £758 £675 £669
Central London median daily rate £570 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,014 6,526 5,967
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.70% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,656 5,148 4,585
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 110 70
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +7.56% -11.95%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.45 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.50 £35.45 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £20.82 £18.70 £16.96
% change year-on-year +11.35% +10.26% -15.17%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 City of London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (59.26%) Information Security
2 13 (48.15%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (25.93%) CISM
4 7 (25.93%) CISSP
4 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (22.22%) NIST
6 5 (18.52%) CISA
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
7 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) SIEM
8 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
8 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.11%) Military
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
8 3 (11.11%) Windows
9 2 (7.41%) Legal
9 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (7.41%) Firewall
9 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) IT Governance
9 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) COBIT
9 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
9 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Military
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) OAuth
1 1 (3.70%) OAuth2
1 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
1 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Internet of Things
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Information Security
2 9 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) DevSecOps
6 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
6 2 (7.41%) IT Governance
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Development
6 2 (7.41%) Privileged Access Management
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) Python
1 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) CISM
1 7 (25.93%) CISSP
2 5 (18.52%) CISA
3 2 (7.41%) CRISC
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (22.22%) NIST
3 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.41%) COBIT
5 1 (3.70%) GDPR
5 1 (3.70%) ISO 22301
5 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) OpenAM
1 1 (3.70%) OpenDJ
1 1 (3.70%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) BeyondTrust
1 1 (3.70%) CA
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco
1 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
1 1 (3.70%) ForgeRock
1 1 (3.70%) Splunk
1 1 (3.70%) VMware