Period
to 8 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 119 196
Rank change year-on-year -48 +77 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 21 6 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.33% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 20
10th Percentile £499 £445 £490
25th Percentile " £475 £574
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £625
Median % change year-on-year - -12.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile " £650 £691
90th Percentile £552 £695 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £600
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +9.09%

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 3,802 1,837 5,268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 92.22% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,929 1,392 4,163
10th Percentile £350 £308 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 61
10th Percentile £13.88 £17.60 £12.04
25th Percentile £17.79 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £30.45 £27.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.78% +38.46% +4.28%
75th Percentile £46.25 £40.00 £23.50
90th Percentile £64.85 £47.05 £36.90
Central London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.01% +42.23% +6.95%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in the City of London

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £525 -
Security Consultant
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 19 (90.48%) Azure
2 18 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (85.71%) Information Security
3 17 (80.95%) Finance
3 17 (80.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (61.90%) Migration
6 12 (57.14%) VMware
6 12 (57.14%) Risk Management
6 12 (57.14%) DHCP
6 12 (57.14%) DNS
6 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
6 12 (57.14%) Change Control
6 12 (57.14%) Social Skills
7 9 (42.86%) Cost Optimisation
7 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 6 (28.57%) AWS
8 6 (28.57%) GDPR
9 5 (23.81%) Internet
9 5 (23.81%) Information Security Management
9 5 (23.81%) Data Security
9 5 (23.81%) Security Management
9 5 (23.81%) COBIT
9 5 (23.81%) ISMS
9 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
10 4 (19.05%) Compliance Audit
10 4 (19.05%) Regulatory Compliance

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 19 (90.48%) Azure
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (28.57%) AWS
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DHCP
1 12 (57.14%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) Internet
General
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 12 (57.14%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
1 18 (85.71%) Information Security
2 13 (61.90%) Migration
3 12 (57.14%) Change Control
3 12 (57.14%) Risk Management
4 9 (42.86%) Cost Optimisation
5 5 (23.81%) Data Security
5 5 (23.81%) Information Security Management
5 5 (23.81%) ISMS
5 5 (23.81%) Security Management
6 4 (19.05%) Compliance Audit
6 4 (19.05%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (9.52%) OWASP
8 1 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.76%) Digital Forensics
8 1 (4.76%) Document Management
8 1 (4.76%) E-Discovery
8 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (4.76%) GCFA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
2 1 (4.76%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (80.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (28.57%) GDPR
3 5 (23.81%) COBIT
3 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.76%) NCSC
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) EnCase
2 1 (4.76%) FTK
2 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk