Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 218 224
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 32 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.45% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 19
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £375 £330 £422
90th Percentile £645 £668 £670
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
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 6,682 6,501 6,340
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.78% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,288 5,107 5,052
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 87 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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 City of London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (56.25%) Information Security
2 14 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (40.63%) Finance
4 12 (37.50%) CISM
4 12 (37.50%) CISSP
5 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
7 8 (25.00%) CISA
7 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 7 (21.88%) GDPR
9 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
9 6 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
10 5 (15.63%) Retail
10 5 (15.63%) Data Security
10 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (12.50%) VMware NSX
11 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (12.50%) vSphere
11 4 (12.50%) OWASP
11 4 (12.50%) Legal
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco
11 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity
11 4 (12.50%) VMware
11 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
12 3 (9.38%) Extranet
12 3 (9.38%) Windows

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (3.13%) SAP GRC
2 1 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Extranet
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Essbase
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) French Language
5 1 (3.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.25%) e-Learning
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Information Security
2 14 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
4 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) Data Security
5 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 4 (12.50%) OWASP
6 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (9.38%) Data Privacy
7 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Change Management
8 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) People Management
8 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) CISM
1 12 (37.50%) CISSP
2 8 (25.00%) CISA
3 5 (15.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.13%) CRISC
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISACA
4 1 (3.13%) ISSMP
4 1 (3.13%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (21.88%) GDPR
4 2 (6.25%) HIPAA
4 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware NSX
1 4 (12.50%) vSphere
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.25%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco
1 4 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Hyperion
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Veeam
3 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.13%) Gemalto
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Thales