Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £556 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 220 236
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 26 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 31
City of London median daily rate £556 £538 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +15.59% -4.62%
10th Percentile £328 £440 £363
90th Percentile £675 £685 £575
Central London median daily rate £550 £538 £475
% change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -5.00%
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 6755 6365 8666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5342 5051 6805
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 128
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -10.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £39.13
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -5.56% +5.88%

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 24 November 2017.

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

1 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) CISSP
4 7 (26.92%) CISM
4 7 (26.92%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (23.08%) GDPR
6 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
6 5 (19.23%) SIEM
6 5 (19.23%) CISA
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 4 (15.38%) PKI
7 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (11.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (11.54%) ISACA
8 3 (11.54%) Data Privacy
8 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
8 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
8 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Firewall
9 2 (7.69%) Windows
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (7.69%) Data Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 7 (26.92%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
5 5 (19.23%) SIEM
6 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Data Privacy
7 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
8 2 (7.69%) Cryptography
8 2 (7.69%) Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.69%) IT Governance
8 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CISM
1 7 (26.92%) CISSP
2 5 (19.23%) CISA
3 3 (11.54%) ISACA
3 3 (11.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (7.69%) CLAS
4 2 (7.69%) CRISC
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) ISSMP
4 2 (7.69%) MBCS
5 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (23.08%) GDPR
3 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.85%) COBIT
4 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.85%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) ArcSight
1 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco
1 1 (3.85%) Computacenter
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Splunk
1 1 (3.85%) Symantec