Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 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.

Information Security Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 724 732 743
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 107 141 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 93 90
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £369 £406 £363
90th Percentile £671 £625 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £60.87 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.35% - -
UK median hourly rate £60.87 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.35% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Consultant in England

Information Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -27 36 £475 -9.52% 3
North of England +68 25 £550 +10.00% 4
East of England -15 18 £500 +14.29%
Yorkshire +28 17 £500 +2.56% 4
South East -5 15 £525 +10.53% 2
North West +26 8 £588 -2.08%
Midlands +24 8 £500 -
West Midlands +38 7 £500 -
South West +9 5 £431 -13.75%
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Information Security Consultant
UK

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Information 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 England region featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 107 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (37.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (30.84%) CISSP
4 26 (24.30%) Risk Management
5 25 (23.36%) Management Information System
6 24 (22.43%) GDPR
7 23 (21.50%) CISM
7 23 (21.50%) Data Protection
8 21 (19.63%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (18.69%) PCI DSS
10 19 (17.76%) Security Management
10 19 (17.76%) Finance
11 17 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (15.89%) Risk Assessment
11 17 (15.89%) Security Architecture
12 16 (14.95%) Information Security Management
13 15 (14.02%) CISA
14 14 (13.08%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (12.15%) ISMS
15 13 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (11.21%) Retail
16 12 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
17 11 (10.28%) Data Privacy
17 11 (10.28%) Data Centre
17 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (10.28%) Vulnerability Management
17 11 (10.28%) ITIL
18 10 (9.35%) Firewall
18 10 (9.35%) Programme Delivery
19 9 (8.41%) SDLC

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (0.93%) Confluence
1 1 (0.93%) IIS
1 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.74%) SaaS
2 3 (2.80%) IaaS
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) PaaS
3 2 (1.87%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.35%) Firewall
2 6 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.87%) SCCP
3 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Retail
3 8 (7.48%) Law
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.36%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.28%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.67%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.74%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.74%) PKI
5 3 (2.80%) CESG
6 1 (0.93%) BYOD
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (100.00%) Information Security
2 26 (24.30%) Risk Management
3 23 (21.50%) Data Protection
4 21 (19.63%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (17.76%) Security Management
6 17 (15.89%) Risk Assessment
6 17 (15.89%) Security Architecture
6 17 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (14.95%) Information Security Management
8 14 (13.08%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (12.15%) ISMS
10 12 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
11 11 (10.28%) Data Privacy
11 11 (10.28%) ITIL
11 11 (10.28%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (9.35%) Programme Delivery
13 9 (8.41%) Project Management
13 9 (8.41%) SDLC
13 9 (8.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.93%) Perl
1 1 (0.93%) Python
1 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (30.84%) CISSP
2 23 (21.50%) CISM
3 15 (14.02%) CISA
4 8 (7.48%) Degree
5 7 (6.54%) CRISC
6 5 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.87%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.87%) ISACA
8 2 (1.87%) SANS
8 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) CCSA
9 1 (0.93%) CCSP
9 1 (0.93%) CEH
9 1 (0.93%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (0.93%) GSEC
9 1 (0.93%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (37.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (22.43%) GDPR
3 20 (18.69%) PCI DSS
4 7 (6.54%) NIST 800
5 4 (3.74%) COBIT
6 3 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.80%) RMADS
7 1 (0.93%) COSO
7 1 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco
3 1 (0.93%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.93%) CyberArk
3 1 (0.93%) Juniper
3 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (0.93%) Sophos
3 1 (0.93%) Splunk
3 1 (0.93%) Symantec