The median contractor rate for a Information Security Consultant was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Consultant
UK / England
Rank 533 518 559
Rank change year-on-year -15 +41  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 41 95 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.19% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.20% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 63 24
Median daily rate £470 £470 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £411 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £448
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 £60.00
% change year-on-year - +1.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Information Security Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +7 12 £450 -14.28%
London +12 9 £475 +2.70% 5
Yorkshire +14 6 £475 +3.03%
South East +7 6 £475 +2.70% 2
North West +15 5 £365 -29.80%
West Midlands +12 3 £400 -14.89% 3
South West +1 1 £363 -19.44%
Information Security Consultant
UK

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 80 (97.56%) Information Security
2 42 (51.22%) CISSP
3 33 (40.24%) PCI DSS
4 32 (39.02%) CISM
5 31 (37.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (35.37%) CISA
7 20 (24.39%) Risk Management
8 19 (23.17%) PCI QSA
9 17 (20.73%) Validation
9 17 (20.73%) Management Information System
10 13 (15.85%) Security Management
10 13 (15.85%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (14.63%) QA
11 12 (14.63%) SIEM
11 12 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (13.41%) GDPR
13 10 (12.20%) Finance
13 10 (12.20%) Information Security Management
14 9 (10.98%) OWASP
15 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
15 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
16 7 (8.54%) ISMS
17 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (7.32%) Information Assurance
17 6 (7.32%) Business Continuity
17 6 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
18 5 (6.10%) GIAC
18 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Engagement

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Firewall
1 4 (4.88%) LAN
2 3 (3.66%) Network Security
3 2 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco IPT
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Law
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.44%) CESG
5 2 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.44%) FMCG
5 2 (2.44%) SCADA
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (97.56%) Information Security
2 20 (24.39%) Risk Management
3 17 (20.73%) Validation
4 13 (15.85%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (15.85%) Security Management
5 12 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (14.63%) SIEM
6 10 (12.20%) Information Security Management
7 9 (10.98%) OWASP
8 8 (9.76%) Data Protection
8 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.54%) ISMS
9 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
10 6 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.32%) Business Continuity
10 6 (7.32%) Information Assurance
11 5 (6.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (6.10%) SDLC
11 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) Java
1 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (51.22%) CISSP
2 32 (39.02%) CISM
3 29 (35.37%) CISA
4 19 (23.17%) PCI QSA
5 5 (6.10%) CRISC
5 5 (6.10%) GIAC
5 5 (6.10%) SANS
6 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 2 (2.44%) CLAS
9 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.22%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (40.24%) PCI DSS
2 31 (37.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (14.63%) QA
4 11 (13.41%) GDPR
5 3 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.44%) ISO27005
6 2 (2.44%) PMO
7 1 (1.22%) BS25999
7 1 (1.22%) COBIT
7 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.22%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 1 (1.22%) Qualys