The median contractor rate for a IT Security Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

IT Security Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 580 589
Rank change year-on-year +22 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 19 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.093% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.097% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 10
Median daily rate £450 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.19% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +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 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

IT Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Consultant in England

IT Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Consultant in England

IT Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Consultant in England

IT 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 IT Security Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Consultant in England

IT 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 IT Security Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +29 6 £525 - 2
North West +22 5 £413 -25.00% 1
South West -9 4 £363 -14.70% 1
East of England -3 2 £500 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £550 +22.22%
South East +10 1 £625 +31.57% 1
IT Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Consultant in the job title.

1 30 (75.00%) Information Security
2 17 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (42.50%) CISSP
3 14 (35.00%) Firewall
3 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (32.50%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (30.00%) CISMP
5 12 (30.00%) Web Services
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (27.50%) WebEx
6 11 (27.50%) ISO27002
6 11 (27.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
6 11 (27.50%) Cisco
6 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) COBIT
7 9 (22.50%) Banking
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
7 9 (22.50%) Security Operations
8 8 (20.00%) Security Management
8 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
10 5 (12.50%) GDPR
10 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
11 4 (10.00%) Splunk
11 4 (10.00%) SIEM
11 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management

IT 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:

Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) WebEx
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 9 (22.50%) Banking
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Wholesale Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Information Security
2 14 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (32.50%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 9 (22.50%) Security Operations
6 8 (20.00%) Security Management
6 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management
7 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.00%) SIEM
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL
8 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.00%) Email Filtering
9 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) CISSP
2 12 (30.00%) CISMP
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CEH
4 2 (5.00%) CISA
4 2 (5.00%) GSEC
5 1 (2.50%) CISM
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (27.50%) COBIT
2 11 (27.50%) ISO27002
3 5 (12.50%) GDPR
3 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) Snort
2 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) EnCase
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (5.00%) Sophos
3 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.50%) Cellebrite
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle
4 1 (2.50%) Qualys
4 1 (2.50%) SAP
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