The median contractor rate for an IT Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 577 602
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 28 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.093% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.098% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 15
Median daily rate £525 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +13.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £363 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £645 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £588 £485
% change year-on-year -14.89% +21.13%  
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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +3 12 £550 +2.32% 1
North West +25 9 - - 2
South East +12 4 £513 -16.32%
East Midlands -6 2 £450 -23.40%
East of England -10 1 £550 -8.33%
IT Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (62.50%) Information Security
2 17 (35.42%) CISSP
3 16 (33.33%) Finance
4 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
5 12 (25.00%) Security Management
5 12 (25.00%) CISM
5 12 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (22.92%) Security Operations
6 11 (22.92%) Banking
7 9 (18.75%) Law
7 9 (18.75%) SIEM
8 8 (16.67%) Splunk
8 8 (16.67%) Firewall
9 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
9 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (12.50%) Cisco
10 6 (12.50%) Windows
10 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (10.42%) GDPR
12 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
12 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
12 4 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
12 4 (8.33%) CISA
12 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
13 3 (6.25%) ITIL
13 3 (6.25%) Middleware

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Network Security
2 2 (4.17%) WebEx
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Banking
3 9 (18.75%) Law
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
1 3 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Information Security
2 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
3 12 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (25.00%) Security Management
4 11 (22.92%) Security Operations
5 9 (18.75%) SIEM
6 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.42%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (10.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.33%) Information Security Management
9 3 (6.25%) Cryptography
9 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL
9 3 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.25%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) CISSP
2 12 (25.00%) CISM
3 4 (8.33%) CISA
4 2 (4.17%) CISMP
4 2 (4.17%) GSEC
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) GDPR
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.25%) COBIT
3 3 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.08%) Snort
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Nessus
1 1 (2.08%) RSA Security Analytics
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Splunk
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (6.25%) Sophos
4 2 (4.17%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.17%) Forcepoint
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) McAfee
5 1 (2.08%) NetWitness
5 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.08%) Qualys
5 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.08%) Varonis
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 26 days ago