Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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.

IT Security Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 800 789
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11 -16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 60 66 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.067% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.071% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 50
England median daily rate £550 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +10.81% -5.13%
10th Percentile £326 £425 £356
90th Percentile £720 £629 £578
UK median daily rate £500 £513 £450
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 -

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
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 £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

IT Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 -17 31 £556 +3.49% 3
North of England +68 20 £500 - 1
North West +6 11 - -
Yorkshire +27 9 £500 +11.11% 1
East of England -16 6 £485 -
South East +2 3 £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 22 November 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 37 (61.67%) Information Security
2 20 (33.33%) CISSP
3 17 (28.33%) Risk Management
3 17 (28.33%) CISM
4 12 (20.00%) Finance
5 11 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (18.33%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (16.67%) Windows
7 9 (15.00%) SIEM
8 8 (13.33%) Law
8 8 (13.33%) Migration
8 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.33%) Security Operations
9 7 (11.67%) PKI
9 7 (11.67%) IT Governance
10 6 (10.00%) CISA
10 6 (10.00%) Firewall
10 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (8.33%) SDLC
11 5 (8.33%) GDPR
11 5 (8.33%) Linux
11 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
11 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
12 4 (6.67%) Network Security
12 4 (6.67%) Data Protection
12 4 (6.67%) COBIT
12 4 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
13 3 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre

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 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Cloudflare
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (3.33%) LTE
3 2 (3.33%) TETRA
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Law
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) PKI
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.00%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Information Security
2 17 (28.33%) Risk Management
3 11 (18.33%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (15.00%) SIEM
6 8 (13.33%) Migration
6 8 (13.33%) Security Operations
6 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.67%) IT Governance
8 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (8.33%) SDLC
10 4 (6.67%) Data Protection
10 4 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 3 (5.00%) Data Privacy
11 3 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 3 (5.00%) Security Management
11 3 (5.00%) Server Hardening
11 3 (5.00%) Threat Modelling
12 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
12 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.33%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) CISSP
2 17 (28.33%) CISM
3 6 (10.00%) CISA
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) CEH
5 2 (3.33%) CHFI
5 2 (3.33%) MCSA
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) SSCP
6 1 (1.67%) OSCP
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.33%) GDPR
3 4 (6.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.67%) Nessus
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (5.00%) McAfee
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle
1 3 (5.00%) Sophos
1 3 (5.00%) Splunk
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco
2 2 (3.33%) FireEye
2 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.33%) Symantec
3 1 (1.67%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.67%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.67%) Citrix
3 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
3 1 (1.67%) IBM
3 1 (1.67%) Intel
3 1 (1.67%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Qualys
3 1 (1.67%) SAP