Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Security Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 381 433
Rank change year-on-year -8 +52 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 570 586 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 333 308
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £675 £625 £579
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
England median hourly rate £60.87 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.51% - -
UK median hourly rate £60.87 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +29.51% - -

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 90105 90412 98619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.71% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60301 59526 63905
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2613 2991 3781
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.82 £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 +3.89% - +9.09%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in England

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 Security Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Consultant in England

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 Security Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 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 -42 235 £500 -4.76% 24
North of England +65 121 £500 -3.61% 7
South East -36 84 £525 +10.53% 9
North West +33 71 £522 -5.09% 6
South West +27 51 £481 -1.28% 5
Yorkshire +29 50 £500 - 1
East of England -36 44 £500 +11.11% 3
Midlands +19 35 £490 +8.89% 4
West Midlands +26 25 £490 +6.52% 3
East Midlands -5 10 £525 +16.67% 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, 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 Security Consultant in the job title.

1 268 (47.02%) Information Security
2 159 (27.89%) CISSP
3 137 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 114 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 113 (19.82%) CISM
6 110 (19.30%) Risk Management
7 108 (18.95%) Finance
8 85 (14.91%) GDPR
9 78 (13.68%) Firewall
10 72 (12.63%) Security Architecture
11 69 (12.11%) Windows
12 67 (11.75%) Penetration Testing
13 66 (11.58%) Security Cleared
14 64 (11.23%) Network Security
14 64 (11.23%) Risk Assessment
15 63 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (10.35%) Data Protection
17 56 (9.82%) CISA
18 55 (9.65%) SIEM
19 54 (9.47%) PCI DSS
19 54 (9.47%) Security Management
20 49 (8.60%) Law
21 48 (8.42%) Management Information System
21 48 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
22 45 (7.89%) SC Cleared
23 44 (7.72%) Linux
24 43 (7.54%) Banking
24 43 (7.54%) Data Centre
25 42 (7.37%) Unix
26 41 (7.19%) Degree

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 4 (0.70%) IIS
1 4 (0.70%) Liferay
1 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.53%) Apache
2 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.35%) Confluence
3 2 (0.35%) nginx
3 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.18%) CMS
4 1 (0.18%) Drupal
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.40%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.98%) Office 365
4 13 (2.28%) PaaS
5 11 (1.93%) IaaS
6 10 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.40%) SaaS
8 5 (0.88%) GitHub
8 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.53%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.35%) Yammer
11 1 (0.18%) Akamai
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.18%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 78 (13.68%) Firewall
2 64 (11.23%) Network Security
3 20 (3.51%) LDAP
4 17 (2.98%) Internet
4 17 (2.98%) VPN
5 16 (2.81%) VLAN
6 10 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.40%) SSL
7 8 (1.40%) WAN
8 7 (1.23%) LAN
8 7 (1.23%) MPLS
8 7 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (1.23%) SAN
9 6 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.05%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.88%) HTTP
11 4 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.75%) Big Data
1 10 (1.75%) GIS
2 6 (1.05%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.70%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.53%) Maltego
4 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.35%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.35%) MySQL
5 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Jenkins
1 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.88%) AppScan
3 4 (0.70%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.53%) JIRA
4 3 (0.53%) Selenium
5 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) GitLab
6 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.18%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 108 (18.95%) Finance
2 49 (8.60%) Law
3 43 (7.54%) Banking
4 29 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.91%) Retail
6 13 (2.28%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.11%) Marketing
8 11 (1.93%) Electronics
9 9 (1.58%) Legal
10 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Hindi Language
13 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.58%) .NET
2 6 (1.05%) SAML
3 5 (0.88%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (0.88%) OAuth
4 4 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.70%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.70%) Web Services
5 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.53%) JSON
5 3 (0.53%) REST
6 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.35%) Java EE
6 2 (0.35%) Middleware
6 2 (0.35%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.18%) Spring
7 1 (0.18%) Struts
7 1 (0.18%) WAP
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.42%) Management Information System
2 43 (7.54%) Data Centre
3 38 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.14%) PKI
5 24 (4.21%) CESG
6 19 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.93%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.05%) FMCG
10 6 (1.05%) SCADA
11 5 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
11 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.70%) Replication
12 4 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.35%) Clustering
14 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 69 (12.11%) Windows
2 44 (7.72%) Linux
3 42 (7.37%) Unix
4 13 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.88%) AIX
6 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.70%) zOS
8 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) Android
9 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
9 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (47.02%) Information Security
2 114 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (19.30%) Risk Management
4 72 (12.63%) Security Architecture
5 67 (11.75%) Penetration Testing
6 64 (11.23%) Risk Assessment
7 63 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (10.35%) Data Protection
9 55 (9.65%) SIEM
10 54 (9.47%) Security Management
11 48 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
12 40 (7.02%) Project Management
12 40 (7.02%) Security Operations
13 36 (6.32%) Programme Delivery
14 33 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
15 32 (5.61%) ITIL
16 31 (5.44%) Information Security Management
17 29 (5.09%) SDLC
18 27 (4.74%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.21%) Java
2 18 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.81%) Python
4 14 (2.46%) SQL
5 11 (1.93%) C
6 8 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.23%) C++
7 7 (1.23%) PHP
8 6 (1.05%) Perl
9 5 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.70%) C#
10 4 (0.70%) Ruby
11 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.35%) COBOL
13 1 (0.18%) ABAP
13 1 (0.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 159 (27.89%) CISSP
2 113 (19.82%) CISM
3 66 (11.58%) Security Cleared
4 56 (9.82%) CISA
5 45 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 41 (7.19%) Degree
7 25 (4.39%) DV Cleared
8 20 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (2.81%) CEH
10 15 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 15 (2.63%) CLAS
11 13 (2.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (2.11%) SANS
13 11 (1.93%) IISP
14 10 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.23%) HND
16 6 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (1.05%) GIAC
16 6 (1.05%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (14.91%) GDPR
3 54 (9.47%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.46%) COBIT
5 9 (1.58%) JSP 440
5 9 (1.58%) NIST 800
6 8 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (1.23%) RMADS
8 6 (1.05%) QA
8 6 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.35%) PSD2
11 2 (0.35%) SLA
12 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.35%) RACF
2 2 (0.35%) RHEV
3 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.18%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Snort
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (2.28%) Terraform
2 11 (1.93%) Puppet
3 10 (1.75%) Nessus
4 7 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.88%) SCCM
6 4 (0.70%) Ansible
6 4 (0.70%) Nmap
7 3 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.35%) QRadar
8 2 (0.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 1 (0.18%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Mesos
9 1 (0.18%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 32 (5.61%) Cisco
2 28 (4.91%) SAP
3 20 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.98%) Oracle
5 15 (2.63%) Splunk
6 13 (2.28%) Symantec
7 12 (2.11%) CheckPoint
7 12 (2.11%) CyberArk
8 11 (1.93%) Citrix
8 11 (1.93%) Qualys
9 10 (1.75%) IBM
10 8 (1.40%) Blue Coat
10 8 (1.40%) McAfee
11 7 (1.23%) F5
11 7 (1.23%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.23%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.23%) Sophos
12 6 (1.05%) Juniper
12 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.88%) ArcSight