Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 409 408 419
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 531 531 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.61% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 288 249
England median daily rate £538 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £385 £357
90th Percentile £699 £675 £615
UK median daily rate £538 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +7.39% +0.10% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £65.00

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 84,672 87,585 84,347
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.83% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,667 58,695 55,388
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,567 2,604 2,960
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.09 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +20 230 £550 +4.76% 38
South East +26 96 £525 - 23
North of England -42 93 £550 +11.39% 8
North West -16 51 £525 +5.00% 3
Midlands +19 47 £515 - 11
Yorkshire -25 39 £600 +26.32% 4
South West -31 39 £484 +1.84% 8
West Midlands +3 37 £519 +3.75% 11
East of England +8 26 £550 +5.26% 4
East Midlands -1 8 £513 -6.82%
North East - 3 £600 - 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 188 (35.40%) Information Security
2 162 (30.51%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (26.93%) CISSP
4 124 (23.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 109 (20.53%) CISM
6 93 (17.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 86 (16.20%) Security Cleared
8 84 (15.82%) Risk Management
8 84 (15.82%) Finance
9 80 (15.07%) Firewall
10 71 (13.37%) SC Cleared
11 64 (12.05%) Network Security
12 63 (11.86%) Security Architecture
12 63 (11.86%) GDPR
13 62 (11.68%) PCI DSS
14 57 (10.73%) Penetration Testing
15 55 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
15 55 (10.36%) CISA
15 55 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (9.04%) Microsoft
16 48 (9.04%) Security Operations
17 46 (8.66%) Risk Assessment
18 44 (8.29%) SIEM
18 44 (8.29%) Vulnerability Management
19 41 (7.72%) Windows
20 37 (6.97%) Active Directory
21 34 (6.40%) Management Information System
21 34 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
22 33 (6.21%) DevOps
23 31 (5.84%) 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 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.56%) Confluence
2 3 (0.56%) WordPress
3 2 (0.38%) CloudStack
3 2 (0.38%) SAS
3 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (1.69%) Oracle FAH
1 9 (1.69%) SAP GRC
2 6 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.56%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 93 (17.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (4.71%) Office 365
4 19 (3.58%) PaaS
5 17 (3.20%) IaaS
6 16 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (2.26%) SaaS
8 4 (0.75%) Datadog
9 2 (0.38%) Akamai
9 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.19%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Serverless
10 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (15.07%) Firewall
2 64 (12.05%) Network Security
3 23 (4.33%) WAN
4 22 (4.14%) Internet
4 22 (4.14%) LAN
5 21 (3.95%) VPN
6 15 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (2.45%) DNS
7 13 (2.45%) Wireless
8 11 (2.07%) MPLS
9 10 (1.88%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.32%) Cisco Firepower
11 7 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.13%) BGP
12 6 (1.13%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (1.13%) HTTP
12 6 (1.13%) OSPF
13 5 (0.94%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.88%) Big Data
1 10 (1.88%) Essbase
2 9 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.51%) GIS
4 5 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.75%) BigQuery
5 4 (0.75%) Redis
5 4 (0.75%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.56%) EDRMS
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.38%) DB2
7 2 (0.38%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (5.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.13%) JIRA
4 6 (1.13%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.75%) GitLab
6 3 (0.56%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.38%) AppScan
7 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.19%) ERwin
8 1 (0.19%) GCC
8 1 (0.19%) GoCD
8 1 (0.19%) MSI
8 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 84 (15.82%) Finance
2 30 (5.65%) Banking
3 13 (2.45%) Legal
3 13 (2.45%) Retail
4 11 (2.07%) French Language
4 11 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.88%) German Language
6 8 (1.51%) Law
7 7 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.75%) Billing
10 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.20%) Web Services
2 8 (1.51%) OAuth
3 7 (1.32%) .NET
4 6 (1.13%) SAML
5 5 (0.94%) ISPF
5 5 (0.94%) LDAP
6 4 (0.75%) Celery
6 4 (0.75%) OpenID
6 4 (0.75%) REST
6 4 (0.75%) scikit-learn
7 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.56%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.56%) Middleware
7 3 (0.56%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (0.56%) Spring Security
8 2 (0.38%) Django
8 2 (0.38%) XML
8 2 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.40%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.45%) Public Cloud
4 12 (2.26%) Cyberattack
5 10 (1.88%) e-Learning
6 9 (1.69%) CESG
7 8 (1.51%) PKI
7 8 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.75%) Blog
11 4 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.75%) SCADA
11 4 (0.75%) Social Media
12 3 (0.56%) CMDB
12 3 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.72%) Windows
2 30 (5.65%) Linux
3 16 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.07%) Unix
6 7 (1.32%) zOS
7 5 (0.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.38%) AIX
8 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (35.40%) Information Security
2 162 (30.51%) Cybersecurity
3 84 (15.82%) Risk Management
4 63 (11.86%) Security Architecture
5 57 (10.73%) Penetration Testing
6 55 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (9.04%) Security Operations
8 46 (8.66%) Risk Assessment
9 44 (8.29%) SIEM
9 44 (8.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 34 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (6.21%) DevOps
12 30 (5.65%) Threat Modelling
13 29 (5.46%) Data Protection
14 28 (5.27%) Security Management
15 27 (5.08%) Security Testing
16 26 (4.90%) Incident Management
16 26 (4.90%) ITIL
17 23 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (4.14%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.90%) SQL
2 15 (2.82%) Python
3 11 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.88%) Java
5 6 (1.13%) Ruby
6 5 (0.94%) C#
6 5 (0.94%) JCL
6 5 (0.94%) REXX
7 4 (0.75%) C
7 4 (0.75%) Perl
8 3 (0.56%) PHP
9 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) Dart
10 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.19%) Lua
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (26.93%) CISSP
2 109 (20.53%) CISM
3 86 (16.20%) Security Cleared
4 71 (13.37%) SC Cleared
5 55 (10.36%) CISA
6 31 (5.84%) Degree
7 21 (3.95%) CESG Certified Professional
8 20 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (3.58%) CRISC
10 18 (3.39%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.01%) AWS Certification
12 15 (2.82%) CLAS
12 15 (2.82%) RHCE
13 12 (2.26%) CCNP
14 10 (1.88%) GIAC
15 6 (1.13%) CCNA
15 6 (1.13%) CSSLP
16 5 (0.94%) CCIE
16 5 (0.94%) CEH
16 5 (0.94%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (23.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (11.86%) GDPR
3 62 (11.68%) PCI DSS
4 26 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 24 (4.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (2.64%) HIPAA
7 10 (1.88%) PMO
8 9 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (1.13%) QA
10 5 (0.94%) COBIT
11 4 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.75%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.75%) RMADS
12 3 (0.56%) COSO
12 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.38%) GxP
13 2 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 37 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.88%) Docker
2 10 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (1.88%) XenApp
3 9 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.94%) ACF2
6 5 (0.94%) RACF
7 4 (0.75%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.75%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.56%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.38%) Snort
10 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.77%) Puppet
2 16 (3.01%) Ansible
2 16 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.45%) SELinux
4 12 (2.26%) Terraform
5 10 (1.88%) Nessus
6 7 (1.32%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.13%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.94%) CASB
8 5 (0.94%) QRadar
8 5 (0.94%) SCCM
8 5 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.75%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.75%) Kibana
9 4 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.56%) RSA enVision
10 3 (0.56%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.38%) Cloudify
11 2 (0.38%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 48 (9.04%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.84%) Splunk
3 29 (5.46%) Cisco
4 22 (4.14%) Oracle
4 22 (4.14%) SAP
5 19 (3.58%) Palo Alto
6 17 (3.20%) Qualys
6 17 (3.20%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.82%) Symantec
8 13 (2.45%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.26%) CyberArk
10 11 (2.07%) HP
10 11 (2.07%) Juniper
10 11 (2.07%) McAfee
10 11 (2.07%) Meraki
11 10 (1.88%) Citrix
11 10 (1.88%) Hyperion
12 9 (1.69%) VMware
13 7 (1.32%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.32%) Google