Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 363 478
Rank change year-on-year +12 +115 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 596 667 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.66% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.69% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 401 244
England median daily rate £500 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% -1.58%
10th Percentile £383 £405 £363
90th Percentile £650 £650 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
England median hourly rate £53.44 £47.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -21.67% -
UK median hourly rate £53.44 £48.45 £60.00
% change year-on-year +10.29% -19.25% -

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 83190 96482 97394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54340 63582 61420
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2649 2809 3806
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 26 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 July 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 -14 208 £500 -4.76% 24
North of England +64 122 £550 +10.00% 7
South East -2 107 £500 +5.26% 7
North West +55 86 £550 +2.33% 5
East of England +20 72 £500 +11.11% 3
Midlands +34 43 £475 -5.00% 2
South West +1 40 £500 - 2
West Midlands +36 35 £475 -3.31% 2
Yorkshire +25 35 £550 +15.79%
East Midlands -9 7 £450 -23.40%
North East +46 1 £380 -19.58% 2
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 242 (40.60%) Information Security
2 171 (28.69%) CISSP
3 133 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 130 (21.81%) Cybersecurity
5 121 (20.30%) Risk Management
6 120 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (18.62%) Finance
8 107 (17.95%) CISM
9 96 (16.11%) Security Cleared
10 91 (15.27%) Network Security
11 88 (14.77%) Firewall
12 74 (12.42%) SC Cleared
13 73 (12.25%) Security Architecture
14 69 (11.58%) Penetration Testing
15 68 (11.41%) Data Centre
16 63 (10.57%) PCI DSS
16 63 (10.57%) SIEM
17 60 (10.07%) Management Information System
18 57 (9.56%) Cisco
19 50 (8.39%) Law
19 50 (8.39%) SAP
20 49 (8.22%) Banking
21 48 (8.05%) Security Management
21 48 (8.05%) Programme Delivery
22 46 (7.72%) Risk Assessment
23 45 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
24 44 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
25 42 (7.05%) Data Protection
25 42 (7.05%) CISA
25 42 (7.05%) Security Operations

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 12 (2.01%) Liferay
2 11 (1.85%) SAP Portal
3 7 (1.17%) nginx
4 6 (1.01%) ArcGIS
5 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.67%) IIS
7 3 (0.50%) Apache
7 3 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.34%) Confluence
8 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.17%) CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Drupal
9 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.17%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Oracle Utilities
2 10 (1.68%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.02%) IaaS
4 14 (2.35%) Office 365
4 14 (2.35%) PaaS
5 9 (1.51%) SaaS
6 5 (0.84%) GitHub
7 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.50%) OpenDNS
8 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.34%) Yammer
9 1 (0.17%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.27%) Network Security
2 88 (14.77%) Firewall
3 26 (4.36%) LDAP
4 22 (3.69%) Internet
5 21 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (3.36%) VPN
7 14 (2.35%) LAN
8 13 (2.18%) HTTP
8 13 (2.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (2.18%) WAN
9 12 (2.01%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.01%) Wireless
10 11 (1.85%) IPsec
11 10 (1.68%) VoIP
12 8 (1.34%) VLAN
13 7 (1.17%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.17%) HTTPS
14 6 (1.01%) DNS
14 6 (1.01%) NetScaler
15 5 (0.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.02%) Big Data
2 15 (2.52%) GIS
3 11 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.50%) Maltego
7 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.50%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.34%) MySQL
9 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.52%) AppScan
3 8 (1.34%) Maven
4 7 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.84%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.50%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (0.50%) OllyDbg
8 2 (0.34%) JIRA
8 2 (0.34%) Selenium
8 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.17%) JUnit
9 1 (0.17%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 111 (18.62%) Finance
2 50 (8.39%) Law
3 49 (8.22%) Banking
4 29 (4.87%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.69%) Retail
6 17 (2.85%) Electronics
6 17 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.68%) Marketing
8 11 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.51%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.18%) SAP Fiori
2 12 (2.01%) Middleware
3 10 (1.68%) Web Services
4 8 (1.34%) OAuth
5 7 (1.17%) .NET
6 6 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (1.01%) REST
6 6 (1.01%) SAML
6 6 (1.01%) SAPUI5
7 5 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (0.84%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.50%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.50%) Spring Security
9 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.34%) Java EE
9 2 (0.34%) JSON
9 2 (0.34%) Spring
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 60 (10.07%) Management Information System
3 45 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.03%) Virtual Team
5 18 (3.02%) CESG
6 16 (2.68%) PKI
7 12 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.17%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.67%) SCADA
12 3 (0.50%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.50%) RIA
12 3 (0.50%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.88%) Windows
2 39 (6.54%) Linux
3 21 (3.52%) Unix
4 15 (2.52%) AIX
5 9 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.34%) CentOS
7 6 (1.01%) VMS
8 3 (0.50%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.34%) Android
9 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.34%) zOS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (40.60%) Information Security
2 130 (21.81%) Cybersecurity
3 121 (20.30%) Risk Management
4 120 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (12.25%) Security Architecture
6 69 (11.58%) Penetration Testing
7 63 (10.57%) SIEM
8 48 (8.05%) Programme Delivery
8 48 (8.05%) Security Management
9 46 (7.72%) Risk Assessment
10 42 (7.05%) Data Protection
10 42 (7.05%) Security Operations
11 38 (6.38%) Information Assurance
11 38 (6.38%) OWASP
11 38 (6.38%) Waterfall
12 35 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (5.37%) ITIL
14 31 (5.20%) Cryptography
14 31 (5.20%) SAP Security
15 30 (5.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.71%) Java
2 22 (3.69%) Python
3 16 (2.68%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.18%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.85%) SQL
6 10 (1.68%) Ruby
7 9 (1.51%) Perl
8 7 (1.17%) C
8 7 (1.17%) C-shell
8 7 (1.17%) Dart
8 7 (1.17%) Korn
9 6 (1.01%) C++
10 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.50%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.50%) PHP
12 2 (0.34%) ABAP
12 2 (0.34%) COBOL
13 1 (0.17%) C#
13 1 (0.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 171 (28.69%) CISSP
2 107 (17.95%) CISM
3 96 (16.11%) Security Cleared
4 74 (12.42%) SC Cleared
5 42 (7.05%) CISA
6 36 (6.04%) CLAS
7 35 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (4.70%) CESG Certified Professional
9 23 (3.86%) Degree
10 20 (3.36%) CCNP
11 16 (2.68%) CEH
12 15 (2.52%) DV Cleared
13 12 (2.01%) CCIE
13 12 (2.01%) CRISC
14 11 (1.85%) CREST Certified
14 11 (1.85%) GIAC
14 11 (1.85%) SANS
15 10 (1.68%) IISP
16 9 (1.51%) CCDP
17 8 (1.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (22.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (10.57%) PCI DSS
3 39 (6.54%) GDPR
4 19 (3.19%) JSP 440
5 16 (2.68%) NIST 800
6 14 (2.35%) RMADS
7 13 (2.18%) COBIT
8 10 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 8 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (1.17%) QA
12 6 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.67%) SSAE 16
14 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.50%) GPG13
14 3 (0.50%) PMO
15 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.34%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 19 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.01%) Docker
3 7 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.01%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.67%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.67%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.50%) RACF
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.85%) Puppet
2 12 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.68%) Ansible
4 9 (1.51%) Nessus
5 6 (1.01%) SCCM
5 6 (1.01%) Terraform
6 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.67%) Nmap
7 3 (0.50%) EnCase
8 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.34%) QRadar
9 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.17%) Nagios
9 1 (0.17%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
9 1 (0.17%) zSecure
Vendors
1 57 (9.56%) Cisco
2 50 (8.39%) SAP
3 37 (6.21%) CheckPoint
4 27 (4.53%) Microsoft
5 18 (3.02%) IBM
5 18 (3.02%) Oracle
6 16 (2.68%) F5
7 15 (2.52%) Juniper
7 15 (2.52%) Splunk
8 14 (2.35%) Symantec
9 11 (1.85%) Black Duck
9 11 (1.85%) Citrix
9 11 (1.85%) CyberArk
9 11 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.51%) Blue Coat
10 9 (1.51%) Forcepoint
10 9 (1.51%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.34%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.17%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.17%) VMware
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Rate: Up to £700 per annum
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