Period
to 13 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 384 391 418
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 264 203 464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.52% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 148 304
10th Percentile £413 £348 £413
25th Percentile £481 £475 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £530
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% -1.40%
75th Percentile £650 £641 £600
90th Percentile £690 £758 £696
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile " " £42.75
25th Percentile £61.00 " £45.00
Median hourly rate £62.00 - £52.50
75th Percentile £63.00 " £62.50
90th Percentile " " £66.25
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £68.99 £55.00
% change year-on-year -31.15% +25.44% +10.00%

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 45,228 36,424 78,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 93.77% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,245 24,642 52,882
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
25th Percentile £399 £373 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £673 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +3.16% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,472 1,235 2,352
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.63 £11.15
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.40 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +3.74% +6.86%
75th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.70
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £19.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +8.59% +6.85% +4.29%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in England

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in England.

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 13 June 2021. 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 -27 128 £575 +4.55% 21
South East +32 46 £475 -13.64% 19
North of England 0 34 £561 -2.43% 7
South West +11 23 £521 -5.23% 7
North West -5 23 £575 - 3
Yorkshire +13 11 £475 -25.49% 4
Midlands -24 8 £555 +0.91% 3
West Midlands -17 7 £531 -5.56% 2
East of England +5 5 £450 -22.15% 3
East Midlands 0 1 £555 +70.77% 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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.

1 123 (46.59%) Cybersecurity
2 100 (37.88%) Information Security
3 87 (32.95%) CISSP
4 75 (28.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (24.24%) CISM
6 61 (23.11%) Azure
7 51 (19.32%) Security Cleared
8 49 (18.56%) Finance
9 48 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 48 (18.18%) AWS
9 48 (18.18%) Social Skills
10 38 (14.39%) GCP
11 37 (14.02%) SC Cleared
12 35 (13.26%) Microsoft
13 32 (12.12%) PCI DSS
13 32 (12.12%) Security Architecture
14 31 (11.74%) Network Security
15 29 (10.98%) NIST
16 27 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (9.85%) Firewall
17 26 (9.85%) CRISC
18 24 (9.09%) SIEM
19 23 (8.71%) Risk Assessment
19 23 (8.71%) GRC
20 22 (8.33%) Google
21 19 (7.20%) NCSC
22 18 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional
22 18 (6.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
22 18 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
22 18 (6.82%) Active Directory

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 7 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.89%) Confluence
3 1 (0.38%) Liferay
3 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) SAP GRC
1 3 (1.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.38%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.11%) Azure
2 48 (18.18%) AWS
3 38 (14.39%) GCP
4 17 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (4.55%) SaaS
6 10 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.65%) PaaS
8 5 (1.89%) IaaS
9 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.14%) Serverless
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.76%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.38%) Akamai
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.38%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.74%) Network Security
2 26 (9.85%) Firewall
3 8 (3.03%) Internet
4 6 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.27%) VPN
5 5 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.89%) DNS
5 5 (1.89%) MPLS
6 4 (1.52%) Broadband
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (1.52%) HTTP
6 4 (1.52%) Intranet
6 4 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.52%) LAN
6 4 (1.52%) SDH
6 4 (1.52%) VoIP
7 3 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.14%) SSH
7 3 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.14%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.76%) Redis
2 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Big Data
3 1 (0.38%) Data Vault
3 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 49 (18.56%) Finance
2 48 (18.18%) Social Skills
3 16 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.92%) Banking
4 13 (4.92%) Public Sector
5 9 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (2.65%) Retail
8 6 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.27%) Law
9 5 (1.89%) Legal
9 5 (1.89%) Marketing
10 4 (1.52%) Local Government
10 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.14%) Billing
11 3 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.38%) Automotive
13 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.27%) ModSecurity
2 3 (1.14%) OAuth
2 3 (1.14%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.14%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.76%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.76%) LDAP
3 2 (0.76%) Middleware
3 2 (0.76%) SAML
3 2 (0.76%) Web Services
3 2 (0.76%) WinForms
4 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.65%) Public Cloud
3 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.14%) User Experience
6 2 (0.76%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.76%) Cyberattack
6 2 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.76%) PKI
6 2 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.38%) BYOD
7 1 (0.38%) CMDB
7 1 (0.38%) DataPower
7 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.38%) Social Media
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.44%) Windows
2 8 (3.03%) Linux
3 5 (1.89%) Unix
3 5 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.38%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (46.59%) Cybersecurity
2 100 (37.88%) Information Security
3 48 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 32 (12.12%) Security Architecture
5 27 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (9.09%) SIEM
7 23 (8.71%) Risk Assessment
8 18 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (6.82%) ITIL
8 18 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (6.44%) GAP Analysis
9 17 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
11 14 (5.30%) Security Management
11 14 (5.30%) Security Operations
12 13 (4.92%) Information Assurance
12 13 (4.92%) Threat Modelling
13 12 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (4.17%) Migration
14 11 (4.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.17%) Python
2 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.52%) Java
4 3 (1.14%) C
4 3 (1.14%) SQL
5 2 (0.76%) C#
5 2 (0.76%) C++
5 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.76%) Perl
5 2 (0.76%) VB
6 1 (0.38%) AWK
6 1 (0.38%) Groovy
6 1 (0.38%) Ruby
6 1 (0.38%) sed
6 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (32.95%) CISSP
2 64 (24.24%) CISM
3 51 (19.32%) Security Cleared
4 37 (14.02%) SC Cleared
5 26 (9.85%) CRISC
6 18 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (6.44%) CISA
8 16 (6.06%) Degree
9 13 (4.92%) CCNP
9 13 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 7 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 5 (1.89%) CCSP
12 5 (1.89%) ISSAP
13 4 (1.52%) AWS Certification
13 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.14%) GIAC
15 2 (0.76%) CCSA
15 2 (0.76%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (28.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (12.12%) PCI DSS
3 29 (10.98%) NIST
4 23 (8.71%) GRC
5 19 (7.20%) NCSC
6 18 (6.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 16 (6.06%) GDPR
8 15 (5.68%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (4.55%) COBIT
9 12 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (4.17%) JSP 440
11 7 (2.65%) RMADS
12 5 (1.89%) SOC 2
13 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (1.14%) NIST 800
13 3 (1.14%) QA
14 2 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.76%) SLA
15 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.38%) Docker
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 4 (1.52%) Nessus
3 3 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.76%) CASB
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.76%) QRadar
4 2 (0.76%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) EnCase
5 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.38%) FTK
5 1 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) Nmap
5 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) vRealize
5 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.33%) Google
3 11 (4.17%) Cisco
4 10 (3.79%) SAP
4 10 (3.79%) Splunk
5 7 (2.65%) CyberArk
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle
6 5 (1.89%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.52%) F5
7 4 (1.52%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.52%) Juniper
7 4 (1.52%) McAfee
7 4 (1.52%) Qualys
8 3 (1.14%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.14%) IBM
8 3 (1.14%) Intel
8 3 (1.14%) Symantec
8 3 (1.14%) VMware
8 3 (1.14%) Workday