Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 453 376 360
Rank change year-on-year -77 -16 +135
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 475 584 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.68% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 299 399
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.54%
10th Percentile £401 £399 £383
90th Percentile £638 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
England median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.46% +14.91% -22.50%
10th Percentile £38.75 £47.04 £46.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £59.43 £49.03
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £47.00
% change year-on-year -20.46% +13.69% -21.67%

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 89,089 86,235 94,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,169 56,831 62,686
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,565 2,875
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 -38 204 £525 - 41
North of England -40 85 £525 -4.55% 8
South East -35 82 £525 +5.00% 28
North West -50 53 £525 -12.50% 5
South West +3 48 £453 -9.50% 11
Yorkshire -7 31 £550 - 2
East of England -30 31 £550 +7.32% 5
Midlands -44 14 £538 +13.16% 6
West Midlands -53 8 £525 +10.53% 6
East Midlands +4 6 £544 +20.83%
North East -7 1 £325 -14.47% 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 209 (44.00%) Information Security
2 151 (31.79%) CISSP
3 115 (24.21%) CISM
4 113 (23.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 102 (21.47%) Cybersecurity
6 86 (18.11%) Risk Management
7 85 (17.89%) Finance
8 72 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 69 (14.53%) Security Architecture
10 62 (13.05%) CISA
11 59 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
12 58 (12.21%) PCI DSS
13 52 (10.95%) Firewall
14 51 (10.74%) GDPR
15 48 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
16 45 (9.47%) Management Information System
17 44 (9.26%) Windows
17 44 (9.26%) Network Security
18 43 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 42 (8.84%) Microsoft
20 41 (8.63%) Data Protection
21 40 (8.42%) Cisco
22 38 (8.00%) Security Cleared
23 35 (7.37%) SC Cleared
24 33 (6.95%) SIEM
24 33 (6.95%) Banking
25 32 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
26 30 (6.32%) Security Operations
26 30 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
27 29 (6.11%) Security Testing

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 8 (1.68%) Confluence
1 8 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.84%) IIS
4 2 (0.42%) CMS
4 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.53%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.63%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.63%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.21%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 72 (15.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.79%) Office 365
4 10 (2.11%) SaaS
5 5 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.63%) IaaS
6 3 (0.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) BlueKai
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.95%) Firewall
2 44 (9.26%) Network Security
3 17 (3.58%) VPN
4 15 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (2.53%) LAN
6 11 (2.32%) DNS
7 10 (2.11%) Extranet
8 9 (1.89%) Wireless
9 8 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.68%) IPsec
9 8 (1.68%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.68%) WAN
10 6 (1.26%) 2G
10 6 (1.26%) 3G
10 6 (1.26%) 4G
10 6 (1.26%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (1.26%) SSL
10 6 (1.26%) TETRA
11 5 (1.05%) MPLS
11 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.68%) Big Data
2 7 (1.47%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Essbase
7 1 (0.21%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.21%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (2.32%) JIRA
2 10 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.21%) AppScan
5 1 (0.21%) eCATT
5 1 (0.21%) LSMW
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (17.89%) Finance
2 33 (6.95%) Banking
3 25 (5.26%) Retail
4 18 (3.79%) Law
4 18 (3.79%) Legal
5 10 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) French Language
9 2 (0.42%) International Banking
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.16%) Web Services
2 10 (2.11%) .NET
3 5 (1.05%) SAML
4 4 (0.84%) Apache Camel
5 3 (0.63%) REST
6 2 (0.42%) Node.js
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.42%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.42%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) Django
7 1 (0.21%) JSON
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) OAuth
7 1 (0.21%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.21%) OpenID
7 1 (0.21%) SAP BC
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.21%) Spring
7 1 (0.21%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.47%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.89%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.05%) PKI
4 23 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.16%) CESG
5 15 (3.16%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.26%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.26%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.26%) SCADA
8 6 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.05%) Fintech
9 5 (1.05%) NHS
9 5 (1.05%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.84%) BYOD
10 4 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.26%) Windows
2 25 (5.26%) Linux
3 13 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.11%) Unix
5 6 (1.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.42%) CentOS
6 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) AIX
7 1 (0.21%) HPUX
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (44.00%) Information Security
2 102 (21.47%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (18.11%) Risk Management
4 69 (14.53%) Security Architecture
5 59 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (8.63%) Data Protection
8 33 (6.95%) SIEM
9 32 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
10 30 (6.32%) Security Operations
11 29 (6.11%) Security Testing
12 26 (5.47%) DevOps
13 25 (5.26%) Migration
13 25 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
14 23 (4.84%) ITIL
15 22 (4.63%) Security Management
16 20 (4.21%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
17 19 (4.00%) Change Management
18 18 (3.79%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.21%) Java
2 11 (2.32%) Python
3 9 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.89%) SQL
4 7 (1.47%) Perl
5 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.05%) C#
7 4 (0.84%) Ruby
8 3 (0.63%) PHP
9 2 (0.42%) C
9 2 (0.42%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) C++
10 1 (0.21%) Dart
10 1 (0.21%) Scala
10 1 (0.21%) VBA
10 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 151 (31.79%) CISSP
2 115 (24.21%) CISM
3 62 (13.05%) CISA
4 38 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 35 (7.37%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.26%) Degree
7 21 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.53%) CCNP
8 12 (2.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (2.53%) GIAC
8 12 (2.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 11 (2.32%) CRISC
10 10 (2.11%) CEH
10 10 (2.11%) CSSLP
11 9 (1.89%) ISACA
12 7 (1.47%) CCIE
12 7 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.26%) CCSE
14 5 (1.05%) CCNA
14 5 (1.05%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (23.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (12.21%) PCI DSS
3 51 (10.74%) GDPR
4 30 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (1.68%) COBIT
6 7 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.05%) PMO
7 5 (1.05%) SLA
8 4 (0.84%) COSO
8 4 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.84%) QA
9 3 (0.63%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.42%) RMADS
11 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 21 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.74%) VMware NSX
3 12 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (2.32%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (1.89%) PowerCLI
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.26%) QRadar
4 4 (0.84%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.84%) Kibana
4 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.84%) Mesos
4 4 (0.84%) Nagios
4 4 (0.84%) Nessus
5 3 (0.63%) CASB
5 3 (0.63%) HockeyApp
5 3 (0.63%) SCCM
6 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.42%) Puppet
6 2 (0.42%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.42%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.42%) Cisco
3 23 (4.84%) SAP
4 15 (3.16%) CheckPoint
4 15 (3.16%) VMware
5 14 (2.95%) CyberArk
5 14 (2.95%) McAfee
6 12 (2.53%) Palo Alto
7 10 (2.11%) HP
7 10 (2.11%) Juniper
7 10 (2.11%) LogRhythm
8 9 (1.89%) Forcepoint
8 9 (1.89%) Veeam
9 8 (1.68%) Oracle
9 8 (1.68%) Symantec
10 7 (1.47%) Qualys
10 7 (1.47%) Splunk
11 6 (1.26%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.05%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (0.84%) Tufin