Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 361 358
Rank change year-on-year -118 -3 +130
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 441 596 663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.71% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 314 399
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.95%
10th Percentile £401 £381 £403
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £524 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.75% - +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
England median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £47.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.46% +11.44% -20.08%
10th Percentile £38.75 £47.04 £46.39
90th Percentile £46.25 £59.43 £49.51
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £49.90
% change year-on-year -20.46% +7.08% -16.83%

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 90,126 83,895 96,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,668 54,743 63,720
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,912 2,688 2,853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -74 181 £525 +5.00% 50
North of England -53 86 £500 -9.09% 13
South East -46 74 £525 +5.00% 17
North West -51 45 £494 -10.23% 8
Yorkshire -11 40 £525 -4.55% 4
South West +2 38 £450 -10.00% 6
East of England -37 35 £536 +5.78% 6
Midlands -34 15 £538 +13.16% 10
East Midlands +9 9 £538 +19.44% 1
West Midlands -55 6 £500 +5.26% 9
North East -4 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 21 July 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.

1 174 (39.46%) Information Security
2 125 (28.34%) CISSP
3 107 (24.26%) Cybersecurity
4 103 (23.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 91 (20.63%) CISM
6 85 (19.27%) Finance
7 60 (13.61%) Risk Management
8 58 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 56 (12.70%) PCI DSS
10 55 (12.47%) Security Cleared
10 55 (12.47%) GDPR
11 52 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (11.56%) Firewall
13 50 (11.34%) Windows
14 49 (11.11%) Security Architecture
15 48 (10.88%) SC Cleared
16 45 (10.20%) CISA
17 44 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (9.52%) Data Protection
19 41 (9.30%) Management Information System
20 39 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
21 38 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
22 36 (8.16%) Microsoft
22 36 (8.16%) Network Security
23 34 (7.71%) SIEM
24 32 (7.26%) Cisco
25 31 (7.03%) DevOps
25 31 (7.03%) Security Operations
26 29 (6.58%) Security Testing
26 29 (6.58%) Security Management

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 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (0.91%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.45%) CMS
2 2 (0.45%) DNN
2 2 (0.45%) IIS
3 1 (0.23%) Apache
3 1 (0.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.45%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.08%) Office 365
4 15 (3.40%) SaaS
5 14 (3.17%) IaaS
6 8 (1.81%) PaaS
7 6 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.45%) BlueKai
9 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.56%) Firewall
2 36 (8.16%) Network Security
3 14 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (2.49%) VPN
5 10 (2.27%) Extranet
6 9 (2.04%) DNS
7 8 (1.81%) SMS
7 8 (1.81%) SSL
7 8 (1.81%) Wireless
8 7 (1.59%) IPsec
9 6 (1.36%) 2G
9 6 (1.36%) 3G
9 6 (1.36%) 4G
9 6 (1.36%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.36%) TETRA
10 3 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.68%) Internet
10 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.91%) Big Data
2 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (0.91%) SAP HANA
3 3 (0.68%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.23%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.91%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) AppScan
4 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.23%) Selenium
4 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 85 (19.27%) Finance
2 27 (6.12%) Banking
3 18 (4.08%) Law
4 13 (2.95%) Retail
5 10 (2.27%) Legal
6 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.91%) French Language
8 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.95%) Web Services
2 10 (2.27%) .NET
3 5 (1.13%) SAML
4 4 (0.91%) Apache Camel
4 4 (0.91%) LDAP
4 4 (0.91%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (0.68%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.45%) J2EE
6 2 (0.45%) JSP
6 2 (0.45%) Node.js
7 1 (0.23%) JSON
7 1 (0.23%) Middleware
7 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) SAP BC
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.76%) PKI
4 20 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.40%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.49%) Fintech
7 10 (2.27%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.59%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.59%) SCADA
10 6 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.13%) NHS
12 4 (0.91%) CESG
12 4 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) BYOD
13 3 (0.68%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.34%) Windows
2 24 (5.44%) Linux
3 13 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.72%) Unix
5 8 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.59%) Android
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.45%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) HPUX
10 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (39.46%) Information Security
2 107 (24.26%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (13.61%) Risk Management
4 52 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 44 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (9.52%) Data Protection
8 38 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
9 34 (7.71%) SIEM
10 31 (7.03%) DevOps
10 31 (7.03%) Security Operations
11 29 (6.58%) Security Management
11 29 (6.58%) Security Testing
12 27 (6.12%) Migration
13 25 (5.67%) Change Management
13 25 (5.67%) ITIL
14 22 (4.99%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (4.76%) SDLC
16 19 (4.31%) Information Security Management
17 18 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.99%) Java
2 9 (2.04%) SQL
3 8 (1.81%) Python
4 7 (1.59%) Perl
5 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.91%) C#
7 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.91%) Ruby
8 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.23%) C
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
9 1 (0.23%) Scala
9 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (28.34%) CISSP
2 91 (20.63%) CISM
3 55 (12.47%) Security Cleared
4 48 (10.88%) SC Cleared
5 45 (10.20%) CISA
6 19 (4.31%) Degree
7 14 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.72%) CEH
9 10 (2.27%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.04%) CRISC
11 8 (1.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 7 (1.59%) CCNP
12 7 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (1.36%) CCSE
13 6 (1.36%) GIAC
13 6 (1.36%) PCI QSA
14 5 (1.13%) ISACA
14 5 (1.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (23.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (12.70%) PCI DSS
3 55 (12.47%) GDPR
4 23 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.59%) COBIT
7 5 (1.13%) NIST 800
7 5 (1.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.45%) COSO
8 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.45%) PMO
8 2 (0.45%) QA
8 2 (0.45%) RMADS
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 24 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.95%) vSphere
3 12 (2.72%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) Docker
5 1 (0.23%) IAG
5 1 (0.23%) Snort
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (2.27%) Nessus
3 9 (2.04%) PowerCLI
4 4 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.91%) Mesos
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.91%) Nagios
4 4 (0.91%) QRadar
4 4 (0.91%) SCCM
5 3 (0.68%) CASB
5 3 (0.68%) HockeyApp
6 2 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.45%) Puppet
6 2 (0.45%) SCOM
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.26%) Cisco
3 18 (4.08%) SAP
4 16 (3.63%) VMware
5 15 (3.40%) McAfee
5 15 (3.40%) Oracle
6 12 (2.72%) CyberArk
6 12 (2.72%) LogRhythm
7 11 (2.49%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.49%) HP
8 10 (2.27%) Juniper
8 10 (2.27%) Palo Alto
9 9 (2.04%) Veeam
10 8 (1.81%) ForeScout
11 7 (1.59%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.59%) Forcepoint
11 7 (1.59%) Symantec
12 6 (1.36%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (1.36%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.36%) Splunk