The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £486 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 341 425
Rank change year-on-year -4 +84  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 250 305 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.59% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.62% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 176 106
Median daily rate £486 £525 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £412 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -4.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £60.00

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 40438 48973 48899
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.58% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26388 32364 30133
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1334 1394 1962
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 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
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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 83 £500 -4.85% 24
South East 0 53 £500 +5.26% 9
North West +28 37 £413 -23.25% 8
East of England 0 27 £450 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire +39 22 £550 +6.33% 3
South West +2 10 £488 -1.01% 4
West Midlands +15 9 £475 - 4
East Midlands -13 3 £450 -23.40%
Midlands +7 1 - -
North East - 1 £380 - 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 191 (41.61%) Information Security
2 114 (24.84%) CISSP
3 89 (19.39%) Firewall
3 89 (19.39%) Finance
4 86 (18.74%) Risk Management
4 86 (18.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 82 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
6 76 (16.56%) CISM
7 71 (15.47%) Network Security
8 62 (13.51%) Security Cleared
8 62 (13.51%) Security Architecture
9 61 (13.29%) PCI DSS
10 60 (13.07%) Cisco
11 58 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (11.33%) Management Information System
13 48 (10.46%) SC Cleared
14 46 (10.02%) Data Centre
15 45 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
16 43 (9.37%) CheckPoint
17 42 (9.15%) Banking
18 40 (8.71%) Security Management
19 39 (8.50%) CISA
20 37 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (7.84%) Information Assurance
22 33 (7.19%) SIEM
23 31 (6.75%) F5
24 30 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
25 29 (6.32%) Risk Assessment
25 29 (6.32%) Data Protection
26 28 (6.10%) SAP

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 13 (2.83%) Liferay
2 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.65%) nginx
3 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.44%) Confluence
4 2 (0.44%) IIS
4 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.22%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.83%) SAP GRC
2 6 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.79%) Office 365
4 5 (1.09%) IaaS
4 5 (1.09%) SaaS
5 4 (0.87%) PaaS
6 3 (0.65%) Yammer
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 89 (19.39%) Firewall
2 71 (15.47%) Network Security
3 19 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (2.83%) LAN
5 12 (2.61%) LDAP
5 12 (2.61%) Wireless
6 11 (2.40%) Internet
7 10 (2.18%) VPN
8 9 (1.96%) WAN
9 8 (1.74%) BIG-IP
9 8 (1.74%) VoIP
9 8 (1.74%) WebEx
10 7 (1.53%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.09%) WLAN
12 4 (0.87%) DHCP
12 4 (0.87%) DNS
12 4 (0.87%) IPsec
12 4 (0.87%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.05%) Big Data
2 13 (2.83%) GIS
3 5 (1.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.87%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.22%) DTS
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.09%) Maven
3 3 (0.65%) AppScan
3 3 (0.65%) JIRA
4 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 89 (19.39%) Finance
2 42 (9.15%) Banking
3 17 (3.70%) Law
4 16 (3.49%) Financial Institution
4 16 (3.49%) Legal
5 14 (3.05%) Retail
6 13 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.09%) Electronics
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.05%) Web Services
2 13 (2.83%) J2EE
2 13 (2.83%) Spring
3 11 (2.40%) Hibernate
3 11 (2.40%) Middleware
3 11 (2.40%) Struts
3 11 (2.40%) Velocity
4 5 (1.09%) SAML
5 4 (0.87%) REST
5 4 (0.87%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.65%) COM
6 3 (0.65%) DOM
7 2 (0.44%) .NET
7 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.44%) Kafka
7 2 (0.44%) OAuth
7 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.44%) Spring Security
8 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.33%) Management Information System
2 46 (10.02%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.70%) CESG
4 15 (3.27%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.40%) CESG CLAS
5 11 (2.40%) PKI
6 8 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.09%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (1.09%) FMCG
8 5 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (1.09%) RIA
9 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.87%) SCADA
10 3 (0.65%) CCTV
10 3 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.65%) NHS
10 3 (0.65%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.10%) Windows
2 16 (3.49%) Unix
3 15 (3.27%) Linux
4 7 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.87%) Solaris
6 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (41.61%) Information Security
2 86 (18.74%) Risk Management
3 82 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (13.51%) Security Architecture
5 58 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
7 40 (8.71%) Security Management
8 36 (7.84%) Information Assurance
9 33 (7.19%) SIEM
10 30 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (6.32%) Data Protection
11 29 (6.32%) Risk Assessment
12 25 (5.45%) Security Operations
12 25 (5.45%) Validation
13 23 (5.01%) Waterfall
14 22 (4.79%) Security Testing
14 22 (4.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 21 (4.58%) OWASP
16 20 (4.36%) ITIL
16 20 (4.36%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.05%) Java
2 8 (1.74%) C
3 6 (1.31%) Python
3 6 (1.31%) SQL
4 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.44%) C++
6 1 (0.22%) ABAP
6 1 (0.22%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) Groovy
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 114 (24.84%) CISSP
2 76 (16.56%) CISM
3 62 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 48 (10.46%) SC Cleared
5 39 (8.50%) CISA
6 24 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.36%) Degree
8 19 (4.14%) PCI QSA
9 16 (3.49%) CCNP
10 15 (3.27%) CLAS
11 13 (2.83%) CEH
12 12 (2.61%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.61%) SANS
13 11 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (2.18%) CISMP
15 9 (1.96%) CCIE
16 8 (1.74%) CREST Certified
16 8 (1.74%) GIAC
16 8 (1.74%) OSCP
17 6 (1.31%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (18.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (13.29%) PCI DSS
3 24 (5.23%) GDPR
4 15 (3.27%) QA
4 15 (3.27%) RMADS
5 11 (2.40%) ISO27002
6 10 (2.18%) COBIT
6 10 (2.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.31%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.87%) PMO
10 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.65%) ISO27005
10 3 (0.65%) SLA
10 3 (0.65%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.22%) BS7799
12 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (1.96%) Docker
2 8 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.65%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.65%) Snort
3 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.44%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.22%) RACF
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.31%) Nessus
3 5 (1.09%) Ansible
3 5 (1.09%) Puppet
4 4 (0.87%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.87%) Nmap
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.87%) QRadar
4 4 (0.87%) Rancher
4 4 (0.87%) Terraform
5 3 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.65%) Nexpose
5 3 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.44%) SCCM
7 1 (0.22%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 60 (13.07%) Cisco
2 43 (9.37%) CheckPoint
3 31 (6.75%) F5
4 28 (6.10%) SAP
5 27 (5.88%) Splunk
6 25 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 20 (4.36%) Juniper
8 15 (3.27%) Blue Coat
8 15 (3.27%) Fortinet
9 13 (2.83%) Oracle
10 12 (2.61%) CyberArk
10 12 (2.61%) IBM
10 12 (2.61%) Palo Alto
11 11 (2.40%) Qualys
12 9 (1.96%) Symantec
13 8 (1.74%) Forcepoint
13 8 (1.74%) Sophos
14 6 (1.31%) Intel Security
15 5 (1.09%) Infoblox
15 5 (1.09%) Sourcefire
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £465.00 per day
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Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: To £650 (To £500 + £150 expenses)
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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