Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 434 400 380
Rank change year-on-year -34 -20 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 491 557 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.62% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 301 367
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £375 £375
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
England median hourly rate £42.50 £60.87 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.18% +29.51% -
10th Percentile £38.75 £60.87 £46.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £60.87 £60.46
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £60.87 £48.45
% change year-on-year -30.18% +25.63% -

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 89,336 89,721 93,327
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,706 59,749 61,434
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,749 2,665 3,016
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -8 198 £525 +5.00% 49
North of England -35 97 £550 - 18
South East -19 80 £525 +5.00% 21
North West -25 52 £525 -8.70% 8
South West -30 46 £500 - 9
Yorkshire -12 41 £550 - 9
East of England -18 32 £550 +10.00% 1
Midlands -29 25 £538 +13.16% 11
West Midlands -28 22 £538 +13.16% 10
North East - 4 £550 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 - - 1
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 207 (42.16%) Information Security
2 140 (28.51%) CISSP
2 140 (28.51%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (24.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 114 (23.22%) CISM
5 94 (19.14%) Risk Management
6 82 (16.70%) Finance
7 78 (15.89%) Security Architecture
8 68 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 66 (13.44%) Firewall
10 63 (12.83%) Security Cleared
11 60 (12.22%) CISA
12 59 (12.02%) SC Cleared
13 57 (11.61%) Network Security
14 55 (11.20%) PCI DSS
14 55 (11.20%) GDPR
15 52 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
17 44 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
17 44 (8.96%) Management Information System
18 41 (8.35%) SIEM
19 39 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 38 (7.74%) Microsoft
21 36 (7.33%) Windows
22 35 (7.13%) Risk Assessment
22 35 (7.13%) Data Protection
23 32 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
24 29 (5.91%) Banking
25 28 (5.70%) Cisco
26 27 (5.50%) Threat Modelling

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 (1.63%) Confluence
2 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.81%) IIS
4 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.44%) SAP GRC
2 9 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.83%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.61%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.61%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.61%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.41%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.65%) Office 365
4 11 (2.24%) SaaS
5 10 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.83%) IaaS
7 8 (1.63%) PaaS
8 7 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.41%) BlueKai
9 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.44%) Firewall
2 57 (11.61%) Network Security
3 20 (4.07%) VPN
4 17 (3.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (3.46%) LAN
5 13 (2.65%) WAN
6 12 (2.44%) DNS
6 12 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (2.04%) Internet
8 8 (1.63%) HTTP
8 8 (1.63%) MPLS
8 8 (1.63%) Wireless
9 7 (1.43%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (1.22%) 3G
10 6 (1.22%) 4G
10 6 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (1.22%) Extranet
11 5 (1.02%) SDH
11 5 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.04%) Essbase
2 9 (1.83%) Big Data
2 9 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.22%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.61%) GIS
7 2 (0.41%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.41%) DB2
7 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.41%) Redis
7 2 (0.41%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.63%) JIRA
3 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.61%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.41%) GitLab
5 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.20%) eCATT
6 1 (0.20%) ERwin
6 1 (0.20%) GCC
6 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.20%) LSMW
6 1 (0.20%) MSI
6 1 (0.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 82 (16.70%) Finance
2 29 (5.91%) Banking
3 25 (5.09%) Retail
4 20 (4.07%) Legal
5 11 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.04%) Law
7 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Electronics
8 4 (0.81%) French Language
8 4 (0.81%) German Language
8 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.81%) Marketing
9 3 (0.61%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.05%) Web Services
2 7 (1.43%) SAML
3 6 (1.22%) .NET
4 4 (0.81%) OAuth
4 4 (0.81%) REST
5 3 (0.61%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.61%) XML
6 2 (0.41%) Celery
6 2 (0.41%) Django
6 2 (0.41%) LDAP
6 2 (0.41%) Node.js
6 2 (0.41%) OpenID
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.41%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.41%) scikit-learn
6 2 (0.41%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 20 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.07%) PKI
3 19 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.85%) CESG
5 13 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.83%) e-Learning
8 8 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.43%) Cyberattack
9 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.43%) SCADA
10 6 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.81%) FMCG
12 4 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.33%) Windows
2 23 (4.68%) Linux
3 14 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.04%) Unix
5 3 (0.61%) AIX
6 2 (0.41%) CentOS
6 2 (0.41%) Solaris
6 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.41%) zOS
7 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) HPUX
7 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (42.16%) Information Security
2 140 (28.51%) Cybersecurity
3 94 (19.14%) Risk Management
4 78 (15.89%) Security Architecture
5 52 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (8.96%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (8.35%) SIEM
8 39 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (7.13%) Data Protection
9 35 (7.13%) Risk Assessment
10 32 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
11 27 (5.50%) Threat Modelling
12 26 (5.30%) Security Operations
13 25 (5.09%) Security Testing
14 23 (4.68%) Security Management
15 21 (4.28%) Database Security
15 21 (4.28%) Identity Access Management
16 19 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (3.87%) GAP Analysis
17 18 (3.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.46%) Java
2 15 (3.05%) SQL
3 14 (2.85%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.83%) Python
5 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.81%) C
5 4 (0.81%) C#
5 4 (0.81%) Perl
5 4 (0.81%) PHP
6 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.41%) C++
7 2 (0.41%) Ruby
7 2 (0.41%) VB
8 1 (0.20%) Dart
8 1 (0.20%) Lua
8 1 (0.20%) Scala
8 1 (0.20%) VBA
8 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 140 (28.51%) CISSP
2 114 (23.22%) CISM
3 63 (12.83%) Security Cleared
4 60 (12.22%) CISA
5 59 (12.02%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.68%) Degree
7 16 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
8 13 (2.65%) CRISC
9 11 (2.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 9 (1.83%) CCNP
10 9 (1.83%) CSSLP
10 9 (1.83%) GIAC
11 8 (1.63%) CCIE
11 8 (1.63%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.43%) PCI QSA
13 6 (1.22%) CEH
13 6 (1.22%) ISACA
14 4 (0.81%) CCNA
14 4 (0.81%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (24.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (11.20%) GDPR
2 55 (11.20%) PCI DSS
3 27 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.43%) HIPAA
6 6 (1.22%) COBIT
7 5 (1.02%) PMO
8 4 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.81%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.81%) RMADS
9 3 (0.61%) COSO
9 3 (0.61%) QA
10 2 (0.41%) GxP
10 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.41%) SLA
11 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.20%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 22 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.63%) VMware NSX
3 7 (1.43%) vSphere
4 6 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.61%) Docker
7 2 (0.41%) Snort
8 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.20%) Firmware
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.43%) QRadar
1 7 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.22%) Terraform
3 5 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.02%) PowerCLI
4 4 (0.81%) CASB
4 4 (0.81%) Kibana
4 4 (0.81%) Nessus
4 4 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.61%) SCCM
6 2 (0.41%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.41%) Nmap
6 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.41%) OSSEC
6 2 (0.41%) Puppet
6 2 (0.41%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (7.74%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.70%) Cisco
3 22 (4.48%) SAP
4 18 (3.67%) Oracle
5 15 (3.05%) CyberArk
6 14 (2.85%) McAfee
6 14 (2.85%) Splunk
7 13 (2.65%) Symantec
8 12 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.24%) LogRhythm
10 10 (2.04%) Hyperion
11 9 (1.83%) Forcepoint
11 9 (1.83%) VMware
12 8 (1.63%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.63%) Qualys
13 6 (1.22%) Juniper
14 5 (1.02%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.02%) HP
14 5 (1.02%) IBM
14 5 (1.02%) Veeam