Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 397 395 385
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 532 516 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.57% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 276 335
England median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £381 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £600 £585
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
England median hourly rate - £47.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.17% -22.03%
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year - +2.17% -22.03%

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 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

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 January 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 January 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 -2 228 £525 +0.48% 47
North of England +68 110 £500 -9.09% 13
South East -32 78 £525 +10.53% 20
North West +18 60 £511 +0.94% 11
Yorkshire +42 50 £475 -13.64% 1
South West +26 47 £488 +4.00% 9
East of England -37 40 £516 +3.25% 6
Midlands 0 30 £500 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +8 15 £550 +22.22% 1
West Midlands -9 15 £500 +8.70% 3
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 262 (49.25%) Information Security
2 158 (29.70%) CISSP
3 133 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 117 (21.99%) Cybersecurity
5 110 (20.68%) CISM
6 103 (19.36%) Risk Management
7 97 (18.23%) Finance
8 96 (18.05%) GDPR
9 72 (13.53%) Firewall
10 68 (12.78%) Security Architecture
11 64 (12.03%) Security Cleared
11 64 (12.03%) Risk Assessment
12 61 (11.47%) PCI DSS
13 59 (11.09%) Data Protection
13 59 (11.09%) SIEM
13 59 (11.09%) Windows
13 59 (11.09%) CISA
13 59 (11.09%) Penetration Testing
14 51 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (9.40%) Security Management
15 50 (9.40%) Management Information System
16 49 (9.21%) Linux
17 47 (8.83%) Degree
18 46 (8.65%) SC Cleared
18 46 (8.65%) Network Security
19 44 (8.27%) Unix
19 44 (8.27%) Security Operations
20 43 (8.08%) Vulnerability Management
21 42 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
22 41 (7.71%) Project 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 7 (1.32%) nginx
2 6 (1.13%) IIS
3 4 (0.75%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.56%) Apache
4 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.38%) Confluence
5 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.76%) Office 365
4 10 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.88%) PaaS
5 9 (1.69%) IaaS
6 8 (1.50%) SaaS
7 6 (1.13%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.38%) Yammer
11 1 (0.19%) Akamai
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.19%) Slack
11 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 72 (13.53%) Firewall
2 46 (8.65%) Network Security
3 17 (3.20%) Internet
4 16 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.07%) VPN
7 10 (1.88%) SSL
7 10 (1.88%) VLAN
8 9 (1.69%) MPLS
9 7 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (1.32%) SAN
9 7 (1.32%) WAN
10 6 (1.13%) HTTP
10 6 (1.13%) LAN
11 4 (0.75%) 2G
11 4 (0.75%) 3G
11 4 (0.75%) 4G
12 3 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.56%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.01%) Big Data
2 11 (2.07%) GIS
3 10 (1.88%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.94%) Apache Hive
5 4 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.75%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.56%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.38%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.94%) Maven
3 5 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.56%) JIRA
5 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.38%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) AppScan
6 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.19%) GitLab
6 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 97 (18.23%) Finance
2 34 (6.39%) Law
2 34 (6.39%) Retail
3 31 (5.83%) Banking
4 24 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.44%) Legal
6 10 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.50%) Marketing
9 7 (1.32%) Electronics
10 6 (1.13%) Military
11 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
14 1 (0.19%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.75%) .NET
1 4 (0.75%) ModSecurity
1 4 (0.75%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.56%) SAML
2 3 (0.56%) Web Services
3 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.38%) REST
4 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.19%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.19%) JSON
4 1 (0.19%) OAuth
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.19%) RESTful
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.19%) Spring
4 1 (0.19%) Struts
4 1 (0.19%) WAP
4 1 (0.19%) XML
4 1 (0.19%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 32 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.02%) PKI
3 26 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.70%) CESG
5 22 (4.14%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.13%) FMCG
9 6 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.94%) SCADA
10 5 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.75%) Cyberattack
11 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.75%) Replication
12 3 (0.56%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.09%) Windows
2 49 (9.21%) Linux
3 44 (8.27%) Unix
4 13 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.94%) CentOS
6 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Solaris
8 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.38%) zOS
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (49.25%) Information Security
2 117 (21.99%) Cybersecurity
3 103 (19.36%) Risk Management
4 68 (12.78%) Security Architecture
5 64 (12.03%) Risk Assessment
6 59 (11.09%) Data Protection
6 59 (11.09%) Penetration Testing
6 59 (11.09%) SIEM
7 51 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (9.40%) Security Management
9 44 (8.27%) Security Operations
10 43 (8.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 42 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (7.71%) Project Management
13 34 (6.39%) Identity Access Management
14 32 (6.02%) Information Security Management
14 32 (6.02%) ITIL
15 27 (5.08%) ISMS
15 27 (5.08%) OWASP
16 25 (4.70%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.07%) C
1 11 (2.07%) Java
2 10 (1.88%) PowerShell
2 10 (1.88%) Python
3 7 (1.32%) SQL
4 5 (0.94%) Dart
5 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.75%) C#
5 4 (0.75%) C++
5 4 (0.75%) Perl
5 4 (0.75%) PHP
6 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) ABAP
8 1 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 158 (29.70%) CISSP
2 110 (20.68%) CISM
3 64 (12.03%) Security Cleared
4 59 (11.09%) CISA
5 47 (8.83%) Degree
6 46 (8.65%) SC Cleared
7 23 (4.32%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.95%) CESG Certified Professional
9 19 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (3.01%) CEH
11 13 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 13 (2.44%) CLAS
11 13 (2.44%) SANS
12 11 (2.07%) GIAC
13 9 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.50%) IISP
14 8 (1.50%) SSCP
15 7 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (0.75%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (18.05%) GDPR
3 61 (11.47%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.44%) COBIT
5 11 (2.07%) JSP 440
5 11 (2.07%) RMADS
6 9 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (1.32%) NIST 800
9 6 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.94%) QA
11 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.56%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.38%) SLA
13 1 (0.19%) GMP
System Software
1 19 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.32%) Docker
3 2 (0.38%) RHEV
3 2 (0.38%) Snort
4 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.69%) Ansible
1 9 (1.69%) Terraform
2 8 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.50%) Nessus
3 7 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.13%) Puppet
5 5 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.94%) QRadar
6 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.75%) SCCM
7 3 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.38%) Mesos
8 2 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.38%) Nmap
8 2 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (4.89%) Cisco
2 24 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.14%) SAP
4 14 (2.63%) Oracle
4 14 (2.63%) Splunk
5 12 (2.26%) CyberArk
5 12 (2.26%) Qualys
5 12 (2.26%) Symantec
6 11 (2.07%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.88%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.69%) IBM
8 9 (1.69%) McAfee
9 8 (1.50%) ArcSight
9 8 (1.50%) Blue Coat
9 8 (1.50%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.32%) F5
10 7 (1.32%) Sophos
11 6 (1.13%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.13%) Juniper
12 4 (0.75%) Sourcefire