The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 53 72
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 24 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.80% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £550 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 £60.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -16.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 644 818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.56% 96.70% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 330 430
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Hertfordshire

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Consultant in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Hertfordshire

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £550 -
Welwyn - 1 £500 -
Security Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 33 (86.84%) Data Centre
2 31 (81.58%) Programme Delivery
3 25 (65.79%) Information Security
4 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (60.53%) Risk Management
6 21 (55.26%) Management Information System
6 21 (55.26%) Waterfall
7 19 (50.00%) Law
8 18 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (36.84%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (34.21%) OWASP
10 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (34.21%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (34.21%) NIST 800
11 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
12 8 (21.05%) Information Assurance
12 8 (21.05%) DevOps
12 8 (21.05%) Data Analytics
12 8 (21.05%) Analytics
12 8 (21.05%) Database Security
12 8 (21.05%) Big Data
12 8 (21.05%) Big Data Analytics
12 8 (21.05%) Middleware
13 6 (15.79%) Internet
13 6 (15.79%) Perl
13 6 (15.79%) Python
13 6 (15.79%) VMS
13 6 (15.79%) VMware
13 6 (15.79%) VirtualBox
13 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
1 6 (15.79%) Network Security
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) IDA Disassembler
1 3 (7.89%) Metasploit
1 3 (7.89%) OllyDbg
General
1 19 (50.00%) Law
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (86.84%) Data Centre
2 21 (55.26%) Management Information System
3 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) VMS
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Kali Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Programme Delivery
2 25 (65.79%) Information Security
3 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (60.53%) Risk Management
5 21 (55.26%) Waterfall
6 18 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (36.84%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (34.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (34.21%) OWASP
9 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
10 8 (21.05%) Analytics
10 8 (21.05%) Big Data Analytics
10 8 (21.05%) Data Analytics
10 8 (21.05%) Database Security
10 8 (21.05%) DevOps
10 8 (21.05%) Information Assurance
11 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Presales
13 3 (7.89%) Compliance Audit
13 3 (7.89%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Perl
1 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 6 (15.79%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) CISSP
2 3 (7.89%) CCDP
2 3 (7.89%) CCIE
2 3 (7.89%) CCNP
2 3 (7.89%) CCSE
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CEH
3 1 (2.63%) CREST Certified
3 1 (2.63%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) NIST 800
2 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (7.89%) GPG13
4 2 (5.26%) GDPR
4 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VirtualBox
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) EnCase
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) VMware
2 5 (13.16%) Palo Alto
3 4 (10.53%) Symantec
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) CyberArk
4 3 (7.89%) Juniper
5 2 (5.26%) Computacenter
5 2 (5.26%) F5
5 2 (5.26%) FireEye
5 2 (5.26%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee
5 2 (5.26%) Sophos
5 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.63%) Aruba