The median contractor rate for a Information Security Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Consultant
England / London
Rank 391 400 391
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 9 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 15
Median daily rate £475 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £420 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £473 £445
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Consultant in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Consultant in London

Information Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
City of London +2 1 £600 +33.33% 2
Paddington - 1 £475 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Information Security Consultant
England

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Information 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 London region featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Information Security
2 22 (66.67%) CISSP
3 19 (57.58%) CISM
3 19 (57.58%) PCI DSS
4 16 (48.48%) Validation
4 16 (48.48%) CISA
5 15 (45.45%) PCI QSA
6 12 (36.36%) QA
7 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
7 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (15.15%) Information Security Management
8 5 (15.15%) Security Management
8 5 (15.15%) GDPR
9 4 (12.12%) Finance
10 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
10 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
11 2 (6.06%) Cyber Assurance
11 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
11 2 (6.06%) Data Loss Prevention
11 2 (6.06%) CRISC
11 2 (6.06%) SDLC
11 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (48.48%) Validation
3 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security Management
4 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (15.15%) Security Management
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Cyber Assurance
6 2 (6.06%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.06%) SDLC
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) CISSP
2 19 (57.58%) CISM
3 16 (48.48%) CISA
4 15 (45.45%) PCI QSA
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) CRISC
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (57.58%) PCI DSS
2 12 (36.36%) QA
3 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (15.15%) GDPR
5 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (3.03%) ISO27002
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Qualys