Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 380 394
Rank change year-on-year -46 +14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 217 243 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 155 156
London median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £406 £363
90th Percentile £676 £650 £579
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.87 £48.45 -
% change year-on-year +25.63% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Security Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in London

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in London

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in London

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Consultant in London

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 Security Consultant within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Central London +7 32 £550 +2.33% 6
West London -6 11 £450 +0.56% 2
South London -35 5 £450 -15.29% 1
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 90 (41.47%) Information Security
2 57 (26.27%) Cybersecurity
3 47 (21.66%) Finance
4 46 (21.20%) CISSP
5 40 (18.43%) Firewall
6 35 (16.13%) Risk Management
7 32 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (13.36%) CISM
9 28 (12.90%) Network Security
10 27 (12.44%) Identity Access Management
11 26 (11.98%) GDPR
11 26 (11.98%) Security Cleared
11 26 (11.98%) Windows
12 25 (11.52%) Risk Assessment
13 22 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (9.68%) SC Cleared
15 20 (9.22%) CISA
15 20 (9.22%) Security Architecture
16 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (8.29%) Security Operations
18 17 (7.83%) Data Protection
19 16 (7.37%) ITIL
19 16 (7.37%) Linux
20 15 (6.91%) SIEM
20 15 (6.91%) Cisco
21 14 (6.45%) Active Directory
21 14 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
21 14 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
22 13 (5.99%) DevOps

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.38%) Apache
1 3 (1.38%) IIS
2 2 (0.92%) Confluence
2 2 (0.92%) nginx
2 2 (0.92%) SAP Portal
2 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) CMS
3 1 (0.46%) Drupal
3 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.30%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.69%) IaaS
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.23%) PaaS
4 6 (2.76%) Office 365
5 5 (2.30%) GitHub
5 5 (2.30%) Mimecast
5 5 (2.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Akamai
6 1 (0.46%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.43%) Firewall
2 28 (12.90%) Network Security
3 12 (5.53%) VPN
4 11 (5.07%) Internet
4 11 (5.07%) LDAP
5 8 (3.69%) VLAN
6 7 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.76%) HTTP
7 6 (2.76%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.30%) SSL
9 4 (1.84%) WAN
10 3 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.38%) LAN
10 3 (1.38%) SSH
11 2 (0.92%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (0.92%) LTE
11 2 (0.92%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.30%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.92%) MySQL
3 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.84%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.92%) Selenium
5 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.46%) GitLab
5 1 (0.46%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (21.66%) Finance
2 10 (4.61%) Banking
2 10 (4.61%) Law
3 8 (3.69%) Retail
4 5 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Military
6 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.23%) .NET
2 6 (2.76%) SAML
3 5 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.38%) Middleware
4 3 (1.38%) OAuth
5 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.92%) Java EE
6 1 (0.46%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.46%) REST
6 1 (0.46%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.15%) PKI
5 8 (3.69%) CESG
6 6 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.30%) FMCG
8 3 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.38%) SCADA
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.92%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.98%) Windows
2 16 (7.37%) Linux
3 11 (5.07%) Unix
4 5 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.92%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.92%) zOS
7 1 (0.46%) Solaris
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.47%) Information Security
2 57 (26.27%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (16.13%) Risk Management
4 27 (12.44%) Identity Access Management
5 25 (11.52%) Risk Assessment
6 22 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (9.22%) Security Architecture
8 19 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (8.29%) Security Operations
10 17 (7.83%) Data Protection
11 16 (7.37%) ITIL
12 15 (6.91%) SIEM
13 14 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (5.99%) Change Management
14 13 (5.99%) DevOps
15 12 (5.53%) Cryptography
15 12 (5.53%) Information Assurance
16 11 (5.07%) Data Security
16 11 (5.07%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.53%) Java
1 12 (5.53%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.07%) Python
3 7 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 7 (3.23%) SQL
4 5 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.84%) Perl
5 4 (1.84%) PHP
6 3 (1.38%) C
6 3 (1.38%) Ruby
6 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.92%) C#
7 2 (0.92%) C++
7 2 (0.92%) COBOL
8 1 (0.46%) ABAP
8 1 (0.46%) C-shell
8 1 (0.46%) Korn
8 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (21.20%) CISSP
2 29 (13.36%) CISM
3 26 (11.98%) Security Cleared
4 21 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.22%) CISA
6 9 (4.15%) CEH
6 9 (4.15%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.69%) Degree
8 6 (2.76%) CRISC
9 5 (2.30%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.30%) SSCP
10 4 (1.84%) CLAS
10 4 (1.84%) ISACA
11 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.38%) GIAC
11 3 (1.38%) IISP
11 3 (1.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.92%) CHECK Team Leader
12 2 (0.92%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (11.98%) GDPR
3 13 (5.99%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.69%) COBIT
4 8 (3.69%) QA
5 4 (1.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.84%) RMADS
6 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.46%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.46%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.46%) PSD2
8 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.92%) RACF
3 1 (0.46%) Snort
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (3.69%) Puppet
2 5 (2.30%) Terraform
3 4 (1.84%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.84%) Nessus
3 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.38%) Ansible
4 3 (1.38%) Nmap
4 3 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.92%) QRadar
6 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.46%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (6.91%) Cisco
2 11 (5.07%) SAP
2 11 (5.07%) Symantec
3 8 (3.69%) Citrix
3 8 (3.69%) CyberArk
4 7 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 7 (3.23%) SolarWinds
4 7 (3.23%) Splunk
5 6 (2.76%) Blue Coat
5 6 (2.76%) Sophos
6 4 (1.84%) F5
6 4 (1.84%) IBM
6 4 (1.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.38%) CA
7 3 (1.38%) Dell
7 3 (1.38%) FireEye
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle
7 3 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.92%) AlienVault
8 2 (0.92%) LogRhythm