The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
England / London
Rank 334 323 332
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 72 117 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 88 55
Median daily rate £500 £516 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +8.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  

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 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
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 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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 -3 5 £415 -15.94% 7
Paddington +3 1 £475 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 56 (32.75%) Information Security
2 38 (22.22%) Finance
3 37 (21.64%) Firewall
4 36 (21.05%) CISSP
5 35 (20.47%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (18.71%) Network Security
7 29 (16.96%) CISM
8 25 (14.62%) PCI DSS
9 22 (12.87%) CISA
9 22 (12.87%) Cisco
10 19 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 19 (11.11%) Security Operations
11 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 18 (10.53%) Validation
12 17 (9.94%) F5
13 16 (9.36%) CheckPoint
13 16 (9.36%) SAP
13 16 (9.36%) LDAP
13 16 (9.36%) Security Architecture
14 15 (8.77%) PCI QSA
14 15 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
15 14 (8.19%) QA
15 14 (8.19%) Security Management
16 13 (7.60%) SAP Security
16 13 (7.60%) SIEM
17 12 (7.02%) Docker
17 12 (7.02%) Data Centre
17 12 (7.02%) GDPR
17 12 (7.02%) Java

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.09%) nginx
2 2 (1.17%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.58%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) MS Office
1 4 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.85%) SAP GRC
2 3 (1.75%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.17%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.34%) IaaS
3 4 (2.34%) PaaS
3 4 (2.34%) SaaS
4 2 (1.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.58%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 37 (21.64%) Firewall
2 32 (18.71%) Network Security
3 16 (9.36%) LDAP
4 4 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.34%) Internet
4 4 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.75%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.75%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.17%) FTP
6 2 (1.17%) LAN
6 2 (1.17%) VoIP
6 2 (1.17%) WAN
6 2 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.17%) Wireless
6 2 (1.17%) WLAN
7 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.58%) HTTP
7 1 (0.58%) Junos
7 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) Big Data
1 2 (1.17%) GIS
1 2 (1.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 9 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (1.17%) AppScan
2 2 (1.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) JUnit
3 1 (0.58%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 38 (22.22%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Banking
3 9 (5.26%) Legal
4 7 (4.09%) Law
5 4 (2.34%) Electronics
6 3 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.75%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.17%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
8 1 (0.58%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) SAML
2 3 (1.75%) DOM
3 2 (1.17%) REST
3 2 (1.17%) SOAP
3 2 (1.17%) Spring
3 2 (1.17%) Spring Security
4 1 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.58%) Kafka
4 1 (0.58%) OpenID
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.75%) CCTV
4 3 (1.75%) FMCG
4 3 (1.75%) PKI
4 3 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.17%) Fintech
5 2 (1.17%) NHS
5 2 (1.17%) SCADA
5 2 (1.17%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) Blog
6 1 (0.58%) BYOD
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.51%) Linux
1 6 (3.51%) Windows
2 5 (2.92%) Unix
3 1 (0.58%) Android
3 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.58%) CentOS
3 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.75%) Information Security
2 35 (20.47%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 19 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 18 (10.53%) Validation
5 16 (9.36%) Security Architecture
6 14 (8.19%) Security Management
7 13 (7.60%) SAP Security
7 13 (7.60%) SIEM
8 11 (6.43%) DevOps
9 9 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.26%) Information Security Management
9 9 (5.26%) Security Testing
9 9 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (4.68%) Change Management
10 8 (4.68%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (4.68%) Remediation Plan
10 8 (4.68%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (4.68%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (4.09%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.02%) Java
2 9 (5.26%) C
3 8 (4.68%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.68%) Python
4 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.58%) ABAP
5 1 (0.58%) Groovy
5 1 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (21.05%) CISSP
2 29 (16.96%) CISM
3 22 (12.87%) CISA
4 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.77%) PCI QSA
6 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.51%) Degree
9 5 (2.92%) CCIE
10 4 (2.34%) CCNP
10 4 (2.34%) CEH
11 3 (1.75%) CCSE
11 3 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.75%) CRISC
11 3 (1.75%) SANS
12 2 (1.17%) CCSA
12 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.58%) CISMP
13 1 (0.58%) CLAS
13 1 (0.58%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.62%) PCI DSS
2 15 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (8.19%) QA
4 12 (7.02%) GDPR
5 9 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.17%) ISO27002
6 2 (1.17%) SLA
6 2 (1.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.58%) BS7799
7 1 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 12 (7.02%) Docker
2 2 (1.17%) Snort
3 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) Ansible
1 9 (5.26%) Puppet
2 8 (4.68%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.92%) Rancher
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (2.34%) Terraform
5 2 (1.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (1.17%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.17%) QRadar
6 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.58%) Nessus
6 1 (0.58%) Nmap
6 1 (0.58%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 22 (12.87%) Cisco
2 17 (9.94%) F5
3 16 (9.36%) CheckPoint
3 16 (9.36%) SAP
4 12 (7.02%) Juniper
5 11 (6.43%) Blue Coat
5 11 (6.43%) Fortinet
6 10 (5.85%) CyberArk
6 10 (5.85%) Oracle
7 7 (4.09%) Splunk
8 6 (3.51%) Infoblox
8 6 (3.51%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.92%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.34%) Qualys
11 3 (1.75%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.75%) Google
11 3 (1.75%) IBM
11 3 (1.75%) Mercator
12 2 (1.17%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.17%) Symantec
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