Period
to 28 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 448 320 345
Rank change year-on-year -128 +25 +76
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 135 91 171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 58 121
10th Percentile £428 £400 £405
25th Percentile £509 £466 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £550
75th Percentile £625 £625 £650
90th Percentile £675 £675 £725
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%

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 35,036 16,550 28,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 91.95% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,535 12,061 20,464
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £670 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 135 366
10th Percentile £14.83 £18.20 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.94 £22.52 £16.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +54.76% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.81 £51.25 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.00 £63.90 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +0.17%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in London

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in London.

Daily rate trend for Security Consultant in London

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Consultant in London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in London

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Consultant in London.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -34 29 £550 +10.00% 9
South London -13 4 £630 -
West London - 1 £575 - 2
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 74 (54.81%) Information Security
2 68 (50.37%) Cybersecurity
3 65 (48.15%) Finance
4 60 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 38 (28.15%) Azure
6 36 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 36 (26.67%) CISSP
7 30 (22.22%) CISM
8 29 (21.48%) Security Architecture
8 29 (21.48%) Microsoft 365
9 25 (18.52%) NIST
10 24 (17.78%) AWS
10 24 (17.78%) CRISC
11 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
11 23 (17.04%) Social Skills
12 22 (16.30%) GDPR
13 21 (15.56%) Application Security
13 21 (15.56%) Active Directory
13 21 (15.56%) Migration
14 17 (12.59%) SIEM
14 17 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (12.59%) OWASP
14 17 (12.59%) VMware
14 17 (12.59%) Security Management
14 17 (12.59%) DNS
15 15 (11.11%) DHCP
15 15 (11.11%) Data Security
15 15 (11.11%) Change Control
15 15 (11.11%) Hyper-V
15 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune

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 2 (1.48%) Drupal
2 1 (0.74%) IIS
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SmartPlant
2 1 (0.74%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 38 (28.15%) Azure
2 29 (21.48%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (17.78%) AWS
4 8 (5.93%) SaaS
5 7 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.19%) IaaS
6 3 (2.22%) PaaS
6 3 (2.22%) Serverless
7 2 (1.48%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (1.48%) GCP
7 2 (1.48%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.74%) Apigee
8 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.74%) Heroku
8 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.59%) DNS
2 15 (11.11%) DHCP
3 9 (6.67%) Firewall
4 8 (5.93%) Internet
5 7 (5.19%) Network Security
6 4 (2.96%) X.509
7 3 (2.22%) Wireless
8 2 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.48%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.74%) FTP
9 1 (0.74%) HTTP
9 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.74%) LAN
9 1 (0.74%) SMTP
9 1 (0.74%) WAN
9 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SonarQube
1 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) GitLab
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 65 (48.15%) Finance
2 23 (17.04%) Social Skills
3 8 (5.93%) Public Sector
4 7 (5.19%) Banking
4 7 (5.19%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (4.44%) Legal
5 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.96%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (2.22%) Back Office
8 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.48%) German Language
9 2 (1.48%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.48%) Local Government
9 2 (1.48%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.74%) Electronics
10 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.74%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) Middleware
2 4 (2.96%) SAML
2 4 (2.96%) Web Services
3 3 (2.22%) Kafka
4 2 (1.48%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) Next.js
5 1 (0.74%) Node.js
5 1 (0.74%) OAuth
5 1 (0.74%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.74%) React
5 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.22%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.48%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.48%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 2 (1.48%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.48%) SCADA
5 2 (1.48%) Smart City
6 1 (0.74%) CESG
6 1 (0.74%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (1.48%) Android
2 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.48%) Linux
2 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.74%) FreeBSD
3 1 (0.74%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (54.81%) Information Security
2 68 (50.37%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 29 (21.48%) Security Architecture
5 21 (15.56%) Application Security
5 21 (15.56%) Migration
6 17 (12.59%) OWASP
6 17 (12.59%) Security Management
6 17 (12.59%) SIEM
7 15 (11.11%) Change Control
7 15 (11.11%) Cost Optimisation
7 15 (11.11%) Data Security
8 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (9.63%) ISMS
10 11 (8.15%) Information Security Management
10 11 (8.15%) Threat Modelling
11 9 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (6.67%) Security Operations
11 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.44%) Python
2 3 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (1.48%) C
3 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.74%) PHP
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (26.67%) CISSP
2 30 (22.22%) CISM
3 24 (17.78%) CRISC
4 13 (9.63%) CEH
5 9 (6.67%) CISA
5 9 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.93%) Degree
7 4 (2.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.22%) GIAC
8 3 (2.22%) ISACA
8 3 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 3 (2.22%) PCI QSA
9 2 (1.48%) CCSP
9 2 (1.48%) CISMP
9 2 (1.48%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.48%) GCFA
9 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (18.52%) NIST
3 22 (16.30%) GDPR
4 13 (9.63%) PCI DSS
5 12 (8.89%) NCSC
6 9 (6.67%) COBIT
6 9 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (5.19%) NIST 800
8 6 (4.44%) GRC
9 4 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (2.22%) SLA
10 3 (2.22%) SOC 2
11 2 (1.48%) PMO
11 2 (1.48%) QA
11 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.74%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.74%) COSO
12 1 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 21 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (5.19%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (3.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.22%) Nessus
6 2 (1.48%) EnCase
6 2 (1.48%) FTK
7 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.74%) CASB
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.74%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.74%) SCOM
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.59%) VMware
3 3 (2.22%) Cisco
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle
4 2 (1.48%) Ericsson
4 2 (1.48%) Guidewire
4 2 (1.48%) Mavenir
4 2 (1.48%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.48%) Nokia
4 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.48%) SAP
4 2 (1.48%) Splunk
4 2 (1.48%) Zscaler
5 1 (0.74%) Alibaba
5 1 (0.74%) Carbon Black
5 1 (0.74%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.74%) Qualys