The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 316 356
Rank change year-on-year +12 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 114 108 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.51% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.53% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 55
Median daily rate £513 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £413 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 -
% change year-on-year +7.08% -  

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 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 3 months to 25 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
City of London +9 17 £563 -2.17% 11
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 51 (27.42%) Information Security
2 48 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (24.73%) CISSP
4 41 (22.04%) Firewall
4 41 (22.04%) Network Security
5 29 (15.59%) Finance
5 29 (15.59%) Cisco
6 27 (14.52%) CISM
7 26 (13.98%) Risk Management
7 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
7 26 (13.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (13.98%) Security Operations
8 22 (11.83%) SC Cleared
9 20 (10.75%) SIEM
10 17 (9.14%) Data Centre
10 17 (9.14%) Linux
10 17 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (9.14%) Cryptography
11 16 (8.60%) Data Protection
11 16 (8.60%) Change Management
11 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
12 15 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (8.06%) CheckPoint
12 15 (8.06%) ITIL
12 15 (8.06%) SAP
12 15 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
13 14 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (7.53%) SAP Security
13 14 (7.53%) CISA

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 (1.61%) SAP Portal
2 2 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Drupal
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.54%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.84%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.08%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.54%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (5.91%) IaaS
2 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.76%) PaaS
4 3 (1.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.04%) Firewall
1 41 (22.04%) Network Security
2 13 (6.99%) VPN
3 12 (6.45%) LDAP
4 10 (5.38%) HTTP
5 9 (4.84%) IPsec
6 7 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (3.76%) HTTPS
6 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.23%) Internet
7 6 (3.23%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.23%) VLAN
8 5 (2.69%) BIG-IP
8 5 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.15%) LAN
9 4 (2.15%) VoIP
9 4 (2.15%) WAN
9 4 (2.15%) Wireless
9 4 (2.15%) WLAN
10 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.61%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.08%) Big Data
2 2 (1.08%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.54%) MySQL
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.08%) AppScan
2 2 (1.08%) JIRA
2 2 (1.08%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.08%) Selenium
2 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.54%) JUnit
3 1 (0.54%) Maven
3 1 (0.54%) PhantomJS
3 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (15.59%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Banking
3 7 (3.76%) Law
4 5 (2.69%) Legal
4 5 (2.69%) Retail
5 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.61%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.15%) Middleware
2 2 (1.08%) .NET
2 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.08%) DOM
2 2 (1.08%) Java EE
2 2 (1.08%) SAML
2 2 (1.08%) Spring
2 2 (1.08%) Spring Security
3 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.54%) Kafka
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.54%) REST
3 1 (0.54%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.15%) PKI
6 3 (1.61%) CCTV
6 3 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.08%) Fintech
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.08%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) Blog
8 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.14%) Linux
2 12 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (1.08%) Android
3 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.54%) CentOS
4 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.42%) Information Security
2 48 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (13.98%) Risk Management
3 26 (13.98%) Security Operations
4 20 (10.75%) SIEM
5 17 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.14%) Cryptography
6 16 (8.60%) Change Management
6 16 (8.60%) Data Protection
7 15 (8.06%) ITIL
7 15 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (7.53%) SAP Security
8 14 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (6.99%) Security Architecture
10 11 (5.91%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (5.91%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (5.38%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.38%) Security Management
11 10 (5.38%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.99%) Java
2 9 (4.84%) Python
2 9 (4.84%) Ruby
3 8 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.76%) C-shell
4 7 (3.76%) Korn
5 6 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.15%) C
6 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.61%) PHP
7 3 (1.61%) SQL
8 2 (1.08%) C++
8 2 (1.08%) COBOL
8 2 (1.08%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) ABAP
9 1 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (24.73%) CISSP
2 27 (14.52%) CISM
3 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
4 22 (11.83%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (7.53%) CISA
7 10 (5.38%) Degree
8 9 (4.84%) CCNP
8 9 (4.84%) CEH
9 7 (3.76%) CCIE
10 5 (2.69%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (2.69%) CLAS
10 5 (2.69%) GIAC
10 5 (2.69%) SANS
11 4 (2.15%) CCIE Security
11 4 (2.15%) CCSP
11 4 (2.15%) CREST Certified
11 4 (2.15%) CRISC
11 4 (2.15%) ISACA
11 4 (2.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.91%) GDPR
4 7 (3.76%) RMADS
5 5 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.61%) QA
8 2 (1.08%) COBIT
8 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.54%) BS7799
9 1 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.54%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.54%) SLA
9 1 (0.54%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.15%) Docker
3 2 (1.08%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.54%) RACF
4 1 (0.54%) Snort
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.45%) Puppet
2 11 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.23%) Nessus
4 5 (2.69%) SCCM
5 3 (1.61%) Ansible
5 3 (1.61%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.61%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (1.61%) QRadar
6 2 (1.08%) Nmap
7 1 (0.54%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.54%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.54%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.54%) Terraform
7 1 (0.54%) zSecure
Vendors
1 29 (15.59%) Cisco
2 15 (8.06%) CheckPoint
2 15 (8.06%) SAP
3 12 (6.45%) F5
4 8 (4.30%) Citrix
5 7 (3.76%) Juniper
5 7 (3.76%) Splunk
6 6 (3.23%) Blue Coat
6 6 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.69%) CyberArk
7 5 (2.69%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.69%) Oracle
7 5 (2.69%) Symantec
8 3 (1.61%) ArcSight
8 3 (1.61%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.61%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.61%) Rapid7
9 2 (1.08%) Avaya
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee
9 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 24 days ago