The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £433 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 65 63 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.94% 0.93% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.97% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £433 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.61% +7.14%  
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 Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 696 720 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.30% 95.74% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 397 374
Median daily rate £411 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 18
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Milton Keynes

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Milton Keynes

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Milton Keynes

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

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 Milton Keynes region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) CREST Certified
4 5 (31.25%) OSCP
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) CEH
4 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 4 (25.00%) MS Project
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) Legal
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) Online Banking
6 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) Intel Security

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (18.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Project
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (12.50%) IPsec
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) X.509
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Online Banking
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (12.50%) OWASP
5 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 2 (12.50%) Security Patching
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) CEH
3 5 (31.25%) CREST Certified
3 5 (31.25%) OSCP
4 4 (25.00%) CISSP
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (12.50%) CLAS
5 2 (12.50%) GIAC
5 2 (12.50%) SANS
6 1 (6.25%) CCA
6 1 (6.25%) CCAA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CISM
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
3 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) VMware