The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 63 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 4 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.61% 1.49% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.61% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Median daily rate £525 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
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 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 619 931 939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.93% 92.36% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 509 516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Reading

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Reading

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
3 1 (20.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (20.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) OSSTMM
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) OSSTMM
2 1 (20.00%) OWASP
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) SANS
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Fortinet