Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 17 November 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 55 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 11 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.64% 2.30% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 2.45% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 9
Sheffield median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £470 £381 £388
90th Percentile £610 £675 £508
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 646 899 722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 94.14% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 599 512
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £195 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 38
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.48 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.69% +8.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.15 £8.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £34.59 £21.18
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £14.87 £12.75
% change year-on-year +9.28% +16.63% -15.00%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Sheffield

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Sheffield region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Unix
1 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
1 5 (45.45%) Programme Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Threat Modelling
2 4 (36.36%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) CISA
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) OpenDNS
3 3 (27.27%) Maltego
3 3 (27.27%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (27.27%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Maltego
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (45.45%) Programme Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) OWASP
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CISA
1 4 (36.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat