Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 259 276
Rank change year-on-year -31 +17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 88 120 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.72% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.77% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 86 78
South East median daily rate £520 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% - -2.56%
10th Percentile £413 £403 £367
90th Percentile £750 £609 £579
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £60.87 - -
England median hourly rate £60.87 £48.45 -
% change year-on-year +25.63% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the South East

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in the South East

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in the South East

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Consultant in the South East

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -27 43 £550 +18.92% 5
Hampshire +15 31 £495 +7.03% 2
Berkshire -8 29 £550 +15.79% 4
Buckinghamshire -35 14 £648 +43.89% 1
West Sussex -6 4 £563 +12.50% 1
Surrey -29 3 £625 +47.06%
Middlesex +8 2 £625 -3.85%
Kent -16 1 £1,000 +81.82%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 38 (43.18%) Information Security
2 30 (34.09%) CISSP
3 23 (26.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (25.00%) CISM
5 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 18 (20.45%) SIEM
7 16 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
8 15 (17.05%) Risk Management
8 15 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (15.91%) Management Information System
9 14 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (14.77%) SAP
11 12 (13.64%) Data Protection
11 12 (13.64%) Network Security
12 11 (12.50%) Firewall
13 10 (11.36%) PKI
13 10 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (10.23%) SAP Security
14 9 (10.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (10.23%) SANS
14 9 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (9.09%) Degree
15 8 (9.09%) PCI DSS
15 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
15 8 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
16 7 (7.95%) GDPR
16 7 (7.95%) Windows
16 7 (7.95%) SAN

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.27%) SAP Portal
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) Network Security
2 11 (12.50%) Firewall
3 7 (7.95%) SAN
4 4 (4.55%) Internet
5 2 (2.27%) 4G
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.27%) LAN
5 2 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.27%) SCCP
5 2 (2.27%) VPN
5 2 (2.27%) WAN
6 1 (1.14%) 2G
6 1 (1.14%) DHCP
6 1 (1.14%) IKE
6 1 (1.14%) IPsec
6 1 (1.14%) LTE
6 1 (1.14%) MPLS
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
General
1 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Hindi Language
4 1 (1.14%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.14%) Law
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) SAP Fiori
2 6 (6.82%) SAPUI5
3 3 (3.41%) SailPoint
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
5 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.14%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.14%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.36%) PKI
3 7 (7.95%) CESG
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) SCADA
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) Unix
3 3 (3.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.18%) Information Security
2 18 (20.45%) SIEM
3 16 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (17.05%) Risk Management
5 14 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (13.64%) Data Protection
7 9 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (10.23%) SAP Security
8 8 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (7.95%) Security Management
9 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (6.82%) Project Management
11 5 (5.68%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (5.68%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (5.68%) Information Security Management
11 5 (5.68%) ISMS
11 5 (5.68%) OWASP
11 5 (5.68%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.68%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.27%) C
1 2 (2.27%) C#
1 2 (2.27%) C++
1 2 (2.27%) Java
1 2 (2.27%) PHP
1 2 (2.27%) SQL
1 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.14%) ABAP
2 1 (1.14%) Go
2 1 (1.14%) Python
2 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (34.09%) CISSP
2 22 (25.00%) CISM
3 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 15 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 9 (10.23%) SANS
6 8 (9.09%) Degree
7 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.68%) CISA
9 4 (4.55%) CEH
9 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (4.55%) CREST Certified
10 3 (3.41%) CCNA
10 3 (3.41%) CCNP
10 3 (3.41%) OSCP
11 2 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (2.27%) CLAS
11 2 (2.27%) GIAC
12 1 (1.14%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.95%) GDPR
4 3 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.27%) COBIT
5 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.14%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Puppet
1 2 (2.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.14%) logstash
2 1 (1.14%) Nessus
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) SAP
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco
3 4 (4.55%) Splunk
3 4 (4.55%) Tripwire
4 3 (3.41%) Qualys
5 2 (2.27%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.27%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.27%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.14%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.14%) Ariba
6 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.14%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.14%) Sophos