The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Security Consultant
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 186 201
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 41 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.87% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.91% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 23
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £400 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £595 £530
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Berkshire +15 11 £465 -3.37% 5
Hampshire +3 11 £500 +16.27%
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £415 -7.77% 1
Surrey -3 5 - - 1
West Sussex +6 3 £425 -5.55%
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £500 -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 28 (37.33%) Information Security
2 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (25.33%) Firewall
4 17 (22.67%) Risk Management
4 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (18.67%) Network Security
6 14 (18.67%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (18.67%) Windows
6 14 (18.67%) CISSP
7 12 (16.00%) Cisco
7 12 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (14.67%) DV Cleared
9 10 (13.33%) Security Testing
9 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
9 10 (13.33%) Finance
10 9 (12.00%) Legal
10 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.00%) Unix
11 8 (10.67%) OSCP
11 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.67%) CEH
11 8 (10.67%) CREST Certified
12 7 (9.33%) Information Assurance
13 6 (8.00%) Security Architecture
13 6 (8.00%) Security Management
13 6 (8.00%) Retail
13 6 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (8.00%) ITIL

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 3 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.33%) MS Office
1 4 (5.33%) MS Project
1 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) Firewall
2 14 (18.67%) Network Security
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.33%) VPN
4 4 (5.33%) Wireless
5 3 (4.00%) Internet
5 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.00%) WAN
6 2 (2.67%) DNS
6 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.67%) HTTP
6 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.67%) IPsec
6 2 (2.67%) LAN
6 2 (2.67%) MPLS
6 2 (2.67%) SSL
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.33%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.33%) DHCP
7 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Big Data
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Legal
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) ActiveX
1 1 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.33%) Kafka
1 1 (1.33%) Node.js
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) PKI
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) CESG
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.33%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Unix
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) Information Security
2 17 (22.67%) Risk Management
3 14 (18.67%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 9 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (9.33%) Information Assurance
8 6 (8.00%) ITIL
8 6 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (8.00%) Security Architecture
8 6 (8.00%) Security Management
9 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (6.67%) OWASP
9 5 (6.67%) SIEM
9 5 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (5.33%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (4.00%) ISMS
11 3 (4.00%) Project Management
11 3 (4.00%) Regulatory Compliance
11 3 (4.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) C
1 2 (2.67%) C++
1 2 (2.67%) Python
1 2 (2.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) Java
2 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.67%) CISSP
4 11 (14.67%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.67%) CEH
5 8 (10.67%) CREST Certified
5 8 (10.67%) OSCP
6 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.67%) CISM
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.33%) SANS
9 3 (4.00%) CCIE
9 3 (4.00%) CCNP
9 3 (4.00%) CISA
9 3 (4.00%) CLAS
9 3 (4.00%) MCSE
10 2 (2.67%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.67%) Degree
10 2 (2.67%) GIAC
11 1 (1.33%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.33%) RMADS
3 3 (4.00%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.00%) PMO
4 2 (2.67%) ISO27005
5 1 (1.33%) COBIT
5 1 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.33%) GDPR
5 1 (1.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.33%) Snort
3 1 (1.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.33%) Kibana
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) SCOM
2 1 (1.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Cisco
2 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.00%) Juniper
5 4 (5.33%) F5
5 4 (5.33%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.00%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.67%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.67%) CA
7 2 (2.67%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.67%) Splunk
7 2 (2.67%) Symantec
7 2 (2.67%) VMware
8 1 (1.33%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.33%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.33%) Qualys
8 1 (1.33%) Varonis
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