Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 160 164
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 44 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.80% 0.77% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.81% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 26
South West median daily rate £450 £500 £533
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.10% +18.33%
10th Percentile £379 £438 £339
90th Percentile £574 £624 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £46.50
% change year-on-year -20.46% +14.91% -22.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,252 5,214 5,596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.79% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,207 3,241 3,615
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 270 330
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.84 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.03 £46.28
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the South West over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Consultant in the South West

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Wiltshire +11 15 £520 +8.05%
Dorset - 10 £425 -
Bristol -15 7 £450 -11.11% 10
Cornwall - 3 £365 -
Gloucestershire -3 1 - - 5
Somerset -7 1 £450 -10.00%
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (47.73%) CISSP
2 17 (38.64%) Information Security
3 16 (36.36%) Finance
4 15 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 11 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (25.00%) CISM
7 9 (20.45%) CISA
7 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.18%) Banking
8 8 (18.18%) Law
8 8 (18.18%) Programme Delivery
8 8 (18.18%) Security Hardening
8 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
9 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.36%) GDPR
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
12 4 (9.09%) Windows
12 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
12 4 (9.09%) Process Improvement
12 4 (9.09%) SIEM
13 3 (6.82%) Office 365
13 3 (6.82%) CyberArk
13 3 (6.82%) Network Security
13 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
13 3 (6.82%) Information Assurance
13 3 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Network Security
1 3 (6.82%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
2 8 (18.18%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) LDAP
1 1 (2.27%) SAML
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) CESG
3 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Information Security
2 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Programme Delivery
3 8 (18.18%) Security Hardening
4 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 4 (9.09%) SIEM
7 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) Information Assurance
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) SDLC
7 3 (6.82%) Security Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Analytics
8 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.55%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.55%) Statistics
8 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (47.73%) CISSP
2 11 (25.00%) CISM
3 9 (20.45%) CISA
4 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) Degree
8 1 (2.27%) GCIA
8 1 (2.27%) GIAC
8 1 (2.27%) OSCP
8 1 (2.27%) SANS
8 1 (2.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 11 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (11.36%) GDPR
5 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.27%) HockeyApp
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) CyberArk
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) SAP