Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 180 171
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 39 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.40% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.42% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 23
South West median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.71% -
10th Percentile £425 £325 £400
90th Percentile £625 £600 £495
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year - +41.30% -22.03%

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 4,931 5,214 5,870
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.16% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,086 3,397 3,902
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £230
90th Percentile £550 £545 £515
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 361 334
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +78.57%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +23 18 £475 -2.56% 1
Bristol -5 8 £600 - 5
Somerset - 7 £562 -
Gloucestershire +15 3 £460 +22.67% 2
Devon -4 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 16 (41.03%) Linux
1 16 (41.03%) CISSP
2 12 (30.77%) Information Security
2 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (28.21%) OWASP
3 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.64%) Unix
5 9 (23.08%) Windows
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.08%) SIEM
5 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 8 (20.51%) Network Security
6 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
6 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.51%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (20.51%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
7 7 (17.95%) Law
7 7 (17.95%) CISM
8 6 (15.38%) Kubernetes
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (15.38%) Firewall
8 6 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Terraform
9 5 (12.82%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (12.82%) CLAS
9 5 (12.82%) Maven
9 5 (12.82%) Telecoms

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 5 (12.82%) nginx
2 4 (10.26%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
4 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Network Security
2 6 (15.38%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (10.26%) VLAN
4 2 (5.13%) BGP
4 2 (5.13%) MPLS
4 2 (5.13%) Multicast
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) IPv6
5 1 (2.56%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Apache Hive
1 5 (12.82%) Big Data
2 4 (10.26%) GIS
2 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.82%) Maven
1 5 (12.82%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
General
1 7 (17.95%) Law
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.26%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.69%) CESG
4 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Unix
3 9 (23.08%) Windows
4 5 (12.82%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (30.77%) Information Security
2 11 (28.21%) OWASP
3 9 (23.08%) SIEM
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) Programme Delivery
4 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
5 6 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (10.26%) Analytics
7 4 (10.26%) Data Analytics
7 4 (10.26%) DevOps
7 4 (10.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (10.26%) Information Management
8 3 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (7.69%) Threat Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Dart
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) CISSP
2 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (17.95%) CISM
6 5 (12.82%) CLAS
6 5 (12.82%) Degree
7 4 (10.26%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (5.13%) CEH
10 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
10 1 (2.56%) CCIE
10 1 (2.56%) CISMP
10 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.56%) GSEC
10 1 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (2.56%) ISSAP
10 1 (2.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.82%) RMADS
3 4 (10.26%) JSP 440
4 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.56%) GDPR
5 1 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Kubernetes
1 6 (15.38%) Terraform
2 5 (12.82%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.56%) Nessus
3 1 (2.56%) Nmap
3 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) Cloudera
3 4 (10.26%) ESRI
4 2 (5.13%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.56%) Qualys