The median contractor rate for an Information Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Information Security Consultant
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 584 588
Rank change year-on-year +57 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 60 68 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 32
Median daily rate £500 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Consultant in the UK

Information Security Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +38 56 £500 - 18
East of England +5 17 £519 +7.79% 2
London +2 17 £500 -4.76% 7
South East +35 9 £508 +6.84% 3
Hertfordshire +5 9 - -
Bedfordshire 0 8 £519 +15.27% 2
Hampshire +10 5 £475 +3.20% 1
Scotland +43 4 £450 +2.27% 3
North West +27 4 £625 +47.05% 1
West Midlands +19 3 £300 -42.85% 1
Manchester +16 3 - - 1
Winchester +10 3 £450 +1.01%
South West -1 3 - - 2
Luton - 3 £550 - 1
West Yorkshire +21 2 £550 - 2
Berkshire +20 2 £533 +15.13%
Yorkshire +19 2 £550 - 2
Birmingham +17 2 £300 -29.41%
Edinburgh +15 2 £450 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Leeds +17 1 £550 - 2
Coventry +15 1 £450 -7.21%
Gloucestershire +7 1 - - 1
City of London +1 1 £575 -14.81% 2
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Blackpool - 1 £625 -
Newbury - 1 £550 -
Basingstoke - 1 £500 -

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Security Consultant in the job title.

1 104 (100.00%) Information Security
2 50 (48.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (47.12%) CISSP
4 36 (34.62%) Management Information System
5 32 (30.77%) Risk Management
6 27 (25.96%) PCI DSS
7 26 (25.00%) CISM
8 24 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
9 23 (22.12%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (22.12%) Data Protection
10 21 (20.19%) OWASP
10 21 (20.19%) Security Management
11 19 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
13 17 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (16.35%) ISMS
13 17 (16.35%) SIEM
14 16 (15.38%) Law
14 16 (15.38%) CISA
15 15 (14.42%) Information Security Management
15 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (13.46%) Programme Delivery
17 13 (12.50%) NIST 800
17 13 (12.50%) Finance
17 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
18 11 (10.58%) Security Architecture
18 11 (10.58%) Firewall
19 10 (9.62%) Business Continuity

Information Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
1 6 (5.77%) SaaS
2 5 (4.81%) IaaS
2 5 (4.81%) PaaS
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) Firewall
2 6 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.85%) LAN
3 4 (3.85%) VPN
4 3 (2.88%) Internet
5 2 (1.92%) Network Security
6 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
General
1 16 (15.38%) Law
2 13 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Billing
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 36 (34.62%) Management Information System
2 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.77%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.96%) CESG
7 1 (0.96%) Fintech
7 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.96%) iPad
7 1 (0.96%) SCADA
7 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) Information Security
2 32 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 24 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
4 23 (22.12%) Data Protection
4 23 (22.12%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (20.19%) OWASP
5 21 (20.19%) Security Management
6 19 (18.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (16.35%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (16.35%) ISMS
7 17 (16.35%) SIEM
8 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (14.42%) Information Security Management
9 14 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (13.46%) Programme Delivery
10 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 11 (10.58%) Security Architecture
12 10 (9.62%) Business Continuity
13 8 (7.69%) SDLC
14 7 (6.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) SQL
2 2 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (47.12%) CISSP
2 26 (25.00%) CISM
3 16 (15.38%) CISA
4 9 (8.65%) Degree
5 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.77%) CCDP
6 6 (5.77%) CCNP
6 6 (5.77%) CCSP
6 6 (5.77%) CRISC
6 6 (5.77%) GIAC
6 6 (5.77%) SANS
7 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (3.85%) PCI QSA
8 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.96%) CCSA
11 1 (0.96%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (48.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (25.96%) PCI DSS
3 13 (12.50%) NIST 800
4 10 (9.62%) GDPR
5 8 (7.69%) RMADS
6 7 (6.73%) COBIT
6 7 (6.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (2.88%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.96%) BS25999
10 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
1 6 (5.77%) Cisco
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.96%) Mercator
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