Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Information Security Consultant
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 777 744 766
Rank change year-on-year -33 +22 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Consultant 119 142 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 94 95
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £372 £406 £375
90th Percentile £675 £625 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £498 £500
% change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £60.87 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.35% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.35% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Information Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 13 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 6 months to 24 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
England -35 111 £500 - 12
UK excluding London +24 80 £500 +0.50% 8
London -26 37 £525 - 4
North of England +64 29 £525 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +35 20 £494 +1.28% 2
East of England +4 19 £500 +14.29%
South East -15 16 £525 +10.53% 6
North West +29 9 £588 -2.08%
Midlands +27 6 £500 -
Scotland +7 6 £475 -2.56%
West Midlands +20 5 £500 -
South West -6 4 £431 -13.75%
East Midlands -2 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Information Security
2 46 (38.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (29.41%) CISSP
4 30 (25.21%) GDPR
5 29 (24.37%) Risk Management
6 27 (22.69%) CISM
7 25 (21.01%) Management Information System
7 25 (21.01%) Finance
8 22 (18.49%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (18.49%) Risk Assessment
8 22 (18.49%) Data Protection
9 21 (17.65%) PCI DSS
9 21 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (17.65%) Security Management
10 20 (16.81%) Security Architecture
11 19 (15.97%) Information Security Management
12 15 (12.61%) CISA
13 14 (11.76%) ISMS
13 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (11.76%) Data Privacy
14 13 (10.92%) Retail
15 12 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (10.08%) Identity Access Management
16 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
16 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (9.24%) Firewall
16 11 (9.24%) Law
16 11 (9.24%) ITIL
17 10 (8.40%) Project Management
17 10 (8.40%) Programme Delivery

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.84%) Confluence
1 1 (0.84%) IIS
1 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (3.36%) SaaS
2 3 (2.52%) IaaS
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) PaaS
3 2 (1.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) Firewall
2 4 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) SCCP
5 1 (0.84%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) JIRA
General
1 25 (21.01%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Retail
3 11 (9.24%) Law
4 4 (3.36%) Legal
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.20%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (4.20%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.36%) PKI
5 3 (2.52%) CESG
5 3 (2.52%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) BYOD
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.84%) Fintech
7 1 (0.84%) iPad
7 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) SCADA
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.56%) Windows
2 5 (4.20%) Unix
3 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (100.00%) Information Security
2 29 (24.37%) Risk Management
3 22 (18.49%) Data Protection
3 22 (18.49%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (18.49%) Risk Assessment
4 21 (17.65%) Security Management
4 21 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (16.81%) Security Architecture
6 19 (15.97%) Information Security Management
7 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.76%) Data Privacy
7 14 (11.76%) ISMS
8 12 (10.08%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (10.08%) Identity Access Management
9 11 (9.24%) ITIL
10 10 (8.40%) Programme Delivery
10 10 (8.40%) Project Management
11 9 (7.56%) Business Continuity
11 9 (7.56%) SDLC
11 9 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) SQL
2 1 (0.84%) Perl
2 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (29.41%) CISSP
2 27 (22.69%) CISM
3 15 (12.61%) CISA
4 8 (6.72%) Degree
5 5 (4.20%) CRISC
5 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) CEH
7 2 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.68%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.68%) ISACA
7 2 (1.68%) SANS
7 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.84%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.84%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.84%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (38.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (25.21%) GDPR
3 21 (17.65%) PCI DSS
4 7 (5.88%) COBIT
4 7 (5.88%) NIST 800
5 4 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.52%) RMADS
7 1 (0.84%) COSO
7 1 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (5.88%) Oracle
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.68%) McAfee
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco
4 1 (0.84%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.84%) CyberArk
4 1 (0.84%) Juniper
4 1 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.84%) Sophos
4 1 (0.84%) Splunk
4 1 (0.84%) Symantec