The median contractor rate for a IT Security Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Consultant
UK
Rank 568 596 605
Rank change year-on-year +28 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 25 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.090% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.095% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 12
Median daily rate £450 £500 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

IT Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT Security Consultant
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +4 21 £488 -2.50% 8
London +34 8 £525 - 2
North West +17 5 £413 -25.00% 1
Cheshire +30 4 £413 -
South West 0 4 £363 -14.70% 2
Bristol +2 3 - - 2
East of England -1 2 £500 +42.85% 1
Scotland - 2 £475 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £550 +22.22%
South East +11 1 £625 +31.57% 1
West Yorkshire +8 1 £550 +22.22%
Merseyside +1 1 - -
Bedfordshire -2 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Hampshire - 1 £625 -
Bradford - 1 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -
Motherwell - 1 £525 -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Southampton - 1 £625 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £525 -

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Consultant in the job title.

1 30 (66.67%) Information Security
2 19 (42.22%) CISSP
3 18 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (33.33%) Firewall
5 14 (31.11%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (31.11%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (26.67%) COBIT
6 12 (26.67%) CISMP
6 12 (26.67%) Web Services
7 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
7 11 (24.44%) Cisco
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (24.44%) WebEx
7 11 (24.44%) ISO27002
7 11 (24.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (22.22%) Finance
9 9 (20.00%) Banking
9 9 (20.00%) Security Management
9 9 (20.00%) Security Operations
10 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
12 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 5 (11.11%) PCI DSS
12 5 (11.11%) GDPR
13 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
13 4 (8.89%) Splunk
13 4 (8.89%) SIEM
13 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management

IT Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (24.44%) WebEx
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Legal
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.22%) Fintech
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Information Security
2 14 (31.11%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (31.11%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 9 (20.00%) Security Management
4 9 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.89%) Information Security Management
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) SIEM
7 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) CISSP
2 12 (26.67%) CISMP
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) CEH
4 2 (4.44%) CISA
4 2 (4.44%) CISM
4 2 (4.44%) GSEC
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (26.67%) COBIT
3 11 (24.44%) ISO27002
4 5 (11.11%) GDPR
4 5 (11.11%) PCI DSS
5 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) Snort
2 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) EnCase
1 1 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Splunk
3 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.44%) Forcepoint
3 2 (4.44%) Sophos
3 2 (4.44%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.22%) Cellebrite
4 1 (2.22%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Proofpoint
4 1 (2.22%) Qualys
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
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