The median contractor rate for an IT Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

IT Security Consultant
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 607 617
Rank change year-on-year +25 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Consultant 28 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.087% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.092% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 15
Median daily rate £525 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +13.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £363 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £645 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £588 £485
% change year-on-year -14.89% +21.13%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Consultant in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +4 28 £525 -4.54% 4
London +3 12 £550 +2.32% 1
North West +25 9 - - 2
Manchester +22 9 - - 1
City of London +3 6 £461 -16.13% 1
South East +12 4 £513 -16.32%
Berkshire +25 3 £525 -12.50%
East Midlands -6 2 £450 -23.40%
Bracknell - 2 £525 -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Luton -8 1 £550 -
East of England -10 1 £550 -8.33%
Bedfordshire -11 1 £550 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (57.69%) Information Security
2 18 (34.62%) CISSP
3 17 (32.69%) Finance
4 14 (26.92%) Risk Management
5 13 (25.00%) CISM
5 13 (25.00%) Security Management
6 12 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (21.15%) Banking
7 11 (21.15%) Security Operations
8 10 (19.23%) Law
9 9 (17.31%) Firewall
9 9 (17.31%) SIEM
10 8 (15.38%) Splunk
11 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
11 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (11.54%) Cisco
12 6 (11.54%) Windows
12 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (9.62%) GDPR
14 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
14 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
14 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
14 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
14 4 (7.69%) COBIT
14 4 (7.69%) Penetration Testing

IT 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) WebEx
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 10 (19.23%) Law
4 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
1 3 (5.77%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.92%) Fintech
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Information Security
2 14 (26.92%) Risk Management
3 13 (25.00%) Security Management
4 12 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (21.15%) Security Operations
6 9 (17.31%) SIEM
7 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.69%) Information Security Management
9 4 (7.69%) ITIL
9 4 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Cryptography
10 3 (5.77%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (5.77%) Remediation Plan
10 3 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (5.77%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) CISSP
2 13 (25.00%) CISM
3 4 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (3.85%) CISMP
4 2 (3.85%) GSEC
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.62%) GDPR
3 4 (7.69%) COBIT
3 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.92%) Snort
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nessus
1 1 (1.92%) RSA Security Analytics
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Splunk
2 6 (11.54%) Cisco
3 3 (5.77%) Sophos
4 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.85%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.85%) McAfee
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.92%) NetWitness
5 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.92%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.92%) Qualys
5 1 (1.92%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.92%) Varonis
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 26 days ago