Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Advisor was £575 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.

Security Adviser
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 854 865
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 50 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.030% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.032% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 19
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £306 £406 £408
90th Percentile £750 £695 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £613 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +22.50% -9.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £75.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £75.00 -

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

Security Advisor
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Advisor over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Advisor 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 +16 45 £650 +30.00% 1
UK excluding London +28 25 £613 +22.50%
London +15 25 £550 -42.11% 1
South West +3 9 £700 +70.73%
South East -4 7 £500 -
Scotland -1 5 £438 -20.45%
North of England - 3 £650 -
North West - 2 £650 -
North East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £575 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Security Advisor 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 Security Advisor in the job title.

1 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (40.00%) CESG
4 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (36.00%) Information Assurance
5 16 (32.00%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (32.00%) CISSP
5 16 (32.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (30.00%) CLAS
6 15 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (22.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (22.00%) Security Architecture
8 10 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
9 9 (18.00%) Security Management
9 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (16.00%) IISP
10 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
10 8 (16.00%) ISMS
11 7 (14.00%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (14.00%) Sentinel
11 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
11 7 (14.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
13 5 (10.00%) Security Testing
13 5 (10.00%) Wiki
13 5 (10.00%) HP
13 5 (10.00%) Internet
13 5 (10.00%) HP Fortify

Security Advisor 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 (2.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) Network Security
3 2 (4.00%) LTE
3 2 (4.00%) TETRA
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) IPsec
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) SSH
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Law
2 2 (4.00%) Military
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) ModSecurity
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) CESG
2 10 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.00%) Wiki
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Information Security
2 18 (36.00%) Information Assurance
3 16 (32.00%) Risk Assessment
4 15 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (22.00%) Security Architecture
6 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
6 9 (18.00%) Security Management
7 8 (16.00%) ISMS
8 7 (14.00%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
9 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (10.00%) OWASP
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Source Code Analysis
11 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.00%) Line Management
12 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (6.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (32.00%) CISSP
4 15 (30.00%) CLAS
5 11 (22.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (16.00%) IISP
7 7 (14.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
9 4 (8.00%) CISM
10 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (2.00%) CCSP
11 1 (2.00%) CISA
11 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (2.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (32.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (4.00%) GDPR
5 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.00%) RMADS
5 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.00%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) Imperva