The median contractor rate for a Security Advisor was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Adviser
UK
Rank 582 625 615
Rank change year-on-year +43 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Advisor 14 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.034% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
Median daily rate £538 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.52% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £597
10% offered a daily rate of more than £768 £850 £804
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £850 -
% change year-on-year -36.76% -  
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Security Advisor
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Advisor in the UK

Security Advisor
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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 +31 12 £550 -0.90% 2
South East +32 9 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 9 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £525 - 1
Corsham - 3 £775 -
South West - 3 £775 -
Wiltshire - 3 £775 -
South Wales - 2 £513 -
Wales - 2 £513 -
Cardiff - 2 £513 -

Security Advisor Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 30 (81.08%) CESG
2 27 (72.97%) Risk Management
3 26 (70.27%) Risk Assessment
4 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
5 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
6 18 (48.65%) CISSP
6 18 (48.65%) CESG Certified Professional
7 17 (45.95%) RMADS
8 15 (40.54%) Information Assurance
9 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
9 14 (37.84%) IPsec
10 13 (35.14%) ISMS
11 12 (32.43%) Wireless
12 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
12 11 (29.73%) Information Security
12 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
14 8 (21.62%) Windows
14 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
14 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
14 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
14 8 (21.62%) ISO27005
14 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
15 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
16 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
16 5 (13.51%) Citrix
16 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
16 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
16 5 (13.51%) Oracle
16 5 (13.51%) SQL Server

Security Advisor 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) IPsec
2 12 (32.43%) Wireless
3 5 (13.51%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) SMTP
4 4 (10.81%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) FTP
5 3 (8.11%) SSH
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.11%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (81.08%) CESG
2 11 (29.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.11%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (72.97%) Risk Management
2 26 (70.27%) Risk Assessment
3 15 (40.54%) Information Assurance
4 14 (37.84%) Cryptography
5 13 (35.14%) ISMS
6 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (29.73%) Information Security
7 8 (21.62%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
7 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
9 4 (10.81%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (8.11%) Contract Management
10 3 (8.11%) Fuzz Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Matrix Management
10 3 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
10 3 (8.11%) OWASP
11 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.41%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 22 (59.46%) SC Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) CESG Certified Professional
3 18 (48.65%) CISSP
4 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) CISM
6 3 (8.11%) CLAS
7 2 (5.41%) IISP
7 2 (5.41%) ISACA
8 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) CISA
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) RMADS
2 8 (21.62%) ISO27005
3 5 (13.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
5 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (5.41%) FedRAMP
6 2 (5.41%) HIPAA
6 2 (5.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (5.41%) JSP 440
6 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
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