Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 412 413 363
Rank change year-on-year +1 -50 +111
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 559 527 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.57% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 254 368
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £377 £385
90th Percentile £675 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £55.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.42% +20.65% -23.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -23.42% +20.65% -23.33%

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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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 +3 512 £525 +5.00% 103
UK excluding London -44 303 £500 - 55
London +2 223 £531 +6.25% 53
North of England -2 104 £500 - 9
South East -31 68 £525 +5.00% 22
Yorkshire +6 54 £488 -11.36% 3
North West -29 50 £500 +17.65% 6
East of England -11 43 £523 +4.50% 4
South West +29 42 £494 +1.28% 10
Midlands -15 24 £528 +17.22% 5
Scotland -56 23 £450 +5.88% 5
West Midlands -12 13 £500 +8.70% 4
East Midlands +9 11 £575 +27.78% 1
Wales -21 3 £513 -2.38%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 241 (43.11%) Information Security
2 162 (28.98%) CISSP
3 136 (24.33%) Cybersecurity
4 118 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (18.78%) Finance
6 103 (18.43%) GDPR
7 99 (17.71%) CISM
8 84 (15.03%) Risk Management
9 75 (13.42%) Security Cleared
10 67 (11.99%) Windows
11 64 (11.45%) Firewall
12 60 (10.73%) Security Architecture
13 59 (10.55%) Management Information System
14 57 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
15 56 (10.02%) CISA
15 56 (10.02%) PCI DSS
16 55 (9.84%) SC Cleared
17 54 (9.66%) Data Protection
17 54 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
18 48 (8.59%) Security Management
19 45 (8.05%) Network Security
19 45 (8.05%) Security Operations
20 44 (7.87%) SIEM
20 44 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
20 44 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
21 41 (7.33%) Microsoft
21 41 (7.33%) Degree
22 40 (7.16%) Linux
23 39 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
24 38 (6.80%) ITIL

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 6 (1.07%) nginx
2 4 (0.72%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.54%) IIS
4 2 (0.36%) Apache
4 2 (0.36%) DNN
5 1 (0.18%) CMS
5 1 (0.18%) Confluence
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.15%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.94%) Office 365
4 18 (3.22%) IaaS
5 15 (2.68%) SaaS
6 11 (1.97%) PaaS
7 6 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.18%) Akamai
10 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (11.45%) Firewall
2 45 (8.05%) Network Security
3 21 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (2.15%) Internet
5 11 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.61%) VPN
7 8 (1.43%) 2G
7 8 (1.43%) 3G
7 8 (1.43%) 4G
7 8 (1.43%) MPLS
8 7 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (1.25%) SSL
9 6 (1.07%) SMS
10 5 (0.89%) DNS
11 4 (0.72%) BGP
11 4 (0.72%) Extranet
11 4 (0.72%) LAN
11 4 (0.72%) SAN
11 4 (0.72%) TETRA
11 4 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.15%) Big Data
2 8 (1.43%) GIS
2 8 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.07%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.07%) SAP HANA
5 5 (0.89%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.54%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.89%) Maven
3 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.72%) JIRA
5 3 (0.54%) AppScan
5 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.54%) Selenium
6 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.18%) GitLab
7 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.18%) Subversion
7 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (18.78%) Finance
2 32 (5.72%) Banking
3 30 (5.37%) Law
4 24 (4.29%) Retail
5 17 (3.04%) Legal
6 12 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.79%) Military
8 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) French Language
9 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.72%) Marketing
10 3 (0.54%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.97%) .NET
2 5 (0.89%) LDAP
2 5 (0.89%) Web Services
3 4 (0.72%) ModSecurity
3 4 (0.72%) SAML
3 4 (0.72%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (0.54%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.54%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.36%) J2EE
5 2 (0.36%) JSP
6 1 (0.18%) JSON
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.18%) REST
6 1 (0.18%) RESTful
6 1 (0.18%) Spring
6 1 (0.18%) Struts
6 1 (0.18%) WAP
6 1 (0.18%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.55%) Management Information System
2 29 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (3.22%) PKI
6 15 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (1.97%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.61%) Fintech
9 8 (1.43%) CESG
10 7 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.89%) SCADA
13 4 (0.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 4 (0.72%) FMCG
14 3 (0.54%) Cyberattack
14 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.54%) NHS
15 2 (0.36%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.99%) Windows
2 40 (7.16%) Linux
3 35 (6.26%) Unix
4 15 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.43%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.25%) Android
8 5 (0.89%) CentOS
9 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.36%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.36%) zOS
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (43.11%) Information Security
2 136 (24.33%) Cybersecurity
3 84 (15.03%) Risk Management
4 60 (10.73%) Security Architecture
5 57 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
6 54 (9.66%) Data Protection
7 48 (8.59%) Security Management
8 45 (8.05%) Security Operations
9 44 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (7.87%) Risk Assessment
9 44 (7.87%) SIEM
10 38 (6.80%) ITIL
10 38 (6.80%) Project Management
11 35 (6.26%) Vulnerability Management
12 34 (6.08%) Security Testing
13 33 (5.90%) DevOps
13 33 (5.90%) Information Security Management
13 33 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (5.19%) Change Management
15 27 (4.83%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.22%) Java
2 11 (1.97%) C
2 11 (1.97%) SQL
3 5 (0.89%) C#
3 5 (0.89%) Dart
3 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.72%) PHP
4 4 (0.72%) Python
5 2 (0.36%) C++
5 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 162 (28.98%) CISSP
2 99 (17.71%) CISM
3 75 (13.42%) Security Cleared
4 56 (10.02%) CISA
5 55 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 41 (7.33%) Degree
7 18 (3.22%) CEH
7 18 (3.22%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (2.86%) DV Cleared
9 14 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.50%) GIAC
10 10 (1.79%) CRISC
10 10 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (1.61%) SANS
12 7 (1.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (1.25%) CLAS
12 7 (1.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 6 (1.07%) OSCP
13 6 (1.07%) SSCP
14 5 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (18.43%) GDPR
3 56 (10.02%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.79%) RMADS
4 10 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.61%) COBIT
6 8 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.43%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.43%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.07%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.07%) QA
9 5 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.72%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
12 2 (0.36%) PMO
12 2 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.25%) Docker
3 7 (1.25%) vSphere
4 5 (0.89%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Snort
6 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.18%) IAG
6 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (2.33%) Nessus
2 12 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (1.61%) Ansible
3 9 (1.61%) Terraform
4 8 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.07%) QRadar
5 6 (1.07%) SCCM
6 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.72%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.54%) HockeyApp
7 3 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.54%) HP Fortify
7 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.54%) SCOM
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (7.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.26%) Cisco
3 24 (4.29%) SAP
4 21 (3.76%) Oracle
5 16 (2.86%) CyberArk
5 16 (2.86%) McAfee
6 12 (2.15%) IBM
7 10 (1.79%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.79%) Qualys
7 10 (1.79%) Splunk
7 10 (1.79%) VMware
8 9 (1.61%) ArcSight
8 9 (1.61%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.43%) ForeScout
9 8 (1.43%) Symantec
10 7 (1.25%) F5
10 7 (1.25%) HP
11 6 (1.07%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.07%) LogRhythm
11 6 (1.07%) Red Hat