The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Security Consultant
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 325 418
Rank change year-on-year -37 +93  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 247 360 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.67% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.70% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 197 115
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £390 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £445
% change year-on-year - +6.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 30 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 -29 220 £475 -5.00% 48
London -17 68 £475 -9.52% 23
South East -19 41 £500 +8.10% 9
North West +18 32 £413 -25.00% 2
East of England +12 28 £493 +11.93% 3
Yorkshire +30 24 £550 +15.78%
Cheshire +53 21 £425 -
Scotland +11 21 £425 -10.52% 1
Edinburgh +13 18 £438 -7.89% 1
Hertfordshire +10 15 £525 +6.59% 1
South Yorkshire +14 13 £525 +28.04%
West Midlands +19 12 £488 +3.72% 5
Sheffield +7 12 £525 +28.04%
Berkshire +12 11 £465 -3.37% 6
Hampshire +3 11 £500 +16.27%
Bedfordshire +9 9 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £415 -7.77% 1
South West -13 8 £481 +6.94% 5
Welwyn Garden City - 8 - -
West Yorkshire +18 7 £525 +4.01%
Milton Keynes 0 7 £433 - 1
Manchester -10 7 £450 -18.18% 2
Leeds +9 5 £488 +2.63%
City of London +6 5 £415 -17.00% 4
Surrey +3 5 - - 2
South Wales +19 4 £500 -
Wales +9 4 £500 -3.61%
Bristol +5 4 - - 4
Cardiff - 4 £500 -
West Sussex +7 3 £425 -5.55%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Security Consultant in the job title.

1 200 (38.24%) Information Security
2 125 (23.90%) CISSP
3 108 (20.65%) Finance
4 101 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
5 97 (18.55%) Firewall
6 82 (15.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 77 (14.72%) Network Security
7 77 (14.72%) Risk Management
8 76 (14.53%) Security Architecture
9 71 (13.58%) Security Cleared
10 67 (12.81%) Cisco
11 61 (11.66%) Data Centre
11 61 (11.66%) CISM
11 61 (11.66%) PCI DSS
12 57 (10.90%) Penetration Testing
13 56 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
14 53 (10.13%) Banking
14 53 (10.13%) SC Cleared
15 47 (8.99%) SIEM
16 45 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
17 44 (8.41%) CheckPoint
17 44 (8.41%) CISA
18 42 (8.03%) Management Information System
19 41 (7.84%) Information Assurance
20 39 (7.46%) Security Management
21 38 (7.27%) Windows
21 38 (7.27%) F5
22 35 (6.69%) CEH
23 33 (6.31%) Law
23 33 (6.31%) Microsoft

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 13 (2.49%) Liferay
2 7 (1.34%) nginx
3 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.19%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.53%) MS Office
3 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.96%) MS Project
5 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.06%) SAP GRC
2 8 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.76%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.02%) Office 365
4 6 (1.15%) SaaS
5 5 (0.96%) IaaS
6 4 (0.76%) PaaS
6 4 (0.76%) Yammer
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 97 (18.55%) Firewall
2 77 (14.72%) Network Security
3 21 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (3.06%) LDAP
5 13 (2.49%) BIG-IP
6 12 (2.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (2.10%) DNS
7 11 (2.10%) WebEx
8 10 (1.91%) Internet
8 10 (1.91%) LAN
9 9 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.53%) VPN
10 8 (1.53%) Wireless
11 7 (1.34%) WAN
12 6 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.96%) VoIP
14 4 (0.76%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.87%) Big Data
2 12 (2.29%) GIS
3 10 (1.91%) RDBMS
3 10 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.34%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.76%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.38%) DB2
7 2 (0.38%) DTS
7 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (1.91%) Git (software)
1 10 (1.91%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.72%) Maven
3 4 (0.76%) JIRA
4 3 (0.57%) AppScan
5 1 (0.19%) JUnit
5 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 108 (20.65%) Finance
2 53 (10.13%) Banking
3 33 (6.31%) Law
4 19 (3.63%) Legal
5 17 (3.25%) Retail
6 14 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.34%) Electronics
10 5 (0.96%) Marketing
11 3 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.38%) Military
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.25%) Web Services
2 13 (2.49%) J2EE
2 13 (2.49%) Spring
3 11 (2.10%) Hibernate
3 11 (2.10%) Struts
3 11 (2.10%) Velocity
4 10 (1.91%) Middleware
5 5 (0.96%) SAML
6 4 (0.76%) COM
6 4 (0.76%) REST
6 4 (0.76%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.57%) DOM
7 3 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.38%) Kafka
8 2 (0.38%) OAuth
8 2 (0.38%) SOAP
8 2 (0.38%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.19%) ActiveX
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.66%) Data Centre
2 42 (8.03%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.06%) CESG
4 11 (2.10%) PKI
4 11 (2.10%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (1.53%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.34%) Cyber Attack
7 7 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.15%) FMCG
9 5 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (0.96%) RIA
10 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.76%) NHS
11 3 (0.57%) CCTV
11 3 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.27%) Windows
2 25 (4.78%) Linux
3 17 (3.25%) Unix
4 8 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.38%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (38.24%) Information Security
2 101 (19.31%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (14.72%) Risk Management
4 76 (14.53%) Security Architecture
5 57 (10.90%) Penetration Testing
6 56 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (8.99%) SIEM
8 41 (7.84%) Information Assurance
9 39 (7.46%) Security Management
10 33 (6.31%) Security Testing
11 29 (5.54%) OWASP
12 28 (5.35%) Security Operations
13 26 (4.97%) Risk Assessment
13 26 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (4.59%) Data Protection
15 23 (4.40%) Validation
16 22 (4.21%) DevOps
16 22 (4.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 21 (4.02%) ITIL
17 21 (4.02%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.78%) Java
2 22 (4.21%) Python
3 18 (3.44%) SQL
4 11 (2.10%) C
5 8 (1.53%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.15%) Perl
7 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.76%) VBA
8 2 (0.38%) C#
8 2 (0.38%) C++
8 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.38%) VBScript
9 1 (0.19%) ABAP
9 1 (0.19%) Groovy
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 125 (23.90%) CISSP
2 71 (13.58%) Security Cleared
3 61 (11.66%) CISM
4 53 (10.13%) SC Cleared
5 44 (8.41%) CISA
6 35 (6.69%) CEH
7 23 (4.40%) CREST Certified
8 22 (4.21%) SANS
9 19 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (3.63%) PCI QSA
10 17 (3.25%) GIAC
11 16 (3.06%) Degree
12 14 (2.68%) CLAS
12 14 (2.68%) DV Cleared
13 13 (2.49%) CISMP
14 11 (2.10%) CCIE
15 9 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
15 9 (1.72%) OSCP
16 8 (1.53%) CCNP
17 6 (1.15%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (15.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (11.66%) PCI DSS
3 23 (4.40%) GDPR
4 14 (2.68%) COBIT
4 14 (2.68%) ISO27002
4 14 (2.68%) QA
5 11 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.15%) RMADS
7 5 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.57%) ISO27005
9 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.57%) PMO
9 3 (0.57%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.38%) SLA
11 1 (0.19%) BS25999
11 1 (0.19%) BS7799
11 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (2.49%) Docker
2 7 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.76%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.57%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.57%) Snort
6 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.19%) RACF
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (1.72%) Ansible
1 9 (1.72%) Kubernetes
1 9 (1.72%) Puppet
2 7 (1.34%) QRadar
3 5 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.96%) Nessus
3 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.96%) Rancher
4 4 (0.76%) Nexpose
4 4 (0.76%) Nmap
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.76%) SCCM
4 4 (0.76%) Terraform
5 3 (0.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.57%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.38%) EnCase
6 2 (0.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.19%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.19%) zSecure
Vendors
1 67 (12.81%) Cisco
2 44 (8.41%) CheckPoint
3 38 (7.27%) F5
4 33 (6.31%) Microsoft
5 32 (6.12%) SAP
6 30 (5.74%) Splunk
7 25 (4.78%) Blue Coat
8 21 (4.02%) Fortinet
8 21 (4.02%) Intel Security
8 21 (4.02%) Juniper
9 18 (3.44%) Oracle
10 17 (3.25%) CyberArk
11 13 (2.49%) Palo Alto
12 12 (2.29%) IBM
13 11 (2.10%) Symantec
14 9 (1.72%) Qualys
15 7 (1.34%) Sourcefire
15 7 (1.34%) VMware
16 6 (1.15%) Forcepoint
16 6 (1.15%) Sophos
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