Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 357 451
Rank change year-on-year -27 +94 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 622 685 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.69% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 378 317
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £375 £360
90th Percentile £675 £639 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £60.87 £48.45 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £48.45 -
% change year-on-year +25.63% - -

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 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 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 21 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 -25 563 £500 - 69
UK excluding London -14 379 £500 +5.26% 40
London -37 220 £500 -4.76% 30
North of England +49 117 £550 +10.00% 18
South East -31 88 £520 +9.47% 8
North West +32 71 £575 +8.24% 9
South West +11 51 £500 - 5
East of England -15 49 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +23 46 £500 - 6
Scotland -25 39 £475 +5.56% 2
Midlands +23 35 £478 +6.11% 6
West Midlands +29 26 £478 -3.05% 5
East Midlands 0 9 £500 +11.11% 1
Wales +3 2 £550 +2.33%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 274 (44.05%) Information Security
2 169 (27.17%) CISSP
3 135 (21.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 128 (20.58%) Cybersecurity
5 111 (17.85%) Finance
6 110 (17.68%) Risk Management
6 110 (17.68%) CISM
7 86 (13.83%) Firewall
8 76 (12.22%) Security Cleared
9 74 (11.90%) SIEM
10 73 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (11.41%) GDPR
12 70 (11.25%) Law
13 68 (10.93%) Risk Assessment
13 68 (10.93%) Windows
14 67 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
14 67 (10.77%) Network Security
15 66 (10.61%) Security Architecture
16 64 (10.29%) Security Management
17 63 (10.13%) Data Protection
18 57 (9.16%) Linux
19 55 (8.84%) Management Information System
20 54 (8.68%) SC Cleared
21 53 (8.52%) PCI DSS
22 51 (8.20%) CISA
23 49 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
23 49 (7.88%) SAP
24 48 (7.72%) Unix
25 46 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
25 46 (7.40%) Data Centre

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 9 (1.45%) nginx
2 8 (1.29%) SAP Portal
3 7 (1.13%) Liferay
4 6 (0.96%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.64%) Apache
5 4 (0.64%) IIS
5 4 (0.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Oracle Utilities
2 6 (0.96%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.57%) Office 365
3 16 (2.57%) PaaS
4 15 (2.41%) IaaS
5 12 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.61%) SaaS
7 5 (0.80%) GitHub
7 5 (0.80%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.48%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.32%) Yammer
10 1 (0.16%) Akamai
10 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.16%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.83%) Firewall
2 67 (10.77%) Network Security
3 23 (3.70%) LDAP
4 18 (2.89%) VPN
5 17 (2.73%) Internet
6 16 (2.57%) VLAN
7 13 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (1.61%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.29%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (1.13%) HTTP
10 7 (1.13%) LAN
10 7 (1.13%) SAN
10 7 (1.13%) SSL
10 7 (1.13%) WAN
11 6 (0.96%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.64%) DNS
13 4 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (0.48%) SSH
14 3 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.41%) Big Data
1 15 (2.41%) GIS
2 11 (1.77%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.13%) Apache Hive
4 6 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (0.96%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.48%) Maltego
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.32%) MySQL
7 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.45%) AppScan
3 8 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.13%) Maven
4 7 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.64%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.48%) JIRA
8 2 (0.32%) Selenium
9 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.16%) GitLab
9 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.16%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 111 (17.85%) Finance
2 70 (11.25%) Law
3 42 (6.75%) Banking
4 31 (4.98%) Retail
5 30 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.25%) Marketing
8 13 (2.09%) Electronics
9 11 (1.77%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.61%) Legal
11 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Military
12 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.09%) SAP Fiori
2 11 (1.77%) .NET
3 6 (0.96%) OAuth
3 6 (0.96%) SAML
3 6 (0.96%) SAPUI5
4 5 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.80%) ModSecurity
4 5 (0.80%) Web Services
5 4 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.64%) Middleware
5 4 (0.64%) REST
5 4 (0.64%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.32%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.32%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.32%) Java EE
6 2 (0.32%) JSON
6 2 (0.32%) RESTful
6 2 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 46 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.40%) Data Centre
3 38 (6.11%) PKI
4 22 (3.54%) CESG
5 17 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (0.96%) FMCG
11 5 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.80%) SCADA
11 5 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
14 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 68 (10.93%) Windows
2 57 (9.16%) Linux
3 48 (7.72%) Unix
4 13 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.61%) AIX
5 10 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.13%) CentOS
7 5 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.32%) Android
8 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.32%) Solaris
8 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.32%) zOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (44.05%) Information Security
2 128 (20.58%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (17.68%) Risk Management
4 74 (11.90%) SIEM
5 73 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (10.93%) Risk Assessment
7 67 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
8 66 (10.61%) Security Architecture
9 64 (10.29%) Security Management
10 63 (10.13%) Data Protection
11 49 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (7.23%) Vulnerability Management
13 44 (7.07%) Security Operations
14 43 (6.91%) Identity Access Management
15 39 (6.27%) Programme Delivery
16 38 (6.11%) Information Security Management
17 35 (5.63%) ITIL
17 35 (5.63%) Project Management
18 34 (5.47%) OWASP
19 31 (4.98%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.82%) Java
2 19 (3.05%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.89%) Python
4 16 (2.57%) SQL
5 9 (1.45%) Perl
6 8 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.29%) C#
7 7 (1.13%) C++
7 7 (1.13%) Dart
7 7 (1.13%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.13%) PHP
8 6 (0.96%) C
9 4 (0.64%) Ruby
10 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.32%) ABAP
11 2 (0.32%) COBOL
11 2 (0.32%) VBScript
12 1 (0.16%) C-shell
12 1 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 169 (27.17%) CISSP
2 110 (17.68%) CISM
3 76 (12.22%) Security Cleared
4 54 (8.68%) SC Cleared
5 51 (8.20%) CISA
6 34 (5.47%) Degree
7 25 (4.02%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 24 (3.86%) CLAS
9 23 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.41%) CEH
10 15 (2.41%) SANS
11 14 (2.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (1.77%) IISP
13 10 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (1.45%) CRISC
15 7 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.13%) HND
16 6 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (0.96%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (21.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (11.41%) GDPR
3 53 (8.52%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.38%) COBIT
5 14 (2.25%) JSP 440
6 11 (1.77%) NIST 800
7 10 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (1.29%) QA
9 7 (1.13%) RMADS
10 6 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.48%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.16%) PMO
14 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 30 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.13%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.32%) RACF
3 2 (0.32%) RHEV
4 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.16%) Snort
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.25%) Puppet
2 10 (1.61%) Ansible
2 10 (1.61%) Nessus
2 10 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.61%) Terraform
3 7 (1.13%) SCCM
4 5 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.64%) Nmap
6 3 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.32%) QRadar
7 2 (0.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 2 (0.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.16%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
Vendors
1 49 (7.88%) SAP
2 31 (4.98%) Cisco
3 30 (4.82%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.38%) Splunk
5 18 (2.89%) CyberArk
5 18 (2.89%) Oracle
6 17 (2.73%) Symantec
7 13 (2.09%) IBM
7 13 (2.09%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.93%) CheckPoint
9 11 (1.77%) Citrix
10 9 (1.45%) Qualys
11 8 (1.29%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.29%) Sophos
12 7 (1.13%) Black Duck
12 7 (1.13%) F5
12 7 (1.13%) Juniper
12 7 (1.13%) SolarWinds
13 6 (0.96%) ArcSight
13 6 (0.96%) McAfee