Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 391 366
Rank change year-on-year -30 -25 +90
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 579 614 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.63% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 314 375
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £364 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £60.87 £48.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.18% +25.63% -
10th Percentile £35.75 £60.87 £46.30
90th Percentile £46.25 £60.87 £62.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.87 £48.45
% change year-on-year -30.18% +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 98,581 97,095 98,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,074 64,004 64,347
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,064 2,905 3,280
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
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 20 November 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 15 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 November 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 -22 504 £525 +5.00% 116
UK excluding London -47 337 £538 +7.50% 69
London -11 202 £525 +5.00% 51
North of England -37 98 £550 - 17
South East -18 88 £525 +1.94% 23
North West -29 52 £525 -8.70% 9
South West -27 45 £500 - 11
Yorkshire -15 42 £550 - 8
Scotland -18 37 £550 +15.79% 3
East of England -13 32 £550 +10.00% 2
Midlands -10 26 £550 +15.18% 12
West Midlands -20 23 £550 +15.18% 11
Wales -12 11 £650 +18.18% 1
North East - 4 £550 -
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 249 (43.01%) Information Security
2 165 (28.50%) Cybersecurity
3 161 (27.81%) CISSP
4 137 (23.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 126 (21.76%) CISM
6 116 (20.03%) Risk Management
7 99 (17.10%) Finance
8 87 (15.03%) Firewall
9 86 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 81 (13.99%) Security Architecture
11 74 (12.78%) Security Cleared
12 68 (11.74%) SC Cleared
13 67 (11.57%) CISA
14 62 (10.71%) Network Security
15 61 (10.54%) GDPR
16 60 (10.36%) PCI DSS
17 59 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
18 58 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
19 53 (9.15%) Management Information System
20 49 (8.46%) Penetration Testing
20 49 (8.46%) Microsoft
21 47 (8.12%) SIEM
22 45 (7.77%) Risk Assessment
23 43 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
24 40 (6.91%) Windows
24 40 (6.91%) Banking
24 40 (6.91%) Data Protection
25 37 (6.39%) Vulnerability Management
26 34 (5.87%) Security Operations
27 30 (5.18%) Threat Modelling

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 8 (1.38%) Confluence
1 8 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.69%) IIS
3 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.17%) Apache
4 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.25%) SAP GRC
2 9 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.55%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.52%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.52%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.35%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 86 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.28%) Office 365
3 19 (3.28%) SaaS
4 16 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (2.42%) IaaS
6 13 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (2.25%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) BlueKai
7 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (15.03%) Firewall
2 62 (10.71%) Network Security
3 23 (3.97%) VPN
4 19 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (2.94%) LAN
6 13 (2.25%) WAN
7 12 (2.07%) DNS
7 12 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.90%) Internet
9 10 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.55%) HTTP
10 9 (1.55%) Wireless
11 8 (1.38%) MPLS
12 7 (1.21%) Cisco Firepower
13 6 (1.04%) 3G
13 6 (1.04%) 4G
13 6 (1.04%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (1.04%) Extranet
14 5 (0.86%) IPsec
14 5 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.73%) Essbase
2 9 (1.55%) Big Data
2 9 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (1.38%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.52%) GIS
6 3 (0.52%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.35%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.35%) DB2
7 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.35%) Redis
8 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.17%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.55%) JIRA
3 8 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.69%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.35%) AppScan
5 2 (0.35%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.35%) GitLab
5 2 (0.35%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.17%) ERwin
6 1 (0.17%) GCC
6 1 (0.17%) GoCD
6 1 (0.17%) Hudson
6 1 (0.17%) LSMW
6 1 (0.17%) MSI
6 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Travis CI
General
1 99 (17.10%) Finance
2 40 (6.91%) Banking
3 26 (4.49%) Retail
4 21 (3.63%) Legal
5 14 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.73%) Law
8 8 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.69%) Electronics
10 4 (0.69%) French Language
10 4 (0.69%) German Language
10 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.69%) Marketing
11 3 (0.52%) Billing
12 2 (0.35%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.94%) Web Services
2 7 (1.21%) .NET
2 7 (1.21%) SAML
3 5 (0.86%) OAuth
4 4 (0.69%) REST
5 3 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.52%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.52%) XML
6 2 (0.35%) Celery
6 2 (0.35%) Django
6 2 (0.35%) LDAP
6 2 (0.35%) Middleware
6 2 (0.35%) Node.js
6 2 (0.35%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.35%) OpenID
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.35%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.35%) scikit-learn
6 2 (0.35%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.15%) Management Information System
2 24 (4.15%) PKI
3 22 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.59%) CESG
7 12 (2.07%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.55%) Cyberattack
8 9 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.55%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.21%) SCADA
11 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.69%) FMCG
13 4 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.91%) Windows
2 23 (3.97%) Linux
3 16 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.73%) Unix
5 4 (0.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.52%) AIX
7 2 (0.35%) CentOS
7 2 (0.35%) Solaris
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) zOS
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) HPUX
8 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (43.01%) Information Security
2 165 (28.50%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (20.03%) Risk Management
4 81 (13.99%) Security Architecture
5 58 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (8.46%) Penetration Testing
7 47 (8.12%) SIEM
8 45 (7.77%) Risk Assessment
9 43 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (6.91%) Data Protection
11 37 (6.39%) Vulnerability Management
12 34 (5.87%) Security Operations
13 30 (5.18%) Threat Modelling
14 29 (5.01%) Security Testing
15 26 (4.49%) Identity Management
15 26 (4.49%) Security Management
16 24 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (4.15%) Identity Access Management
16 24 (4.15%) Security Monitoring
17 22 (3.80%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.28%) Java
2 15 (2.59%) SQL
3 14 (2.42%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.73%) Python
5 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.86%) C
5 5 (0.86%) C#
5 5 (0.86%) Perl
5 5 (0.86%) PHP
6 3 (0.52%) C++
6 3 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.52%) Ruby
6 3 (0.52%) VB
7 1 (0.17%) ABAP
7 1 (0.17%) Dart
7 1 (0.17%) Lua
7 1 (0.17%) Scala
7 1 (0.17%) VBA
7 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 161 (27.81%) CISSP
2 126 (21.76%) CISM
3 74 (12.78%) Security Cleared
4 68 (11.74%) SC Cleared
5 67 (11.57%) CISA
6 26 (4.49%) Degree
7 20 (3.45%) CRISC
8 17 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 15 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (1.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 10 (1.73%) CSSLP
12 9 (1.55%) CCNP
12 9 (1.55%) CEH
12 9 (1.55%) GIAC
13 8 (1.38%) CCIE
14 7 (1.21%) PCI QSA
15 6 (1.04%) ISACA
16 5 (0.86%) CLAS
16 5 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (23.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (10.54%) GDPR
3 60 (10.36%) PCI DSS
4 28 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.21%) HIPAA
7 6 (1.04%) COBIT
8 5 (0.86%) PMO
8 5 (0.86%) RMADS
9 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.69%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.52%) COSO
10 3 (0.52%) QA
10 3 (0.52%) SLA
11 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.35%) GxP
11 2 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.38%) VMware NSX
3 7 (1.21%) vSphere
4 6 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.69%) Docker
5 4 (0.69%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.35%) Snort
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.17%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (1.73%) Terraform
3 7 (1.21%) Kibana
3 7 (1.21%) Nessus
3 7 (1.21%) QRadar
3 7 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.86%) FortiGate
4 5 (0.86%) PowerCLI
5 4 (0.69%) CASB
5 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.52%) Nmap
6 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.52%) Puppet
6 3 (0.52%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.52%) SCCM
7 2 (0.35%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.35%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.01%) Cisco
3 24 (4.15%) SAP
4 23 (3.97%) Symantec
5 18 (3.11%) Oracle
6 15 (2.59%) CheckPoint
6 15 (2.59%) CyberArk
6 15 (2.59%) Splunk
7 14 (2.42%) McAfee
8 13 (2.25%) Blue Coat
9 12 (2.07%) LogRhythm
10 10 (1.73%) Hyperion
10 10 (1.73%) Qualys
11 9 (1.55%) Forcepoint
11 9 (1.55%) VMware
12 8 (1.38%) FireEye
12 8 (1.38%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.21%) HP
13 7 (1.21%) Juniper
14 6 (1.04%) IBM