Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £501 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 392 389 397
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 585 530 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.59% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 269 344
UK median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £362 £362
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £65.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.30% -22.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year - +41.30% -

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +29 531 £520 +4.00% 108
UK excluding London -5 317 £500 - 61
London +3 233 £525 +5.00% 52
North of England +58 115 £494 -10.23% 20
South East -9 73 £525 +2.44% 19
Yorkshire +27 58 £475 -13.64% 4
North West +14 57 £500 +11.11% 14
South West +30 39 £475 +10.14% 5
East of England -31 36 £523 +4.50% 5
Midlands -8 29 £515 +14.44% 7
Scotland -40 27 £463 +2.78% 4
East Midlands +7 15 £550 +22.22% 1
West Midlands -5 14 £500 +11.11% 6
Wales -14 2 £550 +7.32% 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 261 (44.62%) Information Security
2 175 (29.91%) CISSP
3 138 (23.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 131 (22.39%) Cybersecurity
5 111 (18.97%) CISM
6 109 (18.63%) GDPR
7 103 (17.61%) Finance
8 95 (16.24%) Risk Management
9 80 (13.68%) Firewall
10 69 (11.79%) Security Cleared
11 66 (11.28%) Windows
11 66 (11.28%) Security Architecture
12 63 (10.77%) Data Protection
12 63 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
13 59 (10.09%) Risk Assessment
14 58 (9.91%) CISA
14 58 (9.91%) SIEM
15 57 (9.74%) PCI DSS
15 57 (9.74%) Management Information System
16 54 (9.23%) Security Management
17 53 (9.06%) SC Cleared
18 52 (8.89%) Linux
19 48 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (8.21%) Network Security
20 47 (8.03%) Degree
20 47 (8.03%) Vulnerability Management
21 46 (7.86%) Unix
22 41 (7.01%) Security Operations
23 39 (6.67%) Project Management
24 37 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure

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 7 (1.20%) nginx
2 4 (0.68%) Apache
2 4 (0.68%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.34%) DNN
3 2 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.17%) CMS
4 1 (0.17%) Confluence
4 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.88%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.76%) Office 365
4 13 (2.22%) IaaS
5 9 (1.54%) PaaS
6 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.37%) SaaS
7 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.17%) Akamai
10 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.17%) Slack
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 80 (13.68%) Firewall
2 48 (8.21%) Network Security
3 17 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (2.74%) Internet
5 14 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.39%) VPN
6 11 (1.88%) SSL
7 8 (1.37%) MPLS
8 7 (1.20%) SAN
9 6 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.03%) LAN
9 6 (1.03%) WAN
10 5 (0.85%) HTTP
10 5 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.85%) VLAN
11 4 (0.68%) 2G
11 4 (0.68%) 3G
11 4 (0.68%) 4G
11 4 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.39%) Big Data
2 9 (1.54%) GIS
2 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.20%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.85%) Apache Hive
4 5 (0.85%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.51%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.85%) Maven
3 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.51%) Selenium
5 2 (0.34%) AppScan
5 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
5 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.17%) GitLab
6 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 103 (17.61%) Finance
2 36 (6.15%) Law
3 30 (5.13%) Banking
3 30 (5.13%) Retail
4 19 (3.25%) Legal
5 17 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.71%) Military
7 7 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.54%) .NET
2 6 (1.03%) SailPoint
3 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.85%) LDAP
4 4 (0.68%) ModSecurity
4 4 (0.68%) Web Services
5 3 (0.51%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.51%) RESTful
5 3 (0.51%) SAML
5 3 (0.51%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (0.51%) Spring
6 2 (0.34%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.34%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.34%) J2EE
6 2 (0.34%) JSP
6 2 (0.34%) REST
7 1 (0.17%) CSS
7 1 (0.17%) Struts
7 1 (0.17%) XML
7 1 (0.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.74%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.96%) PKI
4 27 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 26 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
6 14 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.22%) CESG
8 10 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.03%) FMCG
10 5 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.68%) Cyberattack
11 4 (0.68%) Fintech
11 4 (0.68%) SCADA
12 3 (0.51%) Replication
12 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 66 (11.28%) Windows
2 52 (8.89%) Linux
3 46 (7.86%) Unix
4 16 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.85%) CentOS
8 4 (0.68%) Android
8 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.51%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) zOS
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (44.62%) Information Security
2 131 (22.39%) Cybersecurity
3 95 (16.24%) Risk Management
4 66 (11.28%) Security Architecture
5 63 (10.77%) Data Protection
5 63 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
6 59 (10.09%) Risk Assessment
7 58 (9.91%) SIEM
8 54 (9.23%) Security Management
9 48 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (8.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (7.01%) Security Operations
12 39 (6.67%) Project Management
13 36 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (6.15%) Information Security Management
14 34 (5.81%) ITIL
15 31 (5.30%) Security Testing
16 29 (4.96%) ISMS
17 25 (4.27%) Incident Management
17 25 (4.27%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.25%) Java
2 14 (2.39%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.88%) C
3 11 (1.88%) Python
4 10 (1.71%) SQL
5 7 (1.20%) C#
6 5 (0.85%) Dart
6 5 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.68%) C++
7 4 (0.68%) Perl
7 4 (0.68%) PHP
8 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.34%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) Go
10 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 175 (29.91%) CISSP
2 111 (18.97%) CISM
3 69 (11.79%) Security Cleared
4 58 (9.91%) CISA
5 53 (9.06%) SC Cleared
6 47 (8.03%) Degree
7 22 (3.76%) CESG Certified Professional
8 19 (3.25%) CEH
9 18 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.39%) SANS
12 13 (2.22%) CLAS
13 12 (2.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 12 (2.05%) GIAC
14 9 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (1.37%) SSCP
16 7 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
18 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.85%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (23.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 109 (18.63%) GDPR
3 57 (9.74%) PCI DSS
4 13 (2.22%) COBIT
5 12 (2.05%) RMADS
6 10 (1.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (1.54%) JSP 440
8 8 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (1.20%) NIST 800
10 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (0.85%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.68%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.68%) QA
13 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.51%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.20%) Docker
3 3 (0.51%) Snort
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) RHEV
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (1.71%) Ansible
1 10 (1.71%) Nessus
2 9 (1.54%) Terraform
3 8 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.20%) SCCM
5 6 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.03%) QRadar
5 6 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.68%) Puppet
7 3 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.34%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.34%) Mesos
8 2 (0.34%) Nagios
8 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 32 (5.47%) Cisco
2 30 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.44%) SAP
4 19 (3.25%) Oracle
5 18 (3.08%) CyberArk
6 16 (2.74%) Splunk
7 15 (2.56%) Symantec
8 13 (2.22%) Qualys
9 11 (1.88%) CheckPoint
9 11 (1.88%) IBM
9 11 (1.88%) McAfee
10 10 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.54%) F5
12 8 (1.37%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.20%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.20%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.03%) Cloudera
14 6 (1.03%) ForeScout
14 6 (1.03%) VMware
15 5 (0.85%) Juniper