The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 323 426
Rank change year-on-year +16 +103  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 348 373 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.69% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.73% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 202 131
Median daily rate £500 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 -
% change year-on-year +7.08% -  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 June 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 +26 321 £500 -4.76% 69
London +16 115 £500 -9.09% 30
South East +18 63 £500 - 12
North West +42 53 £625 +19.04% 8
East of England +14 38 £550 +22.22% 7
Hampshire +25 32 £500 +5.26% 4
Manchester +12 24 £725 +38.09% 5
Hertfordshire +18 23 £550 +22.22% 1
Scotland +12 22 £488 +2.09% 2
South West -7 22 £550 +4.76% 4
West Midlands +24 19 £459 -7.55% 4
City of London +5 18 £544 -5.43% 13
Cheshire +23 16 - - 2
Edinburgh +7 15 £488 +2.09%
Warwickshire +9 14 £475 -13.63% 2
Warwick +12 12 £475 -13.63%
Bedfordshire -1 11 £550 +22.22% 4
Berkshire +1 10 £550 +9.90% 4
Liverpool +7 9 £600 -
Merseyside +3 9 £600 -
Middlesex - 8 £550 -
Yorkshire +6 7 £550 +15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 7 £405 -10.00%
Somerset - 7 £563 - 1
Southampton - 7 £388 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £550 -
Luton +1 6 £550 - 1
Basingstoke -9 6 £495 +4.21%
Wiltshire -9 6 £475 -12.03%
Milton Keynes -18 6 £405 -10.00%

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 228 (38.13%) Information Security
2 154 (25.75%) CISSP
3 118 (19.73%) Cybersecurity
4 116 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 113 (18.90%) Finance
6 105 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (17.06%) Risk Management
8 96 (16.05%) CISM
9 93 (15.55%) Security Cleared
10 92 (15.38%) Network Security
11 91 (15.22%) Firewall
12 75 (12.54%) SC Cleared
13 74 (12.37%) SIEM
14 69 (11.54%) Data Centre
15 65 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
15 65 (10.87%) Banking
16 64 (10.70%) Cisco
17 63 (10.54%) Security Architecture
18 62 (10.37%) Management Information System
19 61 (10.20%) PCI DSS
20 56 (9.36%) Law
21 50 (8.36%) Security Management
21 50 (8.36%) Programme Delivery
22 45 (7.53%) SAP
23 42 (7.02%) Information Assurance
24 41 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
25 40 (6.69%) Windows
25 40 (6.69%) CheckPoint
25 40 (6.69%) Data Protection
26 39 (6.52%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (2.01%) Liferay
2 11 (1.84%) SAP Portal
3 7 (1.17%) nginx
4 6 (1.00%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.50%) Apache
6 3 (0.50%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.33%) Confluence
7 2 (0.33%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Drupal
8 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.17%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.01%) Oracle Utilities
2 11 (1.84%) SAP GRC
2 11 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.34%) Office 365
4 18 (3.01%) IaaS
5 14 (2.34%) PaaS
6 10 (1.67%) SaaS
7 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.17%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 92 (15.38%) Network Security
2 91 (15.22%) Firewall
3 25 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (3.51%) LDAP
5 18 (3.01%) Internet
6 17 (2.84%) LAN
6 17 (2.84%) VPN
7 13 (2.17%) HTTP
7 13 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (2.01%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.01%) WAN
8 12 (2.01%) Wireless
9 11 (1.84%) IPsec
10 10 (1.67%) VoIP
11 9 (1.51%) BIG-IP
12 8 (1.34%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.17%) DNS
14 6 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (1.00%) NetScaler
14 6 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.18%) Big Data
2 16 (2.68%) GIS
3 11 (1.84%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.17%) Apache Hive
4 7 (1.17%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.50%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.17%) Maltego
7 1 (0.17%) MySQL
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.17%) AppScan
3 8 (1.34%) Maven
4 7 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.84%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.50%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (0.50%) OllyDbg
8 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA
8 2 (0.33%) Selenium
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) JUnit
9 1 (0.17%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 113 (18.90%) Finance
2 65 (10.87%) Banking
3 56 (9.36%) Law
4 20 (3.34%) Retail
4 20 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.01%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.01%) Legal
5 12 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.67%) Electronics
7 9 (1.51%) Marketing
8 3 (0.50%) Local Government
8 3 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.01%) Middleware
1 12 (2.01%) SAP Fiori
2 10 (1.67%) Web Services
3 6 (1.00%) SAPUI5
4 5 (0.84%) .NET
4 5 (0.84%) OAuth
4 5 (0.84%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.84%) REST
5 4 (0.67%) SAML
5 4 (0.67%) Spring
6 3 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.50%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.50%) Spring Security
7 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.33%) DOM
7 2 (0.33%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.33%) J2EE
7 2 (0.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 62 (10.37%) Management Information System
3 39 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.34%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.17%) CESG
6 12 (2.01%) PKI
7 10 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.51%) Cyber Attack
8 9 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
10 6 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.00%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.50%) Fintech
13 3 (0.50%) NHS
13 3 (0.50%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.69%) Windows
2 38 (6.35%) Linux
3 16 (2.68%) Unix
4 12 (2.01%) AIX
5 8 (1.34%) CentOS
6 6 (1.00%) VMS
6 6 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.50%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.33%) Android
8 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.33%) Solaris
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (38.13%) Information Security
2 118 (19.73%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (17.06%) Risk Management
5 74 (12.37%) SIEM
6 65 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
7 63 (10.54%) Security Architecture
8 50 (8.36%) Programme Delivery
8 50 (8.36%) Security Management
9 42 (7.02%) Information Assurance
10 41 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (6.69%) Data Protection
12 39 (6.52%) Security Operations
13 37 (6.19%) Risk Assessment
14 36 (6.02%) Waterfall
15 35 (5.85%) OWASP
16 32 (5.35%) SAP Security
17 30 (5.02%) Cryptography
18 29 (4.85%) ITIL
19 25 (4.18%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.18%) Java
2 20 (3.34%) Python
3 17 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.84%) SQL
4 12 (2.01%) Perl
5 10 (1.67%) Ruby
6 8 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.34%) C
7 7 (1.17%) C-shell
7 7 (1.17%) Dart
7 7 (1.17%) Korn
8 5 (0.84%) C++
8 5 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.50%) Assembly Language
9 3 (0.50%) PHP
9 3 (0.50%) VBA
10 2 (0.33%) ABAP
10 2 (0.33%) C#
10 2 (0.33%) COBOL
11 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 154 (25.75%) CISSP
2 96 (16.05%) CISM
3 93 (15.55%) Security Cleared
4 75 (12.54%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (5.69%) CISA
7 31 (5.18%) CLAS
8 28 (4.68%) CESG Certified Professional
9 22 (3.68%) Degree
10 21 (3.51%) CCNP
11 17 (2.84%) CEH
12 13 (2.17%) CRISC
13 12 (2.01%) CCIE
13 12 (2.01%) CREST Certified
13 12 (2.01%) SANS
14 11 (1.84%) GIAC
15 10 (1.67%) DV Cleared
16 9 (1.51%) CCDP
17 8 (1.34%) CCSP
18 7 (1.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (10.20%) PCI DSS
3 33 (5.52%) GDPR
4 17 (2.84%) COBIT
5 16 (2.68%) JSP 440
5 16 (2.68%) RMADS
6 13 (2.17%) NIST 800
7 10 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.84%) QA
11 4 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.67%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.50%) GPG13
12 3 (0.50%) PMO
13 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.33%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.01%) Docker
3 7 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.00%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.67%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.50%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.33%) RACF
7 2 (0.33%) Snort
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (2.01%) Puppet
2 11 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.67%) Ansible
3 10 (1.67%) Nessus
4 8 (1.34%) SCCM
5 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.67%) Nmap
5 4 (0.67%) QRadar
6 3 (0.50%) EnCase
6 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.33%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (10.70%) Cisco
2 45 (7.53%) SAP
3 40 (6.69%) CheckPoint
4 34 (5.69%) Splunk
5 24 (4.01%) F5
5 24 (4.01%) Microsoft
6 22 (3.68%) Oracle
7 17 (2.84%) Juniper
8 15 (2.51%) Blue Coat
8 15 (2.51%) IBM
9 12 (2.01%) Palo Alto
9 12 (2.01%) Symantec
10 11 (1.84%) CyberArk
11 10 (1.67%) Fortinet
11 10 (1.67%) McAfee
11 10 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.51%) Black Duck
12 9 (1.51%) Forcepoint
13 8 (1.34%) Citrix
14 7 (1.17%) VMware
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Opal Tree Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 26 days ago