Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 369 362
Rank change year-on-year -78 -7 +119
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 528 633 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.67% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 310 420
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £401 £393 £375
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.46% +13.69% -21.67%
10th Percentile £38.75 £47.04 £46.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £59.43 £61.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £46.50
% change year-on-year -20.46% +14.91% -22.50%

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 97,576 93,827 102,324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.94% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,061 61,282 66,875
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,176 2,822 3,179
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 September 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 September 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 -77 475 £525 +5.00% 99
UK excluding London -81 293 £525 +5.00% 61
London -38 204 £525 - 41
North of England -40 85 £525 -4.55% 8
South East -35 82 £525 +5.00% 28
North West -50 53 £525 -12.50% 5
South West +3 48 £453 -9.50% 11
Yorkshire -7 31 £550 - 2
East of England -30 31 £550 +7.32% 5
Scotland -34 28 £500 -4.76% 3
Midlands -44 14 £538 +13.16% 6
West Midlands -53 8 £525 +10.53% 6
East Midlands +4 6 £544 +20.83%
Wales - 5 £475 -
North East -7 1 £325 -14.47% 1

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 232 (43.94%) Information Security
2 165 (31.25%) CISSP
3 124 (23.48%) CISM
4 122 (23.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 115 (21.78%) Cybersecurity
6 105 (19.89%) Risk Management
7 97 (18.37%) Finance
8 82 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 70 (13.26%) Security Architecture
10 68 (12.88%) CISA
11 65 (12.31%) Firewall
12 63 (11.93%) PCI DSS
13 61 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (11.17%) GDPR
15 53 (10.04%) Management Information System
16 52 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
17 51 (9.66%) Network Security
17 51 (9.66%) Microsoft
18 47 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 46 (8.71%) Windows
19 46 (8.71%) Data Protection
20 42 (7.95%) Cisco
21 41 (7.77%) Banking
22 38 (7.20%) Security Cleared
23 37 (7.01%) SIEM
24 35 (6.63%) SC Cleared
25 32 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
26 31 (5.87%) Security Testing
26 31 (5.87%) Data Centre
27 30 (5.68%) Security Operations

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 (1.52%) Confluence
1 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.76%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.46%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.57%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.57%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.38%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 82 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.85%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.17%) Office 365
4 13 (2.46%) SaaS
5 11 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.76%) IaaS
6 4 (0.76%) PaaS
7 2 (0.38%) BlueKai
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 65 (12.31%) Firewall
2 51 (9.66%) Network Security
3 18 (3.41%) VPN
4 17 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (2.27%) LAN
6 11 (2.08%) DNS
7 10 (1.89%) Extranet
7 10 (1.89%) Wireless
8 8 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (1.52%) IPsec
8 8 (1.52%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.52%) WAN
9 6 (1.14%) 2G
9 6 (1.14%) 3G
9 6 (1.14%) 4G
9 6 (1.14%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (1.14%) SSL
9 6 (1.14%) TETRA
9 6 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.70%) SAP BW
2 8 (1.52%) Big Data
3 7 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.76%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Essbase
7 1 (0.19%) GIS
7 1 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (2.08%) JIRA
2 10 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.38%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.38%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.19%) AppScan
5 1 (0.19%) eCATT
5 1 (0.19%) LSMW
5 1 (0.19%) MSI
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 97 (18.37%) Finance
2 41 (7.77%) Banking
3 26 (4.92%) Retail
4 20 (3.79%) Law
5 19 (3.60%) Legal
6 10 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.57%) French Language
9 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) International Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.84%) Web Services
2 10 (1.89%) .NET
3 5 (0.95%) SAML
4 4 (0.76%) Apache Camel
5 3 (0.57%) REST
6 2 (0.38%) Node.js
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.38%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.38%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.38%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) Django
7 1 (0.19%) JSON
7 1 (0.19%) Middleware
7 1 (0.19%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.19%) OAuth
7 1 (0.19%) OpenID
7 1 (0.19%) SAP BC
7 1 (0.19%) Spring
7 1 (0.19%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.04%) Management Information System
2 31 (5.87%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.11%) PKI
4 25 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.84%) CESG
5 15 (2.84%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.14%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.14%) SCADA
10 6 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.95%) Fintech
11 5 (0.95%) NHS
11 5 (0.95%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) BYOD
12 4 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.71%) Windows
2 25 (4.73%) Linux
3 15 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.89%) Unix
5 6 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) HPUX
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (43.94%) Information Security
2 115 (21.78%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (19.89%) Risk Management
4 70 (13.26%) Security Architecture
5 61 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (8.71%) Data Protection
8 37 (7.01%) SIEM
9 32 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
10 31 (5.87%) Security Testing
11 30 (5.68%) Security Operations
12 28 (5.30%) Risk Assessment
13 26 (4.92%) DevOps
13 26 (4.92%) Migration
14 25 (4.73%) Security Management
15 24 (4.55%) Analytics
15 24 (4.55%) ITIL
15 24 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
16 22 (4.17%) Project Management
17 21 (3.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.98%) Java
2 11 (2.08%) Python
3 9 (1.70%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.70%) SQL
4 7 (1.33%) Perl
5 6 (1.14%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.95%) C#
7 4 (0.76%) Ruby
8 3 (0.57%) PHP
9 2 (0.38%) C
9 2 (0.38%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) ABAP
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) Dart
10 1 (0.19%) Scala
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 165 (31.25%) CISSP
2 124 (23.48%) CISM
3 68 (12.88%) CISA
4 38 (7.20%) Security Cleared
5 35 (6.63%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.73%) Degree
7 22 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (3.22%) CRISC
9 12 (2.27%) CCNP
9 12 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (2.27%) GIAC
9 12 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 11 (2.08%) CEH
11 10 (1.89%) CSSLP
12 9 (1.70%) ISACA
13 7 (1.33%) CCIE
13 7 (1.33%) CCSE
13 7 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (1.14%) CCNA
15 5 (0.95%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (23.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (11.93%) PCI DSS
3 59 (11.17%) GDPR
4 30 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (1.52%) COBIT
6 7 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.95%) PMO
7 5 (0.95%) SLA
8 4 (0.76%) COSO
8 4 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.76%) QA
9 3 (0.57%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.38%) RMADS
11 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 27 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.46%) VMware NSX
3 12 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.27%) vSphere
4 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (1.70%) PowerCLI
4 6 (1.14%) QRadar
5 4 (0.76%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.76%) Kibana
5 4 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.76%) Mesos
5 4 (0.76%) Nagios
5 4 (0.76%) Nessus
6 3 (0.57%) CASB
6 3 (0.57%) HockeyApp
6 3 (0.57%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.57%) SCCM
7 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.38%) Puppet
7 2 (0.38%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.95%) Cisco
3 25 (4.73%) SAP
4 20 (3.79%) CheckPoint
5 15 (2.84%) VMware
6 14 (2.65%) CyberArk
6 14 (2.65%) McAfee
7 12 (2.27%) Palo Alto
7 12 (2.27%) Symantec
8 11 (2.08%) Juniper
9 10 (1.89%) HP
9 10 (1.89%) LogRhythm
10 9 (1.70%) Forcepoint
10 9 (1.70%) Qualys
10 9 (1.70%) Veeam
11 8 (1.52%) Oracle
12 7 (1.33%) Splunk
13 6 (1.14%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.14%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.95%) Barracuda Networks