Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 396 403 410
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 612 589 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 310 275
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +0.05% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £379 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £65.00
10th Percentile £36.75 - £62.50
90th Percentile £55.25 - £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £65.00

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 93,776 96,370 91,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.87% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,101 63,996 59,365
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £253
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,932 2,863 3,248
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.63
90th Percentile £49.47 £48.75 £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 21 February 2019.

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 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Consultant in the UK

Security Consultant
Top 16 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 February 2019. 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 +3 541 £538 +3.37% 79
UK excluding London 0 343 £525 +5.00% 49
London +10 240 £550 +4.76% 34
South East +19 96 £525 - 18
North of England -34 92 £550 +11.39% 7
North West -21 52 £518 +3.50% 3
Midlands +13 48 £515 - 10
West Midlands +9 38 £519 +3.75% 10
South West -33 38 £480 +1.05% 6
Yorkshire -33 37 £600 +26.32% 3
Scotland +6 27 £538 +16.22% 4
East of England -3 27 £550 +5.77% 4
Wales +1 14 £650 +18.18%
East Midlands -4 8 £513 -6.82%
North East - 3 £600 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 228 (37.25%) Information Security
2 183 (29.90%) Cybersecurity
3 157 (25.65%) CISSP
4 134 (21.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 114 (18.63%) CISM
6 107 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 105 (17.16%) Finance
8 99 (16.18%) Firewall
9 95 (15.52%) Security Cleared
10 89 (14.54%) Risk Management
11 80 (13.07%) SC Cleared
12 74 (12.09%) Security Architecture
13 67 (10.95%) PCI DSS
13 67 (10.95%) GDPR
14 65 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
15 63 (10.29%) Network Security
15 63 (10.29%) Penetration Testing
16 62 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (9.64%) Microsoft
18 58 (9.48%) CISA
19 57 (9.31%) Security Operations
20 50 (8.17%) Risk Assessment
21 49 (8.01%) SIEM
22 47 (7.68%) Active Directory
23 45 (7.35%) Windows
24 44 (7.19%) Vulnerability Management
25 39 (6.37%) Management Information System
25 39 (6.37%) DevOps
26 38 (6.21%) Degree
27 36 (5.88%) Banking

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 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.65%) SAS
3 3 (0.49%) Confluence
3 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.49%) WordPress
4 2 (0.33%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.12%) SAP GRC
2 9 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.47%) Oracle FAH
3 7 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.49%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 107 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (5.07%) Office 365
4 28 (4.58%) PaaS
5 23 (3.76%) IaaS
6 22 (3.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (2.94%) SaaS
9 4 (0.65%) Datadog
10 2 (0.33%) Akamai
10 2 (0.33%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.33%) Serverless
11 1 (0.16%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.18%) Firewall
2 63 (10.29%) Network Security
3 25 (4.08%) VPN
4 23 (3.76%) Internet
5 21 (3.43%) LAN
5 21 (3.43%) WAN
6 15 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (2.29%) Wireless
8 13 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (2.12%) DNS
9 11 (1.80%) MPLS
10 10 (1.63%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.14%) HTTP
11 7 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.98%) Cisco Firepower
13 5 (0.82%) 4G
13 5 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.63%) Big Data
1 10 (1.63%) Essbase
2 9 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.31%) GIS
4 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.65%) BigQuery
5 4 (0.65%) Redis
5 4 (0.65%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.49%) EDRMS
6 3 (0.49%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
8 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (5.39%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.98%) JIRA
5 6 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.65%) GitLab
6 4 (0.65%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.49%) AppScan
8 2 (0.33%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.16%) ERwin
9 1 (0.16%) GCC
9 1 (0.16%) GoCD
9 1 (0.16%) Hudson
9 1 (0.16%) MSI
9 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.16%) Travis CI
General
1 105 (17.16%) Finance
2 36 (5.88%) Banking
3 15 (2.45%) Legal
4 13 (2.12%) Retail
4 13 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.80%) French Language
7 10 (1.63%) German Language
8 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.31%) Law
10 7 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.65%) Billing
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
13 2 (0.33%) Marketing
14 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.27%) Web Services
2 10 (1.63%) .NET
3 9 (1.47%) OAuth
4 6 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (0.98%) SAML
5 5 (0.82%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.82%) ISPF
5 5 (0.82%) LDAP
5 5 (0.82%) Middleware
6 4 (0.65%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.65%) Celery
6 4 (0.65%) OAuth2
6 4 (0.65%) OpenID
6 4 (0.65%) REST
6 4 (0.65%) scikit-learn
6 4 (0.65%) YAML
7 3 (0.49%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.49%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.49%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.37%) Management Information System
2 25 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.61%) Public Cloud
4 12 (1.96%) Cyberattack
4 12 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (1.63%) CESG
5 10 (1.63%) e-Learning
5 10 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.47%) PKI
7 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.82%) SCADA
11 4 (0.65%) Blog
11 4 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (0.65%) NHS
11 4 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.35%) Windows
2 32 (5.23%) Linux
3 17 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.96%) Unix
6 7 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.14%) zOS
7 2 (0.33%) AIX
7 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (37.25%) Information Security
2 183 (29.90%) Cybersecurity
3 89 (14.54%) Risk Management
4 74 (12.09%) Security Architecture
5 65 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (10.29%) Penetration Testing
7 57 (9.31%) Security Operations
8 50 (8.17%) Risk Assessment
9 49 (8.01%) SIEM
10 44 (7.19%) Vulnerability Management
11 39 (6.37%) DevOps
12 35 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (5.72%) Threat Modelling
13 33 (5.39%) Data Protection
14 30 (4.90%) Security Management
14 30 (4.90%) Security Testing
15 29 (4.74%) ITIL
16 28 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (4.58%) Identity Management
17 26 (4.25%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.25%) SQL
2 15 (2.45%) Python
3 12 (1.96%) Java
3 12 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.31%) C#
5 6 (0.98%) Ruby
6 5 (0.82%) C
6 5 (0.82%) JCL
6 5 (0.82%) REXX
7 4 (0.65%) Perl
7 4 (0.65%) PHP
8 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.33%) C++
8 2 (0.33%) VB
9 1 (0.16%) Dart
9 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.16%) Lua
9 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (25.65%) CISSP
2 114 (18.63%) CISM
3 95 (15.52%) Security Cleared
4 80 (13.07%) SC Cleared
5 58 (9.48%) CISA
6 38 (6.21%) Degree
7 26 (4.25%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
8 24 (3.92%) CRISC
9 22 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.78%) AWS Certification
11 16 (2.61%) RHCE
12 15 (2.45%) CLAS
13 12 (1.96%) CCNP
14 10 (1.63%) CEH
14 10 (1.63%) GIAC
15 9 (1.47%) CCNA
16 7 (1.14%) CSSLP
17 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.82%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (21.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (10.95%) GDPR
2 67 (10.95%) PCI DSS
3 29 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 27 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (2.29%) HIPAA
6 11 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (1.63%) PMO
8 6 (0.98%) COBIT
8 6 (0.98%) QA
9 5 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.82%) RMADS
10 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.65%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.49%) COSO
12 2 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.33%) GAMP
12 2 (0.33%) GxP
12 2 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (7.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.63%) Docker
2 10 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (1.63%) XenApp
3 9 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.82%) ACF2
6 5 (0.82%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.82%) RACF
7 4 (0.65%) OpenDJ
7 4 (0.65%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.33%) Snort
9 1 (0.16%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (3.43%) Puppet
2 18 (2.94%) Ansible
3 17 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.61%) Terraform
5 14 (2.29%) SELinux
6 12 (1.96%) Nessus
7 9 (1.47%) Kibana
7 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.14%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.98%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.82%) CASB
10 5 (0.82%) QRadar
10 5 (0.82%) SCCM
10 5 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.65%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.49%) RSA enVision
12 3 (0.49%) Stealthwatch
13 2 (0.33%) Cloudify
13 2 (0.33%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 59 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.39%) Splunk
3 30 (4.90%) Cisco
3 30 (4.90%) SAP
4 25 (4.08%) Symantec
5 23 (3.76%) Oracle
6 19 (3.10%) Palo Alto
6 19 (3.10%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.94%) Qualys
8 17 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 16 (2.61%) Blue Coat
10 14 (2.29%) HP
11 13 (2.12%) Juniper
12 12 (1.96%) CyberArk
13 11 (1.80%) Meraki
13 11 (1.80%) VMware
14 10 (1.63%) Citrix
14 10 (1.63%) FireEye
14 10 (1.63%) Hyperion
14 10 (1.63%) McAfee