Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 356 351
Rank change year-on-year -121 -5 +142
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 489 642 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.71% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 326 424
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £400 £381 £403
90th Percentile £650 £644 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £49.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.46% +7.08% -16.83%
10th Percentile £38.75 £47.04 £46.78
90th Percentile £46.25 £59.43 £65.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £53.44 £47.95
% change year-on-year -20.46% +11.44% -20.08%

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 98,830 90,441 104,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,752 58,615 68,085
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,197 2,912 3,137
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 July 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 July 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 -103 442 £525 +5.00% 95
UK excluding London -126 279 £520 +4.00% 63
London -79 181 £525 +5.00% 42
North of England -52 86 £500 -9.09% 13
South East -51 75 £525 +5.00% 14
North West -52 45 £494 -10.23% 8
Yorkshire -17 40 £525 -4.55% 4
South West +6 38 £450 -10.00% 8
East of England -32 35 £536 +5.78% 8
Scotland -55 29 £450 - 8
Midlands -36 15 £538 +13.16% 10
East Midlands +7 9 £538 +19.44% 1
West Midlands -52 6 £500 +5.26% 9
North East -4 1 £325 -14.47% 1
Wales -12 1 £475 - 2

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 196 (40.08%) Information Security
2 142 (29.04%) CISSP
3 117 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
4 111 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 99 (20.25%) Finance
5 99 (20.25%) CISM
6 72 (14.72%) Risk Management
7 64 (13.09%) GDPR
8 63 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 60 (12.27%) Firewall
10 59 (12.07%) PCI DSS
11 58 (11.86%) Security Cleared
12 55 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
13 52 (10.63%) Windows
14 51 (10.43%) Management Information System
14 51 (10.43%) CISA
15 50 (10.22%) SC Cleared
15 50 (10.22%) Security Architecture
16 47 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (9.41%) Data Protection
18 45 (9.20%) Network Security
19 43 (8.79%) Microsoft
20 42 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
22 38 (7.77%) SIEM
23 35 (7.16%) Cisco
24 33 (6.75%) Banking
24 33 (6.75%) Security Management
24 33 (6.75%) Security Operations
25 32 (6.54%) DevOps

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 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (0.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.41%) CMS
2 2 (0.41%) DNN
2 2 (0.41%) IIS
3 1 (0.20%) Apache
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.20%) Confluence
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) SAP GRC
2 5 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.41%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.29%) Office 365
4 15 (3.07%) IaaS
4 15 (3.07%) SaaS
5 9 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.84%) PaaS
6 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) BlueKai
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.27%) Firewall
2 45 (9.20%) Network Security
3 16 (3.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (2.45%) VPN
5 10 (2.04%) DNS
5 10 (2.04%) Extranet
6 9 (1.84%) Wireless
7 8 (1.64%) SMS
7 8 (1.64%) SSL
8 7 (1.43%) IPsec
9 6 (1.23%) 2G
9 6 (1.23%) 3G
9 6 (1.23%) 4G
9 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.23%) TETRA
10 3 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.61%) Internet
10 3 (0.61%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.82%) Big Data
2 4 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (0.82%) SAP BW
2 4 (0.82%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.20%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.82%) JIRA
3 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) AppScan
4 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.20%) Selenium
4 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 99 (20.25%) Finance
2 33 (6.75%) Banking
3 19 (3.89%) Law
4 13 (2.66%) Retail
5 11 (2.25%) Legal
5 11 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.02%) French Language
7 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.61%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.86%) Web Services
2 10 (2.04%) .NET
3 5 (1.02%) SAML
4 4 (0.82%) Apache Camel
4 4 (0.82%) LDAP
4 4 (0.82%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (0.61%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.41%) J2EE
6 2 (0.41%) JSP
6 2 (0.41%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) Middleware
7 1 (0.20%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.20%) REST
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BC
7 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 23 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.70%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.70%) PKI
3 15 (3.07%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.25%) Fintech
5 10 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.43%) SCADA
7 7 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.02%) NHS
9 4 (0.82%) CESG
9 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.61%) BYOD
10 3 (0.61%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.63%) Windows
2 25 (5.11%) Linux
3 14 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.66%) Unix
5 8 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.43%) Android
7 4 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.41%) Solaris
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) HPUX
10 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (40.08%) Information Security
2 117 (23.93%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (14.72%) Risk Management
4 55 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (10.22%) Security Architecture
6 47 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (9.41%) Data Protection
8 40 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
9 38 (7.77%) SIEM
10 33 (6.75%) Security Management
10 33 (6.75%) Security Operations
11 32 (6.54%) DevOps
12 31 (6.34%) Security Testing
13 27 (5.52%) Migration
14 26 (5.32%) Change Management
14 26 (5.32%) ITIL
15 23 (4.70%) Information Security Management
15 23 (4.70%) Risk Assessment
16 21 (4.29%) SDLC
17 20 (4.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.50%) Java
2 9 (1.84%) SQL
3 8 (1.64%) Python
4 7 (1.43%) Perl
5 6 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.82%) C#
7 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.82%) Ruby
8 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) C
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.20%) Scala
9 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 142 (29.04%) CISSP
2 99 (20.25%) CISM
3 58 (11.86%) Security Cleared
4 51 (10.43%) CISA
5 50 (10.22%) SC Cleared
6 22 (4.50%) Degree
7 15 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.07%) CRISC
8 14 (2.86%) CEH
9 10 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 7 (1.43%) CCNP
11 7 (1.43%) CCSE
11 7 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (1.43%) GIAC
11 7 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (1.23%) PCI QSA
13 5 (1.02%) ISACA
13 5 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (22.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (13.09%) GDPR
3 59 (12.07%) PCI DSS
4 23 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.43%) COBIT
7 5 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (1.02%) NIST 800
7 5 (1.02%) SLA
8 2 (0.41%) COSO
8 2 (0.41%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.41%) PMO
8 2 (0.41%) QA
8 2 (0.41%) RMADS
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.66%) vSphere
3 12 (2.45%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) Docker
5 1 (0.20%) IAG
5 1 (0.20%) Snort
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.48%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (2.04%) Nessus
3 9 (1.84%) PowerCLI
4 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.82%) Mesos
5 4 (0.82%) Nagios
5 4 (0.82%) QRadar
5 4 (0.82%) SCCM
6 3 (0.61%) CASB
6 3 (0.61%) HockeyApp
6 3 (0.61%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.41%) Puppet
7 2 (0.41%) SCOM
7 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.16%) Cisco
3 20 (4.09%) SAP
4 16 (3.27%) CheckPoint
4 16 (3.27%) VMware
5 15 (3.07%) McAfee
5 15 (3.07%) Oracle
6 12 (2.45%) CyberArk
6 12 (2.45%) LogRhythm
7 11 (2.25%) HP
8 10 (2.04%) Juniper
8 10 (2.04%) Palo Alto
9 9 (1.84%) Veeam
10 8 (1.64%) ForeScout
10 8 (1.64%) Splunk
10 8 (1.64%) Symantec
11 7 (1.43%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.43%) Forcepoint
11 7 (1.43%) Qualys
12 6 (1.23%) Barracuda Networks