The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

Senior Security Consultant
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 623 635
Rank change year-on-year +39 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Consultant 17 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.039% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.041% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 9
Median daily rate £488 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £379 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £610 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £513 £473
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Security Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Security Consultant
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +54 17 £488 -7.14% 3
North West +30 12 - -
Cheshire - 10 - -
South East +32 3 £500 -4.76% 1
Manchester +11 2 - -
Berkshire +23 1 - -
Hampshire +15 1 £500 -
London +12 1 £475 -20.83% 2
East of England -4 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Senior Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (68.57%) Information Security
2 19 (54.29%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) CISM
3 12 (34.29%) CISSP
4 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 10 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 10 (28.57%) Virtual Team
5 9 (25.71%) Internal Audit
5 9 (25.71%) IT Strategy
5 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (25.71%) Banking
5 9 (25.71%) Financial Institution
5 9 (25.71%) GIS
5 9 (25.71%) Security Management
6 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
7 4 (11.43%) Network Security
7 4 (11.43%) F5
7 4 (11.43%) Law
7 4 (11.43%) DNS
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco
7 4 (11.43%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.57%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
8 3 (8.57%) Firewall
8 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Senior 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 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DNS
1 4 (11.43%) Network Security
2 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) FTP
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.71%) Wireless
3 2 (5.71%) WLAN
4 1 (2.86%) 4G
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) IKE
4 1 (2.86%) LTE
4 1 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.86%) OllyDbg
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 9 (25.71%) Financial Institution
3 4 (11.43%) Law
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) German Language
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) COM
1 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.86%) Node.js
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.86%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) CCTV
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
2 1 (2.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Information Security
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 10 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 9 (25.71%) Internal Audit
3 9 (25.71%) IT Strategy
3 9 (25.71%) Security Management
4 4 (11.43%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 2 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.71%) Email Filtering
5 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) CISM
1 12 (34.29%) CISSP
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CISA
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 31000
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) EnCase
1 1 (2.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco
1 4 (11.43%) F5
2 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
2 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Infor
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.86%) VMware