Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Consultant was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 866 883
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Consultant 30 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.031% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.033% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 10
UK median daily rate £588 £495 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.69% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £457 £306 £429
90th Percentile £735 £561 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £485 £550
% change year-on-year +5.67% -11.82% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Senior Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Security Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Consultant over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Security Consultant in the UK

Senior Security Consultant
Top 9 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +16 28 £588 +18.69% 4
UK excluding London +25 19 £513 +5.67% 3
North of England +82 16 £550 +10.00%
North West +22 14 £775 -
London -31 8 £650 +22.64% 1
South East +9 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Midlands +23 1 £413 -16.67%
East Midlands - 1 £413 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 19 (63.33%) Information Security
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) Security Architecture
4 12 (40.00%) Security Management
4 12 (40.00%) Banking
5 11 (36.67%) CISSP
6 10 (33.33%) Internal Audit
7 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (30.00%) Financial Institution
7 9 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (26.67%) GIS
8 8 (26.67%) IT Strategy
9 7 (23.33%) CISM
10 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 5 (16.67%) Big Data
11 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (16.67%) GDPR
12 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
12 4 (13.33%) NIST 800
12 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
12 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (13.33%) Firewall
12 4 (13.33%) CISA
13 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
13 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
13 3 (10.00%) PCI QSA
13 3 (10.00%) Time Management

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 (3.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Akamai
3 1 (3.33%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) 4G
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) IKE
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.33%) IPsec
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
3 1 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) GIS
2 5 (16.67%) Big Data
3 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Banking
3 9 (30.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Hindi Language
4 1 (3.33%) Japanese Language
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) CESG
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) Security Architecture
3 12 (40.00%) Security Management
4 10 (33.33%) Internal Audit
5 9 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (26.67%) IT Strategy
7 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Time Management
11 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
11 2 (6.67%) Migration
11 2 (6.67%) Open Source
11 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
11 2 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
11 2 (6.67%) SIEM
11 2 (6.67%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Go
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) PHP
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CISSP
2 7 (23.33%) CISM
3 4 (13.33%) CISA
4 3 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (10.00%) PCI QSA
4 3 (10.00%) SANS
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) IISP
6 1 (3.33%) OSCP
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) GDPR
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.33%) NIST 800
3 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (10.00%) PA-DSS
4 2 (6.67%) COBIT
5 1 (3.33%) COSO
5 1 (3.33%) ISO 22301
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) AlienVault
1 2 (6.67%) McAfee
1 2 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.33%) Curam
2 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
2 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.33%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Intel
2 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
2 1 (3.33%) Prolexic