The median contractor rate for a Technical Security Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Security Consultant
UK
Rank 576 625 624
Rank change year-on-year +49 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Security Consultant 7 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.028% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.030% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Median daily rate £475 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £595 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £405
% change year-on-year -15.00% +23.45%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Security Consultant in the UK

Technical Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Security Consultant in the UK

Technical Security Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +41 7 £475 -5.00% 1
East of England -1 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
London +28 1 £525 +6.54%
West Midlands +15 1 £425 -5.55%
South East +9 1 - -
Birmingham +1 1 £425 -5.55%
Surrey - 1 - -

Technical Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Security Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (46.67%) Information Security
3 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) SIEM
4 5 (33.33%) Legal
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (26.67%) MS Project
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) CEH
5 4 (26.67%) Law
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (26.67%) CREST Certified
5 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
5 4 (26.67%) OWASP
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) OSCP
6 3 (20.00%) Snort

Technical Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS Project
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) X.509
General
1 5 (33.33%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Law
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (46.67%) Information Security
3 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (33.33%) SIEM
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) OWASP
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.67%) DNA
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL
8 1 (6.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CEH
2 4 (26.67%) CREST Certified
2 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) OSCP
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCA
4 1 (6.67%) CCAA
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) SANS
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Snort
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AppDNA
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Splunk
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Clearswift
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.67%) VMware