Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Security Consultant
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 177 161
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 25 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 7
West Midlands median daily rate £490 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.26% -1.05% -9.52%
10th Percentile £430 £421 £370
90th Percentile £538 £509 £530
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.87 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +29.51% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4596 5534 4740
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.91% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3333 2689
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £226 £215
90th Percentile £540 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 227 261
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.38 £37.85 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Consultant in the West Midlands

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Warwickshire -4 10 £485 +7.78%
Birmingham 0 5 £500 +1.01%
Coventry +15 3 £500 +1.01%
Staffordshire - 3 £500 -
Shropshire +18 1 - -
Security Consultant
England

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security
2 6 (24.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) AIX
3 5 (20.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (20.00%) AppScan
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle Utilities
3 5 (20.00%) Server Hardening
4 4 (16.00%) Black Duck
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (16.00%) Liferay
4 4 (16.00%) LDAP
4 4 (16.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (16.00%) Security Management
5 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) IaaS
6 2 (8.00%) Data Encryption
6 2 (8.00%) GDPR

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (16.00%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) IaaS
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Network Security
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) LDAP
3 2 (8.00%) DMZ
3 2 (8.00%) VLAN
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) AppScan
2 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (24.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Server Hardening
4 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (16.00%) Security Management
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Encryption
6 2 (8.00%) ISMS
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Security Hardening
6 2 (8.00%) SIEM
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.00%) Internal Audit
7 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
7 1 (4.00%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.00%) CISM
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) GDPR
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) IBM
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Black Duck
3 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Radware