The table below looks at the statistics for the Cyber Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security Consultant
Rank 605 598 570
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Cyber Security Consultant 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
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£550 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £554 £650 -
% change year-on-year
-14.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Cyber Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Cyber Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cyber Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Cyber Security Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 6 £550 -15.38% 17
London - 4 £550 - 9
South East -21 2 £558 -14.23%
City of London - 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £558 -
Reading - 1 £558 -
Basingstoke - 1 £558 -
Bootle - 1 £368 -
Merseyside - 1 £368 -
Berkshire - 1 £558 -
Hampshire - 1 £558 -
Surrey - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 £368 - 4

Cyber Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cyber Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Cyber Security Consultant in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 8 (57.14%) Information Security
3 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (35.71%) SCADA
4 5 (35.71%) CISSP
5 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) SIEM
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) GIAC
7 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
7 2 (14.29%) CISA
7 2 (14.29%) CISM
8 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
8 1 (7.14%) Firewall
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (7.14%) Middleware
8 1 (7.14%) C++
8 1 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (7.14%) .NET
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (7.14%) DB2
8 1 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL

Cyber Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cyber Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Cyber Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) SCADA
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Cyber Security
2 8 (57.14%) Information Security
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISMS
5 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) GIAC
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco
1 1 (7.14%) F5
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