Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £562 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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.

Cybersecurity Consultant
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 808 783 843
Rank change year-on-year -25 +60 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 67 79 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.082% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.086% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 33
UK median daily rate £562 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £456 £360 £392
90th Percentile £750 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £558
% change year-on-year +5.00% -10.31% +1.36%
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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

Cybersecurity Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Consultant over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -8 65 £575 +15.00% 31
London -28 44 £575 +9.52% 21
UK excluding London -16 23 £525 +5.00% 10
South East -19 10 £685 +44.21% 5
South West +9 5 £525 +50.00% 4
North of England +29 3 £738 +47.50%
North West +12 2 £1,000 +81.82%
Midlands +4 2 £513 +12.33%
West Midlands - 2 £513 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £475 -5.00%
Wales -8 1 £550 +4.76%
Scotland -19 1 £475 -20.83%
East of England - 1 - - 1

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
3 23 (34.33%) CISSP
4 22 (32.84%) Information Security
5 18 (26.87%) DV Cleared
6 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
7 14 (20.90%) Risk Management
7 14 (20.90%) Finance
7 14 (20.90%) Security Operations
8 13 (19.40%) Security Architecture
9 12 (17.91%) CESG
10 11 (16.42%) CISM
11 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.93%) Linux
11 10 (14.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (11.94%) Degree
13 8 (11.94%) CISA
14 7 (10.45%) C
14 7 (10.45%) Firewall
14 7 (10.45%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (10.45%) Threat Intelligence
14 7 (10.45%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (10.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 6 (8.96%) Cyber Intelligence
15 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
15 6 (8.96%) Information Assurance
15 6 (8.96%) Military
15 6 (8.96%) Windows
16 5 (7.46%) ITIL

Cybersecurity 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 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Akamai
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.99%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.49%) Big Data
1 1 (1.49%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) Maven
1 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Military
3 5 (7.46%) Marketing
4 4 (5.97%) Electronics
4 4 (5.97%) Law
4 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Publishing
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) CESG
2 7 (10.45%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Windows
3 5 (7.46%) Unix
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (32.84%) Information Security
3 14 (20.90%) Risk Management
3 14 (20.90%) Security Operations
4 13 (19.40%) Security Architecture
5 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (10.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 7 (10.45%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (10.45%) Threat Intelligence
8 6 (8.96%) Cyber Intelligence
8 6 (8.96%) Information Assurance
8 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Business Development
9 5 (7.46%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (7.46%) ITIL
9 5 (7.46%) Project Management
9 5 (7.46%) SIEM
9 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (5.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) C
2 2 (2.99%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) Dart
3 1 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) PHP
3 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.33%) CISSP
3 18 (26.87%) DV Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.42%) CISM
6 8 (11.94%) CISA
6 8 (11.94%) Degree
7 4 (5.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (5.97%) SSCP
8 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.99%) GIAC
9 1 (1.49%) CEH
9 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.49%) GCED
9 1 (1.49%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) COBIT
3 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.49%) GDPR
3 1 (1.49%) GMP
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.49%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.49%) logstash
2 1 (1.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.97%) SAP
2 3 (4.48%) ArcSight
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco
2 3 (4.48%) Splunk
3 2 (2.99%) AlienVault
3 2 (2.99%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.49%) Curam
4 1 (1.49%) FireEye
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) Juniper
4 1 (1.49%) McAfee
4 1 (1.49%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.49%) Prolexic
4 1 (1.49%) Qualys
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) Sourcefire