Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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.

Cybersecurity Consultant
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 807 870
Rank change year-on-year 0 +63 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 71 87 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.082% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.087% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 54 23
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £558
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -10.31% -7.08%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £433
90th Percentile £750 £646 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £558
% change year-on-year +5.00% -10.31% -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £70.00 -
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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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 +13 67 £525 +5.00% 11
UK excluding London +18 36 £525 +5.00% 5
London -6 35 £538 -2.27% 7
South East +8 14 £575 +21.05% 1
North of England +60 8 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +29 5 £488 -2.50% 1
South West -1 5 £588 +17.50%
Midlands +29 4 £500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +26 4 £500 +11.11% 1
North West +23 3 £1,000 +81.82% 1
Scotland -11 3 £475 -26.92% 1
Wales +1 1 £550 +4.76%
East of England -22 1 - -

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 71 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
3 18 (25.35%) CISSP
4 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
5 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.13%) Information Security
7 14 (19.72%) DV Cleared
8 12 (16.90%) Finance
9 11 (15.49%) Linux
10 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
10 10 (14.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (12.68%) SIEM
12 8 (11.27%) Firewall
13 7 (9.86%) CISM
13 7 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (9.86%) CESG
13 7 (9.86%) Ethical Hacking
13 7 (9.86%) DevOps
14 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.45%) Puppet
14 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 6 (8.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 6 (8.45%) Security Operations
14 6 (8.45%) Threat Intelligence
14 6 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Marketing
14 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
14 6 (8.45%) Network Security
14 6 (8.45%) Law
14 6 (8.45%) Change Management

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 4 (5.63%) nginx
2 3 (4.23%) ArcGIS
2 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) OpenDNS
3 2 (2.82%) GitHub
4 1 (1.41%) Akamai
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Firewall
2 6 (8.45%) Network Security
3 4 (5.63%) LDAP
3 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
3 4 (5.63%) VLAN
3 4 (5.63%) VPN
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.41%) IPsec
6 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Apache Hive
1 4 (5.63%) Big Data
1 4 (5.63%) GIS
1 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.23%) Maltego
3 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.63%) Maven
1 4 (5.63%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) Burp Suite
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Law
2 6 (8.45%) Marketing
3 5 (7.04%) Electronics
3 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Military
6 2 (2.82%) Publishing
7 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (4.23%) ModSecurity
3 2 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) CESG
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) SCADA
7 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Unix
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) CentOS
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.13%) Information Security
4 10 (14.08%) Risk Management
5 9 (12.68%) SIEM
6 7 (9.86%) DevOps
6 7 (9.86%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (8.45%) Change Management
7 6 (8.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
7 6 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Security Operations
7 6 (8.45%) Threat Intelligence
7 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.04%) ITIL
8 5 (7.04%) Project Management
8 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
8 5 (7.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.63%) Dart
2 4 (5.63%) Java
2 4 (5.63%) Python
3 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.82%) SQL
5 1 (1.41%) C-shell
5 1 (1.41%) Korn
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.35%) CISSP
3 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
4 14 (19.72%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.86%) CISM
6 5 (7.04%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (7.04%) CLAS
7 4 (5.63%) CISA
8 3 (4.23%) CCNA
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.23%) Degree
9 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.82%) SSCP
10 1 (1.41%) CEH
10 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.41%) GCED
10 1 (1.41%) GIAC
10 1 (1.41%) IISP
10 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (4.23%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.82%) QA
4 1 (1.41%) COBIT
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) GMP
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.41%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Docker
3 1 (1.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Puppet
2 4 (5.63%) Ansible
3 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.82%) Terraform
5 1 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.41%) logstash
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Cisco
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
1 5 (7.04%) SAP
2 4 (5.63%) Citrix
2 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
2 4 (5.63%) Splunk
3 3 (4.23%) ArcSight
3 3 (4.23%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.23%) ESRI
4 2 (2.82%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.41%) Curam
5 1 (1.41%) FireEye
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Juniper
5 1 (1.41%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.41%) Prolexic
5 1 (1.41%) Qualys
5 1 (1.41%) Sourcefire