Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 767 852
Rank change year-on-year -72 +85 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 62 84 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.088% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.093% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 48
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +19.44%
10th Percentile £429 £413 £411
90th Percentile £679 £684 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £519
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 98,830 90,441 104,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,752 58,615 68,085
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,197 2,912 3,137
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -50 58 £550 +4.76% 37
UK excluding London -54 32 £550 +10.00% 26
London -51 29 £563 +4.46% 17
North of England -30 14 £463 -11.90% 8
Yorkshire -24 12 £525 +2.44% 3
South East -26 7 £550 +22.22% 4
South West +2 3 £500 -13.04% 2
Scotland -42 3 £500 - 5
East of England - 3 £700 - 1
Midlands -17 2 £663 +39.47% 5
North West -19 2 £408 -29.13% 4
East Midlands +2 1 £675 +50.00%
West Midlands -29 1 £650 +30.00% 5

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Cybersecurity Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) Security Testing
4 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 10 (16.13%) Finance
5 10 (16.13%) Information Security
5 10 (16.13%) Banking
6 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (12.90%) ForeScout
7 7 (11.29%) Security Operations
7 7 (11.29%) SIEM
7 7 (11.29%) Data Analytics
7 7 (11.29%) Analytics
7 7 (11.29%) Public Cloud
7 7 (11.29%) Reverse Engineering
7 7 (11.29%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.29%) Windows
7 7 (11.29%) Linux
8 6 (9.68%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) CISSP
8 6 (9.68%) Android
8 6 (9.68%) Open Source
8 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
8 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
8 6 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (9.68%) SDLC
8 6 (9.68%) IaaS

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 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) IaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) 2G
1 4 (6.45%) 3G
1 4 (6.45%) 4G
1 4 (6.45%) TETRA
2 3 (4.84%) Firewall
2 3 (4.84%) SMS
3 2 (3.23%) Network Security
3 2 (3.23%) Skype
4 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 10 (16.13%) Banking
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
2 1 (1.61%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Public Cloud
2 6 (9.68%) Fintech
3 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Android
2 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (20.97%) Security Testing
3 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (16.13%) Information Security
5 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) Analytics
6 7 (11.29%) Data Analytics
6 7 (11.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 7 (11.29%) Risk Management
6 7 (11.29%) Security Operations
6 7 (11.29%) SIEM
7 6 (9.68%) ITIL
7 6 (9.68%) Open Source
7 6 (9.68%) Presales
7 6 (9.68%) SDLC
7 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
7 6 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (8.06%) Security Management
8 5 (8.06%) Service Management
8 5 (8.06%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Java
2 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
2 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.45%) Perl
2 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.45%) Python
2 4 (6.45%) Ruby
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) CISSP
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CISM
5 2 (3.23%) GCIA
5 2 (3.23%) GIAC
6 1 (1.61%) CCIE
6 1 (1.61%) CCNA
6 1 (1.61%) CEH
6 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.61%) CISA
6 1 (1.61%) OSCP
6 1 (1.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Mesos
1 4 (6.45%) Nagios
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) ForeScout
2 4 (6.45%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (1.61%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.61%) Intel
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Qualys
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO