The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £537 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 621 641
Rank change year-on-year +58 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 47 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.056% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.059% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 3
Median daily rate £537 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.36% +15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £746 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £533 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +1.42% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Top 8 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 45 £537 -2.36% 17
UK excluding London +49 26 £533 +1.42% 10
London +18 21 £537 -2.36% 7
North of England +69 11 £550 - 2
South West 0 6 £575 +15.00%
South East +28 5 £533 - 5
Scotland +35 2 - -
Midlands +19 2 £450 -5.26% 1

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 77 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (35.06%) Security Cleared
3 26 (33.77%) CISSP
4 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (27.27%) Information Security
6 19 (24.68%) SC Cleared
7 18 (23.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (23.38%) Security Architecture
8 15 (19.48%) CLAS
9 13 (16.88%) CESG Certified Professional
9 13 (16.88%) Finance
10 12 (15.58%) Linux
11 11 (14.29%) Banking
12 10 (12.99%) Network Security
12 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
12 10 (12.99%) CISM
13 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
13 9 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (11.69%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
14 8 (10.39%) Puppet
14 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (10.39%) HTTP
14 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
14 8 (10.39%) Firewall
15 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
15 7 (9.09%) HTTPS
15 7 (9.09%) ITIL
15 7 (9.09%) CESG

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 (5.19%) nginx
2 3 (3.90%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) IaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) OpenDNS
4 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Network Security
2 8 (10.39%) Firewall
2 8 (10.39%) HTTP
3 7 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.79%) Internet
4 6 (7.79%) IPsec
5 4 (5.19%) LDAP
5 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.19%) VLAN
5 4 (5.19%) VPN
6 3 (3.90%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Apache Hive
1 4 (5.19%) Big Data
1 4 (5.19%) GIS
1 4 (5.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.30%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.19%) Maven
1 4 (5.19%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Electronics
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) SAML
2 2 (2.60%) DOM
3 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.30%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) CESG
2 4 (5.19%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) CentOS
2 4 (5.19%) Unix
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (27.27%) Information Security
4 18 (23.38%) Security Architecture
5 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
6 9 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
8 7 (9.09%) ITIL
8 7 (9.09%) Security Operations
8 7 (9.09%) SIEM
9 6 (7.79%) Cryptography
9 6 (7.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 6 (7.79%) DevOps
9 6 (7.79%) Email Filtering
9 6 (7.79%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (7.79%) Threat Intelligence
9 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (6.49%) Information Management
10 5 (6.49%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
1 6 (7.79%) C-shell
1 6 (7.79%) Korn
1 6 (7.79%) Python
1 6 (7.79%) Ruby
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 4 (5.19%) Dart
3 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (35.06%) Security Cleared
2 26 (33.77%) CISSP
3 19 (24.68%) SC Cleared
4 15 (19.48%) CLAS
5 13 (16.88%) CESG Certified Professional
6 10 (12.99%) CISM
7 5 (6.49%) SANS
8 4 (5.19%) CEH
8 4 (5.19%) CREST Certified
8 4 (5.19%) GIAC
9 3 (3.90%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.60%) CCNA
10 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.60%) Degree
11 1 (1.30%) CISA
11 1 (1.30%) CRISC
11 1 (1.30%) HND
11 1 (1.30%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.79%) GDPR
4 3 (3.90%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.30%) COBIT
6 1 (1.30%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) Docker
3 1 (1.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (10.39%) Puppet
2 4 (5.19%) Ansible
3 2 (2.60%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
1 5 (6.49%) SAP
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco
2 4 (5.19%) Citrix
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
3 3 (3.90%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.90%) ESRI
3 3 (3.90%) Google
4 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.60%) Forcepoint
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) Sophos
4 2 (2.60%) Splunk
5 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.30%) Aruba
5 1 (1.30%) Aveksa
5 1 (1.30%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.30%) Symantec