Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 805 831
Rank change year-on-year -31 +26 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 50 75 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.075% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.079% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 50
UK median daily rate £513 £543 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +8.60% -10.31%
10th Percentile £398 £413 £363
90th Percentile £648 £753 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £488
% change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% -12.56%
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 97,664 94,376 100,916
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,189 61,985 65,717
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,134 2,810 3,301
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Top 12 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 19 October 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 -51 46 £525 -3.85% 40
UK excluding London -30 26 £525 -4.55% 29
London -20 22 £500 -7.15% 13
South East -11 9 £550 -6.38% 8
East of England +7 6 £450 - 1
North of England -31 4 £440 -23.48% 5
South West -22 3 £525 -10.64% 8
Scotland -24 3 £500 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire -13 2 £450 -10.00% 1
North West -25 2 £408 -32.08% 2
Midlands -10 1 £675 +35.00% 5
East Midlands - 1 £675 - 2

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 50 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.00%) Information Security
4 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.00%) Finance
4 9 (18.00%) CISSP
5 8 (16.00%) Open Source
5 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (14.00%) CISM
6 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (14.00%) Big Data
6 7 (14.00%) Data Analytics
6 7 (14.00%) Analytics
7 6 (12.00%) GDPR
7 6 (12.00%) Java
7 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (12.00%) Security Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
8 5 (10.00%) SIEM
8 5 (10.00%) Python
8 5 (10.00%) CISA
8 5 (10.00%) Security Management
8 5 (10.00%) Presales
8 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (8.00%) Cloudera
9 4 (8.00%) Apache Camel

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 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) LAN
2 3 (6.00%) VPN
3 2 (4.00%) 2G
3 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) 4G
3 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.00%) TETRA
4 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Skype
4 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Law
3 3 (6.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (20.00%) Information Security
3 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.00%) Open Source
5 7 (14.00%) Analytics
5 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (14.00%) Data Analytics
6 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Presales
7 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Security Management
7 5 (10.00%) SIEM
7 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (8.00%) Actionable Insight
8 4 (8.00%) Microservices
8 4 (8.00%) OSINT
8 4 (8.00%) Security Operations
8 4 (8.00%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Java
2 5 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) Perl
3 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) CISSP
3 7 (14.00%) CISM
4 5 (10.00%) CISA
5 3 (6.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) GIAC
7 1 (2.00%) GISP
7 1 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (2.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.00%) GDPR
3 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) QA
4 1 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Mesos
1 4 (8.00%) Nagios
2 3 (6.00%) Kibana
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Cloudera
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco
2 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (2.00%) Intel
2 1 (2.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (2.00%) McAfee
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.00%) Symantec
2 1 (2.00%) TIBCO