The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 618 618
Rank change year-on-year +43 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Consultant 30 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.056% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.059% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 3
Median daily rate £513 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £620 -
% change year-on-year -19.35% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Cybersecurity Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Consultant in the job title.

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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Consultant in the UK

Cybersecurity Consultant
Top 21 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 29 March 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 +50 30 £513 -2.38% 11
Yorkshire - 9 £525 -
London +21 8 £550 +4.76% 8
South Yorkshire - 8 £525 -
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
South East +16 6 £494 -20.36% 1
Milton Keynes 0 5 £494 -
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £494 -
West Midlands - 3 £538 -
North West +29 1 - -
North East - 1 £380 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £380 -
South West - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Gateshead - 1 £380 -
Coventry - 1 £475 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £600 -

Cybersecurity Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 67 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (43.28%) Security Architecture
3 25 (37.31%) CISSP
4 22 (32.84%) Information Security
5 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
6 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
6 16 (23.88%) Risk Management
6 16 (23.88%) Finance
7 15 (22.39%) Information Assurance
7 15 (22.39%) CEH
8 14 (20.90%) Ethical Hacking
8 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (20.90%) Linux
8 14 (20.90%) CREST Certified
9 13 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (14.93%) Secure Coding
11 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (13.43%) CESG
12 8 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
12 8 (11.94%) Social Engineering
12 8 (11.94%) Static Code Analysis
12 8 (11.94%) SANS
12 8 (11.94%) Static Program Analysis
12 8 (11.94%) Fuzz Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Algorithms
13 7 (10.45%) Cryptography
13 7 (10.45%) Security Testing
13 7 (10.45%) OWASP

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 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Firewall
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
2 4 (5.97%) Kerberos
3 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
5 1 (1.49%) SCCP
5 1 (1.49%) VoIP
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Big Data
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Electronics
2 5 (7.46%) Law
2 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.46%) Marketing
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) SAML
2 3 (4.48%) DOM
3 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.49%) SOAP
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) CESG
2 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.45%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.97%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (5.97%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (5.97%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.48%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (4.48%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.49%) CMDB
7 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.49%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (43.28%) Security Architecture
3 22 (32.84%) Information Security
4 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.88%) Risk Management
6 15 (22.39%) Information Assurance
7 14 (20.90%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (14.93%) Secure Coding
9 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (11.94%) Fuzz Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Social Engineering
10 8 (11.94%) Static Code Analysis
10 8 (11.94%) Static Program Analysis
11 7 (10.45%) Cryptography
11 7 (10.45%) OWASP
11 7 (10.45%) Security Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
12 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (7.46%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) Java
1 7 (10.45%) Python
2 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) CISSP
2 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
3 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) CEH
5 14 (20.90%) CREST Certified
6 8 (11.94%) SANS
7 6 (8.96%) GIAC
8 4 (5.97%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (5.97%) CISM
8 4 (5.97%) CLAS
9 2 (2.99%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.49%) CISMP
10 1 (1.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) GDPR
3 1 (1.49%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.49%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.49%) ISO27005
3 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.49%) Nessus
2 1 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.49%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.49%) Nmap
2 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) SAP
2 5 (7.46%) CyberArk
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.97%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) Splunk
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.99%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) BMC
6 1 (1.49%) CA
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.49%) Intel
6 1 (1.49%) Mercator
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.49%) Saba
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec
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