This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Monday 25 October 2021
Defence Digital, MOD

Cyber Security Consultant - SQEP/Data Analyst 1 (Junior Level)

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

5 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 11 October 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 18 October 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 25 October 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
Cyber Mission Data-Alpha(CMD-A) shall improve the quality of Defence data, through new data structures to enable data exploitation through Machine Learning and Data Science.
CMD-A will facilitate the delivery of new Cyber Insights upon data currently held and identify information to assist decision making whilst saving resource effort through automation.
Latest start date
Monday 22 November 2021
Expected contract length
The contract will end date Sept 22.
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Defence Digital, MOD
Maximum day rate
£600 per day MAX. (excluding VAT and inclusive of T&S)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Cyber Security Consultant (Junior) will report to the Senior Cyber Security Consultants and also the Data Manager, they will be working alongside 4 other Senior Cyber Security Consultants, and 2 Data Engineers. This will make up the 'Data Operations Team'.
What the specialist will work on
The Cyber Security Consultant will be required to analyse the data to a high level, with the number of feeds increasing, incident management and also data reports are currently not supported, they will be required to review of overall process for data feeds both old and new.
They also need to provide documentation to the Data Manager (Cyber data assessments) and run analysis of data feeds and systems, including
GAP analysis. Providing a final report at end of each project cycle to the Data Manager, working with other team members to implement and provide recommendations from reports.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham / Working from home.
Working arrangements
5 days per week, with a mixture of working from MOD Corsham and remote working. The task will dictate the location of the work.
Security clearance
DV, although initially SC (must be held to start role) would be acceptable with the aim to acquire DV once onboarded.
Sole UK nationality is required for this role.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Off-payroll working rules apply (IR35 in-scope). Any Personal Services Company (PSC) candidates will require to come through an umbrella company.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experience in an Cyber/Data analyst or Security Operations Centre (SOC) role OR equivilant (10%)
  • Experience analysing/onboarding data, or working within a networking environment. (10%)
  • Knowledge of cyber security principles (5%)
  • Incident reporting and management (5%)
  • BAU experience (Cyber Ops) (10%)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences. (5%)
  • Revelant qualifications in CyberOps/Data Science or revelant industry (10%)
  • Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cyber security lapses. Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. (5%)
  • Knowledge of Agile development CI/CD pipeline. (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with SIEM tools.
  • Previous experience working within a defence or intelligence environment
  • Previous experience working within a defensive cyber security environment
  • An existing portfolio which demonstrates aptitude and skills

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers (1%)
  • be transparent and collaborative when making decisions (1%)
  • have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes (1%)
  • take responsibility for their work (1%)
  • share knowledge and experience with other team members (1%)
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any incumbent?
No there is not a current incumbent
2. Regarding the requirement for SC clearance, would a Restricted Certificate of Security Clearance from Houses of Parliament be sufficient?
The Security Check (SC) clearance must be held for this role.