The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 73 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 23 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.62% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.91 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+1.80% -
Security Analyst
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1359 1280 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.97% 96.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 694 539
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.01 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst across the Edinburgh region.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Banking
3 13 (34.21%) Information Security
4 10 (26.32%) Firewall
5 8 (21.05%) Analytics
6 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (15.79%) FireEye
6 6 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (15.79%) Records Management
7 5 (13.16%) SIEM
8 4 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
8 4 (10.53%) Sourcefire
8 4 (10.53%) LAN
8 4 (10.53%) WAN
8 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
9 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.89%) SLA
9 3 (7.89%) Web Services
9 3 (7.89%) Law
9 3 (7.89%) ClearTrust
9 3 (7.89%) Network Security
9 3 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (5.26%) Trustwave

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) Network Security
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.26%) IntruShield
5 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Information Security
2 8 (21.05%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 6 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (15.79%) Records Management
3 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 5 (13.16%) SIEM
5 4 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
6 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
1 1 (2.63%) Nmap
1 1 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) FireEye
2 4 (10.53%) Sourcefire
3 2 (5.26%) McAfee
3 2 (5.26%) Trustwave
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec