The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 401 393 435
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 180 151 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 96 78
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £320 £239
% change year-on-year
+25.31% +34.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £22.50 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £34.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -17.43%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Security Analyst
UK

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 90 £425 +6.25% 20
South East -19 39 £425 +17.24% 15
North West +7 16 £465 +65.62% 2
South West -15 12 £375 +7.14% 3
East of England - 11 £300 - 5
Yorkshire +9 5 £325 - 7
West Midlands -14 5 £450 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -5 2 £450 +18.03% 3
Security Analyst
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Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 151 (45.48%) Information Security
2 126 (37.95%) CISSP
3 100 (30.12%) Firewall
4 85 (25.60%) Finance
5 84 (25.30%) Windows
6 76 (22.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 65 (19.58%) Microsoft
8 59 (17.77%) Penetration Testing
9 55 (16.57%) CISM
10 51 (15.36%) Active Directory
10 51 (15.36%) Management Information System
11 46 (13.86%) Banking
11 46 (13.86%) Vulnerability Management
12 44 (13.25%) Network Security
13 43 (12.95%) ITIL
14 41 (12.35%) UNIX
15 37 (11.14%) Risk Management
16 36 (10.84%) Cisco
16 36 (10.84%) SIEM
17 34 (10.24%) Incident Management
17 34 (10.24%) TCP/IP
18 33 (9.94%) CheckPoint
19 32 (9.64%) Security Management
19 32 (9.64%) Qualys
19 32 (9.64%) Security Architecture
20 31 (9.34%) PCI DSS
21 29 (8.73%) Security Cleared
21 29 (8.73%) Risk Assessment
22 28 (8.43%) Data Protection
23 27 (8.13%) CISA

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.31%) IIS
2 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.30%) CICS
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 14 (4.22%) MS Office
3 13 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.92%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) assyst
2 4 (1.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (30.12%) Firewall
2 44 (13.25%) Network Security
3 34 (10.24%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.12%) VPN
4 17 (5.12%) Internet
5 15 (4.52%) LAN
6 14 (4.22%) SAN
6 14 (4.22%) Wireless
7 13 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (3.92%) WAN
8 9 (2.71%) DNS
9 8 (2.41%) SSL
10 6 (1.81%) Intranet
11 5 (1.51%) Wireshark
11 5 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.20%) DHCP
12 4 (1.20%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.20%) IPsec
12 4 (1.20%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.90%) Big Data
2 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.30%) QlikView
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.30%) DB2
4 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) QADirector
1 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.30%) ChangeMan
General
1 85 (25.60%) Finance
2 46 (13.86%) Banking
3 15 (4.52%) Retail
3 15 (4.52%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.71%) Legal
6 8 (2.41%) Law
7 6 (1.81%) Publishing
8 3 (0.90%) Private Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.60%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Hungarian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.71%) .NET
2 6 (1.81%) OAuth
3 2 (0.60%) Web Services
3 2 (0.60%) ISPF
4 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.30%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.36%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.01%) PKI
2 10 (3.01%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (2.11%) Cryptography
5 6 (1.81%) Open Source
6 5 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.20%) Economics
7 4 (1.20%) Statistics
7 4 (1.20%) CMDB
8 3 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.90%) CESG
9 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.60%) GIS
9 2 (0.60%) AS400
10 1 (0.30%) RMADS
10 1 (0.30%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.30%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.30%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 84 (25.30%) Windows
2 41 (12.35%) UNIX
3 26 (7.83%) Linux
4 8 (2.41%) Solaris
5 7 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.81%) AIX
7 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.20%) VMS
9 3 (0.90%) zOS
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (45.48%) Information Security
2 59 (17.77%) Penetration Testing
3 46 (13.86%) Vulnerability Management
4 43 (12.95%) ITIL
5 37 (11.14%) Risk Management
6 36 (10.84%) SIEM
7 34 (10.24%) Incident Management
8 32 (9.64%) Security Management
8 32 (9.64%) Security Architecture
9 29 (8.73%) Risk Assessment
10 28 (8.43%) Data Protection
11 21 (6.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 19 (5.72%) Cyber Security
13 17 (5.12%) Information Security Management
13 17 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (4.22%) Information Assurance
15 13 (3.92%) Data Security
16 12 (3.61%) PRINCE2
16 12 (3.61%) GAP Analysis
16 12 (3.61%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.33%) SQL
2 6 (1.81%) C#
3 5 (1.51%) Perl
4 3 (0.90%) VB
5 2 (0.60%) C
5 2 (0.60%) REXX
5 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.30%) Java
6 1 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 126 (37.95%) CISSP
2 55 (16.57%) CISM
3 29 (8.73%) Security Cleared
4 27 (8.13%) CISA
5 23 (6.93%) CEH
6 20 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (5.72%) MCSE
8 14 (4.22%) Degree
8 14 (4.22%) CCNA
9 12 (3.61%) MCP
9 12 (3.61%) GIAC
10 6 (1.81%) GCIA
10 6 (1.81%) GCIH
10 6 (1.81%) CRISC
11 5 (1.51%) CCSA
11 5 (1.51%) CCNP
11 5 (1.51%) ISEB
12 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (22.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (9.34%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.71%) COBIT
4 8 (2.41%) QA
5 6 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.20%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.90%) BS7799
7 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (15.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.51%) UAG
3 5 (1.51%) ISA Server
3 5 (1.51%) RACF
4 3 (0.90%) Snort
5 2 (0.60%) Nmap
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.92%) Nessus
2 12 (3.61%) SCCM
3 5 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.60%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 65 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.84%) Cisco
3 33 (9.94%) CheckPoint
4 32 (9.64%) Qualys
5 23 (6.93%) Cyber-Ark
5 23 (6.93%) McAfee
6 20 (6.02%) VMware
7 15 (4.52%) Gemalto
8 13 (3.92%) Symantec
8 13 (3.92%) Citrix
9 11 (3.31%) Splunk
9 11 (3.31%) HP
10 9 (2.71%) F5
11 8 (2.41%) Oracle
11 8 (2.41%) IBM
11 8 (2.41%) Juniper
12 7 (2.11%) Websense
13 5 (1.51%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.51%) SurfControl
14 4 (1.20%) Sophos
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