The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 131 148 130
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 24 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.47% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 9
Median daily rate £400 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £396 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.18 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-50.22% +13.18%
Security Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3350 4279 2968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.17% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 2605 1693
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -15 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Merseyside - 10 £400 -
Cheshire +6 3 £450 -
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Security Analyst 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 across the North West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 39 (51.32%) Information Security
2 34 (44.74%) Firewall
3 32 (42.11%) CISSP
4 24 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (26.32%) Security Operations
6 18 (23.68%) CISM
6 18 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (22.37%) SIEM
8 16 (21.05%) PCI DSS
9 14 (18.42%) Splunk
9 14 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (17.11%) Windows
11 12 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
11 12 (15.79%) Python
11 12 (15.79%) Finance
12 11 (14.47%) Risk Management
12 11 (14.47%) CEH
12 11 (14.47%) SANS
13 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (11.84%) WAN
14 9 (11.84%) LAN
14 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
14 9 (11.84%) PKI
14 9 (11.84%) Email Filtering
14 9 (11.84%) Web Filtering
14 9 (11.84%) ELK Stack
15 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (10.53%) Redis

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (1.32%) Apache
1 1 (1.32%) CMS
1 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 34 (44.74%) Firewall
2 18 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (11.84%) LAN
3 9 (11.84%) WAN
4 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.89%) tcpdump
5 6 (7.89%) VoIP
5 6 (7.89%) VPN
5 6 (7.89%) Wireshark
6 4 (5.26%) Network Security
6 4 (5.26%) Wireless
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Redis
2 4 (5.26%) GIS
3 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) ELK Stack
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) JSP
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (11.84%) PKI
3 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.21%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Information Security
2 24 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (26.32%) Security Operations
4 17 (22.37%) SIEM
4 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Risk Management
7 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (11.84%) Email Filtering
8 9 (11.84%) Web Filtering
9 8 (10.53%) Case Management
9 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 8 (10.53%) Open Source
10 6 (7.89%) Business Continuity
10 6 (7.89%) Digital Forensics
10 6 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (7.89%) Patch Management
10 6 (7.89%) Threat Analysis
10 6 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) Python
2 6 (7.89%) Perl
2 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (42.11%) CISSP
2 18 (23.68%) CISM
3 11 (14.47%) CEH
3 11 (14.47%) SANS
4 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) GCIH
5 7 (9.21%) GIAC
5 7 (9.21%) SSCP
6 6 (7.89%) GCFA
7 4 (5.26%) CFCE
7 4 (5.26%) EnCE
7 4 (5.26%) GCFE
8 3 (3.95%) CISA
9 2 (2.63%) CISMP
9 2 (2.63%) GSEC
9 2 (2.63%) GSLC
9 2 (2.63%) GSNA
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.26%) COBIT
3 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Kibana
1 8 (10.53%) logstash
2 6 (7.89%) EnCase
2 6 (7.89%) QRadar
3 4 (5.26%) RSA enVision
4 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Splunk
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.53%) LogRhythm
4 7 (9.21%) Apple
5 6 (7.89%) ArcSight
5 6 (7.89%) F5
5 6 (7.89%) IBM
5 6 (7.89%) Rapid7
6 4 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 4 (5.26%) Lumension
6 4 (5.26%) VMware
7 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco
7 3 (3.95%) Sophos
8 2 (2.63%) Trustwave
9 1 (1.32%) hybris
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle
9 1 (1.32%) Qualys
9 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.32%) Tripwire