The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Analyst
Rank 139 119 130
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 2 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.46% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.50% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£340 £338 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £13.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+136.36% -34.52%
Security Analyst
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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
2992 2582 2761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.95% 90.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 1291 1401
Average daily rate £350 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 186 212
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.24 £45.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Manchester -13 1 £325 +8.33%
Cheshire - - - - 2
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) CISSP
3 6 (35.29%) CISM
3 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) GIAC
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Perl
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
6 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) CRISC
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
7 2 (11.76%) Network Management
7 2 (11.76%) Splunk
7 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Advertising
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) COBIT
7 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) RMADS
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRAMM
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CISSP
2 6 (35.29%) CISM
3 3 (17.65%) GIAC
3 3 (17.65%) CRISC
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.76%) COBIT
4 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Splunk
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Imperva