The table below looks at the statistics for the Cybersecurity Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Analyst
Rank 616 617 624
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 24 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.032% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.034% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 1
Average daily rate £400 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Cybersecurity Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cybersecurity Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK.

Cybersecurity Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Cybersecurity Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK.

Cybersecurity Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -16 24 £400 -5.88% 7
London 0 17 £400 -10.86% 3
South East -17 6 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Berkshire +3 2 - - 2
Maidenhead - 2 - -
City of London +42 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Bromley - 1 £320 -

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity Analyst in their job title.

1 59 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (49.15%) Information Security
3 25 (42.37%) CISSP
4 20 (33.90%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (32.20%) CISM
6 18 (30.51%) SIEM
7 16 (27.12%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (25.42%) CEH
8 15 (25.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 15 (25.42%) Finance
9 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
10 13 (22.03%) GIAC
11 11 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
11 11 (18.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (18.64%) ArcSight
12 10 (16.95%) Security Operations
12 10 (16.95%) Qualys
13 9 (15.25%) Symantec
13 9 (15.25%) Python
14 8 (13.56%) Windows
14 8 (13.56%) Information Security Management
14 8 (13.56%) Security Management
14 8 (13.56%) Nmap
14 8 (13.56%) GCIA
14 8 (13.56%) GCIH
14 8 (13.56%) Nessus
15 7 (11.86%) Computer Forensics
15 7 (11.86%) Degree
15 7 (11.86%) SQL

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 4 (6.78%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) Firewall
3 3 (5.08%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Wholesale Banking
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (6.78%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.39%) CESG
6 2 (3.39%) Equities
6 2 (3.39%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.69%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.69%) Fintech
7 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (49.15%) Information Security
3 18 (30.51%) SIEM
4 16 (27.12%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (16.95%) Security Operations
7 8 (13.56%) Information Security Management
7 8 (13.56%) Security Management
8 7 (11.86%) Computer Forensics
8 7 (11.86%) Security Architecture
9 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
10 5 (8.47%) Information Security Governance
10 5 (8.47%) OWASP
10 5 (8.47%) Product Management
10 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.78%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) Python
2 7 (11.86%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.17%) VB
4 2 (3.39%) C
4 2 (3.39%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) CISSP
2 19 (32.20%) CISM
3 15 (25.42%) CEH
4 13 (22.03%) GIAC
5 8 (13.56%) GCIA
5 8 (13.56%) GCIH
6 7 (11.86%) Degree
7 6 (10.17%) CISA
8 5 (8.47%) CREST Certified
8 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.08%) PCI QSA
9 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.39%) CNA
10 2 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (3.39%) Novell Certification
10 2 (3.39%) OSCP
10 2 (3.39%) SANS
11 1 (1.69%) CCNA
11 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Nessus
1 8 (13.56%) Nmap
2 5 (8.47%) OpenVAS
3 2 (3.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) ArcSight
2 10 (16.95%) Qualys
3 9 (15.25%) Symantec
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.17%) Splunk
5 5 (8.47%) Intel Security
6 4 (6.78%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) IBM
6 4 (6.78%) LogRhythm
6 4 (6.78%) NetIQ
6 4 (6.78%) Novell
6 4 (6.78%) Q1 Labs
6 4 (6.78%) Tripwire
7 2 (3.39%) Sun
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco
8 1 (1.69%) VMware