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 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
Cybersecurity Analyst
Rank 589 591 578
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 30 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.021% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 1
Average daily rate £475 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +3.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £290 -
% change year-on-year
+63.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 - -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 17 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 5 February 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 +18 28 £481 +28.33% 7
London +1 14 £488 +25.80% 4
South East - 11 £469 - 1
City of London +40 4 £350 -30.00% 3
Basingstoke - 4 £500 -
Hampshire - 4 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 -
East of England -1 2 - -
Essex -6 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Brentwood -1 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 23 (38.98%) Information Security
3 22 (37.29%) SIEM
4 19 (32.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (32.20%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (27.12%) ArcSight
5 16 (27.12%) CISSP
6 15 (25.42%) Management Information System
6 15 (25.42%) Finance
7 13 (22.03%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (20.34%) Qualys
9 11 (18.64%) Symantec
10 10 (16.95%) Information Security Management
10 10 (16.95%) Security Management
10 10 (16.95%) Nessus
11 9 (15.25%) Nmap
11 9 (15.25%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (15.25%) CISM
11 9 (15.25%) McAfee
11 9 (15.25%) Windows
11 9 (15.25%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.56%) CEH
12 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.56%) Splunk
13 7 (11.86%) Information Security Governance
13 7 (11.86%) Network Security
13 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (11.86%) SQL

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (11.86%) Network Security
3 6 (10.17%) Firewall
3 6 (10.17%) Internet
4 3 (5.08%) LAN
4 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 2 (3.39%) IntruShield
5 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.69%) HTTP
6 1 (1.69%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (25.42%) Management Information System
3 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.69%) SCADA
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (38.98%) Information Security
3 22 (37.29%) SIEM
4 13 (22.03%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Information Security Management
5 10 (16.95%) Security Management
6 9 (15.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (15.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (11.86%) Information Security Governance
8 5 (8.47%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (6.78%) Analytics
9 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Digital Forensics
9 4 (6.78%) OWASP
9 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
9 4 (6.78%) Security Operations
9 4 (6.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (5.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) Python
3 3 (5.08%) C
3 3 (5.08%) C++
3 3 (5.08%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) CISSP
2 9 (15.25%) CISM
3 8 (13.56%) CEH
3 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) GIAC
5 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.78%) CREST Certified
7 3 (5.08%) CISA
7 3 (5.08%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) GCIA
7 3 (5.08%) GCIH
7 3 (5.08%) PCI QSA
8 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.39%) OSCP
9 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.69%) CLAS
9 1 (1.69%) IISP
9 1 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) ISO27002
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) RMADS
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) Nessus
2 9 (15.25%) Nmap
3 4 (6.78%) OpenVAS
3 4 (6.78%) QRadar
4 2 (3.39%) EnCase
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) ArcSight
2 12 (20.34%) Qualys
3 11 (18.64%) Symantec
4 9 (15.25%) McAfee
5 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.56%) Splunk
6 6 (10.17%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) IBM
6 6 (10.17%) NetIQ
7 5 (8.47%) Tripwire
8 4 (6.78%) LogRhythm
8 4 (6.78%) Novell
8 4 (6.78%) Q1 Labs
8 4 (6.78%) VMware
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco
10 2 (3.39%) Rapid7
10 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.69%) Juniper
11 1 (1.69%) Ruckus Wireless