The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Cybersecurity Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Analyst
Rank 574 642 637
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 73 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.041% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.044% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 10 2
Median daily rate £450 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-23.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Cybersecurity Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

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 24 September 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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +58 69 £450 -12.19% 10
London +32 36 £475 -5.00%
North West - 12 £400 - 1
City of London +24 8 £475 +15.43%
South East +22 8 £400 -23.80% 4
Buckinghamshire - 7 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 -
Merseyside - 7 £400 -
Manchester - 6 £350 - 1
Southport - 6 £400 -
West Midlands -21 5 £463 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £475 -
Shropshire - 4 £463 - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £475 -
Northampton - 4 £475 -
Telford - 4 £463 - 1
Scotland +13 3 £500 +42.85%
Edinburgh +11 3 £500 +42.85%
Yorkshire - 3 £511 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £511 -
Salford - 3 £400 -
Bromley - 3 £700 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £511 -
West Drayton - 2 £420 -
Hendon - 1 £325 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £450 -

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

1 99 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (44.44%) SIEM
3 42 (42.42%) Security Operations
4 40 (40.40%) Information Security
5 35 (35.35%) Firewall
6 33 (33.33%) CISSP
7 31 (31.31%) Finance
8 20 (20.20%) CISM
8 20 (20.20%) Python
8 20 (20.20%) Splunk
9 18 (18.18%) Windows
9 18 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (17.17%) Security Operations Centre
10 17 (17.17%) Banking
11 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
12 15 (15.15%) Network Security
12 15 (15.15%) TCP/IP
12 15 (15.15%) Management Information System
13 14 (14.14%) LAN
13 14 (14.14%) WAN
13 14 (14.14%) GCIA
13 14 (14.14%) GCIH
13 14 (14.14%) GIAC
13 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
13 14 (14.14%) QRadar
13 14 (14.14%) ELK Stack
14 13 (13.13%) Cyberthreat
14 13 (13.13%) Cyber Attack
14 13 (13.13%) SANS

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (35.35%) Firewall
2 18 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (15.15%) Network Security
3 15 (15.15%) TCP/IP
4 14 (14.14%) LAN
4 14 (14.14%) WAN
5 11 (11.11%) VPN
6 9 (9.09%) VoIP
7 5 (5.05%) HTTP
7 5 (5.05%) Wireless
8 3 (3.03%) DNS
9 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) Redis
2 3 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) JIRA
1 1 (1.01%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (31.31%) Finance
2 17 (17.17%) Banking
3 8 (8.08%) Financial Institution
4 7 (7.07%) Retail
5 4 (4.04%) Legal
6 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.02%) Military
8 1 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) ELK Stack
2 7 (7.07%) RESTful
3 6 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.13%) Cyber Attack
3 13 (13.13%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.03%) Equities
4 3 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.02%) CESG
5 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.01%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.01%) Fintech
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
2 13 (13.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (44.44%) SIEM
3 42 (42.42%) Security Operations
4 40 (40.40%) Information Security
5 16 (16.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (13.13%) Risk Management
7 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.11%) Case Management
8 11 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (10.10%) Open Source
9 10 (10.10%) Protective Monitoring
10 9 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 9 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 9 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (9.09%) Patch Management
11 6 (6.06%) Computer Forensics
11 6 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.20%) Python
2 13 (13.13%) C#
3 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
4 9 (9.09%) VB
5 4 (4.04%) Java
5 4 (4.04%) PHP
6 3 (3.03%) SQL
7 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (33.33%) CISSP
2 20 (20.20%) CISM
3 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.14%) GCIA
4 14 (14.14%) GCIH
4 14 (14.14%) GIAC
4 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (13.13%) SANS
6 12 (12.12%) CEH
7 10 (10.10%) Degree
8 8 (8.08%) SSCP
9 4 (4.04%) CISA
10 3 (3.03%) CNA
10 3 (3.03%) ISEB
10 3 (3.03%) ISSAP
10 3 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.03%) Novell Certification
11 2 (2.02%) CCNA
11 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.02%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) QA
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) QRadar
2 10 (10.10%) Kibana
2 10 (10.10%) logstash
3 5 (5.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (5.05%) RSA enVision
3 5 (5.05%) SCCM
4 2 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.01%) Nessus
5 1 (1.01%) Nmap
5 1 (1.01%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Splunk
2 9 (9.09%) Apple
2 9 (9.09%) IBM
2 9 (9.09%) LogRhythm
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) Sourcefire
4 5 (5.05%) F5
4 5 (5.05%) Intel Security
4 5 (5.05%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.03%) Cisco
6 3 (3.03%) NetIQ
6 3 (3.03%) Sun
7 2 (2.02%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.01%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.01%) Juniper
8 1 (1.01%) NetWitness
8 1 (1.01%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.01%) Tripwire
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