The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security 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 Information Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 550 552 512
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 63 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.076% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.082% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 26 31
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£450 £450 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £363 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £321
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +36.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £51.17 £46.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 - -

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Information Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Information Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Information Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Information Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
England -18 53 £450 - 23
London -6 34 £500 +5.26% 12
City of London -5 12 £538 +19.44% 4
South East -7 11 £306 -30.00% 5
Berkshire +21 8 £275 - 1
Scotland - 8 £475 -
Slough - 7 £269 -
West Midlands +1 4 - - 2
Birmingham -1 4 - - 1
Glasgow - 4 £413 -
Stirling - 4 £500 -
South West -8 2 £385 -3.75% 2
North West -14 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Reading +7 1 £450 -
Staines +3 1 £525 -
Kent -3 1 £338 -22.85%
Surrey -7 1 £525 +16.66% 1
Dorset - 1 £385 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Analyst in their job title.

1 127 (97.69%) Information Security
2 70 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (43.85%) CISSP
4 46 (35.38%) CISM
5 45 (34.62%) Risk Management
6 41 (31.54%) Finance
7 24 (18.46%) Security Management
7 24 (18.46%) ISMS
8 23 (17.69%) Management Information System
8 23 (17.69%) CISA
9 20 (15.38%) Information Security Management
10 19 (14.62%) PCI DSS
11 18 (13.85%) Firewall
12 16 (12.31%) GAP Analysis
12 16 (12.31%) Degree
12 16 (12.31%) Banking
13 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (8.46%) Security Architecture
14 11 (8.46%) SIEM
14 11 (8.46%) Incident Management
14 11 (8.46%) Data Protection
14 11 (8.46%) Intranet
15 10 (7.69%) Business Analysis
15 10 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (6.92%) Cyber Security
17 8 (6.15%) Service Management
17 8 (6.15%) Legal
17 8 (6.15%) ITIL
17 8 (6.15%) Retail
17 8 (6.15%) Risk Assessment

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.85%) IIS
2 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Office
2 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.77%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.85%) Firewall
2 11 (8.46%) Intranet
3 6 (4.62%) Internet
3 6 (4.62%) Network Security
4 2 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.77%) WAN
5 1 (0.77%) VPN
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Banking
3 8 (6.15%) Retail
3 8 (6.15%) Legal
4 7 (5.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Games
6 3 (2.31%) Law
7 2 (1.54%) Military
7 2 (1.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.77%) Advertising
8 1 (0.77%) Local Government
8 1 (0.77%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.54%) JSP
2 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.77%) HTML
2 1 (0.77%) .NET
2 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.62%) Human Factors
4 5 (3.85%) CESG
5 3 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.54%) RMADS
6 2 (1.54%) iSeries
6 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.77%) Economics
7 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.08%) Windows
2 3 (2.31%) UNIX
3 2 (1.54%) Linux
4 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (97.69%) Information Security
2 45 (34.62%) Risk Management
3 24 (18.46%) Security Management
3 24 (18.46%) ISMS
4 20 (15.38%) Information Security Management
5 16 (12.31%) GAP Analysis
6 11 (8.46%) Data Protection
6 11 (8.46%) Incident Management
6 11 (8.46%) Security Architecture
6 11 (8.46%) SIEM
7 10 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 10 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (6.92%) Cyber Security
9 8 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (6.15%) ITIL
9 8 (6.15%) Service Management
10 7 (5.38%) Information Governance
11 6 (4.62%) E-Discovery
11 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.77%) C#
1 1 (0.77%) Java
1 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.77%) VB
1 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (43.85%) CISSP
2 46 (35.38%) CISM
3 23 (17.69%) CISA
4 16 (12.31%) Degree
5 7 (5.38%) CISMP
5 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.85%) CRISC
6 5 (3.85%) CEH
6 5 (3.85%) GIAC
7 4 (3.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.31%) ISACA
9 2 (1.54%) PCI QSA
9 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.54%) MCP
10 1 (0.77%) MCSA
10 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.77%) SSCP
10 1 (0.77%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.77%) CHFI
10 1 (0.77%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (14.62%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.62%) COBIT
4 5 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (2.31%) GPG13
7 2 (1.54%) QA
7 2 (1.54%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (4.62%) Websense
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.08%) Symantec
3 4 (3.08%) McAfee
4 3 (2.31%) Sophos
4 3 (2.31%) Sourcefire
4 3 (2.31%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.54%) hybris
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (0.77%) Citrix
6 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.77%) Qualys
6 1 (0.77%) F5
6 1 (0.77%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.77%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.77%) Varonis
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