The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Analyst
Rank 578 564 566
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 73 82 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 41
Median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £330 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £51.17 -
UK excluding London median 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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Information Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 28 July 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -17 70 £425 -5.55% 15
London -12 26 £468 +3.88% 5
East of England - 11 £488 -
South East +5 10 £425 +25.92% 1
South West +9 9 £370 -3.89% 1
West Yorkshire +7 8 £400 -
Yorkshire +6 8 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 7 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £456 -
Luton - 6 £500 -
Bristol - 6 £375 -
Leeds - 5 £400 -
City of London +36 4 £468 -10.95% 1
West Midlands -33 4 £400 - 2
Crawley - 4 £425 - 1
Hammersmith - 3 £450 -
Essex - 3 £500 -
North West +4 2 - - 5
Manchester -2 2 - - 4
Surrey -4 2 £520 -0.95%
Scotland -8 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £225 - 1
Coventry - 2 £356 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £425 -
Chelmsford - 2 £488 -
Cheltenham - 2 £225 - 1
Wiltshire -1 1 £485 -
East Midlands -5 1 £475 +18.75%

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Information Security 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 Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 154 (98.09%) Information Security
2 72 (45.86%) CISSP
3 61 (38.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (22.29%) PCI DSS
4 35 (22.29%) CISM
5 32 (20.38%) Risk Management
6 30 (19.11%) Finance
7 26 (16.56%) Firewall
8 25 (15.92%) Security Management
8 25 (15.92%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (14.65%) SIEM
10 21 (13.38%) Security Operations
10 21 (13.38%) Management Information System
10 21 (13.38%) Legal
11 18 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
12 16 (10.19%) Windows
13 15 (9.55%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (9.55%) COBIT
14 13 (8.28%) Cyberthreat
14 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (7.64%) CISA
15 12 (7.64%) Data Protection
16 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
16 11 (7.01%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (6.37%) ISMS
18 9 (5.73%) Qualys
18 9 (5.73%) E-Discovery
18 9 (5.73%) Incident Management
18 9 (5.73%) Banking

Information Security 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 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.56%) Firewall
2 11 (7.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.46%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (4.46%) Network Security
5 4 (2.55%) Internet
5 4 (2.55%) Intranet
5 4 (2.55%) LAN
5 4 (2.55%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) SAN
General
1 30 (19.11%) Finance
2 21 (13.38%) Legal
3 9 (5.73%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Law
4 4 (2.55%) Retail
4 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.38%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.28%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (4.46%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.18%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (3.18%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.18%) PKI
6 5 (3.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.55%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.91%) FMCG
9 1 (0.64%) CESG
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.64%) Economics
9 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.64%) Social Media
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.19%) Windows
2 8 (5.10%) Linux
3 3 (1.91%) Unix
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.64%) Solaris
5 1 (0.64%) VMS
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (98.09%) Information Security
2 32 (20.38%) Risk Management
3 25 (15.92%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (15.92%) Security Management
4 23 (14.65%) SIEM
5 21 (13.38%) Security Operations
6 18 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (9.55%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.64%) Data Protection
10 10 (6.37%) ISMS
11 9 (5.73%) E-Discovery
11 9 (5.73%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.73%) Information Security Management
12 8 (5.10%) Case Management
12 8 (5.10%) Risk Analysis
12 8 (5.10%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (5.10%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.10%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (4.46%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.55%) Python
2 3 (1.91%) C#
2 3 (1.91%) VB
3 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (45.86%) CISSP
2 35 (22.29%) CISM
3 12 (7.64%) CISA
4 11 (7.01%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.46%) CEH
5 7 (4.46%) CRISC
5 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) Degree
6 5 (3.18%) GCIH
7 4 (2.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (2.55%) GCIA
7 4 (2.55%) SANS
8 3 (1.91%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.91%) GIAC
8 3 (1.91%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CLAS
9 1 (0.64%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.64%) OSCP
9 1 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (38.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (22.29%) PCI DSS
3 15 (9.55%) COBIT
4 3 (1.91%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.27%) ISO27005
5 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.64%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) EnCase
2 6 (3.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.55%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.27%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (1.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.64%) Nessus
5 1 (0.64%) Nmap
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (5.73%) Qualys
2 8 (5.10%) Cisco
2 8 (5.10%) Forcepoint
3 7 (4.46%) VMware
4 6 (3.82%) ArcSight
4 6 (3.82%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (3.18%) Intel Security
5 5 (3.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.55%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.91%) Splunk
8 2 (1.27%) Cognos
8 2 (1.27%) Juniper
9 1 (0.64%) F5
9 1 (0.64%) Lumension
9 1 (0.64%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.64%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.64%) Sophos
9 1 (0.64%) Sourcefire