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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Analyst
Rank 528 554 500
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -54
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 51 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.020% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.022% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 7 18
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£423 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £459 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 30 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 5 March 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 +33 51 £423 +101.19% 12
London +25 27 £425 +112.50% 8
City of London - 12 £438 - 1
South East -13 9 £375 -28.57%
West Midlands -1 4 £300 -20.00% 1
East of England - 4 £375 - 1
Surrey +5 3 £325 -38.09%
Yorkshire -14 3 £433 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £433 -
Leeds - 2 £449 -
South West - 2 £310 - 1
Derbyshire +9 1 £300 +46.34%
East Midlands +2 1 £300 +46.34%
North West - 1 £600 - 1
Dorset - 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £600 -
Staines - 1 - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Royston - - - -
Slough - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 110 (99.10%) Information Security
2 61 (54.95%) CISSP
3 46 (41.44%) CISM
4 41 (36.94%) Risk Management
4 41 (36.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (29.73%) CISA
6 24 (21.62%) Finance
7 23 (20.72%) Firewall
8 20 (18.02%) Security Management
9 19 (17.12%) Degree
10 17 (15.32%) Management Information System
10 17 (15.32%) GIAC
11 15 (13.51%) Information Security Management
11 15 (13.51%) Legal
11 15 (13.51%) Incident Management
11 15 (13.51%) ITIL
11 15 (13.51%) ISMS
12 14 (12.61%) Data Protection
13 13 (11.71%) CRISC
13 13 (11.71%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (10.81%) PCI DSS
14 12 (10.81%) Banking
15 11 (9.91%) Investment Banking
15 11 (9.91%) IIS
16 10 (9.01%) Windows
16 10 (9.01%) Information Assurance
17 9 (8.11%) Network Security
17 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (8.11%) Project Management
18 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (9.91%) IIS
2 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Office
2 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.90%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.72%) Firewall
2 9 (8.11%) Network Security
3 5 (4.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.50%) Intranet
4 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.70%) Internet
6 2 (1.80%) Extranet
6 2 (1.80%) LDAP
6 2 (1.80%) DHCP
6 2 (1.80%) DNS
7 1 (0.90%) VPN
7 1 (0.90%) LAN
7 1 (0.90%) WAN
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Legal
3 12 (10.81%) Banking
4 11 (9.91%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.50%) Retail
6 4 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.90%) Games
8 1 (0.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.90%) Publishing
8 1 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) .NET
1 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.90%) HTML
1 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (0.90%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.50%) Human Factors
5 4 (3.60%) Informatics
6 1 (0.90%) Equities
6 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.90%) CESG
6 1 (0.90%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.90%) Economics
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) SCADA
6 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Linux
3 6 (5.41%) UNIX
4 2 (1.80%) Solaris
5 1 (0.90%) AIX
5 1 (0.90%) HPUX
5 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (99.10%) Information Security
2 41 (36.94%) Risk Management
3 20 (18.02%) Security Management
4 15 (13.51%) Information Security Management
4 15 (13.51%) Incident Management
4 15 (13.51%) ITIL
4 15 (13.51%) ISMS
5 14 (12.61%) Data Protection
6 13 (11.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (9.01%) Information Assurance
8 9 (8.11%) Project Management
9 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.31%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (4.50%) Business Analysis
12 5 (4.50%) Supplier Management
12 5 (4.50%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (4.50%) Information Governance
12 5 (4.50%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.80%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
2 1 (0.90%) C#
2 1 (0.90%) Java
2 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 61 (54.95%) CISSP
2 46 (41.44%) CISM
3 33 (29.73%) CISA
4 19 (17.12%) Degree
5 17 (15.32%) GIAC
6 13 (11.71%) CRISC
7 5 (4.50%) CEH
8 3 (2.70%) GCIA
8 3 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (2.70%) CISMP
8 3 (2.70%) CNA
8 3 (2.70%) Novell Certification
8 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) VCP4
9 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.90%) GSEC
10 1 (0.90%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.90%) MCP
10 1 (0.90%) MCSE
10 1 (0.90%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (36.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.81%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.21%) COBIT
4 7 (6.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (6.31%) Websense
2 6 (5.41%) Qualys
2 6 (5.41%) Symantec
3 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (4.50%) HP
3 5 (4.50%) ArcSight
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.70%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.70%) Cisco
5 3 (2.70%) Sophos
5 3 (2.70%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.80%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (1.80%) Sun
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle
6 2 (1.80%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.90%) VMware
7 1 (0.90%) IBM
7 1 (0.90%) Dell
7 1 (0.90%) Reuters
7 1 (0.90%) Bloomberg
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