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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Analyst
Rank 554 567 597
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 86 68 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 17
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £425 £378
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £41.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +1 84 £400 -5.88% 13
London +4 49 £431 +15.00% 9
South East -14 12 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England +12 8 £431 -4.16%
Bedfordshire +6 8 £431 -4.16%
North West -6 8 £330 -40.00% 1
Luton +1 6 £431 -4.16%
City of London +36 4 £475 +26.66% 2
Manchester -4 4 £300 -
West Midlands -13 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Oxfordshire +5 3 - -
South West +2 3 £400 - 1
Surrey -11 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Berkshire +5 2 £395 -7.05%
Scotland -23 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £369 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £330 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £450 -
Reading -7 1 £390 -5.45%
Blackpool - 1 £330 -
Preston - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Wiltshire - 1 £485 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1

Information Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 168 (97.67%) Information Security
2 79 (45.93%) CISSP
3 57 (33.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (25.58%) CISM
5 36 (20.93%) Risk Management
6 35 (20.35%) PCI DSS
7 34 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (18.02%) Security Management
9 29 (16.86%) Legal
9 29 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (15.70%) Security Operations
11 22 (12.79%) Cyberthreat
12 21 (12.21%) Finance
13 19 (11.05%) COBIT
13 19 (11.05%) Data Protection
14 18 (10.47%) Management Information System
15 16 (9.30%) Information Assurance
16 15 (8.72%) Security Cleared
16 15 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
16 15 (8.72%) Windows
16 15 (8.72%) Retail
17 13 (7.56%) Information Security Management
17 13 (7.56%) Risk Analysis
18 12 (6.98%) SC Cleared
18 12 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
19 11 (6.40%) Firewall
19 11 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 11 (6.40%) CISA
19 11 (6.40%) Security Architecture
19 11 (6.40%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.40%) Firewall
2 6 (3.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) Intranet
3 2 (1.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.58%) SAN
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
General
1 29 (16.86%) Legal
2 21 (12.21%) Finance
3 15 (8.72%) Retail
4 6 (3.49%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.79%) Cyberthreat
3 18 (10.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.74%) FMCG
5 3 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.58%) CESG
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.58%) Economics
7 1 (0.58%) PKI
7 1 (0.58%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.58%) Social Media
7 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.72%) Windows
2 8 (4.65%) Unix
3 4 (2.33%) VMS
4 3 (1.74%) AIX
5 2 (1.16%) Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (97.67%) Information Security
2 36 (20.93%) Risk Management
3 31 (18.02%) Security Management
4 29 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
5 27 (15.70%) Security Operations
6 19 (11.05%) Data Protection
7 16 (9.30%) Information Assurance
8 15 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (7.56%) Information Security Management
9 13 (7.56%) Risk Analysis
10 12 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (6.40%) Security Architecture
11 11 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.40%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (5.23%) Case Management
12 9 (5.23%) E-Discovery
12 9 (5.23%) Incident Management
12 9 (5.23%) SIEM
13 7 (4.07%) Business Analysis
14 6 (3.49%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.33%) Python
2 3 (1.74%) C#
2 3 (1.74%) VB
3 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (45.93%) CISSP
2 44 (25.58%) CISM
3 15 (8.72%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.40%) CISA
6 7 (4.07%) CEH
7 6 (3.49%) Degree
8 5 (2.91%) GCIH
9 4 (2.33%) GCIA
9 4 (2.33%) SANS
10 3 (1.74%) GIAC
11 1 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.58%) CLAS
11 1 (0.58%) CRISC
11 1 (0.58%) EC-Council LPT
11 1 (0.58%) ECSA
11 1 (0.58%) ISSMP
11 1 (0.58%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.58%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (33.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (20.35%) PCI DSS
3 19 (11.05%) COBIT
4 5 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.33%) ISO27005
5 4 (2.33%) RMADS
6 2 (1.16%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.23%) EnCase
2 2 (1.16%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.58%) Nessus
3 1 (0.58%) Nmap
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
3 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
1 6 (3.49%) Qualys
2 4 (2.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (2.33%) Varonis
3 3 (1.74%) Cisco
3 3 (1.74%) Forcepoint
3 3 (1.74%) HP
3 3 (1.74%) Splunk
4 2 (1.16%) Cognos
4 2 (1.16%) F5
4 2 (1.16%) VMware
5 1 (0.58%) Acunetix
5 1 (0.58%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.58%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.58%) Lumension
5 1 (0.58%) NetWitness
5 1 (0.58%) Progress
5 1 (0.58%) Proofpoint
5 1 (0.58%) Sourcefire