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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Analyst
UK
Rank 535 528 572
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 59 101 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 84 37
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £333 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -2 53 £413 -2.94% 14
London +5 38 £425 - 5
City of London -2 6 £456 -13.09% 2
South West - 6 £413 -
Wiltshire - 5 £413 -
Swindon - 4 £413 -
Cardiff - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £350 -
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +17 3 £475 +36.20% 1
Scotland +30 2 £478 - 1
South East +20 2 - - 1
North West +13 2 - - 2
Glasgow +3 2 £478 - 1
York - 2 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Sheffield 0 1 - - 1
West Midlands -1 1 £425 -10.52%
Coventry -6 1 £425 -10.52%
East of England -15 1 £275 -35.29% 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Marlborough - 1 £400 -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Information Security
2 58 (58.00%) CISSP
3 38 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (29.00%) CISA
5 28 (28.00%) CISM
6 27 (27.00%) Finance
7 23 (23.00%) PCI DSS
8 19 (19.00%) Degree
9 18 (18.00%) Risk Management
9 18 (18.00%) ISMS
10 16 (16.00%) Data Protection
11 14 (14.00%) Incident Management
11 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
12 13 (13.00%) Information Security Management
12 13 (13.00%) Security Management
12 13 (13.00%) ITIL
12 13 (13.00%) SIEM
13 12 (12.00%) IT Audit
13 12 (12.00%) Banking
14 11 (11.00%) Retail
14 11 (11.00%) Firewall
14 11 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
15 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
16 9 (9.00%) CISMP
16 9 (9.00%) Intranet
16 9 (9.00%) Internet
16 9 (9.00%) PRINCE2
16 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
16 9 (9.00%) SWIFT

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 3 (3.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.00%) IaaS
2 1 (1.00%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) Firewall
2 9 (9.00%) Internet
2 9 (9.00%) Intranet
3 6 (6.00%) Network Security
4 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.00%) VPN
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.00%) LAN
6 2 (2.00%) SSL
6 2 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.00%) DHCP
7 1 (1.00%) DMZ
7 1 (1.00%) DNS
7 1 (1.00%) IPv6
7 1 (1.00%) MRTG
7 1 (1.00%) OSPF
7 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) JIRA
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.00%) Banking
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
4 6 (6.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Electronics
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.00%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.00%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Fintech
5 1 (1.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Linux
1 2 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (100.00%) Information Security
2 18 (18.00%) ISMS
2 18 (18.00%) Risk Management
3 16 (16.00%) Data Protection
4 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
4 14 (14.00%) Incident Management
5 13 (13.00%) Information Security Management
5 13 (13.00%) ITIL
5 13 (13.00%) Security Management
5 13 (13.00%) SIEM
6 12 (12.00%) IT Audit
7 11 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (9.00%) PRINCE2
9 8 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (8.00%) ITIL V3
9 8 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (7.00%) Analytics
10 7 (7.00%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (7.00%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.00%) C++
1 1 (1.00%) Java
1 1 (1.00%) Perl
1 1 (1.00%) Python
1 1 (1.00%) Scala
1 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (58.00%) CISSP
2 29 (29.00%) CISA
3 28 (28.00%) CISM
4 19 (19.00%) Degree
5 9 (9.00%) CISMP
6 6 (6.00%) CRISC
7 4 (4.00%) IIBA
7 4 (4.00%) ISEB
8 3 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.00%) CLAS
9 2 (2.00%) CCFP
9 2 (2.00%) CCSP
9 2 (2.00%) CEH
9 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.00%) EnCE
9 2 (2.00%) GCFA
9 2 (2.00%) GCIA
9 2 (2.00%) GPEN
9 2 (2.00%) GREM
9 2 (2.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (23.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.00%) COBIT
3 5 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.00%) GDPR
4 2 (2.00%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (2.00%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (1.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.00%) Nagios
2 1 (1.00%) Nessus
2 1 (1.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.00%) Nmap
2 1 (1.00%) QRadar
2 1 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.00%) Cisco
3 4 (4.00%) Intel
3 4 (4.00%) Intel Security
3 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (4.00%) Qualys
4 3 (3.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.00%) Citrix
5 2 (2.00%) NetWitness
5 2 (2.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.00%) Symantec
6 1 (1.00%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.00%) Juniper
6 1 (1.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.00%) Sophos
6 1 (1.00%) Splunk
6 1 (1.00%) Varonis