The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Analyst
Rank 567 543 554
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 30 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.055% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.059% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 5
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£400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +36.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51721 47458 47769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.64% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32625 28720 26837
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2093 2063 2513
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

IT Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

IT Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. 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 -26 25 £400 - 12
London -10 8 £400 +3.22% 6
South East -21 6 £350 -22.22% 2
West Midlands -19 4 £405 +1.25%
City of London +12 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +7 3 £375 -16.66%
Cardiff - 3 £475 -
Wales - 3 £475 -
South Wales - 3 £475 -
West Sussex -3 2 £314 -30.27%
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £400 -
South West - 1 £500 -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £500 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Analyst in their job title.

1 26 (44.07%) Firewall
2 23 (38.98%) Information Security
3 21 (35.59%) CISSP
4 16 (27.12%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (25.42%) ITIL
5 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (23.73%) Linux
7 13 (22.03%) SQL
8 12 (20.34%) Incident Management
8 12 (20.34%) Nessus
9 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
10 10 (16.95%) Windows
10 10 (16.95%) MS Visio
10 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
10 10 (16.95%) PCI DSS
10 10 (16.95%) SIEM
11 9 (15.25%) Finance
11 9 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (15.25%) Qualys
11 9 (15.25%) Network Security
11 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
11 9 (15.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (13.56%) MS Office
12 8 (13.56%) UNIX
12 8 (13.56%) Wireless
12 8 (13.56%) Security Architecture
13 7 (11.86%) Banking

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Visio
2 8 (13.56%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.07%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.25%) Network Security
4 8 (13.56%) Wireless
5 7 (11.86%) SAN
6 4 (6.78%) SSH
7 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (5.08%) VPN
7 3 (5.08%) Internet
8 2 (3.39%) SSL
9 1 (1.69%) LDAP
9 1 (1.69%) HTTP
9 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.69%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.78%) MS Access
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) ChangeMan
1 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) ISPF
1 1 (1.69%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) SCADA
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) IVR
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 8 (13.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.69%) zOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Information Security
2 16 (27.12%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (25.42%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (25.42%) ITIL
4 12 (20.34%) Incident Management
5 10 (16.95%) SIEM
6 9 (15.25%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (13.56%) Security Architecture
8 6 (10.17%) Business Continuity
8 6 (10.17%) Coaching
9 5 (8.47%) Security Management
9 5 (8.47%) Information Security Management
10 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security
10 4 (6.78%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (6.78%) ISMS
10 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
11 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) LINC
3 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.39%) VB
3 2 (3.39%) Perl
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) REXX
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) CISSP
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.86%) CISM
4 6 (10.17%) MCP
4 6 (10.17%) MCSE
4 6 (10.17%) CCNA
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.17%) CEH
5 4 (6.78%) CISA
6 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 2 (3.39%) GIAC
7 1 (1.69%) GCIA
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) CRISC
7 1 (1.69%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.95%) PCI DSS
3 9 (15.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) RACF
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) Nessus
2 7 (11.86%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (15.25%) Qualys
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) McAfee
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
3 5 (8.47%) Splunk
3 5 (8.47%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.08%) Websense
6 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) Juniper
6 2 (3.39%) F5
6 2 (3.39%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.69%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.69%) CA
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Sun
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix
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