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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Analyst
Rank 565 557 540
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 42 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.047% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.051% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 4
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£350 £425 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £327 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £200
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +125.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 23 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 22 May 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 -10 39 £380 -13.14% 8
London +4 16 £450 +9.09% 1
South East -9 16 £350 -30.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £359 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £359 -
East of England - 5 £310 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £295 -
City of London +11 3 £450 +5.88%
Edinburgh +1 3 £250 -
Scotland -3 3 £250 -40.82%
Cambridge - 3 £295 -
Hampshire - 3 £350 -
Berkshire - 2 £445 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £325 -
North West - 2 £325 -
Kent +4 1 £275 -
West Malling - 1 £275 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £488 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £445 -
Aldershot - 1 - -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 37 (53.62%) Information Security
2 30 (43.48%) CISSP
3 24 (34.78%) ITIL
4 21 (30.43%) Finance
5 19 (27.54%) Firewall
5 19 (27.54%) Management Information System
6 17 (24.64%) CEH
6 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.19%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (21.74%) MS Office
8 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
9 14 (20.29%) SQL
9 14 (20.29%) Data Protection
9 14 (20.29%) SIEM
10 13 (18.84%) PCI DSS
10 13 (18.84%) CISM
10 13 (18.84%) Security Management
11 12 (17.39%) Windows
12 10 (14.49%) VB
12 10 (14.49%) .NET
12 10 (14.49%) DB2
12 10 (14.49%) LDAP
12 10 (14.49%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (14.49%) Banking
12 10 (14.49%) DB2 UDB
12 10 (14.49%) CISMP
12 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
12 10 (14.49%) Technical Analysis
13 9 (13.04%) Active Directory

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Office
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) Firewall
2 10 (14.49%) LDAP
3 7 (10.14%) Wireless
4 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.25%) WAN
4 5 (7.25%) Network Security
5 4 (5.80%) SAN
5 4 (5.80%) LAN
5 4 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.35%) VPN
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.90%) SSL
8 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.45%) DNS
8 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) DB2
1 10 (14.49%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) HTML
2 8 (11.59%) SOAP
2 8 (11.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.54%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.35%) Cryptography
2 3 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (2.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.90%) AS400
3 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Statistics
4 1 (1.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (53.62%) Information Security
2 24 (34.78%) ITIL
3 16 (23.19%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (20.29%) Data Protection
4 14 (20.29%) SIEM
5 13 (18.84%) Security Management
6 10 (14.49%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (14.49%) Technical Analysis
7 9 (13.04%) Project Management
8 8 (11.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (10.14%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
10 6 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (7.25%) Service Management
12 4 (5.80%) Coaching
12 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
13 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
13 3 (4.35%) Malware Detection\Protection
13 3 (4.35%) Cyber Security
14 2 (2.90%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) VB
2 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (43.48%) CISSP
2 17 (24.64%) CEH
3 13 (18.84%) CISM
4 10 (14.49%) CISMP
5 8 (11.59%) SSCP
5 8 (11.59%) GIAC
6 5 (7.25%) CISA
6 5 (7.25%) CCNA
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.80%) MCSE
7 4 (5.80%) MCP
7 4 (5.80%) Degree
8 2 (2.90%) PCI QSA
9 1 (1.45%) ACSA
9 1 (1.45%) GSEC
9 1 (1.45%) CCSE
9 1 (1.45%) CCNP
9 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (18.84%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.59%) SLA
4 4 (5.80%) COBIT
5 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.45%) QA
6 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Firmware
3 1 (1.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) WSUS
2 5 (7.25%) SCCM
3 4 (5.80%) Nessus
4 3 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) McAfee
3 5 (7.25%) Qualys
3 5 (7.25%) Cisco
4 4 (5.80%) LogRhythm
5 3 (4.35%) Symantec
5 3 (4.35%) VMware
5 3 (4.35%) Splunk
6 2 (2.90%) F5
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.90%) Juniper
7 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.45%) Brocade
7 1 (1.45%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) Websense
7 1 (1.45%) Clearswift