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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Analyst
Rank 611 577 570
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 17 37 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.068% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.073% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 5
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£385 £411 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £358 £263
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +36.19%
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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 3 August 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 -28 17 £385 -3.75% 9
London -25 6 £381 -10.29% 5
South East -31 5 £368 +4.62% 2
Hampshire - 2 £350 -
North West - 2 £450 -
East of England - 2 £469 -
Kent +1 1 - -
Milton Keynes -3 1 - -
Crawley -7 1 £385 +9.60%
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
West Sussex -18 1 £385 +20.31%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Chester - 1 £450 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Norwich - 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £488 -
Norfolk - 1 £450 -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 29 (46.03%) Information Security
2 19 (30.16%) ITIL
3 18 (28.57%) Finance
4 17 (26.98%) CISSP
5 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 14 (22.22%) Firewall
8 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
8 13 (20.63%) Data Protection
8 13 (20.63%) SIEM
9 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 12 (19.05%) Security Management
9 12 (19.05%) VB
10 11 (17.46%) SQL
10 11 (17.46%) MS Office
10 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
10 11 (17.46%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (15.87%) Technical Analysis
11 10 (15.87%) Banking
11 10 (15.87%) DB2 UDB
11 10 (15.87%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (15.87%) DB2
11 10 (15.87%) .NET
11 10 (15.87%) LDAP
12 9 (14.29%) Project Management
12 9 (14.29%) CEH
13 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 8 (12.70%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (12.70%) SSCP

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Applications
1 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Firewall
2 10 (15.87%) LDAP
3 6 (9.52%) WAN
4 5 (7.94%) LAN
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.76%) VPN
6 2 (3.17%) Wireless
6 2 (3.17%) Network Security
6 2 (3.17%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) DB2
1 10 (15.87%) DB2 UDB
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) SOAP
2 8 (12.70%) HTML
2 8 (12.70%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.17%) AS400
4 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Information Security
2 19 (30.16%) ITIL
3 13 (20.63%) Data Protection
3 13 (20.63%) SIEM
4 12 (19.05%) Security Management
5 11 (17.46%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (15.87%) Technical Analysis
6 10 (15.87%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (11.11%) Security Patching
9 7 (11.11%) Cyber Security
10 6 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (7.94%) Service Management
12 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
12 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
13 2 (3.17%) Investment Management
13 2 (3.17%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) VB
1 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) CISSP
2 9 (14.29%) CEH
3 8 (12.70%) SSCP
4 7 (11.11%) CISM
4 7 (11.11%) CISMP
5 6 (9.52%) GIAC
6 5 (7.94%) CISA
7 3 (4.76%) Degree
8 2 (3.17%) PCI QSA
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.59%) CCENT
9 1 (1.59%) ACSA
9 1 (1.59%) CCSE
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.59%) CCNP
9 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (17.46%) PCI DSS
3 8 (12.70%) SLA
4 4 (6.35%) COBIT
5 1 (1.59%) QA
5 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Snort
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) WSUS
2 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) McAfee
3 6 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.35%) Symantec
4 4 (6.35%) LogRhythm
5 3 (4.76%) Citrix
5 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) F5
5 3 (4.76%) Splunk
6 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.17%) ScanSafe
6 2 (3.17%) FireEye
7 1 (1.59%) Websense
7 1 (1.59%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) Juniper
7 1 (1.59%) Rapid7
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