The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Analyst
Rank 588 592 551
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 73 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.093% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 39
Median daily rate £435 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £340 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.31% -11.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

IT Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Security Analyst in the job title.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 67 £425 +9.67% 15
London +1 25 £475 +18.75% 4
South West - 16 £375 - 4
City of London +51 8 £450 -7.21% 1
Somerset - 8 £390 - 1
North West +11 7 £425 -5.55%
South East -5 7 £425 +16.43%
Yorkshire -6 7 £425 +13.33% 4
West Yorkshire +2 6 - - 3
Bristol - 6 £375 - 1
Manchester -8 5 £350 -
East of England +20 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £550 -
Taunton - 4 £390 - 1
Scotland - 4 £550 -
Surrey -1 3 £425 -
Leeds - 3 - - 2
West Sussex -4 2 £425 +10.38%
Cardiff - 2 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £225 -
South Wales - 2 £375 -
Wales - 2 £375 -
Merseyside - 2 £500 -
Ipswich - 2 £525 -
Cheltenham - 2 £225 -
Suffolk - 2 £525 -
Hertfordshire +15 1 - -
Watford +6 1 - -
Epsom +2 1 - -
Hampshire 0 1 £325 -7.14%

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT 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 IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 55 (44.72%) CISSP
2 50 (40.65%) Finance
3 46 (37.40%) Information Security
4 38 (30.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (28.46%) PCI DSS
5 35 (28.46%) Firewall
6 34 (27.64%) SIEM
7 30 (24.39%) Vulnerability Management
8 24 (19.51%) Windows
9 22 (17.89%) CISM
9 22 (17.89%) Security Operations
10 20 (16.26%) Banking
11 19 (15.45%) Data Loss Prevention
12 18 (14.63%) Qualys
13 17 (13.82%) Network Security
14 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
15 14 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (11.38%) Cyber-Ark
16 13 (10.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 13 (10.57%) Intrusion Detection
17 12 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
17 12 (9.76%) CISA
17 12 (9.76%) Cisco
17 12 (9.76%) Identity Access Management
17 12 (9.76%) Degree
17 12 (9.76%) SANS
18 11 (8.94%) Security Architecture
18 11 (8.94%) Splunk
18 11 (8.94%) Security Management
18 11 (8.94%) Management Information System

IT 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 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.63%) MS Office
1 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.88%) Office 365
3 5 (4.07%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.46%) Firewall
2 17 (13.82%) Network Security
3 13 (10.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.50%) LAN
5 7 (5.69%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (5.69%) WAN
6 5 (4.07%) Internet
7 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.25%) SAN
7 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.25%) tcpdump
7 4 (3.25%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.63%) SSL
8 2 (1.63%) VPN
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.81%) DNS
9 1 (0.81%) Intranet
9 1 (0.81%) IPsec
9 1 (0.81%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) AppScan
General
1 50 (40.65%) Finance
2 20 (16.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Advertising
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Electronics
4 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Wholesale Banking
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (6.50%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (6.50%) SWIFT
4 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.25%) CESG
6 3 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.63%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.81%) Fintech
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) PKI
8 1 (0.81%) PMI
8 1 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.51%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Linux
3 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) Unix
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Information Security
2 34 (27.64%) SIEM
3 30 (24.39%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (17.89%) Security Operations
5 19 (15.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 14 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (10.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (9.76%) Identity Access Management
8 12 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (8.94%) Security Architecture
9 11 (8.94%) Security Management
10 10 (8.13%) ITIL
10 10 (8.13%) Project Management
11 9 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (6.50%) Change Control
12 8 (6.50%) ISMS
12 8 (6.50%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.50%) Supplier Management
12 8 (6.50%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.44%) Perl
1 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.44%) Python
2 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.81%) Ruby
2 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (44.72%) CISSP
2 22 (17.89%) CISM
3 12 (9.76%) CISA
3 12 (9.76%) Degree
3 12 (9.76%) SANS
4 8 (6.50%) CISMP
4 8 (6.50%) SSCP
5 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.44%) CEH
6 3 (2.44%) GSEC
6 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) GIAC
7 1 (0.81%) GSLC
7 1 (0.81%) GSNA
7 1 (0.81%) IISP
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (30.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (28.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.63%) ISO22301
3 2 (1.63%) ISO27002
3 2 (1.63%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.81%) COBIT
4 1 (0.81%) GPG13
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.07%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.81%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) QRadar
1 10 (8.13%) RSA Archer
2 7 (5.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (4.88%) SCCM
4 5 (4.07%) Nessus
4 5 (4.07%) WSUS
5 4 (3.25%) EnCase
6 1 (0.81%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.81%) Nmap
Vendors
1 18 (14.63%) Qualys
2 14 (11.38%) Cyber-Ark
3 12 (9.76%) Cisco
4 11 (8.94%) Splunk
5 10 (8.13%) ArcSight
5 10 (8.13%) IBM
6 8 (6.50%) Intel Security
7 7 (5.69%) Forcepoint
7 7 (5.69%) VMware
8 6 (4.88%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.25%) Rapid7
10 3 (2.44%) Sophos
10 3 (2.44%) Symantec
11 2 (1.63%) SAP
12 1 (0.81%) F5
12 1 (0.81%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.81%) ScanSafe
12 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.81%) Varonis
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