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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Analyst
Rank 589 601 599
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 66 53 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.098% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 25
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £369 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.72% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.38 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.38 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.36%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +22 60 £438 +16.66% 10
London +1 29 £500 +17.64% 3
South West +23 14 £365 -1.01% 1
Wiltshire +17 7 £350 -3.44%
City of London +15 7 £450 +5.88% 1
North West +15 5 £450 +33.33%
South East +15 5 £425 +11.84%
East of England +10 5 £400 -11.11% 2
South Wales - 5 £375 -
Wales - 5 £375 -
Cardiff - 4 £375 -
Chippenham - 3 £325 -
Merseyside - 3 £500 -
Somerset - 3 £390 -
West Yorkshire +11 2 - - 2
Surrey +9 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +6 2 - - 3
Essex +3 2 £260 -
Suffolk - 2 £525 -
Bristol - 2 £365 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £225 -
Cheshire - 2 £450 -
Cheltenham - 2 £225 -
Taunton - 2 £390 -
Ipswich - 2 £525 -
Edinburgh +11 1 - -
Scotland +5 1 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 - - 1
Watford -3 1 - -
West Sussex -3 1 £425 +1.79%

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 60 (44.44%) Information Security
2 53 (39.26%) CISSP
3 49 (36.30%) Finance
4 40 (29.63%) SIEM
5 36 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (24.44%) Firewall
7 32 (23.70%) PCI DSS
8 29 (21.48%) Banking
9 27 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (18.52%) Windows
11 23 (17.04%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (15.56%) Cisco
13 20 (14.81%) Data Loss Prevention
14 19 (14.07%) Splunk
14 19 (14.07%) Network Security
15 18 (13.33%) Qualys
15 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
16 17 (12.59%) CISM
17 15 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
18 14 (10.37%) Security Operations
19 13 (9.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
20 12 (8.89%) VMware
20 12 (8.89%) Risk Management
20 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (8.89%) Degree
20 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (8.15%) QRadar
21 11 (8.15%) RSA Archer
21 11 (8.15%) Intrusion Detection

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 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) MS Office
1 4 (2.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.19%) Office 365
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.44%) Firewall
2 19 (14.07%) Network Security
3 11 (8.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.93%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (4.44%) LAN
6 5 (3.70%) WAN
7 4 (2.96%) SAN
7 4 (2.96%) tcpdump
7 4 (2.96%) VPN
7 4 (2.96%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.22%) SSL
9 2 (1.48%) Internet
10 1 (0.74%) BGP
10 1 (0.74%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.74%) OSPF
10 1 (0.74%) SNMP
10 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) AppScan
1 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (36.30%) Finance
2 29 (21.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.48%) Electronics
4 2 (1.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) .NET
1 1 (0.74%) Middleware
1 1 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (5.93%) SWIFT
4 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.96%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.48%) CESG
7 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.48%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.48%) PKI
7 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.74%) Fintech
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.74%) Statistics
8 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.52%) Windows
2 9 (6.67%) Linux
3 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.44%) Unix
5 5 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (44.44%) Information Security
2 40 (29.63%) SIEM
3 27 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (17.04%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (14.81%) Data Loss Prevention
6 14 (10.37%) Security Operations
7 13 (9.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (8.89%) Risk Management
9 11 (8.15%) Project Management
9 11 (8.15%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (7.41%) Security Management
11 9 (6.67%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (6.67%) ISMS
11 9 (6.67%) ITIL
12 8 (5.93%) Change Control
12 8 (5.93%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.93%) Threat Management
13 7 (5.19%) Incident Management
13 7 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.93%) Python
2 5 (3.70%) C#
2 5 (3.70%) Java
2 5 (3.70%) SQL
3 4 (2.96%) Perl
3 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (39.26%) CISSP
2 17 (12.59%) CISM
3 12 (8.89%) Degree
4 10 (7.41%) SANS
5 9 (6.67%) CISA
5 9 (6.67%) CISMP
6 7 (5.19%) SSCP
7 4 (2.96%) CEH
7 4 (2.96%) GSEC
8 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.48%) CCNA
9 2 (1.48%) CCNP
9 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.48%) GCFA
9 2 (1.48%) GIAC
9 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.74%) GSLC
10 1 (0.74%) GSNA
10 1 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (23.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.22%) COBIT
4 2 (1.48%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.74%) GPG13
5 1 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.44%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.48%) Snort
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) QRadar
1 11 (8.15%) RSA Archer
2 9 (6.67%) Nessus
3 7 (5.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (5.19%) SCCM
4 4 (2.96%) EnCase
4 4 (2.96%) WSUS
5 2 (1.48%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.74%) Nmap
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.74%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 21 (15.56%) Cisco
2 19 (14.07%) Splunk
3 18 (13.33%) Qualys
4 15 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
5 12 (8.89%) VMware
6 11 (8.15%) CheckPoint
6 11 (8.15%) IBM
6 11 (8.15%) Symantec
7 10 (7.41%) ArcSight
7 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.93%) Intel Security
9 7 (5.19%) Forcepoint
10 6 (4.44%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.44%) LogRhythm
10 6 (4.44%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.96%) Brocade
11 4 (2.96%) Rapid7
12 3 (2.22%) AppSense
12 3 (2.22%) Sophos
13 2 (1.48%) Juniper
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