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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Analyst
Rank 592 565 587
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 48 70 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.13% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.13% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 28
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £260 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +80.00%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -46 42 £400 +6.66% 18
London -17 21 £350 -6.66% 11
South East -22 8 £433 +1.76% 1
Bromley - 7 £350 -
South West +4 6 £425 +0.71% 3
Scotland -16 6 £350 +40.00% 1
Harrow - 4 £315 -
East of England +2 3 £400 +35.59%
Hampshire +1 3 £425 -
Edinburgh -9 3 - -
Inverclyde - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £433 -
North West -18 2 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Cheltenham - 2 £425 -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £390 +32.20%
Swindon +4 1 £575 +22.60%
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Chester 0 1 £350 -30.00%
Bristol -1 1 £400 +6.66%
Wiltshire -2 1 £575 +22.60% 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Cambridge -7 1 £390 +32.20%
Cheshire -7 1 £350 -34.88%
Surrey -14 1 £463 -
Manchester -15 1 - - 2
Plymouth - 1 £425 -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 34 (38.64%) Information Security
2 30 (34.09%) Finance
3 29 (32.95%) CISSP
4 25 (28.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (26.14%) Firewall
6 20 (22.73%) Windows
7 17 (19.32%) CISM
7 17 (19.32%) SIEM
8 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
9 15 (17.05%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (14.77%) Security Operations
11 11 (12.50%) Banking
11 11 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (11.36%) SANS
12 10 (11.36%) CISA
12 10 (11.36%) ITIL
13 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
14 8 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
15 7 (7.95%) Splunk
15 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
15 7 (7.95%) Qualys
15 7 (7.95%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
15 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
15 7 (7.95%) Data Security
15 7 (7.95%) SSCP
15 7 (7.95%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
16 6 (6.82%) QA

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (1.14%) IIS
1 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.14%) Firewall
2 6 (6.82%) Network Security
3 5 (5.68%) Internet
3 5 (5.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.41%) LAN
4 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.41%) WAN
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (1.14%) DNS
6 1 (1.14%) Intranet
6 1 (1.14%) LDAP
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 30 (34.09%) Finance
2 11 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Automotive
4 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) REST
1 1 (1.14%) SAML
1 1 (1.14%) SOAP
1 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) CESG
3 4 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.27%) FMCG
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.14%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) PMI
6 1 (1.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.82%) Linux
4 5 (5.68%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) Information Security
2 17 (19.32%) SIEM
3 15 (17.05%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (14.77%) Security Operations
5 10 (11.36%) ITIL
6 8 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.95%) Data Security
7 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.95%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (7.95%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.82%) Information Assurance
8 6 (6.82%) Security Management
8 6 (6.82%) Security Patching
8 6 (6.82%) Supplier Management
9 5 (5.68%) Records Management
9 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.27%) Perl
2 2 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.14%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (32.95%) CISSP
2 17 (19.32%) CISM
3 10 (11.36%) CISA
3 10 (11.36%) SANS
4 7 (7.95%) SSCP
5 4 (4.55%) CEH
5 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.41%) Degree
6 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) GIAC
7 2 (2.27%) GSEC
7 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CCNA
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.14%) IISP
8 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.82%) QA
4 5 (5.68%) RMADS
5 4 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.27%) ISO22301
6 2 (2.27%) ISO27002
6 2 (2.27%) ISO27005
7 1 (1.14%) COBIT
7 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.14%) GPG13
7 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) NDS
4 1 (1.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) WSUS
3 2 (2.27%) Nessus
4 1 (1.14%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Nmap
4 1 (1.14%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Qualys
1 7 (7.95%) Splunk
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.41%) VMware
4 2 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (2.27%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.14%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix
5 1 (1.14%) F5
5 1 (1.14%) Novell
5 1 (1.14%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.14%) Symantec
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