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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Analyst
UK
Rank 543 572 579
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 53 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 28
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £584 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £38.50 £13.81 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.78% -38.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+178.78% -38.62%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +33 46 £400 -5.88% 9
London +22 32 £400 -15.78% 1
South East +15 8 £450 +5.88% 3
City of London - 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh +17 4 £525 -
Scotland +14 4 £525 +40.00%
South Wales - 3 £320 -
Wales - 3 £320 -
Cardiff - 3 £320 -
Surrey +15 2 £500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £325 -
South West -3 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £413 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £325 -
Hampshire +10 1 - -
North Yorkshire +9 1 £325 -
Wiltshire 0 1 £413 -17.50%
West Sussex -12 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £438 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £438 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £550 -
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Warwick - 1 £438 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Northampton - 1 £550 -
Marlborough - 1 £413 -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 57 (55.34%) Information Security
2 37 (35.92%) CISSP
3 31 (30.10%) Firewall
4 29 (28.16%) SIEM
5 26 (25.24%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (22.33%) CISM
7 21 (20.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (18.45%) Finance
8 19 (18.45%) Banking
9 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
10 16 (15.53%) Windows
11 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (13.59%) Degree
12 14 (13.59%) ITIL
12 14 (13.59%) Cisco
13 13 (12.62%) CheckPoint
13 13 (12.62%) Risk Management
13 13 (12.62%) Incident Management
14 12 (11.65%) Security Testing
14 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
15 11 (10.68%) VPN
15 11 (10.68%) CISA
15 11 (10.68%) LogRhythm
15 11 (10.68%) Splunk
16 10 (9.71%) Nessus
16 10 (9.71%) SQL
17 9 (8.74%) Python
17 9 (8.74%) Unix
17 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (8.74%) VMware

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 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.97%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (30.10%) Firewall
2 11 (10.68%) VPN
3 8 (7.77%) Network Security
4 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.91%) HTTP
6 3 (2.91%) IPsec
6 3 (2.91%) LAN
6 3 (2.91%) WLAN
7 2 (1.94%) DNS
7 2 (1.94%) Internet
7 2 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.94%) VLAN
7 2 (1.94%) Wireless
8 1 (0.97%) BGP
8 1 (0.97%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (18.45%) Banking
1 19 (18.45%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Legal
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) .NET
1 1 (0.97%) Middleware
1 1 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.85%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.91%) PKI
5 3 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.97%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.97%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) Unix
3 5 (4.85%) Linux
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.34%) Information Security
2 29 (28.16%) SIEM
3 26 (25.24%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (13.59%) ITIL
5 13 (12.62%) Incident Management
5 13 (12.62%) Risk Management
6 12 (11.65%) Security Testing
7 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.77%) Cryptography
8 8 (7.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (6.80%) Data Protection
10 6 (5.83%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.83%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (5.83%) Process Improvement
10 6 (5.83%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (4.85%) Computer Security
11 5 (4.85%) Data Privacy
11 5 (4.85%) Secure Coding
11 5 (4.85%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (4.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) SQL
2 9 (8.74%) Python
3 8 (7.77%) C#
3 8 (7.77%) Java
4 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.94%) Perl
5 2 (1.94%) PHP
5 2 (1.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (35.92%) CISSP
2 23 (22.33%) CISM
3 14 (13.59%) Degree
4 11 (10.68%) CISA
5 8 (7.77%) SANS
6 6 (5.83%) CEH
6 6 (5.83%) SSCP
7 3 (2.91%) GCWN
7 3 (2.91%) GISF
8 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.94%) GCFA
8 2 (1.94%) GIAC
9 1 (0.97%) CCNA
9 1 (0.97%) CCNP
9 1 (0.97%) CCSP
9 1 (0.97%) GSEC
9 1 (0.97%) MCSA
9 1 (0.97%) MCSE
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.97%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (8.74%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.85%) GDPR
4 4 (3.88%) COBIT
5 2 (1.94%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.97%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) Nessus
2 3 (2.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.94%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 2 (1.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.97%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.97%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.97%) QRadar
4 1 (0.97%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.97%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.59%) Cisco
3 13 (12.62%) CheckPoint
4 11 (10.68%) LogRhythm
4 11 (10.68%) Splunk
5 9 (8.74%) VMware
6 8 (7.77%) Fortinet
6 8 (7.77%) Palo Alto
7 7 (6.80%) Brocade
8 5 (4.85%) Sourcefire
9 4 (3.88%) AppSense
9 4 (3.88%) Qualys
9 4 (3.88%) Symantec
10 3 (2.91%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.91%) F5
10 3 (2.91%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.91%) ScanSafe
10 3 (2.91%) Sophos
10 3 (2.91%) Trustwave
10 3 (2.91%) Tufin