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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Analyst
Rank 572 609 588
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 49 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.078% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.083% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 35
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £385 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £603 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £391
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.50 -

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
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 26 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 11 December 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 +25 41 £406 -9.72% 15
London +19 23 £444 -19.31% 1
South West +17 9 £375 -
Wiltshire - 7 £300 -
South Wales - 6 £348 -
Chippenham - 6 £300 -
Wales - 6 £348 -
Cardiff - 5 £320 -
City of London +1 4 £500 +11.11%
North West - 4 £438 - 4
Essex +4 3 £225 -16.66%
East of England +1 3 £225 -39.63%
Scotland +11 2 £400 - 1
South East +1 2 £437 +6.00% 3
Manchester - 2 £425 - 4
Glasgow - 2 £400 - 1
Surrey +13 1 £475 +18.75% 1
West Sussex +4 1 £400 -4.59%
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £383 -
Chelmsford - 1 £220 -
Witham - 1 £225 -
Marlborough - 1 £413 -
Dorset - 1 £383 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 50 (45.87%) Information Security
2 36 (33.03%) CISSP
3 30 (27.52%) SIEM
4 29 (26.61%) Firewall
4 29 (26.61%) Finance
5 27 (24.77%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (17.43%) Banking
8 18 (16.51%) Cisco
9 17 (15.60%) Splunk
10 14 (12.84%) PCI DSS
10 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (12.84%) Windows
10 14 (12.84%) CISA
10 14 (12.84%) CISM
10 14 (12.84%) Data Loss Prevention
11 13 (11.93%) Nessus
11 13 (11.93%) CheckPoint
12 12 (11.01%) Incident Management
13 11 (10.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
14 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
14 10 (9.17%) VMware
14 10 (9.17%) Active Directory
14 10 (9.17%) Python
14 10 (9.17%) ITIL
14 10 (9.17%) Symantec
14 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (8.26%) Fortinet
15 9 (8.26%) Network Security

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 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) SAS
2 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.61%) Firewall
2 9 (8.26%) Network Security
3 6 (5.50%) WAN
4 5 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.59%) LAN
5 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.67%) tcpdump
5 4 (3.67%) VPN
5 4 (3.67%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (2.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (2.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.75%) HTTP
6 3 (2.75%) IPsec
6 3 (2.75%) SAN
6 3 (2.75%) WLAN
7 1 (0.92%) BGP
7 1 (0.92%) Internet
7 1 (0.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 19 (17.43%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
3 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) .NET
1 1 (0.92%) Middleware
1 1 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.67%) PKI
4 3 (2.75%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.92%) CESG
6 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.84%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Unix
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.87%) Information Security
2 30 (27.52%) SIEM
3 27 (24.77%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (12.84%) Data Loss Prevention
5 12 (11.01%) Incident Management
6 11 (10.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (9.17%) ITIL
7 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
8 9 (8.26%) Security Operations
8 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (7.34%) Data Protection
10 7 (6.42%) Business Analysis
10 7 (6.42%) Security Management
11 6 (5.50%) Information Security Management
11 6 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (5.50%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.50%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (5.50%) Security Testing
11 6 (5.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) Python
2 8 (7.34%) C#
2 8 (7.34%) Java
2 8 (7.34%) SQL
3 3 (2.75%) Perl
3 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (33.03%) CISSP
2 14 (12.84%) CISA
2 14 (12.84%) CISM
3 5 (4.59%) SANS
4 3 (2.75%) CEH
4 3 (2.75%) GSEC
4 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) CCNP
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.83%) Degree
5 2 (1.83%) GCFA
5 2 (1.83%) GIAC
6 1 (0.92%) CISMP
6 1 (0.92%) GSLC
6 1 (0.92%) GSNA
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (12.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.75%) COBIT
4 2 (1.83%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.92%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) Active Directory
1 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.83%) Snort
3 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) Nessus
2 5 (4.59%) QRadar
3 4 (3.67%) EnCase
3 4 (3.67%) RSA Archer
4 3 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.83%) SCCM
6 1 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.92%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.92%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.92%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (16.51%) Cisco
2 17 (15.60%) Splunk
3 13 (11.93%) CheckPoint
4 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
5 10 (9.17%) Symantec
5 10 (9.17%) VMware
6 9 (8.26%) Fortinet
6 9 (8.26%) LogRhythm
7 8 (7.34%) Palo Alto
8 7 (6.42%) ArcSight
8 7 (6.42%) Brocade
8 7 (6.42%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (4.59%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.59%) Sourcefire
10 4 (3.67%) AppSense
10 4 (3.67%) IBM
10 4 (3.67%) Qualys
10 4 (3.67%) Rapid7
11 3 (2.75%) F5
11 3 (2.75%) ScanSafe