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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Analyst
Rank 590 573 575
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 56 72 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 38
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £277 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £23.75

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -6 52 £400 +5.26% 13
London +4 26 £450 +8.43% 7
South East -12 8 £435 +8.07% 1
South West +1 7 £380 -9.95% 2
City of London +41 4 £450 - 4
Bristol +5 4 £375 -
North West -5 4 £350 +3.70% 2
Scotland -20 4 £550 +120.00%
West Sussex - 4 £433 -
East of England +6 3 £400 +23.07%
Edinburgh -6 3 £550 +120.00%
Manchester -14 3 - - 2
Harrow - 3 £315 -
Hampshire +1 2 £381 +8.92%
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Somerset - 2 £390 - 1
Bromley - 2 £335 -
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £390 +32.20%
Cambridge 0 1 £390 +32.20%
Chester -3 1 £350 -30.00%
Cheshire -6 1 £350 -30.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £463 -
Chessington - 1 £450 -
Loughborough - 1 £425 -
Taunton - 1 £390 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
Crawley - 1 - -

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (41.51%) Information Security
2 42 (39.62%) CISSP
3 41 (38.68%) Finance
4 30 (28.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (26.42%) Firewall
6 26 (24.53%) SIEM
6 26 (24.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 24 (22.64%) PCI DSS
7 24 (22.64%) Windows
8 20 (18.87%) CISM
9 19 (17.92%) Banking
10 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
11 14 (13.21%) Qualys
12 13 (12.26%) Network Security
12 13 (12.26%) Identity Access Management
12 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
13 11 (10.38%) SANS
14 10 (9.43%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (9.43%) Degree
14 10 (9.43%) CISA
14 10 (9.43%) ITIL
15 9 (8.49%) Windows Server
15 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (7.55%) Cyber-Ark
16 8 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
16 8 (7.55%) Splunk
16 8 (7.55%) Security Architecture
16 8 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (7.55%) Penetration Testing

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 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.72%) Mimecast
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.42%) Firewall
2 13 (12.26%) Network Security
3 8 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.72%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (4.72%) Internet
5 4 (3.77%) LAN
6 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.83%) WAN
7 2 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.94%) DNS
8 1 (0.94%) Intranet
8 1 (0.94%) SAN
8 1 (0.94%) SNMP
8 1 (0.94%) SSL
8 1 (0.94%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) AppScan
General
1 41 (38.68%) Finance
2 19 (17.92%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Wholesale Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.66%) SWIFT
5 5 (4.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.77%) CESG
7 3 (2.83%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.89%) FMCG
8 2 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.94%) Fintech
9 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.94%) PMI
9 1 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.60%) Linux
4 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) Information Security
2 26 (24.53%) SIEM
2 26 (24.53%) Vulnerability Management
3 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
4 13 (12.26%) Identity Access Management
5 10 (9.43%) ITIL
5 10 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (7.55%) Security Architecture
6 8 (7.55%) Security Management
7 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (6.60%) Data Protection
7 7 (6.60%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.60%) Supplier Management
8 6 (5.66%) Data Security
8 6 (5.66%) ISMS
8 6 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (5.66%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.66%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.89%) Perl
2 2 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (39.62%) CISSP
2 20 (18.87%) CISM
3 11 (10.38%) SANS
4 10 (9.43%) CISA
4 10 (9.43%) Degree
5 8 (7.55%) SSCP
6 6 (5.66%) CISMP
7 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.83%) CEH
8 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) GIAC
9 2 (1.89%) GSEC
9 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.94%) CCNA
10 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.94%) IISP
10 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (22.64%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.77%) QA
4 3 (2.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (2.83%) RMADS
5 2 (1.89%) ISO22301
5 2 (1.89%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.89%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.94%) COBIT
6 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.94%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) BitLocker
2 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) SCCM
2 5 (4.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (4.72%) WSUS
3 4 (3.77%) QRadar
3 4 (3.77%) RSA Archer
4 3 (2.83%) Nessus
5 1 (0.94%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.94%) Nmap
5 1 (0.94%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) Qualys
2 8 (7.55%) Cyber-Ark
2 8 (7.55%) Splunk
3 7 (6.60%) Cisco
4 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.72%) Forcepoint
5 5 (4.72%) VMware
6 4 (3.77%) ArcSight
6 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 4 (3.77%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.83%) Symantec
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle
8 2 (1.89%) Sophos
9 1 (0.94%) Citrix
9 1 (0.94%) F5
9 1 (0.94%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.94%) Rapid7
9 1 (0.94%) SAP
9 1 (0.94%) ScanSafe
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Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - 325 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £380 - £400 per day
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