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 28 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Analyst
Rank 603 588 580
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 22 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.050% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.055% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 5
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£363 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £503 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 - -

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 24 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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -16 22 £363 -6.45% 10
London +13 9 £363 -14.70% 6
North West -27 5 £338 -32.50% 1
Manchester -16 4 £325 -35.00% 1
South East -23 3 £385 +20.31%
East of England - 2 £450 -
City of London -1 1 £425 - 4
Crawley -9 1 £385 +10.00%
Milton Keynes -10 1 - -
South West -10 1 £410 -18.00%
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - -
West Sussex -17 1 £385 +20.31%
Devon - 1 £410 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Chester - 1 £450 -
Norwich - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £363 -
Essex - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £450 -

IT Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (40.63%) Information Security
2 22 (34.38%) ITIL
3 20 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (29.69%) Firewall
5 18 (28.13%) Management Information System
5 18 (28.13%) CISSP
5 18 (28.13%) Finance
6 16 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (21.88%) VB
8 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
8 13 (20.31%) Data Protection
8 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
9 11 (17.19%) SQL
9 11 (17.19%) MS Office
9 11 (17.19%) Windows
9 11 (17.19%) Security Management
9 11 (17.19%) Cyber Security
10 10 (15.63%) Technical Analysis
10 10 (15.63%) SIEM
10 10 (15.63%) DB2
10 10 (15.63%) .NET
10 10 (15.63%) LDAP
10 10 (15.63%) Cisco
10 10 (15.63%) DB2 UDB
10 10 (15.63%) Banking
10 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (14.06%) Project Management
12 8 (12.50%) SLA

IT Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.19%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.69%) Firewall
2 10 (15.63%) LDAP
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (12.50%) WAN
5 6 (9.38%) LAN
6 3 (4.69%) VPN
6 3 (4.69%) SSL
6 3 (4.69%) Internet
6 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.69%) Network Security
7 2 (3.13%) Wireless
8 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) DB2
1 10 (15.63%) DB2 UDB
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) SOAP
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
2 8 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Cryptography
3 3 (4.69%) PKI
4 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.13%) AS400
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Information Security
2 22 (34.38%) ITIL
3 16 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (20.31%) Data Protection
5 11 (17.19%) Cyber Security
5 11 (17.19%) Security Management
6 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (15.63%) SIEM
6 10 (15.63%) Technical Analysis
7 9 (14.06%) Project Management
8 8 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (7.81%) Service Management
9 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.25%) Investment Management
11 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
11 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.69%) Malware Analysis
11 3 (4.69%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) VB
2 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
3 11 (17.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) CISSP
2 8 (12.50%) CISM
3 5 (7.81%) CISA
4 3 (4.69%) CISMP
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.13%) SSCP
5 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) CEH
6 1 (1.56%) ACSA
6 1 (1.56%) CCENT
6 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CCSE
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CCNP
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (12.50%) SLA
3 5 (7.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.25%) COBIT
5 3 (4.69%) QA
6 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.56%) ISO 14001
7 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) Snort
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Cisco
2 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 8 (12.50%) McAfee
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 4 (6.25%) Symantec
4 4 (6.25%) LogRhythm
4 4 (6.25%) Clearswift
5 3 (4.69%) ScanSafe
5 3 (4.69%) F5
5 3 (4.69%) Splunk
5 3 (4.69%) Kaspersky
6 2 (3.13%) Websense
6 2 (3.13%) IBM
6 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.13%) FireEye
7 1 (1.56%) Rapid7
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
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