The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior 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
Senior Security Analyst
Rank 616 615 598
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Analyst 24 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.036% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.038% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 22
Average daily rate £425 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £404 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +34.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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%

Senior Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Security Analyst within the UK.

Senior Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Senior Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Security Analyst within the UK.

Senior Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior 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
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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 -21 21 £438 -1.68% 13
South East -15 7 £438 +2.63% 3
London -12 6 £525 -4.54% 5
South West 0 4 £383 +1.32% 3
Hampshire 0 3 £450 +17.26%
Scotland - 3 £400 - 1
Berkshire +7 2 £450 +9.09% 2
Bristol -2 2 £373 +3.47%
North West - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
East of England +9 1 £325 -
Swindon +4 1 £575 +22.60%
Wiltshire -2 1 £575 +22.60%
West Midlands -14 1 £388 - 1
Coventry - 1 £388 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Luton - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £325 -

Senior Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Analyst in their job title.

1 31 (46.27%) CISSP
2 25 (37.31%) Windows
3 24 (35.82%) Firewall
4 23 (34.33%) Information Security
5 20 (29.85%) CISM
6 16 (23.88%) Unix
7 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
8 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
9 13 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (17.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (17.91%) Security Architecture
10 12 (17.91%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (17.91%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (17.91%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (16.42%) HP
11 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
12 10 (14.93%) SIEM
12 10 (14.93%) PCI DSS
12 10 (14.93%) Security Operations
13 9 (13.43%) AIX
13 9 (13.43%) VMS
13 9 (13.43%) Linux
13 9 (13.43%) Oracle
14 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
14 8 (11.94%) Finance
14 8 (11.94%) GIAC
14 8 (11.94%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (11.94%) Splunk
14 8 (11.94%) ArcSight
14 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills

Senior Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) IaaS
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
1 2 (2.99%) PaaS
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) Firewall
2 12 (17.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (10.45%) LAN
3 7 (10.45%) WAN
4 5 (7.46%) Network Security
4 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (4.48%) tcpdump
5 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.99%) VLAN
6 2 (2.99%) Wireless
7 1 (1.49%) HTTP
7 1 (1.49%) IPsec
7 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
7 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.49%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (10.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.48%) AS400
5 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.48%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (4.48%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.99%) Equities
6 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.99%) SCADA
7 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.49%) CESG
7 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
7 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) Unix
3 9 (13.43%) AIX
3 9 (13.43%) Linux
3 9 (13.43%) VMS
4 2 (2.99%) Solaris
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Information Security
2 12 (17.91%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (17.91%) Security Architecture
2 12 (17.91%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (14.93%) Security Operations
3 10 (14.93%) SIEM
4 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
5 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Content Management
6 5 (7.46%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (7.46%) Security Management
6 5 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.97%) Network Design
7 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.97%) Threat Management
7 4 (5.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (4.48%) Internal Audit
8 3 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) Perl
1 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.48%) Python
1 3 (4.48%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.49%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (46.27%) CISSP
2 20 (29.85%) CISM
3 8 (11.94%) GIAC
4 6 (8.96%) Degree
5 5 (7.46%) GCIA
5 5 (7.46%) GCIH
6 4 (5.97%) GCFE
6 4 (5.97%) SANS
7 3 (4.48%) CFCE
7 3 (4.48%) EnCE
7 3 (4.48%) GCFA
8 2 (2.99%) CEH
8 2 (2.99%) CISA
8 2 (2.99%) CNA
8 2 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.99%) Novell Certification
9 1 (1.49%) CCNA
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.49%) CISMP
9 1 (1.49%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.97%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.99%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.49%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (1.49%) ISO27005
5 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Nessus
1 4 (5.97%) Nmap
2 3 (4.48%) EnCase
3 2 (2.99%) QRadar
4 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Cyber-Ark
3 11 (16.42%) HP
4 9 (13.43%) Oracle
5 8 (11.94%) ArcSight
5 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
5 8 (11.94%) Splunk
6 6 (8.96%) VMware
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco
8 3 (4.48%) Forcepoint
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
8 3 (4.48%) Rapid7
9 2 (2.99%) BMC
9 2 (2.99%) Sun
10 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.49%) Remedy
10 1 (1.49%) SAP
10 1 (1.49%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.49%) Symantec