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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Analyst
Rank 569 541 553
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Analyst 23 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.057% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.061% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 2
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£500 £439 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 21 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 24 December 2014. 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 -37 20 £500 +13.96% 1
London +4 16 £500 +13.63% 1
City of London -3 2 £525 +5.00%
South West -26 2 £325 -18.75%
Scotland - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Havant - - - -

Senior Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (47.50%) Information Security
1 19 (47.50%) CISSP
2 14 (35.00%) Risk Management
2 14 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Firewall
4 12 (30.00%) CISM
5 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 10 (25.00%) ITIL
5 10 (25.00%) Network Security
6 9 (22.50%) SIEM
6 9 (22.50%) UNIX
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (17.50%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
8 7 (17.50%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) Security Management
8 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
8 7 (17.50%) GIAC
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
10 5 (12.50%) SCADA
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) McAfee
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle
10 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (10.00%) LDAP

Senior Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Firewall
2 10 (25.00%) Network Security
3 8 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.00%) LDAP
5 4 (10.00%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) SSH
6 3 (7.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (7.50%) SSL
7 2 (5.00%) VPN
7 2 (5.00%) DNS
8 1 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Legal
2 4 (10.00%) Publishing
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) SCADA
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Information Security
2 14 (35.00%) Risk Management
2 14 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 9 (22.50%) SIEM
5 7 (17.50%) Security Management
5 7 (17.50%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
6 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.00%) Information Security Management
8 4 (10.00%) ISMS
8 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
9 3 (7.50%) Investment Management
9 3 (7.50%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) CISSP
2 12 (30.00%) CISM
3 7 (17.50%) GIAC
4 4 (10.00%) GCIA
4 4 (10.00%) CISA
5 3 (7.50%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (7.50%) CNA
5 3 (7.50%) Novell Certification
6 2 (5.00%) CEH
6 2 (5.00%) Degree
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) CRISC
7 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Firmware
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
1 5 (12.50%) McAfee
2 4 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.50%) Juniper
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) Sun
4 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Splunk
5 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.50%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (2.50%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat