Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Analyst
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 89 106
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 22 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.53% 0.39% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 0.41% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 1
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -19.35% +32.86%
10th Percentile £368 £298 £448
90th Percentile £539 £453 £483
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,364 1,446 1,488
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.13% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1,010 961
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £382 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.85% -3.66% +8.49%
10th Percentile £175 £219 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 48
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.11 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -2.71% -4.13%
10th Percentile £10.95 £8.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.50 £39.88 £35.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Birmingham

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in Birmingham

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in Birmingham

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) SIEM
2 12 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 10 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (36.36%) Information Security
4 8 (36.36%) ITIL
5 6 (27.27%) Security Operations
5 6 (27.27%) CISSP
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) Security Management
6 5 (22.73%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (18.18%) Nessus
7 4 (18.18%) CEH
7 4 (18.18%) IT Governance
7 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (18.18%) COBIT
7 4 (18.18%) Change Control
7 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (18.18%) Splunk
7 4 (18.18%) ArcSight
7 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) SIEM
2 12 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (36.36%) Information Security
4 8 (36.36%) ITIL
5 6 (27.27%) Security Operations
6 5 (22.73%) Security Management
6 5 (22.73%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (18.18%) Change Control
7 4 (18.18%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (18.18%) IT Governance
7 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
9 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CISSP
2 4 (18.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 4 (18.18%) CCSP
2 4 (18.18%) CEH
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) COBIT
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) GDPR
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Nessus
2 1 (4.55%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) ArcSight
1 4 (18.18%) Splunk
2 3 (13.64%) Qualys
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee