The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.49% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -4.68% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +153.43% -38.62%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 320 420 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.52% 98.59% 98.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 298 194
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Cardiff

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in Cardiff

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 across the Cardiff region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (54.55%) CISSP
4 5 (45.45%) CISM
4 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
5 4 (36.36%) ISMS
5 4 (36.36%) CISA
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) SIEM
6 3 (27.27%) CRISC
6 3 (27.27%) HTTP
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 3 (27.27%) IPsec
6 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
6 3 (27.27%) Security Management
6 3 (27.27%) COBIT
6 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (18.18%) ScanSafe
7 2 (18.18%) F5
7 2 (18.18%) Splunk
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 2 (18.18%) PKI
7 2 (18.18%) Incident Management

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) HTTP
2 3 (27.27%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) WLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
1 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (36.36%) ISMS
4 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) SIEM
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Security
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security Governance
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (9.09%) Data Flow Diagram
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 5 (45.45%) CISM
3 4 (36.36%) CISA
4 3 (27.27%) CRISC
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (27.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) F5
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) ScanSafe
2 2 (18.18%) Sourcefire
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) VMware