Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Security Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 180 217
Rank change year-on-year -4 +37 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 62 67 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 1.01% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.06% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 51
City of London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £376 £331
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6487 6335 9405
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.59% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5094 5047 7362
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £269
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 77 144
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £34.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.11% -2.78% +5.88%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in the City of London

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 City of London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (48.39%) Information Security
3 23 (37.10%) Windows
4 20 (32.26%) Finance
5 18 (29.03%) SIEM
6 17 (27.42%) Security Operations
6 17 (27.42%) Firewall
7 16 (25.81%) GIAC
7 16 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (25.81%) GCIH
8 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
9 13 (20.97%) Computer Security
9 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (19.35%) Linux
10 12 (19.35%) CISSP
11 11 (17.74%) GCIA
11 11 (17.74%) SANS
12 10 (16.13%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (16.13%) Banking
13 9 (14.52%) CISM
14 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (12.90%) Network Security
14 8 (12.90%) FireEye
14 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 7 (11.29%) CSIRT
15 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (11.29%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (11.29%) NIST 800
15 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.61%) Cloudflare
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) Firewall
2 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (12.90%) Network Security
3 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) HTTP
5 1 (1.61%) DMZ
5 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.61%) Internet
5 1 (1.61%) IPsec
5 1 (1.61%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) International Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (8.06%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.23%) Fintech
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Unix
4 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (48.39%) Information Security
3 18 (29.03%) SIEM
4 17 (27.42%) Security Operations
5 13 (20.97%) Computer Security
5 13 (20.97%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (16.13%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 7 (11.29%) Information Assurance
8 7 (11.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
10 5 (8.06%) Internal Audit
10 5 (8.06%) IT Audit
10 5 (8.06%) Network Design
10 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
11 4 (6.45%) Computer Forensics
11 4 (6.45%) Strategic Thinking
11 4 (6.45%) Threat Detection
11 4 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.84%) Python
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.61%) C-shell
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) Korn
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) GCIH
1 16 (25.81%) GIAC
2 12 (19.35%) CISSP
3 11 (17.74%) GCIA
3 11 (17.74%) SANS
4 9 (14.52%) CISM
5 4 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (6.45%) Novell Certification
5 4 (6.45%) SSCP
6 2 (3.23%) CISA
7 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.61%) CRISC
7 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.29%) NIST 800
3 5 (8.06%) GDPR
3 5 (8.06%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.61%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) CSIRT
1 7 (11.29%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.23%) Nmap
3 1 (1.61%) Nessus
3 1 (1.61%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) FireEye
2 7 (11.29%) Blue Coat
2 7 (11.29%) CheckPoint
2 7 (11.29%) Cisco
2 7 (11.29%) Dell
2 7 (11.29%) McAfee
2 7 (11.29%) Splunk
3 6 (9.68%) Qualys
4 3 (4.84%) CyberArk
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.61%) Intel
6 1 (1.61%) Remedy
6 1 (1.61%) Sophos
6 1 (1.61%) Sybase
6 1 (1.61%) VMware