The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 146 185
Rank change year-on-year +4 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 23 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.68% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.71% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 16
Median daily rate £438 £468 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.41% -9.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £24.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +87.75% -52.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 June 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 20 (54.05%) Information Security
2 16 (43.24%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 15 (40.54%) Windows
4 10 (27.03%) CISSP
5 9 (24.32%) Splunk
5 9 (24.32%) SIEM
5 9 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (24.32%) Security Operations
5 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
6 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.92%) Network Security
7 7 (18.92%) Legal
7 7 (18.92%) Firewall
8 6 (16.22%) CISM
8 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
8 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (13.51%) Banking
9 5 (13.51%) Computer Forensics
9 5 (13.51%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (13.51%) Unix
9 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
10 4 (10.81%) Office 365
10 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
10 4 (10.81%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (10.81%) Threat Detection
10 4 (10.81%) SANS
10 4 (10.81%) Forensic Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Firewall
1 7 (18.92%) Network Security
2 5 (13.51%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Legal
3 5 (13.51%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) International Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Unix
3 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.11%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Information Security
2 16 (43.24%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (24.32%) Security Operations
3 9 (24.32%) SIEM
3 9 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.51%) Computer Forensics
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) Forensic Analysis
6 4 (10.81%) Network Design
6 4 (10.81%) Privileged Access Management
6 4 (10.81%) Threat Detection
7 3 (8.11%) Investment Management
7 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) CISSP
2 6 (16.22%) CISM
3 4 (10.81%) CNA
3 4 (10.81%) GCIA
3 4 (10.81%) GCIH
3 4 (10.81%) GIAC
3 4 (10.81%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Novell Certification
3 4 (10.81%) SANS
3 4 (10.81%) SSCP
4 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) CISA
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Splunk
2 4 (10.81%) Qualys
2 4 (10.81%) Symantec
3 3 (8.11%) CyberArk
4 2 (5.41%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) FireEye
4 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Sophos
5 1 (2.70%) Varonis
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