Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 168 194
Rank change year-on-year -20 +26 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 61 66 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.06% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.11% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 45
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £363 £345
90th Percentile £613 £575 £539
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £443
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -6.84%
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 6,661 5,962 6,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.58% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,726 5,371
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.95% +19.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.96
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.05% +18.18%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018, 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 36 (59.02%) Information Security
2 28 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (39.34%) Finance
4 17 (27.87%) SIEM
5 15 (24.59%) Firewall
6 13 (21.31%) Security Operations
6 13 (21.31%) Management Information System
6 13 (21.31%) Windows
6 13 (21.31%) Linux
7 12 (19.67%) Banking
8 11 (18.03%) Computer Security
9 10 (16.39%) GCIH
9 10 (16.39%) GIAC
10 9 (14.75%) Legal
10 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (14.75%) Security Monitoring
11 8 (13.11%) Analytics
11 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (13.11%) CISM
11 8 (13.11%) CISSP
12 7 (11.48%) Risk Management
12 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (11.48%) CSIRT
13 6 (9.84%) Cisco
13 6 (9.84%) Security Architecture
13 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (8.20%) Blue Coat
14 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 5 (8.20%) GCIA
14 5 (8.20%) McAfee ePO

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 3 (4.92%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) Firewall
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (6.56%) Network Security
2 4 (6.56%) SSL
3 3 (4.92%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.28%) HTTP
4 2 (3.28%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) DKIM
5 1 (1.64%) DMARC
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.64%) IPsec
5 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.64%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 9 (14.75%) Legal
4 4 (6.56%) International Banking
5 3 (4.92%) Law
6 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) SAML
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.20%) Cyberattack
2 5 (8.20%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Fintech
4 2 (3.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Linux
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) VMS
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Information Security
2 28 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (27.87%) SIEM
4 13 (21.31%) Security Operations
5 11 (18.03%) Computer Security
6 9 (14.75%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (13.11%) Analytics
7 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (11.48%) Risk Management
8 7 (11.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Security Architecture
10 5 (8.20%) Information Assurance
10 5 (8.20%) Internal Audit
10 5 (8.20%) IT Audit
10 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
11 4 (6.56%) Threat Intelligence
12 3 (4.92%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) Java
1 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.64%) C-shell
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) Korn
2 1 (1.64%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) Ruby
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) GCIH
1 10 (16.39%) GIAC
2 8 (13.11%) CISM
2 8 (13.11%) CISSP
3 5 (8.20%) GCIA
3 5 (8.20%) SANS
4 4 (6.56%) CISA
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.28%) CEH
6 2 (3.28%) OCA
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) CRISC
7 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.20%) ISAE 3402
2 5 (8.20%) NIST 800
3 3 (4.92%) GDPR
4 2 (3.28%) QA
4 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) CSIRT
2 5 (8.20%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.56%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.28%) Nessus
4 2 (3.28%) Nmap
5 1 (1.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Cisco
2 5 (8.20%) Blue Coat
2 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
2 5 (8.20%) Dell
2 5 (8.20%) FireEye
2 5 (8.20%) McAfee
2 5 (8.20%) Qualys
2 5 (8.20%) Splunk
3 3 (4.92%) CyberArk
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) CA
5 1 (1.64%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.64%) Intel
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) Sybase
5 1 (1.64%) VMware