The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 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.

Security Analyst
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 143 158
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 10 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.47% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.50% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 22
Median daily rate £425 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £304 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £543 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -3.12% +11.11%  
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 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 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
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 £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 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 City of London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (72.73%) Information Security
2 22 (50.00%) Finance
3 15 (34.09%) CISSP
4 12 (27.27%) SIEM
5 11 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (25.00%) Firewall
6 10 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
6 10 (22.73%) Windows
6 10 (22.73%) Security Operations
7 9 (20.45%) Legal
7 9 (20.45%) CISM
7 9 (20.45%) Network Security
8 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
8 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (15.91%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 6 (13.64%) Linux
9 6 (13.64%) GCIA
9 6 (13.64%) Asset Management
9 6 (13.64%) Splunk
10 5 (11.36%) CyberArk
10 5 (11.36%) Retail
10 5 (11.36%) SQL
10 5 (11.36%) Unix
10 5 (11.36%) SANS
10 5 (11.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management

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 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 9 (20.45%) Network Security
3 7 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.09%) VPN
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.55%) LAN
7 2 (4.55%) SSL
7 2 (4.55%) WAN
8 1 (2.27%) 802.11
8 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.27%) Internet
8 1 (2.27%) MPLS
8 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Legal
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 4 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 7 (15.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Equities
3 4 (9.09%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Unix
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Information Security
2 12 (27.27%) SIEM
3 11 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (22.73%) Security Operations
4 10 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
5 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (13.64%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.09%) Data Security
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Network Design
7 4 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
7 4 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 4 (9.09%) Threat Detection
8 3 (6.82%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (6.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.82%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (6.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) CISSP
2 9 (20.45%) CISM
3 6 (13.64%) GCIA
4 5 (11.36%) SANS
5 4 (9.09%) CNA
5 4 (9.09%) GCIH
5 4 (9.09%) GIAC
5 4 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (9.09%) Novell Certification
6 3 (6.82%) CCSP
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.55%) CISA
7 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) EnCE
7 2 (4.55%) GCFA
7 2 (4.55%) GPEN
7 2 (4.55%) GREM
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.55%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Splunk
2 5 (11.36%) CyberArk
3 4 (9.09%) Sun
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
4 3 (6.82%) SAP
4 3 (6.82%) Symantec
4 3 (6.82%) Varonis
5 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix
5 2 (4.55%) Qualys
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) AlienVault
6 1 (2.27%) FireEye
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) WorldPay
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago