The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 76 72
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 3 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.99% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.04% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £413 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +60.00%  
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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
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 Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in Edinburgh

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in Edinburgh

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) SIEM
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 5 (38.46%) Qualys
4 5 (38.46%) AlgoSec
4 5 (38.46%) ScanSafe
4 5 (38.46%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security
5 3 (23.08%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (23.08%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (15.38%) RACF
6 2 (15.38%) zOS
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) OpenVMS
6 2 (15.38%) TACACS
6 2 (15.38%) Law
6 2 (15.38%) iSeries
6 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) FireEye
6 2 (15.38%) Tandem
6 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
7 1 (7.69%) Firewall
7 1 (7.69%) Identity Management

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) TACACS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) iSeries
1 2 (15.38%) Tandem
2 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) OpenVMS
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) SIEM
2 5 (38.46%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) RACF
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) AlgoSec
1 5 (38.46%) Qualys
1 5 (38.46%) ScanSafe
1 5 (38.46%) Symantec
2 2 (15.38%) FireEye
2 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire