Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 109 113
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 16 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £368 £430 £326
90th Percentile £609 £550 £468
Scotland median daily rate £375 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £20.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 November 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 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (25.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (18.75%) ISMS
5 3 (18.75%) SIEM
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) PKI
6 2 (12.50%) SCCM
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) Degree

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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) DMZ
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) SMTP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CESG
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) ISMS
3 3 (18.75%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) PHP
1 2 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Bloomberg
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
5 1 (6.25%) ForeScout