Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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.

IT Security Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 745 750 777
Rank change year-on-year +5 +27 -27
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 106 116 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 57
England median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £320
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £410
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £42.38
UK median hourly rate £24.00 - £42.38

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Analyst in England

IT Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Analyst in England

IT Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Analyst in England

IT Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Analyst in England

IT Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 78 £425 -15.00% 3
South East +13 12 £450 +5.88% 1
North of England +60 7 £220 -49.71% 4
Yorkshire +23 5 £220 -48.24% 2
East of England -14 5 £488 +85.71% 2
South West -16 4 £463 +25.00%
West Midlands - 3 £320 - 1
Midlands - 3 £320 - 1
North West +2 2 - - 2
IT Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT 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 England region featuring IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (44.34%) Information Security
2 36 (33.96%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (31.13%) CISSP
4 28 (26.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 26 (24.53%) Firewall
6 25 (23.58%) SIEM
7 24 (22.64%) Windows
8 20 (18.87%) Management Information System
9 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 16 (15.09%) Qualys
10 16 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (15.09%) CISM
10 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
11 15 (14.15%) Linux
11 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 14 (13.21%) Banking
12 14 (13.21%) ITIL
13 13 (12.26%) Risk Management
14 12 (11.32%) Unix
14 12 (11.32%) Network Security
14 12 (11.32%) PKI
15 11 (10.38%) Degree
15 11 (10.38%) PRINCE2
15 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
15 11 (10.38%) Finance
15 11 (10.38%) IT Audit
16 10 (9.43%) OWASP
16 10 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
16 10 (9.43%) Cyberthreat

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) Cloudflare
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.53%) Firewall
2 12 (11.32%) Network Security
3 9 (8.49%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (4.72%) SMS
5 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.77%) Internet
7 3 (2.83%) VPN
8 2 (1.89%) DNS
8 2 (1.89%) NAS
8 2 (1.89%) SAN
9 1 (0.94%) 3G
9 1 (0.94%) IPsec
9 1 (0.94%) LAN
9 1 (0.94%) LTE
9 1 (0.94%) SCCP
9 1 (0.94%) WAN
9 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.94%) Wireless
9 1 (0.94%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Data Lake
1 4 (3.77%) Hadoop
General
1 14 (13.21%) Banking
2 11 (10.38%) Finance
3 5 (4.72%) International Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Legal
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) Flash
1 2 (1.89%) HTML
1 2 (1.89%) HTML5
2 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.32%) PKI
3 10 (9.43%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.49%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (6.60%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.89%) Fintech
7 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.89%) PMI
7 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.64%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Linux
3 12 (11.32%) Unix
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.94%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (44.34%) Information Security
2 36 (33.96%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (26.42%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (23.58%) SIEM
5 16 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
6 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 14 (13.21%) ITIL
8 13 (12.26%) Risk Management
9 11 (10.38%) IT Audit
9 11 (10.38%) PRINCE2
10 10 (9.43%) Analytics
10 10 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (9.43%) OWASP
11 9 (8.49%) Data Protection
11 9 (8.49%) Internal Audit
11 9 (8.49%) SDLC
11 9 (8.49%) Secure Coding
11 9 (8.49%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) Python
3 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (31.13%) CISSP
2 16 (15.09%) CISM
3 11 (10.38%) Degree
4 10 (9.43%) CRISC
5 8 (7.55%) CGEIT
6 6 (5.66%) CISA
7 4 (3.77%) PMP
8 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) CEH
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) MCSE
9 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.89%) SSCP
10 1 (0.94%) CCNA
10 1 (0.94%) GIAC
10 1 (0.94%) ISEB
10 1 (0.94%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.55%) ISAE 3402
2 8 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (6.60%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.66%) GDPR
5 4 (3.77%) PMO
6 3 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.83%) QA
7 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Nessus
2 2 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Qualys
2 9 (8.49%) Citrix
3 8 (7.55%) Splunk
4 7 (6.60%) LogRhythm
4 7 (6.60%) McAfee
4 7 (6.60%) Remedy
5 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.77%) Cisco
6 4 (3.77%) Cloudera
6 4 (3.77%) Varonis
7 2 (1.89%) AlienVault
7 2 (1.89%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.94%) Darktrace
8 1 (0.94%) IBM
8 1 (0.94%) Intel
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle
8 1 (0.94%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.94%) Sophos