The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 324 368
Rank change year-on-year -48 +44  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 212 358 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 243 173
Median daily rate £425 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £13.81 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.26% -38.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +193.26% -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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40403 49015 48920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26381 32431 30137
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1401 1962
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +2.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in England

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 Security Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Analyst in England

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 Security Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 91 £438 +2.94% 32
South East -2 38 £458 +9.58% 13
North West +20 25 £400 +8.84% 4
East of England -2 17 £339 -15.31% 3
West Midlands +20 14 £325 -16.12% 4
South West -16 12 £375 +2.73% 6
Yorkshire +24 10 £431 +17.50% 5
East Midlands -9 4 £400 -15.78%
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 England region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 230 (50.11%) Information Security
2 129 (28.10%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (27.67%) CISSP
4 116 (25.27%) Firewall
5 97 (21.13%) SIEM
6 95 (20.70%) Finance
7 83 (18.08%) Windows
8 78 (16.99%) Security Cleared
9 77 (16.78%) Degree
10 69 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 67 (14.60%) CISM
12 60 (13.07%) SC Cleared
13 59 (12.85%) Security Operations
14 58 (12.64%) Network Security
15 57 (12.42%) Risk Management
15 57 (12.42%) Unix
16 55 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
17 54 (11.76%) Incident Management
17 54 (11.76%) PCI DSS
18 50 (10.89%) Linux
19 48 (10.46%) Intrusion Detection
20 47 (10.24%) Banking
21 46 (10.02%) Penetration Testing
22 45 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 45 (9.80%) ITIL
23 44 (9.59%) Splunk
24 42 (9.15%) Security Operations Centre
24 42 (9.15%) Microsoft
25 40 (8.71%) Business Analysis
25 40 (8.71%) Vulnerability Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.53%) Confluence
1 7 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.44%) Apache
3 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.44%) IIS
3 2 (0.44%) Jetty
3 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.18%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.65%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.44%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.18%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.09%) Office 365
5 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) IaaS
6 2 (0.44%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.22%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (25.27%) Firewall
2 58 (12.64%) Network Security
3 48 (10.46%) Intrusion Detection
4 36 (7.84%) TCP/IP
5 29 (6.32%) Internet
6 26 (5.66%) WAN
7 24 (5.23%) LAN
8 23 (5.01%) VPN
9 14 (3.05%) Wireless
10 13 (2.83%) DNS
11 11 (2.40%) Intranet
12 10 (2.18%) HTTP
12 10 (2.18%) TACACS
13 9 (1.96%) VoIP
14 6 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.31%) SSL
15 4 (0.87%) DMZ
15 4 (0.87%) NGN
16 3 (0.65%) LDAP
16 3 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.53%) Redis
2 4 (0.87%) MS Access
3 3 (0.65%) Big Data
3 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.44%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.22%) Maltego
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (1.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) eCATT
3 1 (0.22%) LSMW
3 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 95 (20.70%) Finance
2 47 (10.24%) Banking
3 25 (5.45%) Legal
4 23 (5.01%) Retail
5 20 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.44%) Automotive
7 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (1.74%) Web Services
3 6 (1.31%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.65%) .NET
4 3 (0.65%) RESTful
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (9.15%) Security Operations Centre
3 31 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.75%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.49%) Cyber Attack
5 14 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.18%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (2.18%) SWIFT
8 8 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.74%) iSeries
8 8 (1.74%) Tandem
9 5 (1.09%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.65%) BYOD
10 3 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.44%) PKI
11 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (18.08%) Windows
2 57 (12.42%) Unix
3 50 (10.89%) Linux
4 11 (2.40%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.74%) OpenVMS
7 2 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (50.11%) Information Security
2 129 (28.10%) Cybersecurity
3 97 (21.13%) SIEM
4 59 (12.85%) Security Operations
5 57 (12.42%) Risk Management
6 54 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 46 (10.02%) Penetration Testing
8 45 (9.80%) ITIL
8 45 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 40 (8.71%) Business Analysis
9 40 (8.71%) Vulnerability Management
10 37 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (6.97%) Security Monitoring
12 27 (5.88%) Security Testing
13 25 (5.45%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (5.23%) Malware Analysis
15 23 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (5.01%) Kalman Filter
15 23 (5.01%) Risk Assessment
16 21 (4.58%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.49%) SQL
2 7 (1.53%) Python
3 4 (0.87%) Java
3 4 (0.87%) PHP
4 3 (0.65%) C
4 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.44%) C#
5 2 (0.44%) VBA
6 1 (0.22%) ABAP
6 1 (0.22%) C++
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) R
6 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 127 (27.67%) CISSP
2 78 (16.99%) Security Cleared
3 77 (16.78%) Degree
4 67 (14.60%) CISM
5 60 (13.07%) SC Cleared
6 37 (8.06%) CISA
7 34 (7.41%) SANS
8 26 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (5.01%) DV Cleared
10 22 (4.79%) CEH
10 22 (4.79%) SSCP
11 17 (3.70%) CREST Certified
12 15 (3.27%) CCSP
13 14 (3.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 13 (2.83%) OSCP
15 10 (2.18%) CISMP
15 10 (2.18%) GCIH
16 9 (1.96%) ISEB
17 8 (1.74%) GCIA
17 8 (1.74%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (15.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 15 (3.27%) COBIT
3 15 (3.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (2.61%) GDPR
5 10 (2.18%) SLA
6 6 (1.31%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.65%) ISO22301
7 3 (0.65%) ISO27005
8 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.44%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.44%) QA
9 1 (0.22%) EFQM
9 1 (0.22%) EMIR
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.22%) MiFID
9 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.49%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.74%) RACF
5 3 (0.65%) Snort
6 2 (0.44%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (3.27%) QRadar
2 8 (1.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (1.53%) Kibana
3 7 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.31%) logstash
4 6 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.09%) RSA enVision
5 5 (1.09%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.87%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (0.65%) Nessus
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.44%) Nmap
9 1 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.22%) Nagios
9 1 (0.22%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 44 (9.59%) Splunk
2 42 (9.15%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.66%) Cisco
3 26 (5.66%) VMware
4 25 (5.45%) Intel Security
5 24 (5.23%) LogRhythm
6 20 (4.36%) SAP
7 17 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 16 (3.49%) ArcSight
9 15 (3.27%) Qualys
10 12 (2.61%) Intel
11 10 (2.18%) Dell
11 10 (2.18%) Rapid7
12 9 (1.96%) F5
13 8 (1.74%) CyberArk
13 8 (1.74%) Juniper
14 7 (1.53%) IBM
14 7 (1.53%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.53%) Tufin
15 6 (1.31%) Apple
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