Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 377 395
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 592 547 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 394 387
England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £323
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
England median hourly rate £61.01 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.31% -6.67% +15.38%
UK median hourly rate £60.76 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +73.59% -6.67% +15.38%

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 87,499 85,538 93,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,692 56,349 60,467
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,538 2,914 3,579
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
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 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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 -9 324 £450 +4.65% 60
North of England +86 104 £480 +20.00% 13
South East -1 91 £465 +20.00% 12
North West +45 67 £480 +20.00% 5
East of England -1 39 £470 +56.67% 4
Yorkshire +35 37 £403 -7.74% 6
Midlands -16 23 £388 -3.13% 21
South West -17 20 £438 +14.38% 5
West Midlands -7 17 £400 +6.67% 13
East Midlands -2 6 £240 -49.47% 8
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 292 (49.32%) Information Security
2 195 (32.94%) Cybersecurity
3 159 (26.86%) SIEM
4 141 (23.82%) CISSP
5 137 (23.14%) Security Operations
6 121 (20.44%) Firewall
7 101 (17.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 100 (16.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 96 (16.22%) Finance
10 93 (15.71%) Security Monitoring
11 85 (14.36%) Threat Intelligence
12 84 (14.19%) Windows
13 77 (13.01%) Management Information System
14 66 (11.15%) Penetration Testing
15 65 (10.98%) CISM
15 65 (10.98%) Linux
16 64 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
17 61 (10.30%) PCI DSS
18 59 (9.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 56 (9.46%) Intrusion Detection
19 56 (9.46%) GDPR
20 53 (8.95%) Cyberthreat
21 48 (8.11%) Banking
21 48 (8.11%) Risk Management
21 48 (8.11%) Data Protection
22 47 (7.94%) Network Security
23 44 (7.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
24 43 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
25 41 (6.93%) Microsoft
25 41 (6.93%) McAfee

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 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.68%) Apache
3 3 (0.51%) IIS
4 2 (0.34%) Confluence
4 2 (0.34%) JBoss
4 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.38%) Mimecast
2 17 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.01%) IaaS
4 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.34%) Office 365
6 2 (0.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.17%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 121 (20.44%) Firewall
2 56 (9.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 47 (7.94%) Network Security
4 18 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.36%) HTTP
6 11 (1.86%) Internet
7 10 (1.69%) Intranet
7 10 (1.69%) VPN
8 9 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (1.52%) SSL
9 7 (1.18%) FTP
10 6 (1.01%) DNS
11 5 (0.84%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.84%) IPsec
11 5 (0.84%) SMS
11 5 (0.84%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.68%) LAN
13 3 (0.51%) DHCP
13 3 (0.51%) MPLS
13 3 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.84%) Hadoop
1 5 (0.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.68%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.51%) Big Data
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.34%) Power BI
5 1 (0.17%) Maltego
5 1 (0.17%) MS Access
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.35%) JIRA
3 2 (0.34%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 96 (16.22%) Finance
2 48 (8.11%) Banking
3 26 (4.39%) Legal
4 21 (3.55%) Retail
5 18 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.36%) Law
7 10 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.52%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.84%) Military
10 4 (0.68%) International Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.35%) JSON
2 7 (1.18%) Node.js
3 5 (0.84%) SAML
4 4 (0.68%) Middleware
4 4 (0.68%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.34%) .NET
5 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.34%) HTML
5 2 (0.34%) HTML5
5 2 (0.34%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.34%) Web Services
6 1 (0.17%) CSS
6 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.17%) LAMP
6 1 (0.17%) OAuth
6 1 (0.17%) REST
6 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (13.01%) Management Information System
2 64 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (8.95%) Cyberthreat
4 28 (4.73%) Security Operations Centre
5 26 (4.39%) Cyberattack
6 24 (4.05%) PKI
7 10 (1.69%) CESG
8 9 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (1.18%) CCTV
10 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.68%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.68%) FMCG
12 4 (0.68%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.19%) Windows
2 65 (10.98%) Linux
3 33 (5.57%) Unix
4 12 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.68%) HPUX
9 3 (0.51%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.34%) AIX
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) VMS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (49.32%) Information Security
2 195 (32.94%) Cybersecurity
3 159 (26.86%) SIEM
4 137 (23.14%) Security Operations
5 100 (16.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 93 (15.71%) Security Monitoring
7 85 (14.36%) Threat Intelligence
8 66 (11.15%) Penetration Testing
9 59 (9.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 48 (8.11%) Data Protection
10 48 (8.11%) Risk Management
11 44 (7.43%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 43 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (6.25%) ITIL
14 37 (6.25%) Security Management
15 32 (5.41%) Digital Forensics
15 32 (5.41%) Malware Analysis
16 31 (5.24%) Incident Management
17 29 (4.90%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.55%) Python
2 19 (3.21%) SQL
3 17 (2.87%) Java
4 13 (2.20%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.35%) Ruby
7 7 (1.18%) COBOL
8 5 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.68%) C-shell
9 4 (0.68%) Korn
9 4 (0.68%) Perl
10 3 (0.51%) C#
10 3 (0.51%) VB
11 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.34%) VBScript
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (23.82%) CISSP
2 65 (10.98%) CISM
3 40 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.91%) CEH
5 34 (5.74%) GIAC
6 33 (5.57%) Degree
7 28 (4.73%) SANS
8 27 (4.56%) CRISC
9 26 (4.39%) SC Cleared
9 26 (4.39%) SSCP
10 25 (4.22%) GCIH
11 19 (3.21%) CISA
12 16 (2.70%) GCIA
13 14 (2.36%) DV Cleared
14 13 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (1.86%) CASP
16 11 (1.86%) MCSE
17 10 (1.69%) CREST Certified
18 8 (1.35%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (17.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (10.30%) PCI DSS
3 56 (9.46%) GDPR
4 32 (5.41%) COBIT
5 17 (2.87%) SLA
6 16 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (1.69%) GxP
9 9 (1.52%) PMO
9 9 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (1.35%) QA
11 7 (1.18%) CESG Infosec
11 7 (1.18%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (1.18%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.34%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 35 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.52%) vSphere
4 7 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) Snort
5 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (2.87%) CSIRT
1 17 (2.87%) Nessus
2 15 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (1.86%) QRadar
4 10 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (1.35%) WSUS
6 7 (1.18%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (1.18%) Nmap
6 7 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.84%) SCCM
9 2 (0.34%) Nagios
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.34%) PowerBroker
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 1 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 41 (6.93%) McAfee
1 41 (6.93%) Microsoft
1 41 (6.93%) Qualys
2 32 (5.41%) Splunk
3 27 (4.56%) Cisco
4 22 (3.72%) Symantec
5 19 (3.21%) Oracle
6 18 (3.04%) CheckPoint
6 18 (3.04%) LogRhythm
6 18 (3.04%) VMware
7 17 (2.87%) CyberArk
7 17 (2.87%) FireEye
8 14 (2.36%) Citrix
8 14 (2.36%) Varonis
9 13 (2.20%) Remedy
9 13 (2.20%) Tufin
10 10 (1.69%) Forcepoint
10 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.52%) IBM
11 9 (1.52%) Sophos