Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 357 401
Rank change year-on-year -12 +44 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 546 659 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 451 336
England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £301
90th Percentile £575 £538 £561
UK median daily rate £425 £409 £425
% change year-on-year +3.91% -3.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.16 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.72% -50.88% +9.86%
10th Percentile £20.90 £14.65 £21.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £25.46 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £19.16 £39.00
% change year-on-year +82.72% -50.88% +9.86%

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 82960 96520 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54133 63600 61416
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2653 2812 3806
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 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 +20 277 £450 - 41
South East +13 95 £450 +10.02% 15
North of England +9 69 £425 +13.33% 16
East of England -16 46 £380 -5.00% 3
North West +8 43 £413 +10.00% 9
Midlands +21 31 £400 +3.23% 9
South West -24 30 £375 +1.35% 11
Yorkshire +13 26 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands +20 21 £400 +6.67% 9
East Midlands -1 10 £400 -11.11%
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 247 (45.24%) Information Security
2 168 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 152 (27.84%) Firewall
4 140 (25.64%) CISSP
5 134 (24.54%) SIEM
6 112 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 111 (20.33%) Windows
8 105 (19.23%) Finance
9 97 (17.77%) Security Operations
10 79 (14.47%) CISM
11 76 (13.92%) Linux
12 73 (13.37%) Security Cleared
13 70 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
14 68 (12.45%) Network Security
15 66 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
16 63 (11.54%) Splunk
17 62 (11.36%) PCI DSS
18 61 (11.17%) Unix
19 60 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
20 58 (10.62%) SANS
20 58 (10.62%) Incident Management
21 56 (10.26%) Degree
22 55 (10.07%) ITIL
22 55 (10.07%) Banking
22 55 (10.07%) Management Information System
23 52 (9.52%) SC Cleared
24 49 (8.97%) Active Directory
25 48 (8.79%) SSCP
25 48 (8.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 48 (8.79%) Security Operations Centre

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 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.73%) Confluence
3 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.55%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.55%) IIS
5 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) Jetty
6 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.55%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.56%) Mimecast
3 6 (1.10%) Office 365
4 5 (0.92%) SaaS
5 3 (0.55%) Akamai
5 3 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.37%) Cloudflare
6 2 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.18%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 152 (27.84%) Firewall
2 68 (12.45%) Network Security
3 47 (8.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 46 (8.42%) Internet
5 43 (7.88%) TCP/IP
6 28 (5.13%) LAN
7 26 (4.76%) WAN
8 22 (4.03%) VPN
9 14 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (2.56%) DNS
9 14 (2.56%) Wireless
10 13 (2.38%) HTTP
10 13 (2.38%) VoIP
11 11 (2.01%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.83%) TACACS
13 9 (1.65%) IPsec
14 7 (1.28%) HTTPS
15 6 (1.10%) SMS
15 6 (1.10%) SSL
16 5 (0.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.65%) Data Mining
1 9 (1.65%) Redis
2 3 (0.55%) MS Access
3 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.18%) Big Data
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.18%) GIS
4 1 (0.18%) Maltego
4 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.47%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.92%) JIRA
4 3 (0.55%) AppScan
4 3 (0.55%) CruiseControl
4 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.37%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.37%) OllyDbg
5 2 (0.37%) Pylint
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 105 (19.23%) Finance
2 55 (10.07%) Banking
3 25 (4.58%) Legal
4 12 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.01%) Retail
6 10 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.92%) International Banking
8 4 (0.73%) Electronics
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
8 4 (0.73%) Publishing
9 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (1.83%) .NET
3 8 (1.47%) SAML
4 6 (1.10%) Web Services
5 4 (0.73%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.55%) RESTful
7 2 (0.37%) Flash
7 2 (0.37%) HTML
7 2 (0.37%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) ISPF
8 1 (0.18%) LAMP
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (10.07%) Management Information System
3 48 (8.79%) Security Operations Centre
4 24 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.21%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
7 19 (3.48%) Cyber Attack
8 15 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.38%) Wiki
10 10 (1.83%) PKI
11 5 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.73%) PMI
12 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.55%) BYOD
13 3 (0.55%) NHS
13 3 (0.55%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.55%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 111 (20.33%) Windows
2 76 (13.92%) Linux
3 61 (11.17%) Unix
4 18 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.65%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.92%) AIX
8 5 (0.92%) Solaris
8 5 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.92%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.73%) VMS
10 2 (0.37%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.37%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.18%) Android
11 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (45.24%) Information Security
2 168 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 134 (24.54%) SIEM
4 97 (17.77%) Security Operations
5 70 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
6 66 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 58 (10.62%) Incident Management
8 55 (10.07%) ITIL
9 48 (8.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 43 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (7.51%) Data Protection
11 41 (7.51%) Risk Management
12 40 (7.33%) Security Monitoring
13 36 (6.59%) Business Analysis
14 30 (5.49%) Security Testing
15 29 (5.31%) Use Case
16 28 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (4.40%) SDLC
18 23 (4.21%) OWASP
18 23 (4.21%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.40%) Python
2 20 (3.66%) Java
3 15 (2.75%) SQL
4 11 (2.01%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.65%) C#
6 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.28%) Perl
7 6 (1.10%) C-shell
7 6 (1.10%) Korn
7 6 (1.10%) Ruby
8 5 (0.92%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.92%) VBScript
9 4 (0.73%) C
10 3 (0.55%) R
11 2 (0.37%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.37%) JCL
12 1 (0.18%) ABAP
12 1 (0.18%) PHP
12 1 (0.18%) REXX
Qualifications
1 140 (25.64%) CISSP
2 79 (14.47%) CISM
3 73 (13.37%) Security Cleared
4 58 (10.62%) SANS
5 56 (10.26%) Degree
6 52 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 48 (8.79%) SSCP
8 33 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (5.49%) CISA
10 29 (5.31%) GCIH
11 26 (4.76%) GIAC
12 25 (4.58%) CEH
13 23 (4.21%) DV Cleared
14 22 (4.03%) GCIA
15 15 (2.75%) CREST Certified
16 14 (2.56%) CCNP
16 14 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
17 11 (2.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (2.01%) CCNA
18 10 (1.83%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (20.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (11.36%) PCI DSS
3 32 (5.86%) GDPR
4 29 (5.31%) COBIT
5 24 (4.40%) SLA
6 13 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (1.28%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.92%) PMO
11 4 (0.73%) QA
12 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.55%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.18%) EFQM
13 1 (0.18%) EMIR
13 1 (0.18%) GCP
13 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.28%) Snort
4 7 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.73%) RACF
5 4 (0.73%) vSphere
6 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (4.40%) QRadar
2 15 (2.75%) CSIRT
2 15 (2.75%) Nessus
3 14 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (2.38%) HP Fortify
5 12 (2.20%) CA Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.65%) Kibana
7 8 (1.47%) logstash
7 8 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.28%) Nmap
8 7 (1.28%) RSA enVision
9 5 (0.92%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.92%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 4 (0.73%) Nexpose
10 4 (0.73%) SCCM
10 4 (0.73%) WMI
11 3 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.37%) zSecure
Vendors
1 63 (11.54%) Splunk
2 46 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 44 (8.06%) Cisco
4 31 (5.68%) LogRhythm
4 31 (5.68%) McAfee
4 31 (5.68%) Qualys
5 30 (5.49%) CheckPoint
6 25 (4.58%) ArcSight
7 20 (3.66%) HP
8 17 (3.11%) Blue Coat
8 17 (3.11%) SAP
9 16 (2.93%) Dell
9 16 (2.93%) VMware
10 15 (2.75%) F5
10 15 (2.75%) Intel
11 14 (2.56%) Nokia
11 14 (2.56%) Sophos
12 12 (2.20%) CA
12 12 (2.20%) IBM
12 12 (2.20%) Rapid7
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