Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £427 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 330 424 456
Rank change year-on-year +94 +32 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 235 458 474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 306 289
Median daily rate £427 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £343 £332
90th Percentile £590 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £429 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Median hourly rate £17.71 £42.50 £147.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.33% -71.19% +321.43%
10th Percentile £16.00 £41.25 £136.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £126.25 £158.75
UK median hourly rate £46.59 £42.50 £147.50
% change year-on-year +9.62% -71.19% +321.43%

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 34,596 80,861 90,033
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.57% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,056 53,832 59,491
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,373 2,559 2,891
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.82 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.03% +8.33% -3.86%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst in England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in England

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Analyst in England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +105 94 £450 -3.49% 9
South East +106 47 £400 -12.09% 5
North of England +62 28 £350 -17.65% 15
Midlands +75 26 £450 +9.09% 4
South West +76 25 £515 +28.84% 3
Yorkshire +72 22 £350 -22.22% 3
West Midlands +48 19 £550 +31.34% 4
East of England +58 15 £394 -15.32% 2
East Midlands +52 6 £275 -15.38%
North West +33 6 £350 -17.65% 8
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 115 (48.94%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (40.85%) Information Security
3 61 (25.96%) CISSP
4 58 (24.68%) Finance
4 58 (24.68%) Security Operations
5 45 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 45 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (18.72%) Vulnerability Management
7 42 (17.87%) Firewall
8 40 (17.02%) SIEM
9 39 (16.60%) Azure
10 38 (16.17%) Linux
11 34 (14.47%) Incident Management
12 33 (14.04%) Risk Management
13 31 (13.19%) Management Information System
14 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.91%) Splunk
15 28 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (11.91%) Windows
16 27 (11.49%) Penetration Testing
16 27 (11.49%) Security Cleared
16 27 (11.49%) Office 365
17 26 (11.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 24 (10.21%) SC Cleared
18 24 (10.21%) GIAC
19 23 (9.79%) Cyberthreat
20 22 (9.36%) Security Monitoring
20 22 (9.36%) Degree
20 22 (9.36%) Qualys
21 21 (8.94%) Microsoft Intune

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 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.85%) Confluence
2 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
3 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.83%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.43%) Actimize
2 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.43%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.60%) Azure
2 27 (11.49%) Office 365
3 19 (8.09%) AWS
4 4 (1.70%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (1.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.28%) GCP
6 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.43%) G Suite
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.87%) Firewall
2 13 (5.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.98%) Network Security
5 6 (2.55%) Internet
6 4 (1.70%) VPN
7 3 (1.28%) LAN
8 2 (0.85%) DNS
8 2 (0.85%) FTP
8 2 (0.85%) HTTP
8 2 (0.85%) IPsec
8 2 (0.85%) Skype
8 2 (0.85%) SMTP
8 2 (0.85%) SSL
8 2 (0.85%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.85%) WAN
8 2 (0.85%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.43%) Link 16
9 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.85%) Big Data
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) DB2
3 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 58 (24.68%) Finance
2 16 (6.81%) Banking
3 15 (6.38%) Public Sector
4 8 (3.40%) Legal
5 5 (2.13%) Retail
6 4 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.70%) Law
6 4 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.85%) International Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.85%) LDAP
1 2 (0.85%) Middleware
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (0.85%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
2 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.19%) Management Information System
2 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.79%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (7.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 12 (5.11%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.83%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) BYOD
8 2 (0.85%) CESG
8 2 (0.85%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.85%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) PMI
8 2 (0.85%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.85%) User Experience
9 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.17%) Linux
2 28 (11.91%) Windows
3 11 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (4.26%) Unix
5 5 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.85%) Solaris
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (48.94%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (40.85%) Information Security
3 58 (24.68%) Security Operations
4 44 (18.72%) Vulnerability Management
5 40 (17.02%) SIEM
6 34 (14.47%) Incident Management
7 33 (14.04%) Risk Management
8 28 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (11.49%) Penetration Testing
10 26 (11.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 22 (9.36%) Security Monitoring
12 19 (8.09%) Change Management
12 19 (8.09%) Threat Intelligence
13 18 (7.66%) Information Assurance
14 17 (7.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 16 (6.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 16 (6.81%) ITIL
15 16 (6.81%) Requirements Gathering
16 15 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
16 15 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.26%) Bash Shell
2 9 (3.83%) SQL
3 2 (0.85%) VBA
4 1 (0.43%) BeanShell
4 1 (0.43%) C#
4 1 (0.43%) Java
4 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (25.96%) CISSP
2 27 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 24 (10.21%) GIAC
3 24 (10.21%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.36%) Degree
5 15 (6.38%) CISM
6 9 (3.83%) CEH
7 8 (3.40%) CISA
7 8 (3.40%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.55%) GCIH
8 6 (2.55%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.55%) SSCP
9 5 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.13%) CRISC
9 5 (2.13%) SANS
10 4 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.70%) FFIEC
10 4 (1.70%) PgMP
11 3 (1.28%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (8.51%) NIST
3 19 (8.09%) GDPR
4 13 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (3.40%) COBIT
5 8 (3.40%) PCI DSS
6 7 (2.98%) NCSC
7 5 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.70%) SLA
9 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.43%) ITGC
10 1 (0.43%) PMO
10 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 20 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) Snort
2 2 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (8.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (4.68%) EnCase
3 8 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (2.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.70%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (1.70%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (1.28%) QRadar
7 1 (0.43%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.43%) Nessus
7 1 (0.43%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 45 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.91%) Splunk
3 22 (9.36%) Qualys
4 12 (5.11%) ServiceNow
5 11 (4.68%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.83%) Meraki
8 8 (3.40%) McAfee
9 6 (2.55%) CrowdStrike
9 6 (2.55%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.70%) Cisco
11 3 (1.28%) Apple
11 3 (1.28%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.28%) Imperva
11 3 (1.28%) Oracle
12 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.85%) Citrix
12 2 (0.85%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.85%) VMware