Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Security Analyst
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 350 368
Rank change year-on-year +46 +18 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 372 277 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.64% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 218 201
London median daily rate £450 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +3.61% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £357 £356
90th Percentile £575 £558 £575
England median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £23.75 - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £40.18
% change year-on-year -32.14% -12.89% +14.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in London

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London -7 66 £450 -5.26% 8
West London +22 53 £475 +15.15% 2
East London +6 12 £538 +2.38%
South London -30 2 - -
North London -8 1 - -
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 London region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 155 (41.67%) Information Security
2 120 (32.26%) SIEM
3 112 (30.11%) Cybersecurity
4 82 (22.04%) CISSP
5 78 (20.97%) Windows
6 72 (19.35%) Finance
7 71 (19.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 71 (19.09%) Firewall
8 70 (18.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 67 (18.01%) Security Operations
10 59 (15.86%) Linux
11 52 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
12 47 (12.63%) Management Information System
13 44 (11.83%) CISM
14 36 (9.68%) Splunk
14 36 (9.68%) Network Security
14 36 (9.68%) Data Protection
15 35 (9.41%) ITIL
15 35 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 34 (9.14%) Banking
17 32 (8.60%) GDPR
17 32 (8.60%) Security Monitoring
18 31 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
19 30 (8.06%) Security Testing
19 30 (8.06%) PKI
20 29 (7.80%) Qualys
20 29 (7.80%) PCI DSS
20 29 (7.80%) LogRhythm
20 29 (7.80%) SDLC
21 28 (7.53%) Analytical Skills

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
1 2 (0.54%) Confluence
1 2 (0.54%) IIS
1 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) assyst
1 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.88%) Mimecast
3 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.08%) SaaS
4 3 (0.81%) Office 365
4 3 (0.81%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (19.09%) Firewall
2 36 (9.68%) Network Security
3 21 (5.65%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.11%) Internet
4 19 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (4.57%) HTTP
6 12 (3.23%) HTTPS
7 11 (2.96%) IPsec
8 8 (2.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (1.88%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.88%) SMS
9 7 (1.88%) VPN
10 6 (1.61%) DNS
11 4 (1.08%) Intranet
11 4 (1.08%) LDAP
12 3 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.81%) LAN
12 3 (0.81%) SAN
12 3 (0.81%) SSL
13 2 (0.54%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.08%) Data Lake
1 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
2 3 (0.81%) MS Access
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.27%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (2.42%) Metasploit
2 8 (2.15%) JIRA
3 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.27%) Burp Suite
General
1 72 (19.35%) Finance
2 34 (9.14%) Banking
3 11 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.69%) Legal
5 9 (2.42%) Retail
6 8 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.88%) Law
8 6 (1.61%) International Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Electronics
9 4 (1.08%) Marketing
9 4 (1.08%) Publishing
10 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.61%) .NET
2 5 (1.34%) SAML
3 2 (0.54%) Flash
3 2 (0.54%) HTML
3 2 (0.54%) HTML5
3 2 (0.54%) Middleware
3 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.54%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.63%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 30 (8.06%) PKI
4 28 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (4.03%) Cyber Attack
7 10 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.69%) Wiki
8 8 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.61%) CCTV
10 5 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.08%) PMI
11 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.81%) CESG
12 3 (0.81%) FMCG
12 3 (0.81%) NHS
12 3 (0.81%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.97%) Windows
2 59 (15.86%) Linux
3 28 (7.53%) Unix
4 13 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.34%) AIX
8 5 (1.34%) Solaris
8 5 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.08%) HPUX
9 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (41.67%) Information Security
2 120 (32.26%) SIEM
3 112 (30.11%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (18.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 67 (18.01%) Security Operations
6 52 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
7 36 (9.68%) Data Protection
8 35 (9.41%) ITIL
8 35 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 32 (8.60%) Security Monitoring
10 30 (8.06%) Security Testing
11 29 (7.80%) SDLC
12 28 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (7.26%) Threat Intelligence
14 26 (6.99%) Computer Security
14 26 (6.99%) Use Case
15 25 (6.72%) PRINCE2
16 23 (6.18%) Business Analysis
16 23 (6.18%) Risk Management
16 23 (6.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.65%) Java
2 19 (5.11%) SQL
3 18 (4.84%) Python
4 10 (2.69%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.69%) C-shell
4 10 (2.69%) Korn
4 10 (2.69%) Ruby
5 6 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.34%) C#
6 5 (1.34%) Perl
6 5 (1.34%) VBScript
7 2 (0.54%) R
7 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (22.04%) CISSP
2 44 (11.83%) CISM
3 27 (7.26%) CEH
4 26 (6.99%) GCIH
5 25 (6.72%) Degree
5 25 (6.72%) GIAC
6 23 (6.18%) CRISC
7 20 (5.38%) SSCP
8 16 (4.30%) SANS
9 13 (3.49%) CASP
10 12 (3.23%) GCIA
10 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.69%) MCSE
12 9 (2.42%) CISA
12 9 (2.42%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.15%) CGEIT
14 5 (1.34%) ISEB
15 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (19.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.60%) GDPR
3 29 (7.80%) PCI DSS
4 16 (4.30%) COBIT
5 10 (2.69%) GxP
5 10 (2.69%) NIST 800
6 8 (2.15%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (1.08%) QA
10 3 (0.81%) PMO
11 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.54%) SLA
12 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.27%) GCP
12 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.08%) vSphere
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Snort
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (5.91%) CSIRT
2 17 (4.57%) Nessus
3 10 (2.69%) HP Fortify
3 10 (2.69%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.42%) QRadar
5 8 (2.15%) CA Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.88%) Nmap
7 5 (1.34%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.08%) SCCM
9 3 (0.81%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (0.54%) WSUS
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 36 (9.68%) Splunk
2 29 (7.80%) LogRhythm
2 29 (7.80%) Qualys
3 27 (7.26%) Cisco
3 27 (7.26%) McAfee
4 26 (6.99%) Microsoft
5 20 (5.38%) Varonis
6 18 (4.84%) CheckPoint
7 15 (4.03%) Oracle
8 14 (3.76%) FireEye
8 14 (3.76%) HP
9 13 (3.49%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.23%) Blue Coat
11 11 (2.96%) Sophos
12 10 (2.69%) Citrix
12 10 (2.69%) Dell
13 9 (2.42%) Remedy
13 9 (2.42%) Tripwire
14 8 (2.15%) CA
15 7 (1.88%) Sybase