The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 320 291
Rank change year-on-year +39 -29  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 133 108 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.52% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 85 97
Median daily rate £444 £454 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.25% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £285 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £24.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +87.75% -52.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
City of London -2 22 £444 -5.08% 4
Canary Wharf +4 2 - -
Docklands, London +3 2 £538 +2.38%
Hammersmith -5 2 £275 +129.16%
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 134 (54.25%) Information Security
2 70 (28.34%) CISSP
3 67 (27.13%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (25.51%) Firewall
5 62 (25.10%) SIEM
6 61 (24.70%) Windows
7 57 (23.08%) Finance
8 48 (19.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 46 (18.62%) Penetration Testing
10 45 (18.22%) CISM
11 43 (17.41%) Degree
12 39 (15.79%) Security Operations
13 36 (14.57%) Splunk
13 36 (14.57%) PCI DSS
13 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
14 35 (14.17%) Banking
15 32 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
16 30 (12.15%) ITIL
16 30 (12.15%) Management Information System
17 29 (11.74%) Linux
18 26 (10.53%) Risk Management
18 26 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
18 26 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
19 25 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (9.31%) SANS
20 23 (9.31%) Legal
20 23 (9.31%) Network Security
21 22 (8.91%) Security Testing
21 22 (8.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 22 (8.91%) Incident Management

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 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.21%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.24%) Mimecast
3 8 (3.24%) Office 365
4 5 (2.02%) SaaS
5 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (25.51%) Firewall
2 32 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (9.31%) Network Security
4 20 (8.10%) Internet
5 12 (4.86%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.05%) Kerberos
6 10 (4.05%) Wireless
7 7 (2.83%) HTTP
8 6 (2.43%) VPN
9 4 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.62%) TACACS
10 3 (1.21%) DNS
10 3 (1.21%) LDAP
11 2 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.81%) Intranet
11 2 (0.81%) LAN
11 2 (0.81%) SMS
12 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
1 3 (1.21%) MS Access
2 1 (0.40%) Big Data
2 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.43%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.21%) JIRA
4 2 (0.81%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (23.08%) Finance
2 35 (14.17%) Banking
3 23 (9.31%) Legal
4 8 (3.24%) Retail
5 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.21%) International Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.24%) .NET
1 8 (3.24%) SAML
2 6 (2.43%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 25 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (8.10%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.45%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (3.64%) Wiki
7 5 (2.02%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.62%) iSeries
8 4 (1.62%) PMI
8 4 (1.62%) Tandem
9 3 (1.21%) BYOD
9 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.21%) Shadow IT
10 2 (0.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.81%) NHS
10 2 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (24.70%) Windows
2 29 (11.74%) Linux
3 21 (8.50%) Unix
4 17 (6.88%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.86%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.05%) Mac OS X
6 10 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.24%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.02%) AIX
9 5 (2.02%) Solaris
9 5 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.62%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (54.25%) Information Security
2 67 (27.13%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (25.10%) SIEM
4 46 (18.62%) Penetration Testing
5 39 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 30 (12.15%) ITIL
7 26 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 26 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
7 26 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (8.91%) Incident Management
8 22 (8.91%) Security Testing
8 22 (8.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (8.10%) Business Analysis
10 18 (7.29%) SDLC
10 18 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (6.88%) Data Protection
12 16 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (6.48%) Identity Access Management
12 16 (6.48%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.67%) Java
2 10 (4.05%) SQL
3 8 (3.24%) C#
3 8 (3.24%) Python
4 7 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.02%) Perl
5 5 (2.02%) VBScript
6 3 (1.21%) R
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) Scala
7 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (28.34%) CISSP
2 45 (18.22%) CISM
3 43 (17.41%) Degree
4 23 (9.31%) SANS
5 21 (8.50%) SSCP
6 15 (6.07%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.67%) CEH
7 14 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (4.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 11 (4.45%) CCSP
11 10 (4.05%) CISA
11 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.83%) GIAC
13 6 (2.43%) GCIH
13 6 (2.43%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (2.02%) ISSAP
15 4 (1.62%) GCIA
15 4 (1.62%) GCWN
15 4 (1.62%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (19.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (14.57%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.05%) COBIT
4 9 (3.64%) GDPR
5 6 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.21%) ISO 22301
6 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (1.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.81%) QA
7 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.40%) EFQM
8 1 (0.40%) EMIR
8 1 (0.40%) GCP
8 1 (0.40%) GxP
8 1 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.40%) MiFID
8 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (8.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.62%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (4.45%) CA Single Sign-On
2 9 (3.64%) HP Fortify
2 9 (3.64%) Nessus
3 8 (3.24%) CSIRT
4 6 (2.43%) QRadar
5 5 (2.02%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.21%) Nmap
7 3 (1.21%) SCCM
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.81%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
1 36 (14.57%) Splunk
2 16 (6.48%) LogRhythm
2 16 (6.48%) Qualys
3 15 (6.07%) McAfee
4 13 (5.26%) Rapid7
5 12 (4.86%) ArcSight
6 11 (4.45%) CA
6 11 (4.45%) Cisco
7 10 (4.05%) Dell
7 10 (4.05%) Sophos
8 9 (3.64%) HP
8 9 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.24%) Intel
10 7 (2.83%) CyberArk
10 7 (2.83%) Symantec
10 7 (2.83%) Tufin
11 6 (2.43%) Tripwire
12 5 (2.02%) BMC
12 5 (2.02%) Varonis
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