The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 March 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 94 87
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 13 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.98% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.77% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £313 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -3.12% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +153.43% -38.62%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1252 1689 1547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.78% 94.30% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 974 812
Median daily rate £375 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Manchester

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in Manchester

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in Manchester

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in Manchester

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Salford - 4 £413 -
Security Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Manchester region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (53.57%) Splunk
2 14 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) QRadar
3 11 (39.29%) Case Management
4 10 (35.71%) LAN
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
5 9 (32.14%) VoIP
5 9 (32.14%) Unix
5 9 (32.14%) Linux
5 9 (32.14%) SANS
5 9 (32.14%) Security Operations
5 9 (32.14%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (28.57%) SIEM
6 8 (28.57%) Patch Management
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) VPN
6 8 (28.57%) SSCP
6 8 (28.57%) CISSP
6 8 (28.57%) Apple
6 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (25.00%) IBM
7 7 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) LogRhythm
8 6 (21.43%) Kibana
8 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) LAN
2 10 (35.71%) WAN
3 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 9 (32.14%) VoIP
4 8 (28.57%) VPN
5 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (17.86%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (3.57%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Redis
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) eCATT
1 1 (3.57%) LSMW
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (14.29%) RESTful
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (10.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.57%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
1 9 (32.14%) Unix
2 8 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (39.29%) Case Management
3 9 (32.14%) Security Operations
3 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (28.57%) Patch Management
4 8 (28.57%) SIEM
4 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (21.43%) Information Security
6 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (21.43%) Process Improvement
6 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) Open Source
8 4 (14.29%) Analytics
8 4 (14.29%) Data Analytics
9 3 (10.71%) Change Control
9 3 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (10.71%) SAP Security
9 3 (10.71%) Server Hardening
10 2 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) SANS
2 8 (28.57%) CISSP
2 8 (28.57%) SSCP
3 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) QRadar
2 6 (21.43%) Kibana
3 5 (17.86%) logstash
4 3 (10.71%) Nessus
4 3 (10.71%) Nexpose
4 3 (10.71%) Nmap
4 3 (10.71%) RSA enVision
5 1 (3.57%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Splunk
2 8 (28.57%) Apple
3 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 7 (25.00%) LogRhythm
4 4 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Intel
4 4 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 4 (14.29%) NetWitness
5 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.71%) Qualys
5 3 (10.71%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) Concur
7 1 (3.57%) Ariba
7 1 (3.57%) Lancope
7 1 (3.57%) Snow
7 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire