The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 65 74
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 8 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 2.15% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 2.27% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 7
Median daily rate £475 £405 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £494 £360
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 £45.09
% change year-on-year +87.75% -45.65%  

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 1279 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.63% 94.85% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 993 846
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 62
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
1 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (42.86%) CISSP
3 8 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (38.10%) Security Operations
4 7 (33.33%) Splunk
4 7 (33.33%) Case Management
4 7 (33.33%) Information Security
5 6 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (28.57%) SSCP
5 6 (28.57%) Unix
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) Redis
5 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (28.57%) Kibana
5 6 (28.57%) SANS
5 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (28.57%) QRadar
5 6 (28.57%) LogRhythm
6 5 (23.81%) logstash
6 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
6 5 (23.81%) SIEM
6 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement
6 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) VoIP
6 5 (23.81%) Windows

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 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) VoIP
3 5 (23.81%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (4.76%) NGN
5 1 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (4.76%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Redis
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (14.29%) RESTful
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Cyber Attack
1 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (38.10%) Security Operations
2 8 (38.10%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (33.33%) Case Management
3 7 (33.33%) Information Security
4 6 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (23.81%) Open Source
5 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
5 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement
5 5 (23.81%) SIEM
5 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) Computer Security
7 2 (9.52%) Process Management
7 2 (9.52%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Security Management
7 2 (9.52%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 6 (28.57%) SANS
2 6 (28.57%) SSCP
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE Security
5 1 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) CISA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) CISM
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Kibana
1 6 (28.57%) QRadar
2 5 (23.81%) logstash
3 2 (9.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (9.52%) RSA enVision
4 1 (4.76%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Splunk
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) LogRhythm
3 5 (23.81%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Computacenter
4 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.76%) Lancope
4 1 (4.76%) Sophos
4 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire