The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 111 115
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 15 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 1.36% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.43% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 13
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in the North West

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -18 8 £475 +17.28%
Merseyside +1 5 £313 -
Cheshire +18 2 £353 -6.00%
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (44.44%) Information Security
1 16 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (33.33%) CISSP
3 11 (30.56%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (30.56%) Security Operations
4 10 (27.78%) Firewall
5 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (25.00%) SIEM
6 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
6 8 (22.22%) Splunk
6 8 (22.22%) Case Management
7 7 (19.44%) SANS
7 7 (19.44%) Redis
7 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (19.44%) LogRhythm
7 7 (19.44%) Kibana
7 7 (19.44%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (19.44%) QRadar
7 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (19.44%) IBM
7 7 (19.44%) SSCP
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
8 6 (16.67%) Unix
8 6 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) LAN
8 6 (16.67%) WAN
8 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (16.67%) Open Source
8 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (16.67%) LAN
2 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.67%) WAN
3 5 (13.89%) VoIP
3 5 (13.89%) VPN
4 3 (8.33%) Network Security
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) NGN
6 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.78%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Redis
2 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) GIS
General
1 3 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) CESG
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Unix
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
1 16 (44.44%) Information Security
2 11 (30.56%) Security Operations
2 11 (30.56%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (25.00%) SIEM
4 8 (22.22%) Case Management
4 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (16.67%) Open Source
7 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
7 5 (13.89%) Security Management
7 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Change Control
9 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
9 3 (8.33%) ISMS
9 3 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) CISSP
2 7 (19.44%) SANS
2 7 (19.44%) SSCP
3 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) GIAC
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE Security
7 1 (2.78%) CCNP
7 1 (2.78%) CISA
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.56%) COBIT
4 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Kibana
1 7 (19.44%) QRadar
2 6 (16.67%) logstash
3 2 (5.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.56%) RSA enVision
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Splunk
2 7 (19.44%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) LogRhythm
3 5 (13.89%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Computacenter
4 1 (2.78%) Kaspersky
4 1 (2.78%) Lancope
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee
4 1 (2.78%) Sophos
4 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire