The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
England / North West
Rank 107 136 128
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 21 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.55% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.58% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 10
Median daily rate £400 £355 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -35.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £326 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £358
% change year-on-year -4.68% +11.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £60.00
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 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 2439 3620 3389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.05% 94.34% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2156 1777
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Manchester +16 13 £413 +17.85% 1
Merseyside - 5 £400 - 1
Cheshire +31 2 £373 -25.50%
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (45.95%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (43.24%) Splunk
3 14 (37.84%) Firewall
4 12 (32.43%) SIEM
4 12 (32.43%) QRadar
4 12 (32.43%) Security Operations
4 12 (32.43%) Case Management
5 11 (29.73%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (29.73%) CISSP
6 10 (27.03%) Linux
6 10 (27.03%) LAN
6 10 (27.03%) WAN
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.03%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (27.03%) SANS
7 9 (24.32%) VoIP
7 9 (24.32%) Unix
7 9 (24.32%) Windows
7 9 (24.32%) SSCP
7 9 (24.32%) Information Security
8 8 (21.62%) Apple
8 8 (21.62%) IBM
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
8 8 (21.62%) Patch Management
8 8 (21.62%) LogRhythm
8 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (21.62%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
9 7 (18.92%) Redis

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) LAN
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
2 10 (27.03%) WAN
3 9 (24.32%) VoIP
4 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 6 (16.22%) Network Security
6 5 (13.51%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (8.11%) Wireless
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (2.70%) DNS
8 1 (2.70%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Redis
2 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) eCATT
1 1 (2.70%) LSMW
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (10.81%) RESTful
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (10.81%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.70%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Unix
2 9 (24.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (32.43%) Case Management
2 12 (32.43%) Security Operations
2 12 (32.43%) SIEM
3 11 (29.73%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (24.32%) Information Security
5 8 (21.62%) Patch Management
5 8 (21.62%) Security Monitoring
5 8 (21.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (16.22%) Open Source
7 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
7 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) Analytics
8 4 (10.81%) Data Analytics
8 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (8.11%) Change Control
9 3 (8.11%) SAP Security
9 3 (8.11%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) CISSP
2 10 (27.03%) SANS
3 9 (24.32%) SSCP
4 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) CCIE
7 1 (2.70%) CCNP
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) QRadar
2 7 (18.92%) Kibana
3 6 (16.22%) logstash
4 3 (8.11%) Nessus
4 3 (8.11%) Nexpose
4 3 (8.11%) Nmap
4 3 (8.11%) RSA enVision
5 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.70%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Splunk
2 8 (21.62%) Apple
2 8 (21.62%) IBM
2 8 (21.62%) LogRhythm
3 5 (13.51%) Intel Security
4 4 (10.81%) ArcSight
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) Intel
4 4 (10.81%) NetWitness
5 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.11%) Qualys
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) Concur
7 1 (2.70%) Ariba
7 1 (2.70%) Lancope
7 1 (2.70%) Snow
7 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
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