Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 172 213
Rank change year-on-year +14 +41 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 46 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 0.79% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.84% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 15
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -26.32%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £480 £515 £460
England median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £40.18
% change year-on-year -32.14% -12.89% +14.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5427 6545 8083
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.38% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3410 4203 4823
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 241 403
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.22 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -20.90% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.80 £45.75 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +9 33 £465 +16.25% 1
Merseyside -2 8 £369 -7.81% 1
Cheshire +7 3 £405 -16.06% 1
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Security Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 27 (58.70%) Security Monitoring
2 24 (52.17%) Information Security
3 23 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (47.83%) Threat Intelligence
4 22 (47.83%) Security Operations
5 19 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (36.96%) SIEM
7 13 (28.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (28.26%) Firewall
7 13 (28.26%) CISSP
8 9 (19.57%) Patch Management
9 8 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (17.39%) Windows
9 8 (17.39%) Linux
10 7 (15.22%) McAfee
10 7 (15.22%) Cyber Attack
11 6 (13.04%) Splunk
11 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) Unix
11 6 (13.04%) Apple
11 6 (13.04%) LAN
11 6 (13.04%) VoIP
11 6 (13.04%) WAN
11 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.04%) VPN
11 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (13.04%) Case Management
11 6 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
11 6 (13.04%) Elastic Stack

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 (4.35%) JBoss
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) LAN
2 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.04%) VoIP
2 6 (13.04%) VPN
2 6 (13.04%) WAN
3 5 (10.87%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) FTP
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Redis
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Legal
1 3 (6.52%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Cyber Attack
2 6 (13.04%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) CESG
6 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Security Monitoring
2 24 (52.17%) Information Security
3 23 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (47.83%) Security Operations
4 22 (47.83%) Threat Intelligence
5 19 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (36.96%) SIEM
7 13 (28.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (19.57%) Patch Management
9 6 (13.04%) Case Management
9 6 (13.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 6 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Threat Analysis
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.87%) Information Security Management
10 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (10.87%) Security Management
11 4 (8.70%) Analytics
11 4 (8.70%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) COBOL
1 1 (2.17%) Java
1 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) CISSP
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) SANS
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) SSCP
4 2 (4.35%) GIAC
5 1 (2.17%) CCFP
5 1 (2.17%) CISA
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) GCED
5 1 (2.17%) GCFA
5 1 (2.17%) GCIA
5 1 (2.17%) GCIH
5 1 (2.17%) GREM
5 1 (2.17%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.87%) SLA
3 3 (6.52%) GDPR
3 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.17%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) QRadar
2 4 (8.70%) Nessus
2 4 (8.70%) Nexpose
2 4 (8.70%) Nmap
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.35%) Kibana
4 2 (4.35%) logstash
4 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.35%) PowerBroker
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.17%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) McAfee
2 6 (13.04%) Apple
2 6 (13.04%) Splunk
3 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (8.70%) Intel
3 4 (8.70%) Qualys
4 3 (6.52%) FireEye
4 3 (6.52%) IronPort
4 3 (6.52%) Lumension
4 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.52%) Snow
4 3 (6.52%) Symantec
4 3 (6.52%) Trustwave
5 2 (4.35%) AlienVault
5 2 (4.35%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (4.35%) LogRhythm
5 2 (4.35%) NetWitness
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle