Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 164 159
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 23 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.41% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 18
Scotland median daily rate £375 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £400 £318
90th Percentile £586 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £58.00 £33.75 £40.25
% change year-on-year +71.86% -16.15% +14.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4814 4115 5788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.64% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2410 2993
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in Scotland

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 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
Edinburgh -12 16 £525 - 2
Inverclyde - 3 £325 -
Glasgow -12 2 £375 -6.25%
Highlands - 1 - -
Security Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Information Security
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Network Security
5 5 (21.74%) ISMS
5 5 (21.74%) SIEM
5 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) Information Security Management
5 5 (21.74%) Security Management
5 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) CISSP
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 4 (17.39%) SCCM
6 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (17.39%) Forensic Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Web Filtering
7 3 (13.04%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (13.04%) GDPR
7 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) Network Security
3 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.70%) DMZ
5 2 (8.70%) DNS
5 2 (8.70%) HTTP
5 2 (8.70%) Internet
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) SMTP
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) IPsec
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 7 (30.43%) Banking
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) CESG
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Information Security
2 5 (21.74%) Information Security Management
2 5 (21.74%) ISMS
2 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Security Management
2 5 (21.74%) SIEM
3 4 (17.39%) Forensic Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.04%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (13.04%) Web Filtering
5 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) PHP
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (8.70%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) CEH
4 1 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.70%) COBIT
3 2 (8.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Bloomberg
3 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.70%) Splunk
5 1 (4.35%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.35%) ForeScout