The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
England / South East
Rank 205 191 217
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 48 74 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.80% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.84% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 27
Median daily rate £406 £410 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +23.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £319 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £358
% change year-on-year -4.68% +11.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 - -
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7328 8762 9391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.03% 95.01% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 5355 5022
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 459
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £50.00 £45.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in the South East

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire +37 20 £350 -14.63% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 11 £425 +10.38% 4
Surrey -3 5 £556 +44.48% 4
Oxfordshire -8 4 £350 -12.50% 6
Kent - 4 £375 - 1
Hampshire -9 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 2 £310 -
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (43.59%) Information Security
2 22 (28.21%) Windows
3 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 19 (24.36%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (23.08%) SIEM
5 18 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 17 (21.79%) Firewall
6 17 (21.79%) CISSP
7 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 13 (16.67%) Unix
8 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (15.38%) DV Cleared
9 12 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (15.38%) PCI DSS
10 11 (14.10%) CEH
11 10 (12.82%) Telecoms
11 10 (12.82%) CISA
11 10 (12.82%) OSCP
11 10 (12.82%) CREST Certified
11 10 (12.82%) Network Security
12 9 (11.54%) Security Testing
12 9 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 8 (10.26%) Protective Monitoring
13 8 (10.26%) CISM
13 8 (10.26%) Finance
13 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
13 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
14 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
14 6 (7.69%) Intel Security

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.56%) Apache
1 2 (2.56%) IIS
1 2 (2.56%) Jetty
1 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) Firewall
2 10 (12.82%) Network Security
3 4 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (2.56%) Internet
5 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) LDAP
5 2 (2.56%) SSL
5 2 (2.56%) VLAN
5 2 (2.56%) VPN
5 2 (2.56%) WAN
5 2 (2.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.28%) IPv4
6 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) MS Access
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (6.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.56%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (6.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.56%) CentOS
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Information Security
2 19 (24.36%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 18 (23.08%) SIEM
4 13 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (11.54%) Security Testing
6 9 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (10.26%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 6 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (7.69%) SAP Security
9 5 (6.41%) ISMS
9 5 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.41%) Project Management
9 5 (6.41%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) C#
2 2 (2.56%) Java
2 2 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (1.28%) C
3 1 (1.28%) C++
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) Python
3 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.79%) CISSP
3 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 11 (14.10%) CEH
6 10 (12.82%) CISA
6 10 (12.82%) CREST Certified
6 10 (12.82%) OSCP
7 8 (10.26%) CISM
8 6 (7.69%) Degree
9 3 (3.85%) PMP
10 2 (2.56%) GCIA
10 2 (2.56%) GCIH
11 1 (1.28%) CCNA
11 1 (1.28%) CCSA
11 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.28%) GIAC
11 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.85%) SLA
4 2 (2.56%) GDPR
4 2 (2.56%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.28%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Intel Security
1 6 (7.69%) LogRhythm
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.69%) SAP
2 5 (6.41%) Qualys
3 4 (5.13%) Splunk
4 3 (3.85%) ArcSight
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco
4 3 (3.85%) Juniper
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.56%) Brocade
5 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.56%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) Intel
5 2 (2.56%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) Aruba
6 1 (1.28%) F5
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle
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