Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 291 276
Rank change year-on-year +31 -15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 116 84 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.54% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 69
South East median daily rate £455 £413 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% -1.32% +5.16%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £300
90th Percentile £575 £531 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £38.50 -
England median hourly rate £60.51 £35.00 £38.84
% change year-on-year +72.87% -9.89% +10.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15787 15598 18484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.94% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9372 9268 10872
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 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
Thames Valley +5 42 £444 +7.58% 9
Hampshire +18 23 £525 +52.17% 2
Berkshire +14 22 £460 +142.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 19 £374 -9.39% 2
West Sussex +1 18 £450 +5.88%
Surrey -15 17 £420 +1.20% 2
Middlesex +15 9 £500 +4.17%
Sussex -1 3 £488 -
Kent -9 2 £375 -6.25%
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 59 (50.86%) Information Security
2 37 (31.90%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (28.45%) CISSP
4 24 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (20.69%) CISM
5 22 (18.97%) SLA
5 22 (18.97%) PCI DSS
6 18 (15.52%) Security Operations
6 18 (15.52%) GDPR
7 16 (13.79%) Firewall
8 15 (12.93%) SSCP
8 15 (12.93%) Security Monitoring
9 14 (12.07%) Qualys
9 14 (12.07%) SIEM
9 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
9 14 (12.07%) COBIT
10 13 (11.21%) Degree
10 13 (11.21%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (11.21%) Splunk
10 13 (11.21%) Tufin
10 13 (11.21%) SANS
10 13 (11.21%) Mimecast
11 12 (10.34%) Privileged Access Management
11 12 (10.34%) Unix
12 11 (9.48%) Banking
12 11 (9.48%) CyberArk
12 11 (9.48%) Threat Analysis
13 10 (8.62%) Data Privacy
13 10 (8.62%) Test Automation
13 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (0.86%) IIS
1 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Mimecast
2 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) Firewall
2 9 (7.76%) Network Security
3 2 (1.72%) SMS
3 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (0.86%) BGP
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) Internet
4 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.86%) IPsec
4 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.86%) LDAP
4 1 (0.86%) MPLS
4 1 (0.86%) OSPF
4 1 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.86%) SCCP
4 1 (0.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) AppScan
1 1 (0.86%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (9.48%) Banking
2 10 (8.62%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.45%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.86%) LAMP
2 1 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.76%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.59%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.72%) PKI
6 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.86%) CCTV
7 1 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.34%) Unix
2 5 (4.31%) Windows
3 4 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.86%) Information Security
2 37 (31.90%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (15.52%) Security Operations
4 15 (12.93%) Security Monitoring
5 14 (12.07%) SIEM
6 13 (11.21%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (10.34%) Privileged Access Management
8 11 (9.48%) Threat Analysis
9 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.62%) Data Privacy
9 10 (8.62%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (7.76%) OWASP
11 8 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.90%) Threat Intelligence
12 7 (6.03%) Coaching
12 7 (6.03%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (6.03%) Incident Management
12 7 (6.03%) Line Management
12 7 (6.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.59%) SQL
2 3 (2.59%) VB
3 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.72%) C#
3 2 (1.72%) Java
3 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.72%) Perl
3 2 (1.72%) Python
3 2 (1.72%) Ruby
3 2 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (28.45%) CISSP
2 24 (20.69%) CISM
3 15 (12.93%) SSCP
4 13 (11.21%) Degree
4 13 (11.21%) SANS
5 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
6 7 (6.03%) CISA
7 5 (4.31%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.45%) PMP
8 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.72%) CEH
9 2 (1.72%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.72%) GIAC
9 2 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (1.72%) MCSE
9 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.72%) PCI QSA
10 1 (0.86%) CASP
10 1 (0.86%) CCFP
10 1 (0.86%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (18.97%) PCI DSS
2 22 (18.97%) SLA
3 18 (15.52%) GDPR
4 14 (12.07%) COBIT
5 3 (2.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (4.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (3.45%) CSIRT
2 4 (3.45%) QRadar
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) Qualys
2 13 (11.21%) Splunk
2 13 (11.21%) Tufin
3 11 (9.48%) CyberArk
4 9 (7.76%) McAfee
5 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.17%) Symantec
7 5 (4.31%) Lumension
8 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle
8 4 (3.45%) Trustwave
9 3 (2.59%) Cisco
9 3 (2.59%) FireEye
9 3 (2.59%) IronPort
9 3 (2.59%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.59%) SAP
10 2 (1.72%) F5
10 2 (1.72%) Intel
10 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.72%) Tableau