The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 29 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.

Security Analyst
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.89% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -3.12% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 546 548 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.98% 98.92% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 368 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in South Wales

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in South Wales

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cardiff - 5 £363 - 1
Security Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (41.67%) CISM
4 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
5 4 (33.33%) ISMS
5 4 (33.33%) CISA
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) IPsec
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) COBIT
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) CRISC
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
7 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
7 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (16.67%) ScanSafe
7 2 (16.67%) Information Security Governance

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
1 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) ISMS
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
5 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) CISM
3 4 (33.33%) CISA
4 3 (25.00%) CRISC
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (25.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nessus
1 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (8.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (16.67%) F5
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) ScanSafe
2 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 2 (16.67%) Splunk
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) VMware