Period
to 21 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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.

Cybersecurity Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 671 823
Rank change year-on-year +248 +152 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 72 150 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 116 53
Median daily rate £425 £466 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +6.40% -0.57%
10th Percentile £263 £341 £246
90th Percentile £605 £575 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 27,202 82,875 97,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 94.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,097 54,365 63,911
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,106 2,874 3,178
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% +6.83% -2.78%

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 2020. 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
England +276 69 £425 -10.53% 17
UK excluding London +235 42 £425 -5.56% 15
London +176 26 £425 -15.00% 3
North of England +132 22 £575 +43.75% 7
Yorkshire +87 22 £575 +43.75% 1
South West +116 11 £464 +23.73% 4
Work from Home -48 10 £350 -32.04% 3
Midlands +103 4 £275 -35.29%
East Midlands - 4 £275 -
South East +183 2 £350 -31.71% 2
East of England +87 1 £388 -24.39% 1
Scotland +62 1 £600 +20.00%
Wales +38 1 £175 -55.13% 1

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, Cybersecurity Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (37.50%) SIEM
3 25 (34.72%) Information Security
4 24 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 24 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 16 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (20.83%) Degree
6 15 (20.83%) Finance
7 13 (18.06%) Windows
7 13 (18.06%) Public Sector
8 12 (16.67%) CISSP
9 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
9 11 (15.28%) Splunk
9 11 (15.28%) Security Operations
10 10 (13.89%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 9 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
11 9 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 9 (12.50%) Data Security
11 9 (12.50%) Change Management
12 8 (11.11%) Firewall
12 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
12 8 (11.11%) SANS
13 7 (9.72%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (9.72%) Cyber Resilience
13 7 (9.72%) Due Diligence
13 7 (9.72%) CEH
13 7 (9.72%) Data Protection
13 7 (9.72%) Network+ Certification

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.39%) Apache
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Azure
2 5 (6.94%) AWS
3 3 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) Intranet
3 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Hudson
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.94%) Legal
4 4 (5.56%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Middleware
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (5.56%) NHS
5 3 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.39%) Blog
6 1 (1.39%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (37.50%) SIEM
3 25 (34.72%) Information Security
4 11 (15.28%) Security Operations
5 10 (13.89%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (12.50%) Change Management
6 9 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 9 (12.50%) Data Security
6 9 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.72%) Cyber Resilience
8 7 (9.72%) Data Protection
8 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (9.72%) Due Diligence
9 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.94%) ISMS
10 5 (6.94%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (6.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PHP
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 24 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) Degree
3 12 (16.67%) CISSP
4 8 (11.11%) SANS
5 7 (9.72%) CEH
5 7 (9.72%) CompTIA Security+
5 7 (9.72%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (6.94%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.94%) GIAC
6 5 (6.94%) SSCP
7 4 (5.56%) GCIH
8 3 (4.17%) CISM
9 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.39%) CCSP
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (5.56%) GDPR
3 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.78%) NCSC
4 2 (2.78%) NIST
5 1 (1.39%) GxP
5 1 (1.39%) PMO
5 1 (1.39%) QA
5 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Stealthwatch
2 3 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.39%) Nessus
3 1 (1.39%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.39%) QRadar
3 1 (1.39%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
1 11 (15.28%) Splunk
2 7 (9.72%) Cisco
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Clearswift
4 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.39%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.39%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.39%) Qualys
4 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.39%) Sophos