Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 645 759 795
Rank change year-on-year +114 +36 -88
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 92 113 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 49
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £350 £404 £325
90th Percentile £575 £625 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £445 £499
% change year-on-year +12.36% -10.82% +23.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 64,362 92,468 95,476
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.68% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,663 61,198 63,345
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,563 2,896 2,843
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £48.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Analyst over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity Analyst in the UK

Cybersecurity Analyst
Top 11 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 17 February 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 +118 73 £475 - 15
London +129 44 £450 -12.62% 7
UK excluding London +74 44 £500 +12.36% 9
Scotland +28 17 £500 +18.69% 1
South East +60 11 £513 - 2
North of England +57 9 £388 -4.32% 2
Yorkshire +50 9 £388 -12.58% 2
Midlands +52 6 £500 +15.94%
West Midlands +45 4 £525 +20.00%
East Midlands +39 2 £500 +11.11%
South West - 1 £300 - 4

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 92 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (32.61%) Finance
3 27 (29.35%) SIEM
4 25 (27.17%) Information Security
5 20 (21.74%) Security Operations
6 15 (16.30%) CISSP
6 15 (16.30%) Banking
6 15 (16.30%) Incident Management
6 15 (16.30%) Public Sector
7 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
8 12 (13.04%) Firewall
8 12 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.96%) Change Management
10 10 (10.87%) Financial Institution
10 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
10 10 (10.87%) SQL
10 10 (10.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 10 (10.87%) Task Automation
11 9 (9.78%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (9.78%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (9.78%) Splunk
11 9 (9.78%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (9.78%) Windows
11 9 (9.78%) Risk Management
11 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.78%) Security Management
11 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (8.70%) Workflow

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 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Azure
3 2 (2.17%) GCP
4 1 (1.09%) GitHub
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Slack
4 1 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.09%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) Firewall
2 8 (8.70%) HTTPS
3 7 (7.61%) HTTP
3 7 (7.61%) Network Security
3 7 (7.61%) SMTP
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.09%) Ethereal
6 1 (1.09%) Internet
6 1 (1.09%) Link 16
6 1 (1.09%) NAS
6 1 (1.09%) SAN
6 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.09%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.09%) GitLab
2 1 (1.09%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (32.61%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) Banking
2 15 (16.30%) Public Sector
3 10 (10.87%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.35%) Law
6 2 (2.17%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.43%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.43%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (5.43%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (3.26%) Cyberattack
5 3 (3.26%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.09%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.09%) CMDB
7 1 (1.09%) FMCG
7 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.09%) Shadow IT
7 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Windows
2 8 (8.70%) Linux
3 5 (5.43%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (29.35%) SIEM
3 25 (27.17%) Information Security
4 20 (21.74%) Security Operations
5 15 (16.30%) Incident Management
6 11 (11.96%) Change Management
7 10 (10.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 10 (10.87%) Task Automation
8 9 (9.78%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (9.78%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.78%) Risk Management
8 9 (9.78%) Security Management
8 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.78%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (8.70%) Data Privacy
9 8 (8.70%) Line Management
9 8 (8.70%) Workflow
10 7 (7.61%) Information Security Management
10 7 (7.61%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) Python
3 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) CISSP
2 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) Degree
5 7 (7.61%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (6.52%) SANS
7 5 (5.43%) CEH
7 5 (5.43%) CISM
8 2 (2.17%) CCNA
8 2 (2.17%) CCNP
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.17%) GCFA
8 2 (2.17%) GCIA
8 2 (2.17%) GCIH
8 2 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.17%) OSCP
8 2 (2.17%) SSCP
8 2 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) GDPR
2 6 (6.52%) NIST
3 5 (5.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.43%) NCSC
4 3 (3.26%) COBIT
5 1 (1.09%) COSO
5 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.09%) ITGC
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (1.09%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) QRadar
2 5 (5.43%) CSIRT
3 3 (3.26%) Nessus
4 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.09%) Nagios
5 1 (1.09%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) Splunk
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) FireEye
4 4 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 3 (3.26%) CyberArk
5 3 (3.26%) McAfee
5 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.17%) Darktrace
6 2 (2.17%) F5
6 2 (2.17%) Google
6 2 (2.17%) Juniper
6 2 (2.17%) Proofpoint
6 2 (2.17%) TippingPoint
6 2 (2.17%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.09%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.09%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.09%) Qualys
7 1 (1.09%) SAP