The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Cybersecurity Analyst
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 616 630
Rank change year-on-year +50 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 42 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.043% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.045% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 9
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £353 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Cybersecurity Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 25 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 3 months to 28 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
England +50 42 £425 +6.25% 12
London +27 17 £425 +6.25% 6
Essex - 13 £265 -
East of England - 13 £265 -
West Midlands - 5 £438 -
City of London -7 4 £400 +16.36% 3
Shropshire - 4 - -
Telford - 3 - -
South East +6 2 £596 +32.50% 3
Sheffield - 2 £475 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £596 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
North West - 2 £370 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Manchester - 2 £370 - 1
Surrey - 2 £596 -
Wiltshire - 1 £498 -
Warwickshire - 1 £438 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £438 -
Swindon - 1 £498 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
South West - 1 £498 - 2

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Cybersecurity 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 featuring Cybersecurity Analyst in the job title.

1 106 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (40.57%) Firewall
3 36 (33.96%) Unix
4 33 (31.13%) Information Security
5 32 (30.19%) Linux
6 31 (29.25%) Windows
7 28 (26.42%) CISSP
8 27 (25.47%) Degree
9 26 (24.53%) Security Cleared
10 25 (23.58%) SC Cleared
10 25 (23.58%) SIEM
10 25 (23.58%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (22.64%) Forensic Analysis
12 21 (19.81%) Finance
13 19 (17.92%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
15 16 (15.09%) VMware
15 16 (15.09%) VMware ESX
15 16 (15.09%) SANS
15 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
15 16 (15.09%) Splunk
15 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (13.21%) Network Security
16 14 (13.21%) Malware Analysis
16 14 (13.21%) Ethical Hacking
16 14 (13.21%) Incident Management
16 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
16 14 (13.21%) CISM
17 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
17 12 (11.32%) VPN

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 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (6.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (40.57%) Firewall
2 19 (17.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
4 14 (13.21%) Network Security
5 12 (11.32%) LAN
5 12 (11.32%) VPN
5 12 (11.32%) WAN
6 9 (8.49%) HTTP
7 8 (7.55%) DNS
8 4 (3.77%) Internet
8 4 (3.77%) VoIP
9 1 (0.94%) 802.11
9 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.94%) Intranet
9 1 (0.94%) MPLS
9 1 (0.94%) SSH
9 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Big Data
2 2 (1.89%) Redis
3 1 (0.94%) DB2
3 1 (0.94%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Legal
3 9 (8.49%) Banking
4 8 (7.55%) Retail
5 5 (4.72%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.89%) RESTful
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (8.49%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (8.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.55%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (4.72%) Equities
6 5 (4.72%) Fixed Income
6 5 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.94%) RIA
8 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.96%) Unix
2 32 (30.19%) Linux
3 31 (29.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (31.13%) Information Security
3 25 (23.58%) SIEM
3 25 (23.58%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (22.64%) Forensic Analysis
5 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
6 14 (13.21%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (13.21%) Incident Management
6 14 (13.21%) Malware Analysis
7 12 (11.32%) Digital Forensics
7 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
7 12 (11.32%) Security Monitoring
8 9 (8.49%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (8.49%) Line Management
8 9 (8.49%) Network Packet Analysis
9 8 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (6.60%) Coaching
10 7 (6.60%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.60%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (6.60%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) Python
3 1 (0.94%) C#
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (26.42%) CISSP
2 27 (25.47%) Degree
3 26 (24.53%) Security Cleared
4 25 (23.58%) SC Cleared
5 16 (15.09%) SANS
6 14 (13.21%) CISM
7 11 (10.38%) CEH
7 11 (10.38%) GCIH
7 11 (10.38%) SSCP
8 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.66%) GCIA
8 6 (5.66%) GIAC
9 5 (4.72%) CCNA
9 5 (4.72%) CCSA
9 5 (4.72%) CNA
9 5 (4.72%) GCFA
9 5 (4.72%) MCP
9 5 (4.72%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (4.72%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (8.49%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.55%) COBIT
4 7 (6.60%) GDPR
5 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.94%) PMO
6 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) VMware ESX
1 16 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (7.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (4.72%) QRadar
4 4 (3.77%) Nessus
5 3 (2.83%) Nmap
6 2 (1.89%) Kibana
6 2 (1.89%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.94%) logstash
7 1 (0.94%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Splunk
1 16 (15.09%) VMware
2 11 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.43%) Qualys
4 8 (7.55%) Intel Security
5 7 (6.60%) LogRhythm
5 7 (6.60%) Tufin
6 5 (4.72%) Sun
7 4 (3.77%) Apple
7 4 (3.77%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.77%) IBM
8 3 (2.83%) CyberArk
8 3 (2.83%) Intel
9 2 (1.89%) NetWitness
9 2 (1.89%) Snow
10 1 (0.94%) Juniper
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle
10 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.94%) Sophos
10 1 (0.94%) WorldPay
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