Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Cybersecurity Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 747 847
Rank change year-on-year -57 +100 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Analyst 85 139 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.13% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.14% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 103 31
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £345
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £467 £413 £485
% change year-on-year +13.21% -14.95% -7.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
UK median hourly rate - £33.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 18 November 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 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 18 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
England -8 84 £450 - 12
London -22 45 £438 -12.50% 2
UK excluding London -2 39 £467 +13.21% 10
South East +18 18 £486 +21.44% 3
North of England +52 15 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +26 12 £550 +22.22%
North West +10 3 £438 +9.38% 1
East of England -22 3 £550 +86.44%
Midlands +4 2 £425 -6.85% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £425 -10.53%
South West - 1 - - 5

Cybersecurity Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 85 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (37.65%) Information Security
3 22 (25.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (25.88%) Splunk
4 20 (23.53%) Finance
4 20 (23.53%) CISSP
5 16 (18.82%) Firewall
5 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
5 16 (18.82%) Banking
5 16 (18.82%) SIEM
5 16 (18.82%) Security Operations
6 15 (17.65%) CISM
7 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
8 13 (15.29%) Qualys
8 13 (15.29%) Business Analysis
9 12 (14.12%) COBIT
9 12 (14.12%) SSCP
9 12 (14.12%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (12.94%) Analytics
10 11 (12.94%) SANS
10 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (11.76%) Windows
11 10 (11.76%) Mimecast
11 10 (11.76%) Degree
11 10 (11.76%) Tufin
12 9 (10.59%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (10.59%) Risk Management
12 9 (10.59%) Incident Management
13 8 (9.41%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Investment Management

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 (1.18%) IIS
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Mimecast
2 8 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Cloudflare
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) Firewall
2 7 (8.24%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.53%) LAN
4 3 (3.53%) VoIP
4 3 (3.53%) VPN
4 3 (3.53%) WAN
5 2 (2.35%) NAS
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
5 2 (2.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.35%) SMS
6 1 (1.18%) DNS
6 1 (1.18%) HTTP
6 1 (1.18%) Internet
6 1 (1.18%) Intranet
6 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Publishing
4 2 (2.35%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.59%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.24%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (8.24%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (4.71%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Linux
2 7 (8.24%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (37.65%) Information Security
3 16 (18.82%) Security Operations
3 16 (18.82%) SIEM
4 13 (15.29%) Business Analysis
5 12 (14.12%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.94%) Analytics
7 9 (10.59%) Incident Management
7 9 (10.59%) Risk Management
8 8 (9.41%) Investment Management
8 8 (9.41%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (8.24%) Coaching
9 7 (8.24%) Threat Management
9 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Data Privacy
10 6 (7.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 5 (5.88%) BDD
11 5 (5.88%) Data Analytics
11 5 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) Python
2 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) CISSP
2 15 (17.65%) CISM
3 12 (14.12%) SSCP
4 11 (12.94%) SANS
5 10 (11.76%) Degree
6 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.71%) GCIH
7 4 (4.71%) GIAC
7 4 (4.71%) PMP
7 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.53%) CRISC
9 2 (2.35%) CEH
9 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.18%) CHFI
10 1 (1.18%) CISA
10 1 (1.18%) GCFA
10 1 (1.18%) MCSA
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
3 12 (14.12%) COBIT
4 6 (7.06%) GDPR
4 6 (7.06%) SLA
5 5 (5.88%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (4.71%) PMO
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Nessus
1 4 (4.71%) Nmap
2 3 (3.53%) CSIRT
2 3 (3.53%) Nexpose
2 3 (3.53%) QRadar
3 2 (2.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Splunk
2 13 (15.29%) Qualys
3 10 (11.76%) Tufin
4 7 (8.24%) ArcSight
5 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.71%) Symantec
7 3 (3.53%) Apple
7 3 (3.53%) CyberArk
7 3 (3.53%) Intel
7 3 (3.53%) McAfee
7 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.35%) AlienVault
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.35%) IronPort
8 2 (2.35%) Snow
9 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.18%) Juniper
9 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.18%) Sophos