Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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.

Information Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 742 734
Rank change year-on-year -50 -8 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 76 90 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 116
UK median daily rate £383 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £312 £325 £314
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 94,397 86,272 100,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,783 55,878 65,278
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.09% +5.10%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,875 3,066
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +18.96%

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Analyst in the UK

Information Security Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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 -62 67 £395 -7.06% 44
UK excluding London -21 44 £390 -8.24% 26
London -52 32 £375 -6.25% 19
North of England -18 14 £395 -7.06% 5
South East -5 10 £440 -6.88% 8
North West -24 9 £395 +19.70% 3
Scotland -36 6 £375 +11.11% 1
South West +22 5 £375 +3.45% 3
Yorkshire -24 5 £375 -11.76% 2
East of England -4 4 £550 +25.71% 6
Wales -12 3 £358 +2.14%
Midlands -11 2 £261 -40.29% 3
East Midlands +2 1 £98 -77.06%
West Midlands -24 1 £425 -5.56% 3

Information Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Information Security 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 Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 76 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (36.84%) CISSP
3 18 (23.68%) PCI DSS
4 17 (22.37%) Risk Management
4 17 (22.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (21.05%) CISM
6 15 (19.74%) Security Management
6 15 (19.74%) ITIL
6 15 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (19.74%) GDPR
7 13 (17.11%) Finance
8 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 12 (15.79%) CISA
9 11 (14.47%) Information Security Management
9 11 (14.47%) Analytics
9 11 (14.47%) SIEM
10 10 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (11.84%) Firewall
11 9 (11.84%) Windows
11 9 (11.84%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (10.53%) ISMS
12 8 (10.53%) VPN
12 8 (10.53%) Nessus
12 8 (10.53%) Qualys
13 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
13 7 (9.21%) Legal
13 7 (9.21%) Data Protection
13 7 (9.21%) CRISC
13 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills

Information Security 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 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) Firewall
2 8 (10.53%) VPN
3 6 (7.89%) DHCP
3 6 (7.89%) DNS
3 6 (7.89%) Network Security
3 6 (7.89%) SSL
3 6 (7.89%) Wireshark
4 5 (6.58%) DKIM
4 5 (6.58%) DMARC
5 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.32%) 3G
6 1 (1.32%) 4G
6 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Legal
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) French Language
5 3 (3.95%) German Language
6 2 (2.63%) Law
6 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) HTML
1 6 (7.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Linux
2 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (100.00%) Information Security
2 17 (22.37%) Risk Management
3 15 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (19.74%) ITIL
3 15 (19.74%) Security Management
4 11 (14.47%) Analytics
4 11 (14.47%) Information Security Management
4 11 (14.47%) SIEM
5 10 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (10.53%) ISMS
8 7 (9.21%) Data Protection
8 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.58%) Security Operations
11 4 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (36.84%) CISSP
2 16 (21.05%) CISM
3 12 (15.79%) CISA
4 7 (9.21%) CRISC
5 5 (6.58%) Degree
5 5 (6.58%) GIAC
6 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.26%) SSCP
7 3 (3.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (3.95%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.63%) CEH
8 2 (2.63%) ISACA
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.32%) CCSP
9 1 (1.32%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.32%) CISMP
9 1 (1.32%) ISEB
9 1 (1.32%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) PCI DSS
2 17 (22.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (19.74%) GDPR
4 4 (5.26%) COBIT
5 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.32%) GAMP
6 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.32%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.32%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Nessus
2 3 (3.95%) MIIS
3 2 (2.63%) Nagios
3 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.32%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Qualys
2 6 (7.89%) Cisco
2 6 (7.89%) Palo Alto
3 5 (6.58%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.26%) Zscaler
5 3 (3.95%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Sophos
6 2 (2.63%) Tableau
7 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.32%) Imperva
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Splunk