Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 748 718
Rank change year-on-year +4 -30 +36
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 127 102 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 78 133
UK median daily rate £406 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £325
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -1.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £61.01 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.52% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.01 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year +190.52% - -

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 96,137 90,972 102,762
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,825 59,323 65,801
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,839 3,251 3,725
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.51 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -1 116 £425 +3.03% 44
UK excluding London +22 69 £395 -1.25% 31
London -42 57 £425 - 19
North of England +41 16 £335 -29.47% 8
South East +2 14 £450 +4.65% 5
South West +12 12 £335 -9.46% 3
East of England +1 12 £525 +90.91% 4
North West +15 11 £373 -17.22% 2
Scotland -6 7 £375 -21.47% 6
Midlands +5 5 £406 +8.33% 5
Yorkshire 0 5 £300 -36.84% 5
West Midlands +6 3 £425 +13.33% 4
Wales 0 3 £383 +9.29%
East Midlands - 2 £98 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 124 (97.64%) Information Security
2 43 (33.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (29.92%) CISSP
4 34 (26.77%) GDPR
5 33 (25.98%) PCI DSS
6 27 (21.26%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (21.26%) Management Information System
7 26 (20.47%) Risk Management
8 24 (18.90%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (17.32%) Firewall
10 20 (15.75%) Data Protection
11 19 (14.96%) Security Management
12 18 (14.17%) CISM
12 18 (14.17%) ISMS
13 17 (13.39%) Finance
13 17 (13.39%) Information Security Management
14 16 (12.60%) ITIL
14 16 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (11.02%) Analytics
15 14 (11.02%) SIEM
16 13 (10.24%) COBIT
16 13 (10.24%) Security Operations
16 13 (10.24%) Legal
17 12 (9.45%) E-Commerce
17 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
17 12 (9.45%) Security Monitoring
18 10 (7.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 10 (7.87%) Windows
19 9 (7.09%) Business Analysis
19 9 (7.09%) Intrusion Detection

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 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.36%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.32%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (5.51%) DNS
3 7 (5.51%) Network Security
4 5 (3.94%) DHCP
4 5 (3.94%) Internet
4 5 (3.94%) SSL
4 5 (3.94%) VPN
4 5 (3.94%) Wireshark
5 4 (3.15%) DKIM
5 4 (3.15%) DMARC
6 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.57%) HTTP
7 2 (1.57%) Intranet
7 2 (1.57%) SMTP
8 1 (0.79%) 802.11
8 1 (0.79%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.79%) LTE
8 1 (0.79%) TETRA
8 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Legal
3 8 (6.30%) Retail
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Law
5 4 (3.15%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) HTML
1 5 (3.94%) HTML5
2 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.26%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) CESG
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (2.36%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Windows
2 7 (5.51%) Linux
3 5 (3.94%) Unix
3 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (97.64%) Information Security
2 27 (21.26%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (20.47%) Risk Management
4 24 (18.90%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (15.75%) Data Protection
6 19 (14.96%) Security Management
7 18 (14.17%) ISMS
8 17 (13.39%) Information Security Management
9 16 (12.60%) ITIL
10 14 (11.02%) Analytics
10 14 (11.02%) SIEM
11 13 (10.24%) Security Operations
12 12 (9.45%) E-Commerce
12 12 (9.45%) Security Monitoring
13 9 (7.09%) Business Analysis
14 8 (6.30%) Vulnerability Management
15 7 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (5.51%) Data Privacy
15 7 (5.51%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.72%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.94%) SQL
3 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.57%) Perl
3 2 (1.57%) PHP
3 2 (1.57%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) Java
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (29.92%) CISSP
2 18 (14.17%) CISM
3 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) SANS
6 5 (3.94%) CEH
6 5 (3.94%) Degree
7 4 (3.15%) GIAC
7 4 (3.15%) ISACA
7 4 (3.15%) ISEB
8 3 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (2.36%) CISA
8 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.36%) OSCP
8 3 (2.36%) SSCP
9 2 (1.57%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.57%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.79%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (33.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (26.77%) GDPR
3 33 (25.98%) PCI DSS
4 13 (10.24%) COBIT
5 10 (7.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.57%) ISO 14001
8 2 (1.57%) ISO 22301
8 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.79%) PMO
9 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Nessus
2 2 (1.57%) Nagios
2 2 (1.57%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
1 8 (6.30%) Qualys
2 5 (3.94%) McAfee
3 4 (3.15%) Cisco
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) Palo Alto
4 3 (2.36%) LogLogic
4 3 (2.36%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.36%) Splunk
4 3 (2.36%) Tableau
4 3 (2.36%) Tufin
4 3 (2.36%) Varonis
4 3 (2.36%) VMware
5 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.57%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.57%) Sophos
5 2 (1.57%) Sybase
6 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.79%) Intel
6 1 (0.79%) Symantec