Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 792 733 763
Rank change year-on-year -59 +30 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 96 126 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 88 101
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £321 £313 £325
90th Percentile £538 £520 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £29.36 - -
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 97,377 93,786 102,104
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.92% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,913 61,292 66,691
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,178 2,813 3,183
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -2.78% -3.36% +6.43%

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 21 September 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 13 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 21 September 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 -67 91 £450 +1.12% 49
UK excluding London -25 56 £425 - 41
London -30 40 £475 +5.56% 13
South East -20 21 £435 -3.33% 9
North of England -19 19 £410 -3.53% 17
Yorkshire -10 11 £450 +5.88% 5
North West -17 8 £363 +3.57% 12
Midlands -15 4 £425 -2.86% 3
Scotland -16 4 £350 +7.69% 3
West Midlands -22 4 £425 -5.56% 3
South West - 4 £400 - 1
East of England -8 3 £525 +14.13% 6
Wales - 1 £325 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 92 (95.83%) Information Security
2 33 (34.38%) CISSP
3 26 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (23.96%) Management Information System
5 21 (21.88%) CISM
6 20 (20.83%) Risk Management
7 19 (19.79%) GDPR
8 18 (18.75%) SIEM
8 18 (18.75%) Finance
9 15 (15.63%) CISA
9 15 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (13.54%) Data Protection
10 13 (13.54%) Degree
11 12 (12.50%) Firewall
11 12 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (11.46%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (10.42%) ITIL
13 10 (10.42%) Security Operations
14 9 (9.38%) PCI DSS
14 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.38%) Incident Management
15 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
15 8 (8.33%) Security Management
15 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
16 7 (7.29%) CRISC
16 7 (7.29%) Information Security Governance
16 7 (7.29%) Qualys

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 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (5.21%) Internet
2 5 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (5.21%) Network Security
3 4 (4.17%) VPN
4 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.04%) 3G
5 1 (1.04%) 4G
5 1 (1.04%) LAN
5 1 (1.04%) SSL
5 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
General
1 18 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Banking
2 4 (4.17%) Law
3 3 (3.13%) French Language
3 3 (3.13%) German Language
3 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) LAMP
1 1 (1.04%) React
1 1 (1.04%) REST
1 1 (1.04%) SOAP
1 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.96%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.08%) PKI
4 2 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.08%) CentOS
3 2 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (95.83%) Information Security
2 20 (20.83%) Risk Management
3 18 (18.75%) SIEM
4 15 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (13.54%) Data Protection
6 12 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (11.46%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (10.42%) ITIL
8 10 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (10.42%) Security Operations
9 9 (9.38%) Incident Management
9 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.33%) Security Management
11 7 (7.29%) Information Security Governance
12 6 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (5.21%) Information Management
14 4 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
14 4 (4.17%) Information Assurance
14 4 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.08%) C#
1 2 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (1.04%) C
2 1 (1.04%) C++
2 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.04%) PHP
2 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.04%) Python
2 1 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (34.38%) CISSP
2 21 (21.88%) CISM
3 15 (15.63%) CISA
4 13 (13.54%) Degree
5 10 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.29%) CRISC
6 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (5.21%) CCNA
8 5 (5.21%) CHFI
8 5 (5.21%) SSCP
9 4 (4.17%) ISACA
10 3 (3.13%) GIAC
11 1 (1.04%) CCSP
11 1 (1.04%) CEH
11 1 (1.04%) CISMP
11 1 (1.04%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.04%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (19.79%) GDPR
3 9 (9.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.13%) COBIT
5 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.04%) GAMP
6 1 (1.04%) QA
6 1 (1.04%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) BitLocker
1 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) MIIS
2 3 (3.13%) QRadar
2 3 (3.13%) RSA enVision
2 3 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.29%) CheckPoint
1 7 (7.29%) Qualys
2 4 (4.17%) ArcSight
2 4 (4.17%) Cisco
2 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
2 4 (4.17%) Zscaler
3 3 (3.13%) AlienVault
3 3 (3.13%) BeyondTrust
3 3 (3.13%) Blue Coat
3 3 (3.13%) Juniper
3 3 (3.13%) McAfee
3 3 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.08%) Rapid7
5 1 (1.04%) Capita
5 1 (1.04%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.04%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.04%) SAP
5 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.04%) Varonis