The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Information Security Analyst
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 569 573
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 47 75 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 47
Median daily rate £413 £413 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £516 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Information Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +23 47 £413 - 20
London +8 20 £400 -5.88% 10
South East +28 9 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire -3 7 £425 -
West Yorkshire +23 5 £425 +6.25% 4
Leeds +21 5 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire +20 5 £425 +6.25% 4
North West +17 5 £321 -4.81% 1
West Midlands +23 4 £450 +22.03% 1
East of England -8 3 £425 -15.00% 1
Liverpool - 3 £313 -
Merseyside - 3 £313 -
City of London -3 2 £450 +2.27% 2
Banbury - 2 £425 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £450 -
Staffordshire - 2 £450 -
Cheshire +25 1 £330 -12.00%
Coventry +12 1 £450 +28.57% 1
West Sussex +12 1 £500 +17.64%
Manchester +6 1 - -
Chelmsford +5 1 £425 -12.82%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £450 -
Northamptonshire -1 1 £425 -10.52%
Crawley -2 1 £500 +17.64%
East Midlands -6 1 £425 -10.52%
Essex -14 1 £425 -15.00%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Reading - 1 £400 -
Peterborough - 1 £350 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Information Security 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 Information Security Analyst in the job title.

1 88 (97.78%) Information Security
2 36 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (38.89%) CISSP
4 24 (26.67%) CISM
5 23 (25.56%) PCI DSS
6 22 (24.44%) CISA
7 18 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (15.56%) Finance
10 13 (14.44%) ISMS
11 12 (13.33%) Incident Management
11 12 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (12.22%) Legal
13 9 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
13 9 (10.00%) Security Management
13 9 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (10.00%) COBIT
13 9 (10.00%) Firewall
14 8 (8.89%) Intel
14 8 (8.89%) McAfee
14 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
14 8 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (8.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 8 (8.89%) Data Protection
14 8 (8.89%) CRISC
15 7 (7.78%) Retail
15 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
15 7 (7.78%) Information Security Management

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 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Office 365
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.33%) SNMP
4 2 (2.22%) LDAP
4 2 (2.22%) Network Security
4 2 (2.22%) VPN
5 1 (1.11%) HTTP
5 1 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) LAN
5 1 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.11%) SAN
5 1 (1.11%) SSL
5 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.11%) GIS
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Legal
3 7 (7.78%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.11%) BYOD
4 1 (1.11%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Fintech
4 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.11%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.11%) PMI
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (4.44%) Unix
3 3 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) AIX
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
4 1 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (97.78%) Information Security
2 18 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 16 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (14.44%) ISMS
5 12 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 12 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (10.00%) Security Management
7 8 (8.89%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.89%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.78%) Information Security Management
9 6 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (5.56%) Service Management
10 5 (5.56%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) Java
1 2 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.11%) Perl
2 1 (1.11%) Scala
2 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (38.89%) CISSP
2 24 (26.67%) CISM
3 22 (24.44%) CISA
4 8 (8.89%) CRISC
4 8 (8.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 5 (5.56%) Degree
6 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.33%) CCNA
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.22%) CNA
7 2 (2.22%) CNE
7 2 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.22%) IIBA
7 2 (2.22%) ISEB
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.22%) Novell Certification
7 2 (2.22%) SANS
7 2 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (2.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (25.56%) PCI DSS
3 9 (10.00%) COBIT
4 8 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (4.44%) GDPR
6 3 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.33%) vSphere
3 2 (2.22%) RACF
4 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) WMI
2 1 (1.11%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.11%) Nessus
2 1 (1.11%) Nmap
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) Intel
2 8 (8.89%) McAfee
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco
4 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.33%) VMware
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.11%) BMC
6 1 (1.11%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.11%) Lumension
6 1 (1.11%) Meridio
6 1 (1.11%) Qualys
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.11%) Sophos
6 1 (1.11%) Splunk
6 1 (1.11%) Symantec
6 1 (1.11%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.11%) Tufin
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