Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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.

Information Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 784 750
Rank change year-on-year +50 -34 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 144 110 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 92 111
UK median daily rate £431 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £302 £342 £325
90th Percentile £538 £530 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £51.17
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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 November 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 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 17 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 +45 134 £445 +4.71% 25
London +23 73 £460 -1.34% 10
UK excluding London +34 69 £425 +6.25% 15
South East +16 30 £450 +5.88% 7
North of England +66 13 £425 - 1
North West +28 8 £375 -16.67%
Scotland -2 8 £375 -
East of England -25 8 £470 +13.94% 1
Midlands +26 6 £425 +9.68% 5
Yorkshire +30 5 £425 +6.25% 1
West Midlands +21 5 £425 +13.33% 4
South West -9 4 £295 -18.62% 1
East Midlands +2 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 139 (96.53%) Information Security
2 72 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (27.78%) CISSP
4 39 (27.08%) GDPR
5 37 (25.69%) Firewall
6 36 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 35 (24.31%) PCI DSS
8 32 (22.22%) Management Information System
9 29 (20.14%) Finance
10 24 (16.67%) SIEM
10 24 (16.67%) SANS
11 23 (15.97%) COBIT
12 22 (15.28%) CISM
13 21 (14.58%) Windows
14 20 (13.89%) Data Protection
15 19 (13.19%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (12.50%) Cisco
17 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
18 15 (10.42%) McAfee
18 15 (10.42%) Degree
18 15 (10.42%) ISMS
18 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (9.72%) Linux
19 14 (9.72%) Security Management
19 14 (9.72%) Risk Management
20 13 (9.03%) Data Privacy
20 13 (9.03%) Intrusion Detection
21 11 (7.64%) Computer Security
21 11 (7.64%) Information Assurance
21 11 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement

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 5 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Mimecast
2 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.08%) SaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Office 365
5 1 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.69%) Firewall
2 13 (9.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (4.86%) Internet
3 7 (4.86%) Network Security
4 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.78%) SNMP
6 3 (2.08%) Intranet
6 3 (2.08%) LDAP
6 3 (2.08%) VPN
7 2 (1.39%) DNS
7 2 (1.39%) HTTP
7 2 (1.39%) LAN
7 2 (1.39%) SMTP
7 2 (1.39%) WAN
7 2 (1.39%) Wireless
8 1 (0.69%) 802.11
8 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.69%) LTE
8 1 (0.69%) TETRA
8 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 29 (20.14%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Legal
3 6 (4.17%) Law
3 6 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.39%) Electronics
5 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) CESG
4 3 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.08%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.08%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.39%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) BYOD
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) PMI
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.58%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) Linux
3 7 (4.86%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) AIX
4 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (96.53%) Information Security
2 36 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (16.67%) SIEM
4 20 (13.89%) Data Protection
5 19 (13.19%) Penetration Testing
6 15 (10.42%) ISMS
7 14 (9.72%) Risk Management
7 14 (9.72%) Security Management
8 13 (9.03%) Data Privacy
9 11 (7.64%) Computer Security
9 11 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (7.64%) Information Assurance
9 11 (7.64%) Information Security Management
10 10 (6.94%) ITIL
10 10 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (6.25%) Change Control
11 9 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.56%) Line Management
12 8 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.08%) Java
2 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.08%) Perl
2 3 (2.08%) VBScript
3 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.39%) C#
3 2 (1.39%) PHP
3 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (27.78%) CISSP
2 24 (16.67%) SANS
3 22 (15.28%) CISM
4 15 (10.42%) Degree
5 11 (7.64%) GCIA
5 11 (7.64%) GCIH
5 11 (7.64%) GIAC
5 11 (7.64%) SSCP
6 6 (4.17%) CEH
7 5 (3.47%) CCNA
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.47%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) CISA
9 2 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.39%) ISACA
9 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.69%) CISMP
10 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (27.08%) GDPR
3 35 (24.31%) PCI DSS
4 23 (15.97%) COBIT
5 10 (6.94%) NIST 800
6 7 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (3.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (1.39%) SLA
9 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (2.78%) WMI
3 3 (2.08%) SCCM
4 2 (1.39%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.69%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 18 (12.50%) Cisco
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.42%) McAfee
4 11 (7.64%) Blue Coat
4 11 (7.64%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.94%) Dell
5 10 (6.94%) FireEye
6 8 (5.56%) Qualys
6 8 (5.56%) Splunk
7 7 (4.86%) Tufin
7 7 (4.86%) Varonis
8 5 (3.47%) VMware
9 4 (2.78%) CyberArk
9 4 (2.78%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle
10 3 (2.08%) LogLogic
10 3 (2.08%) SAP
11 2 (1.39%) Citrix
11 2 (1.39%) Sybase
11 2 (1.39%) Symantec