Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £434 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 739 780
Rank change year-on-year -60 +41 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 110 156 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 108 92
UK median daily rate £434 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +1.47% -
10th Percentile £289 £293 £356
90th Percentile £538 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £61.01 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.88% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.01 -

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 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -47 107 £438 -1.69% 61
UK excluding London -31 63 £425 - 47
London -12 47 £456 -1.35% 14
North of England -6 23 £375 - 19
South East -20 17 £450 - 17
Yorkshire -2 13 £413 +10.74% 5
North West -21 10 £375 - 14
East of England 0 9 £513 +6.77% 7
Midlands -8 7 £425 - 3
West Midlands -19 6 £425 - 3
South West -37 4 £400 +35.59% 1
Wales -18 2 £408 +8.67%
East Midlands +6 1 £350 -
Scotland -21 1 £350 -6.67%

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 104 (94.55%) Information Security
2 34 (30.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (29.09%) CISSP
4 26 (23.64%) GDPR
5 24 (21.82%) Management Information System
6 21 (19.09%) Data Protection
6 21 (19.09%) SIEM
7 20 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (18.18%) CISM
8 19 (17.27%) Firewall
8 19 (17.27%) Security Operations
9 18 (16.36%) Finance
10 17 (15.45%) Risk Management
10 17 (15.45%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (10.91%) CISA
13 11 (10.00%) Windows
13 11 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (10.00%) Degree
14 10 (9.09%) PCI DSS
14 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (8.18%) ITIL
15 9 (8.18%) Incident Management
15 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.18%) Risk Assessment
16 8 (7.27%) Information Security Governance
16 8 (7.27%) Risk Analysis
16 8 (7.27%) Threat Intelligence
17 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development

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 (2.73%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.64%) Office 365
2 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.82%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.91%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.27%) Firewall
2 11 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (6.36%) Internet
4 6 (5.45%) Network Security
5 4 (3.64%) 4G
5 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.64%) VPN
6 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.82%) DHCP
7 2 (1.82%) DNS
7 2 (1.82%) FTP
7 2 (1.82%) HTTP
7 2 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.82%) SMTP
8 1 (0.91%) 3G
8 1 (0.91%) LAN
8 1 (0.91%) SSL
8 1 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Power BI
General
1 18 (16.36%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Law
3 5 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) LAMP
1 1 (0.91%) React
1 1 (0.91%) REST
1 1 (0.91%) SOAP
1 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.82%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.00%) Windows
2 5 (4.55%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Linux
4 3 (2.73%) Android
4 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.82%) CentOS
6 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (94.55%) Information Security
2 21 (19.09%) Data Protection
2 21 (19.09%) SIEM
3 20 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (17.27%) Security Operations
5 17 (15.45%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (15.45%) Risk Management
6 16 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (8.18%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.18%) ITIL
7 9 (8.18%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.27%) Information Security Governance
8 8 (7.27%) Risk Analysis
8 8 (7.27%) Threat Intelligence
9 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.45%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (5.45%) Security Management
10 6 (5.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) Java
2 2 (1.82%) C#
3 1 (0.91%) C
3 1 (0.91%) C++
3 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.91%) PHP
3 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.91%) Python
3 1 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) CISSP
2 20 (18.18%) CISM
3 12 (10.91%) CISA
4 11 (10.00%) Degree
5 10 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (4.55%) CCNA
6 5 (4.55%) CHFI
6 5 (4.55%) CRISC
6 5 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.64%) ISACA
7 4 (3.64%) SANS
7 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.82%) CEH
8 2 (1.82%) GIAC
8 2 (1.82%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.82%) SSCP
9 1 (0.91%) GCIA
9 1 (0.91%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (30.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (23.64%) GDPR
3 10 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.55%) COBIT
5 2 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.91%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.91%) PMO
6 1 (0.91%) QA
6 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.82%) Snort
2 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.82%) VMware NSX
2 2 (1.82%) vSphere
3 1 (0.91%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) QRadar
1 3 (2.73%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.82%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.91%) CASB
3 1 (0.91%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.91%) MIIS
3 1 (0.91%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (5.45%) CheckPoint
2 5 (4.55%) Cisco
2 5 (4.55%) Qualys
2 5 (4.55%) VMware
3 4 (3.64%) ArcSight
3 4 (3.64%) Blue Coat
3 4 (3.64%) McAfee
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.64%) Palo Alto
3 4 (3.64%) Sophos
4 3 (2.73%) AlienVault
4 3 (2.73%) BeyondTrust
4 3 (2.73%) CyberArk
4 3 (2.73%) Varonis
5 2 (1.82%) Citrix
5 2 (1.82%) Forcepoint
5 2 (1.82%) Juniper
5 2 (1.82%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.82%) Zscaler
6 1 (0.91%) Dell