Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Analyst was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 789 765
Rank change year-on-year +57 -24 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Analyst 152 110 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 92 108
UK median daily rate £431 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £296 £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 4 0 2
UK median hourly rate £60.76 - £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.76 - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 22 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 22 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 +50 142 £445 +4.71% 24
UK excluding London +43 76 £425 +6.25% 15
London -4 74 £458 -1.61% 9
South East +20 30 £450 +5.88% 8
North of England +79 17 £425 - 2
North West +21 12 £375 -16.67%
East of England -13 10 £470 +13.94%
Scotland -1 8 £375 -
Midlands +23 6 £425 +13.33% 3
West Midlands +25 5 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £425 +6.25% 2
South West -4 5 £295 -18.62% 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 147 (96.71%) Information Security
2 72 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (27.63%) CISSP
4 40 (26.32%) GDPR
5 37 (24.34%) Firewall
5 37 (24.34%) PCI DSS
5 37 (24.34%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (22.37%) Management Information System
7 30 (19.74%) Finance
8 25 (16.45%) SIEM
8 25 (16.45%) COBIT
9 24 (15.79%) SANS
10 23 (15.13%) CISM
11 21 (13.82%) Windows
11 21 (13.82%) Data Protection
12 20 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (12.50%) Risk Management
14 18 (11.84%) Cisco
15 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
16 16 (10.53%) ISMS
17 15 (9.87%) Degree
17 15 (9.87%) McAfee
17 15 (9.87%) Security Management
18 14 (9.21%) Linux
19 13 (8.55%) Intrusion Detection
19 13 (8.55%) Data Privacy
20 12 (7.89%) Information Security Management
20 12 (7.89%) Legal
21 11 (7.24%) GIAC

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 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Mimecast
2 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.97%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Office 365
5 1 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.34%) Firewall
2 13 (8.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (4.61%) Internet
3 7 (4.61%) Network Security
4 5 (3.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.63%) SNMP
6 3 (1.97%) Intranet
6 3 (1.97%) LDAP
6 3 (1.97%) VPN
7 2 (1.32%) DNS
7 2 (1.32%) HTTP
7 2 (1.32%) LAN
7 2 (1.32%) SMTP
7 2 (1.32%) WAN
7 2 (1.32%) Wireless
8 1 (0.66%) 802.11
8 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.66%) LTE
8 1 (0.66%) TETRA
8 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Legal
3 6 (3.95%) Law
3 6 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.97%) Military
4 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.66%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.37%) Management Information System
2 19 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) CESG
4 3 (1.97%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (1.97%) Reinsurance
4 3 (1.97%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) BYOD
6 1 (0.66%) CCTV
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) PMI
6 1 (0.66%) Replication
6 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.82%) Windows
2 14 (9.21%) Linux
3 7 (4.61%) Unix
4 1 (0.66%) AIX
4 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Solaris
4 1 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (96.71%) Information Security
2 37 (24.34%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (16.45%) SIEM
4 21 (13.82%) Data Protection
5 20 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 16 (10.53%) ISMS
8 15 (9.87%) Security Management
9 13 (8.55%) Data Privacy
10 12 (7.89%) Information Security Management
11 11 (7.24%) Computer Security
11 11 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.24%) Information Assurance
11 11 (7.24%) ITIL
12 10 (6.58%) Security Operations
12 10 (6.58%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (5.92%) Change Control
13 9 (5.92%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.95%) SQL
2 3 (1.97%) Java
2 3 (1.97%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.97%) Perl
2 3 (1.97%) VBScript
3 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.32%) C#
3 2 (1.32%) PHP
3 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (27.63%) CISSP
2 24 (15.79%) SANS
3 23 (15.13%) CISM
4 15 (9.87%) Degree
5 11 (7.24%) GCIA
5 11 (7.24%) GCIH
5 11 (7.24%) GIAC
5 11 (7.24%) SSCP
6 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.95%) CEH
8 5 (3.29%) CCNA
8 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) ISACA
9 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.32%) CISA
10 2 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.32%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.66%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (26.32%) GDPR
3 37 (24.34%) PCI DSS
4 25 (16.45%) COBIT
5 10 (6.58%) NIST 800
6 9 (5.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (1.32%) SLA
9 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (2.63%) WMI
3 3 (1.97%) SCCM
4 2 (1.32%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.32%) WSUS
5 1 (0.66%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.66%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Cisco
2 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.87%) McAfee
4 11 (7.24%) Blue Coat
4 11 (7.24%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.58%) Dell
5 10 (6.58%) FireEye
6 8 (5.26%) Qualys
6 8 (5.26%) Splunk
7 7 (4.61%) Tufin
7 7 (4.61%) Varonis
8 5 (3.29%) VMware
9 4 (2.63%) CyberArk
9 4 (2.63%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.63%) Oracle
10 3 (1.97%) LogLogic
10 3 (1.97%) SAP
10 3 (1.97%) Symantec
11 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.32%) Tableau