The median contractor rate for a IT Security Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Analyst
UK
Rank 567 591 573
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 42 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.094% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.099% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 30
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £38.50 £13.81 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.78% -38.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +178.78% -38.62%  

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Security Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Security Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +41 41 £400 -5.88% 13
London +37 25 £400 -11.11% 4
South East +28 9 £450 +5.88% 4
City of London - 5 £450 - 2
Berkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire +12 2 £325 - 1
South West -2 2 £381 -10.29% 2
Surrey - 2 £500 - 1
Kent - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Scotland +13 1 - -
West Yorkshire +13 1 £325 - 1
Hampshire +7 1 - -
North Yorkshire +4 1 £325 -
Wiltshire 0 1 £400 -20.00%
East of England -3 1 - -
Swindon -3 1 £400 -20.00%
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Poole - 1 £363 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £325 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £438 -
Castleford - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 - -

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Analyst in the job title.

1 47 (55.29%) Information Security
2 25 (29.41%) CISSP
3 24 (28.24%) Firewall
4 23 (27.06%) SIEM
5 20 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (20.00%) Banking
7 16 (18.82%) Finance
7 16 (18.82%) CISM
8 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
9 13 (15.29%) Risk Management
9 13 (15.29%) Degree
10 11 (12.94%) ITIL
11 10 (11.76%) VPN
11 10 (11.76%) Windows
11 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (10.59%) Splunk
13 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
13 8 (9.41%) PCI DSS
13 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
13 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
13 8 (9.41%) CISA
14 7 (8.24%) SSCP
14 7 (8.24%) CheckPoint
14 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
14 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
15 6 (7.06%) SANS
15 6 (7.06%) Cryptography
15 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Assessment

IT Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.24%) Firewall
2 10 (11.76%) VPN
3 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.88%) Network Security
5 3 (3.53%) DNS
5 3 (3.53%) HTTP
5 3 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.53%) IPsec
5 3 (3.53%) WAN
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.35%) LAN
6 2 (2.35%) VLAN
6 2 (2.35%) Wireless
6 2 (2.35%) WLAN
7 1 (1.18%) Internet
7 1 (1.18%) IPv4
7 1 (1.18%) SCCP
7 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.18%) MS Access
General
1 17 (20.00%) Banking
2 16 (18.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (3.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.53%) Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.29%) Information Security
2 23 (27.06%) SIEM
3 20 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (15.29%) Risk Management
5 11 (12.94%) ITIL
6 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
7 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.06%) Cryptography
8 6 (7.06%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.88%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.71%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (4.71%) Security Operations
10 4 (4.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 3 (3.53%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) C#
2 3 (3.53%) Java
2 3 (3.53%) Python
3 2 (2.35%) PHP
3 2 (2.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) CISSP
2 16 (18.82%) CISM
3 13 (15.29%) Degree
4 8 (9.41%) CISA
5 7 (8.24%) SSCP
6 6 (7.06%) SANS
7 4 (4.71%) CEH
7 4 (4.71%) GCWN
7 4 (4.71%) GISF
8 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.18%) CCSP
9 1 (1.18%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.18%) CRISC
9 1 (1.18%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.18%) MCSE
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.18%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.71%) GDPR
4 3 (3.53%) COBIT
5 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Nessus
2 2 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.18%) QRadar
3 1 (1.18%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Splunk
3 7 (8.24%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.06%) Cisco
5 5 (5.88%) LogRhythm
5 5 (5.88%) Qualys
6 4 (4.71%) VMware
7 3 (3.53%) Brocade
7 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
7 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.53%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.53%) Sophos
7 3 (3.53%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.53%) Trustwave
7 3 (3.53%) Tufin
8 2 (2.35%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.35%) F5
8 2 (2.35%) NetWitness
8 2 (2.35%) ScanSafe
8 2 (2.35%) Symantec
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
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