The median contractor rate for an IT Security Analyst was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

IT Security Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 578 587
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Analyst 48 71 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 28
Median daily rate £419 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £312 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £390 £380
% change year-on-year +21.79% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
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 £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

IT Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Analyst in the UK

IT Security Analyst
Top 8 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 29 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 +7 46 £425 -0.58% 14
London +11 33 £400 -15.78% 5
UK excluding London +36 15 £475 +21.79% 9
North of England +51 6 £425 +21.42% 2
East of England -6 3 £550 +37.50% 1
South West -9 3 £475 +26.66% 1
Scotland +33 2 £395 -28.18%
South East +10 2 £475 +9.82% 4

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 41 (46.07%) Information Security
2 24 (26.97%) CISSP
3 23 (25.84%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (24.72%) Firewall
5 21 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (20.22%) Windows
7 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
7 17 (19.10%) Finance
7 17 (19.10%) SIEM
8 16 (17.98%) CISM
9 15 (16.85%) Security Operations
10 14 (15.73%) SSCP
11 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
11 13 (14.61%) Banking
11 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.48%) Splunk
12 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
13 11 (12.36%) Risk Management
13 11 (12.36%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (11.24%) Qualys
14 10 (11.24%) Degree
15 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
16 8 (8.99%) Legal
16 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
16 8 (8.99%) ITIL
17 7 (7.87%) VPN
17 7 (7.87%) DNS
17 7 (7.87%) McAfee
17 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
17 7 (7.87%) Security Monitoring

IT 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 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.37%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) Firewall
2 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.87%) DNS
3 7 (7.87%) VPN
4 6 (6.74%) Internet
4 6 (6.74%) Network Security
5 5 (5.62%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (3.37%) VLAN
6 3 (3.37%) Wireless
7 2 (2.25%) LAN
7 2 (2.25%) WAN
8 1 (1.12%) IPsec
8 1 (1.12%) IPv4
8 1 (1.12%) SCCP
8 1 (1.12%) SMS
8 1 (1.12%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) Big Data
1 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.12%) MS Access
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Legal
4 4 (4.49%) International Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Flash
1 2 (2.25%) HTML
1 2 (2.25%) HTML5
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.37%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
3 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.62%) Linux
4 5 (5.62%) Unix
5 3 (3.37%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Information Security
2 23 (25.84%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (19.10%) SIEM
4 15 (16.85%) Security Operations
5 11 (12.36%) Risk Management
5 11 (12.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (8.99%) ITIL
7 7 (7.87%) Process Improvement
7 7 (7.87%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (6.74%) Data Protection
8 6 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (6.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (5.62%) Information Security Management
9 5 (5.62%) ISMS
9 5 (5.62%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (5.62%) Security Management
9 5 (5.62%) Security Testing
9 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) Java
1 1 (1.12%) PHP
1 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (26.97%) CISSP
2 16 (17.98%) CISM
3 14 (15.73%) SSCP
4 10 (11.24%) Degree
5 4 (4.49%) CEH
5 4 (4.49%) GCWN
5 4 (4.49%) GISF
5 4 (4.49%) MCSE
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.49%) SANS
6 3 (3.37%) GIAC
7 2 (2.25%) CISA
7 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.25%) ISSAP
7 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.49%) COBIT
3 4 (4.49%) GDPR
4 3 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.12%) Nessus
2 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
1 12 (13.48%) Splunk
2 10 (11.24%) Qualys
3 7 (7.87%) McAfee
4 5 (5.62%) LogRhythm
5 4 (4.49%) Cisco
5 4 (4.49%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.49%) Varonis
6 3 (3.37%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.37%) Forcepoint
6 3 (3.37%) Sophos
6 3 (3.37%) Trustwave
6 3 (3.37%) Tufin
7 2 (2.25%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle
7 2 (2.25%) Rapid7
8 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) SAP
8 1 (1.12%) Sybase
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