Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 389 423
Rank change year-on-year +17 +34 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 661 645 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.64% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 468 371
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £311 £313 £318
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
UK median hourly rate £23.88 £33.75 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.26% -16.15% +15.00%
10th Percentile £23.53 £21.58 £36.15
90th Percentile £24.43 £40.63 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £40.18
% change year-on-year -28.89% -16.00% +13.99%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in the UK

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 Security Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +28 634 £441 +3.82% 60
London +46 372 £450 -3.49% 19
UK excluding London -20 287 £425 +6.25% 43
South East +47 121 £450 +9.42% 14
North of England +50 73 £425 - 6
North West +19 46 £425 - 2
East of England -31 36 £385 -3.75% 2
Yorkshire +16 27 £425 - 4
South West -26 23 £375 +2.04% 8
Scotland +5 22 £375 -25.00% 2
Midlands -2 20 £400 +3.23% 11
West Midlands +15 15 £388 +3.33% 10
East Midlands -1 5 £413 -8.33% 1
Wales -6 1 £500 +26.98%

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Security Analyst in the job title.

1 301 (45.54%) Information Security
2 193 (29.20%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (26.48%) SIEM
4 154 (23.30%) CISSP
5 138 (20.88%) Firewall
6 129 (19.52%) Security Operations
7 125 (18.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 112 (16.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 112 (16.94%) Finance
9 104 (15.73%) Windows
10 90 (13.62%) Management Information System
11 78 (11.80%) Linux
12 77 (11.65%) CISM
12 77 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
13 75 (11.35%) Security Monitoring
14 71 (10.74%) Banking
15 68 (10.29%) Network Security
15 68 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
16 67 (10.14%) PCI DSS
17 64 (9.68%) Threat Intelligence
18 63 (9.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 62 (9.38%) Splunk
20 60 (9.08%) GDPR
21 58 (8.77%) Microsoft
22 57 (8.62%) ITIL
23 52 (7.87%) McAfee
24 51 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
25 50 (7.56%) Unix
25 50 (7.56%) Data Protection
26 49 (7.41%) Qualys

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 9 (1.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.45%) IIS
4 2 (0.30%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.30%) Confluence
4 2 (0.30%) JBoss
4 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.15%) assyst
2 1 (0.15%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (3.03%) Mimecast
2 14 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.06%) SaaS
4 5 (0.76%) Office 365
5 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.45%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.15%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 138 (20.88%) Firewall
2 68 (10.29%) Network Security
3 44 (6.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 35 (5.30%) TCP/IP
5 28 (4.24%) Internet
6 20 (3.03%) HTTP
7 18 (2.72%) LAN
7 18 (2.72%) VPN
8 16 (2.42%) WAN
9 13 (1.97%) IPsec
10 12 (1.82%) HTTPS
11 11 (1.66%) DNS
12 10 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.51%) SMS
13 9 (1.36%) Reverse Proxy
14 8 (1.21%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.06%) TACACS
16 6 (0.91%) VoIP
17 5 (0.76%) Intranet
17 5 (0.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.61%) Data Lake
2 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
2 4 (0.61%) MS Access
3 3 (0.45%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.30%) Power BI
4 2 (0.30%) Redis
5 1 (0.15%) Maltego
5 1 (0.15%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.66%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.21%) JIRA
3 6 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) AppScan
5 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
General
1 112 (16.94%) Finance
2 71 (10.74%) Banking
3 23 (3.48%) Legal
4 18 (2.72%) Retail
4 18 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.36%) Law
7 6 (0.91%) International Banking
8 4 (0.61%) Electronics
8 4 (0.61%) Marketing
8 4 (0.61%) Publishing
8 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (0.91%) .NET
3 5 (0.76%) SAML
4 4 (0.61%) Middleware
4 4 (0.61%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Flash
5 2 (0.30%) HTML
5 2 (0.30%) HTML5
5 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.15%) ISPF
6 1 (0.15%) JSON
6 1 (0.15%) LAMP
6 1 (0.15%) Node.js
6 1 (0.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 90 (13.62%) Management Information System
2 68 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.96%) Cyberthreat
4 42 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 34 (5.14%) PKI
6 23 (3.48%) Cyber Attack
7 13 (1.97%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.51%) Wiki
9 9 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.06%) CCTV
10 7 (1.06%) CESG
10 7 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.91%) PMI
12 5 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.61%) FMCG
13 4 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 104 (15.73%) Windows
2 78 (11.80%) Linux
3 50 (7.56%) Unix
4 16 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.06%) AIX
9 6 (0.91%) Solaris
10 5 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.61%) HPUX
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.30%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Android
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (45.54%) Information Security
2 193 (29.20%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (26.48%) SIEM
4 129 (19.52%) Security Operations
5 112 (16.94%) Vulnerability Management
6 77 (11.65%) Penetration Testing
7 75 (11.35%) Security Monitoring
8 64 (9.68%) Threat Intelligence
9 63 (9.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 57 (8.62%) ITIL
11 51 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (7.56%) Data Protection
13 48 (7.26%) Incident Management
14 40 (6.05%) Risk Management
15 37 (5.60%) Business Analysis
16 36 (5.45%) Security Testing
17 33 (4.99%) PRINCE2
18 31 (4.69%) Analytics
18 31 (4.69%) Security Management
18 31 (4.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.93%) Python
2 24 (3.63%) Java
2 24 (3.63%) SQL
3 15 (2.27%) Bash Shell
3 15 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.82%) Ruby
5 10 (1.51%) C-shell
5 10 (1.51%) Korn
6 9 (1.36%) Perl
7 8 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.06%) C#
8 7 (1.06%) VBScript
9 3 (0.45%) VB
10 2 (0.30%) JCL
10 2 (0.30%) PHP
10 2 (0.30%) R
10 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.15%) C
11 1 (0.15%) COBOL
11 1 (0.15%) REXX
Qualifications
1 154 (23.30%) CISSP
2 77 (11.65%) CISM
3 48 (7.26%) Degree
4 41 (6.20%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.05%) SSCP
6 36 (5.45%) SANS
7 31 (4.69%) CEH
7 31 (4.69%) GCIH
8 29 (4.39%) GIAC
9 27 (4.08%) CRISC
9 27 (4.08%) SC Cleared
10 21 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (2.87%) CISA
12 17 (2.57%) GCIA
13 14 (2.12%) CASP
13 14 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.82%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.82%) MCSE
15 9 (1.36%) CCNP
15 9 (1.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (18.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (10.14%) PCI DSS
3 60 (9.08%) GDPR
4 38 (5.75%) COBIT
5 33 (4.99%) SLA
6 15 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (1.82%) PMO
8 10 (1.51%) GxP
8 10 (1.51%) NIST 800
9 9 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (1.21%) ISAE 3402
11 6 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.91%) QA
12 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
14 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 43 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.36%) vSphere
4 6 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.30%) RACF
5 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (4.54%) CSIRT
2 24 (3.63%) Nessus
3 22 (3.33%) QRadar
4 18 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (1.82%) Nmap
6 11 (1.66%) SCCM
7 10 (1.51%) HP Fortify
8 8 (1.21%) CA Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.76%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.76%) WMI
11 4 (0.61%) Nexpose
11 4 (0.61%) WSUS
12 3 (0.45%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.30%) Kibana
13 2 (0.30%) logstash
13 2 (0.30%) PowerBroker
13 2 (0.30%) zSecure
Vendors
1 62 (9.38%) Splunk
2 58 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.87%) McAfee
4 49 (7.41%) Qualys
5 46 (6.96%) Cisco
6 34 (5.14%) CheckPoint
7 31 (4.69%) LogRhythm
8 25 (3.78%) Citrix
9 23 (3.48%) CyberArk
10 21 (3.18%) FireEye
10 21 (3.18%) Oracle
10 21 (3.18%) Varonis
11 20 (3.03%) Blue Coat
11 20 (3.03%) HP
12 19 (2.87%) ArcSight
12 19 (2.87%) Symantec
13 15 (2.27%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.27%) Tufin
13 15 (2.27%) VMware
14 14 (2.12%) F5