Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Security Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 450 364 391
Rank change year-on-year -86 +27 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 519 668 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.71% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 459 475
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £304 £312 £313
90th Percentile £554 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £23.88 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.97% -26.54% -17.91%
10th Percentile £27.34 £23.53 £21.13
90th Percentile £106.99 £24.43 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £147.50 £24.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +514.58% -26.15% -16.67%

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 97,845 94,346 99,963
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,305 61,972 65,147
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,138 2,810 3,268
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +3.89% +0.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 22 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 15 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 22 October 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 -92 483 £438 +2.94% 162
UK excluding London +1 341 £425 - 115
London -151 174 £450 +1.12% 51
North of England +10 104 £400 -5.88% 37
South East -24 104 £450 - 26
North West +11 63 £425 - 24
East of England +7 42 £463 +18.59% 16
Yorkshire -6 40 £395 -7.06% 11
Midlands -15 37 £425 +6.25% 23
West Midlands +1 35 £425 +6.25% 18
Scotland -15 26 £344 -8.33% 2
South West -26 24 £400 - 9
Wales -17 6 £413 -17.50% 2
East Midlands +6 2 £343 -19.41% 5
North East - 2 £395 - 2

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 Security Analyst in the job title.

1 220 (42.39%) Information Security
2 157 (30.25%) Cybersecurity
3 128 (24.66%) CISSP
4 119 (22.93%) SIEM
5 109 (21.00%) Security Operations
6 104 (20.04%) Firewall
7 101 (19.46%) Finance
8 85 (16.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 85 (16.38%) Windows
9 77 (14.84%) Management Information System
10 62 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 57 (10.98%) Degree
12 56 (10.79%) Penetration Testing
13 53 (10.21%) CISA
13 53 (10.21%) ITIL
14 50 (9.63%) Threat Intelligence
15 49 (9.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 48 (9.25%) Linux
16 48 (9.25%) CISM
16 48 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (9.06%) Network Security
17 47 (9.06%) Data Loss Prevention
18 46 (8.86%) Banking
19 45 (8.67%) Active Directory
20 44 (8.48%) Risk Management
20 44 (8.48%) Security Monitoring
21 43 (8.29%) Microsoft
22 42 (8.09%) Cisco
22 42 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
23 41 (7.90%) 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 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.58%) IIS
2 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 27 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.59%) Mimecast
2 28 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (1.93%) SaaS
5 9 (1.73%) Office 365
6 8 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.96%) IaaS
7 5 (0.96%) PaaS
8 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.77%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.39%) Akamai
9 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 104 (20.04%) Firewall
2 47 (9.06%) Network Security
3 27 (5.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (5.01%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.43%) Internet
6 21 (4.05%) VPN
7 16 (3.08%) LAN
7 16 (3.08%) SSL
8 15 (2.89%) DNS
9 14 (2.70%) WAN
10 13 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (2.31%) BGP
11 12 (2.31%) OSPF
12 9 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (1.73%) HTTP
12 9 (1.73%) IPsec
12 9 (1.73%) MPLS
13 7 (1.35%) Wireless
14 3 (0.58%) NGN
14 3 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.39%) DB2
2 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.19%) Big Data
3 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.19%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.58%) Burp Suite
General
1 101 (19.46%) Finance
2 46 (8.86%) Banking
3 20 (3.85%) Legal
4 18 (3.47%) Law
5 12 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.73%) Retail
7 7 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.58%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) French Language
9 2 (0.39%) Front Office
9 2 (0.39%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) International Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.58%) LDAP
1 3 (0.58%) Regular Expression
1 3 (0.58%) Web Services
2 2 (0.39%) REST
2 2 (0.39%) SOAP
2 2 (0.39%) Web Services Management
3 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.19%) JSON
3 1 (0.19%) LAMP
3 1 (0.19%) Middleware
3 1 (0.19%) React
3 1 (0.19%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.84%) Management Information System
2 48 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (5.01%) Security Operations Centre
5 25 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.28%) PKI
7 9 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.77%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.58%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (0.39%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.38%) Windows
2 48 (9.25%) Linux
3 28 (5.39%) Unix
4 13 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.73%) Solaris
6 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.58%) CentOS
11 2 (0.39%) Android
11 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.39%) zOS
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (42.39%) Information Security
2 157 (30.25%) Cybersecurity
3 119 (22.93%) SIEM
4 109 (21.00%) Security Operations
5 85 (16.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 56 (10.79%) Penetration Testing
7 53 (10.21%) ITIL
8 50 (9.63%) Threat Intelligence
9 49 (9.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 47 (9.06%) Data Loss Prevention
11 44 (8.48%) Risk Management
11 44 (8.48%) Security Monitoring
12 42 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (7.90%) Data Protection
14 37 (7.13%) Incident Management
15 30 (5.78%) Patch Management
16 29 (5.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 25 (4.82%) Identity Access Management
18 24 (4.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 24 (4.62%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.05%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.28%) Java
3 11 (2.12%) Python
4 10 (1.93%) Bash Shell
4 10 (1.93%) SQL
5 8 (1.54%) Perl
6 7 (1.35%) Ruby
7 4 (0.77%) VB
8 2 (0.39%) C
8 2 (0.39%) C#
8 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.39%) VBA
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (24.66%) CISSP
2 57 (10.98%) Degree
3 53 (10.21%) CISA
4 48 (9.25%) CISM
5 31 (5.97%) CEH
6 29 (5.59%) GIAC
6 29 (5.59%) Security Cleared
7 26 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (4.43%) CompTIA Security+
9 21 (4.05%) SC Cleared
10 17 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (3.28%) GCIH
11 14 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (2.31%) GCFA
13 11 (2.12%) CCNA
13 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.54%) CCSP
14 8 (1.54%) SANS
15 7 (1.35%) CRISC
15 7 (1.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (7.71%) GDPR
3 33 (6.36%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.70%) COBIT
5 10 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.58%) PMO
7 3 (0.58%) QA
8 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.19%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 45 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.54%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.58%) Snort
4 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.39%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (3.47%) Nessus
2 16 (3.08%) QRadar
3 15 (2.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 14 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 13 (2.50%) CSIRT
5 13 (2.50%) SCCM
6 11 (2.12%) CASB
7 8 (1.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.77%) Nmap
9 3 (0.58%) WSUS
10 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.39%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.19%) Ansible
11 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.19%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.19%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (8.29%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.09%) Cisco
3 41 (7.90%) Qualys
4 31 (5.97%) Splunk
5 29 (5.59%) CheckPoint
6 22 (4.24%) Palo Alto
7 15 (2.89%) Darktrace
7 15 (2.89%) Proofpoint
8 13 (2.50%) ArcSight
8 13 (2.50%) Forcepoint
8 13 (2.50%) IBM
8 13 (2.50%) VMware
9 12 (2.31%) McAfee
10 11 (2.12%) Juniper
10 11 (2.12%) Thycotic
11 10 (1.93%) Aruba
12 8 (1.54%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.35%) AlienVault
13 7 (1.35%) Varonis
14 6 (1.16%) F5