Period
to 18 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 440 392 469
Rank change year-on-year -48 +77 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 223 294 449
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 190 308
10th Percentile £340 £300 £325
25th Percentile £400 £350 £399
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £438 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.29% -2.78% -
75th Percentile £545 £500 £538
90th Percentile £650 £588 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -8.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.71 -
Median % change year-on-year +182.33% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year +212.50% - -

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 49,296 53,873 90,758
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 93.77% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,853 35,731 61,167
10th Percentile £278 £225 £275
25th Percentile £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £569
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,685 2,069 2,679
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.61 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.80 £52.14 £49.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 16 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 April 2021. 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 +16 194 £470 +10.33% 92
UK excluding London +24 103 £463 +2.78% 63
London -22 92 £469 +9.78% 32
Work from Home -204 50 £475 +4.40% 13
North of England +55 27 £480 +37.14% 13
South East +38 27 £500 +17.65% 22
South West +55 16 £450 -12.68% 8
Yorkshire +22 15 £485 +41.46% 4
Midlands +36 14 £375 -18.92% 7
North West +38 11 £463 +32.14% 8
Scotland -22 11 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England +26 8 £425 +1.19% 10
West Midlands +18 8 £380 -20.00% 7
East Midlands +23 6 £325 -28.77%
Wales +19 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £325 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, 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.

1 133 (59.64%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (44.39%) Information Security
3 55 (24.66%) SIEM
4 46 (20.63%) Finance
5 45 (20.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 44 (19.73%) Security Cleared
7 41 (18.39%) Firewall
7 41 (18.39%) Windows
8 39 (17.49%) SC Cleared
9 38 (17.04%) Azure
10 35 (15.70%) CISSP
10 35 (15.70%) NIST
11 33 (14.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 32 (14.35%) Security Operations
13 29 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (13.00%) Banking
14 28 (12.56%) Risk Management
15 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
16 26 (11.66%) Degree
16 26 (11.66%) Security Monitoring
17 25 (11.21%) Management Information System
18 24 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (10.31%) CISM
20 22 (9.87%) Active Directory
20 22 (9.87%) Threat Intelligence
21 21 (9.42%) Public Sector
21 21 (9.42%) Network Security
22 20 (8.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
23 19 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
24 18 (8.07%) Use Case

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 4 (1.79%) Confluence
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.04%) Azure
2 18 (8.07%) AWS
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (6.28%) GCP
4 5 (2.24%) SaaS
5 3 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.45%) Akamai
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (18.39%) Firewall
2 21 (9.42%) Network Security
3 11 (4.93%) VPN
4 8 (3.59%) DNS
4 8 (3.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.69%) DHCP
7 5 (2.24%) NAS
8 4 (1.79%) HTTP
9 2 (0.90%) FTP
9 2 (0.90%) LAN
9 2 (0.90%) SSH
9 2 (0.90%) SSL
9 2 (0.90%) WAN
10 1 (0.45%) Internet
10 1 (0.45%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.45%) Looker
4 1 (0.45%) Power BI
4 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (3.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 46 (20.63%) Finance
2 29 (13.00%) Banking
3 21 (9.42%) Public Sector
4 10 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.14%) Legal
6 5 (2.24%) Retail
7 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.79%) Military
8 3 (1.35%) Electronics
8 3 (1.35%) Marketing
9 2 (0.90%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.69%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.79%) Middleware
3 3 (1.35%) Java EE
4 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.21%) Management Information System
2 24 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 8 (3.59%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.24%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.79%) CESG
7 4 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.35%) PKI
8 3 (1.35%) SCADA
8 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.90%) BYOD
9 2 (0.90%) Contactless
9 2 (0.90%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.90%) iPad
9 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.39%) Windows
2 12 (5.38%) Linux
2 12 (5.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.48%) Unix
4 4 (1.79%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (59.64%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (44.39%) Information Security
3 55 (24.66%) SIEM
4 45 (20.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 32 (14.35%) Security Operations
6 29 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (12.56%) Risk Management
8 26 (11.66%) Security Monitoring
9 22 (9.87%) Threat Intelligence
10 19 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (8.07%) Use Case
12 17 (7.62%) Business Analysis
13 16 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (7.17%) Security Management
14 15 (6.73%) Incident Management
14 15 (6.73%) ITIL
15 14 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (6.28%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 14 (6.28%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (5.83%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.14%) SQL
2 5 (2.24%) Java
2 5 (2.24%) Python
3 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.45%) C
4 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 39 (17.49%) SC Cleared
3 35 (15.70%) CISSP
4 26 (11.66%) Degree
5 23 (10.31%) CISM
6 14 (6.28%) CompTIA Security+
7 11 (4.93%) CEH
8 8 (3.59%) CRISC
9 7 (3.14%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (3.14%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.14%) GCIH
9 7 (3.14%) GIAC
10 6 (2.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (2.69%) CISA
10 6 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.69%) GSEC
10 6 (2.69%) SSCP
11 5 (2.24%) SANS
12 3 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.70%) NIST
2 33 (14.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (7.62%) PCI DSS
4 12 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (4.04%) GDPR
6 7 (3.14%) NCSC
7 6 (2.69%) GRC
8 5 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (2.24%) SLA
9 4 (1.79%) QA
10 3 (1.35%) RMADS
11 2 (0.90%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.45%) COBIT
12 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 22 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.35%) Docker
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.79%) QRadar
2 4 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.90%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.90%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.90%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.90%) Nessus
3 2 (0.90%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.45%) EnCase
4 1 (0.45%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.45%) SCCM
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
4 1 (0.45%) SCSM
4 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.28%) Splunk
3 10 (4.48%) VMware
4 8 (3.59%) Google
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle
5 7 (3.14%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.69%) Cisco
6 6 (2.69%) Citrix
6 6 (2.69%) IBM
6 6 (2.69%) Qualys
7 5 (2.24%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.79%) HP
8 4 (1.79%) McAfee
8 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.79%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.79%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.35%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.35%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.35%) SAP
9 3 (1.35%) Sybase