The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
UK
Rank 353 297 379
Rank change year-on-year -56 +82  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 250 391 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.74% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.78% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 268 157
Median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -4.68% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.81 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.43% -38.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +153.43% -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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
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 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £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%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

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 Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -31 238 £413 +0.60% 71
London -30 115 £438 -1.96% 32
South East -9 47 £406 -0.91% 20
North West +28 21 £400 +15.94% 1
East of England -13 21 £275 -27.63% 2
Berkshire +29 20 £350 -14.63% 3
Essex +8 17 £265 -29.33% 1
City of London -4 14 £450 +9.75% 10
West Midlands +22 13 £325 -27.77% 5
Manchester +12 13 £413 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +4 12 £431 +1.47% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £425 +10.38% 4
Maidenhead - 8 £275 - 1
Scotland -3 7 £400 -
Milton Keynes -9 7 £363 -19.44% 4
South West -17 7 £375 +7.14% 6
West Yorkshire +19 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Surrey +6 5 £556 +44.48% 2
Liverpool - 5 £400 -
Cardiff - 5 £363 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £400 -
South Wales - 5 £363 - 1
Wales - 5 £363 - 1
North Yorkshire +11 4 £475 -
Warwickshire -2 4 £325 -43.47%
Coventry -7 4 £275 -34.32% 1
Bristol -11 4 £375 +7.14% 5
Glasgow -12 4 £373 -4.48%
Shropshire - 4 - -
Kent - 4 £375 - 2

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 284 (50.71%) Information Security
2 174 (31.07%) Cybersecurity
3 154 (27.50%) CISSP
4 146 (26.07%) Firewall
5 132 (23.57%) SIEM
6 120 (21.43%) Finance
7 105 (18.75%) Windows
8 87 (15.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 85 (15.18%) Security Cleared
10 81 (14.46%) Degree
11 76 (13.57%) CISM
11 76 (13.57%) Unix
12 75 (13.39%) Network Security
13 73 (13.04%) Security Operations
14 70 (12.50%) Risk Management
15 68 (12.14%) SC Cleared
16 67 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
17 63 (11.25%) Incident Management
17 63 (11.25%) Linux
18 61 (10.89%) PCI DSS
19 60 (10.71%) Banking
20 59 (10.54%) Intrusion Detection
21 55 (9.82%) Penetration Testing
22 53 (9.46%) ITIL
23 52 (9.29%) CISA
23 52 (9.29%) Splunk
23 52 (9.29%) Vulnerability Management
24 51 (9.11%) TCP/IP
25 50 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
26 49 (8.75%) Management Information System

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 7 (1.25%) Confluence
1 7 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.36%) Apache
3 2 (0.36%) IIS
3 2 (0.36%) Jetty
3 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.18%) CMS
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.79%) MS Office
4 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.32%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.71%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.36%) SAP GTS
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.79%) Mimecast
4 6 (1.07%) Office 365
5 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) PaaS
6 2 (0.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (26.07%) Firewall
2 75 (13.39%) Network Security
3 59 (10.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 51 (9.11%) TCP/IP
5 36 (6.43%) VPN
6 34 (6.07%) WAN
7 32 (5.71%) LAN
8 28 (5.00%) Internet
9 17 (3.04%) HTTP
10 15 (2.68%) DNS
11 12 (2.14%) TACACS
11 12 (2.14%) Wireless
12 11 (1.96%) VoIP
13 10 (1.79%) Intranet
13 10 (1.79%) SSL
14 9 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 4 (0.71%) DMZ
16 4 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 4 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.43%) Big Data
2 7 (1.25%) Redis
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.71%) MS Access
5 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.18%) DB2
6 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.25%) JIRA
2 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.36%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.18%) eCATT
3 1 (0.18%) LSMW
General
1 120 (21.43%) Finance
2 60 (10.71%) Banking
3 31 (5.54%) Legal
4 30 (5.36%) Retail
5 22 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.71%) Law
9 3 (0.54%) Automotive
9 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (1.79%) Web Services
3 6 (1.07%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.71%) RESTful
5 2 (0.36%) .NET
6 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
3 49 (8.75%) Management Information System
4 32 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.75%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.68%) Cyber Attack
6 15 (2.68%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
8 10 (1.79%) iSeries
8 10 (1.79%) SWIFT
8 10 (1.79%) Tandem
9 7 (1.25%) PKI
10 6 (1.07%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.89%) Equities
11 5 (0.89%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.54%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 105 (18.75%) Windows
2 76 (13.57%) Unix
3 63 (11.25%) Linux
4 10 (1.79%) OpenVMS
5 9 (1.61%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.43%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.36%) CentOS
7 2 (0.36%) zOS
8 1 (0.18%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (50.71%) Information Security
2 174 (31.07%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (23.57%) SIEM
4 73 (13.04%) Security Operations
5 70 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 63 (11.25%) Incident Management
7 55 (9.82%) Penetration Testing
8 53 (9.46%) ITIL
9 52 (9.29%) Vulnerability Management
10 48 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 47 (8.39%) Business Analysis
12 43 (7.68%) Security Monitoring
13 36 (6.43%) Identity Access Management
14 34 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (5.89%) Malware Analysis
16 32 (5.71%) Forensic Analysis
17 29 (5.18%) Data Protection
18 27 (4.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 26 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
19 26 (4.64%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.82%) SQL
2 18 (3.21%) Python
3 8 (1.43%) C#
4 6 (1.07%) Java
4 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
5 5 (0.89%) C++
5 5 (0.89%) Perl
6 4 (0.71%) C
6 4 (0.71%) PHP
7 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.36%) VBA
9 1 (0.18%) R
9 1 (0.18%) Scala
9 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (27.50%) CISSP
2 85 (15.18%) Security Cleared
3 81 (14.46%) Degree
4 76 (13.57%) CISM
5 68 (12.14%) SC Cleared
6 52 (9.29%) CISA
7 34 (6.07%) SANS
8 28 (5.00%) CEH
9 24 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (4.11%) SSCP
11 19 (3.39%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.50%) GCIH
13 13 (2.32%) CREST Certified
13 13 (2.32%) OSCP
14 12 (2.14%) CCSP
15 11 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 10 (1.79%) CCSA
16 10 (1.79%) CISMP
17 9 (1.61%) CRISC
17 9 (1.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (15.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (10.89%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.21%) COBIT
4 17 (3.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (2.32%) GDPR
6 12 (2.14%) SLA
7 7 (1.25%) ISO27002
8 5 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.54%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.54%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.36%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.36%) QA
11 1 (0.18%) EFQM
11 1 (0.18%) EMIR
11 1 (0.18%) GxP
11 1 (0.18%) MiFID
11 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.39%) VMware ESX
4 12 (2.14%) RACF
5 9 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.36%) vCloud
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (3.39%) QRadar
2 13 (2.32%) Nessus
2 13 (2.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 11 (1.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.25%) Kibana
6 6 (1.07%) logstash
6 6 (1.07%) Nmap
7 5 (0.89%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.54%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.54%) RSA enVision
8 3 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (0.54%) SCCM
8 3 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.18%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 52 (9.29%) Splunk
2 47 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.25%) VMware
4 34 (6.07%) Cisco
5 31 (5.54%) LogRhythm
6 30 (5.36%) Intel Security
7 29 (5.18%) CheckPoint
8 25 (4.46%) Qualys
9 21 (3.75%) SAP
10 13 (2.32%) ArcSight
10 13 (2.32%) F5
10 13 (2.32%) Intel
10 13 (2.32%) Palo Alto
10 13 (2.32%) Symantec
11 11 (1.96%) Sourcefire
12 10 (1.79%) IBM
12 10 (1.79%) Juniper
13 9 (1.61%) Apple
13 9 (1.61%) ScanSafe
14 8 (1.43%) CyberArk
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