Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

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
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 453 486 359
Rank change year-on-year +33 -127 +81
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 443 313 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.46% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 201 143
10th Percentile £388 £343 £300
25th Percentile £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £650 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +10.53% +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
10th Percentile £29.25 £30.00 £24.23
25th Percentile £42.13 £33.32 £34.00
Median hourly rate £65.80 £35.00 £58.18
Median % change year-on-year +88.00% -39.84% +25.79%
75th Percentile £73.50 £61.59 £65.00
90th Percentile £79.04 £62.34 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.80 £58.18 £49.50
% change year-on-year +13.10% +17.54% +16.47%

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 82,455 68,254 32,817
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.06% 93.08% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,114 47,029 21,795
10th Percentile £319 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +2.15%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.89% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,833 1,983 1,126
10th Percentile £13.13 £11.49 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.00 £13.50 £14.36
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.43
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.09% +9.24%
75th Percentile £54.00 £43.00 £43.43
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +18.31% -8.97% +11.43%

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 7 August 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 7 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +27 358 £525 +9.95% 88
London +2 216 £525 +13.51% 25
Work from Home -35 194 £525 +10.53% 30
UK excluding London -30 145 £525 +10.53% 76
Midlands -1 42 £550 +40.13% 11
West Midlands -14 35 £550 +15.79% 9
North of England -32 27 £425 -13.09% 17
South West -13 25 £550 +15.79% 9
South East -39 24 £475 -5.00% 14
Scotland -10 16 £411 -3.24% 6
Yorkshire -30 15 £413 -14.06% 4
North West -26 12 £425 -14.31% 12
East of England +2 11 £500 +18.34% 12
East Midlands -5 5 £388 +29.17% 2

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following 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.

1 273 (61.63%) Cybersecurity
2 141 (31.83%) Information Security
3 106 (23.93%) Finance
4 96 (21.67%) SIEM
5 94 (21.22%) Social Skills
6 84 (18.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 83 (18.74%) Banking
8 71 (16.03%) CISSP
8 71 (16.03%) Security Operations
9 68 (15.35%) Azure
10 62 (14.00%) Firewall
11 61 (13.77%) Incident Response
12 56 (12.64%) Risk Management
13 55 (12.42%) Security Cleared
14 53 (11.96%) CISM
15 51 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
16 50 (11.29%) Microsoft
17 48 (10.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 46 (10.38%) NIST
19 45 (10.16%) Agile
20 44 (9.93%) Business Analysis
21 43 (9.71%) SC Cleared
22 42 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
22 42 (9.48%) Project Management
23 41 (9.26%) Management Information System
23 41 (9.26%) Windows
23 41 (9.26%) Degree
24 39 (8.80%) Change Management
25 37 (8.35%) Splunk
25 37 (8.35%) Microsoft 365

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 8 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.58%) Confluence
2 7 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 68 (15.35%) Azure
2 37 (8.35%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (5.19%) AWS
4 12 (2.71%) GCP
5 9 (2.03%) Azure Sentinel
6 7 (1.58%) SaaS
7 6 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.35%) PaaS
8 5 (1.13%) IaaS
8 5 (1.13%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.45%) Akamai
9 2 (0.45%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (0.45%) GitHub
9 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Azure Monitor
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.23%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.00%) Firewall
2 25 (5.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (5.42%) Network Security
4 17 (3.84%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.16%) Wireshark
6 13 (2.93%) Internet
7 11 (2.48%) FTP
8 8 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.58%) LAN
9 7 (1.58%) VPN
9 7 (1.58%) WAN
10 5 (1.13%) NGFW
11 4 (0.90%) DNS
11 4 (0.90%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.90%) Modbus
12 3 (0.68%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.45%) HTTP
13 2 (0.45%) SMTP
13 2 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.13%) Power BI
2 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.23%) GIS
3 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (2.48%) JIRA
2 2 (0.45%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.23%) Browser DevTools
3 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) sqlmap
General
1 106 (23.93%) Finance
2 94 (21.22%) Social Skills
3 83 (18.74%) Banking
4 51 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (6.09%) Public Sector
6 22 (4.97%) Legal
7 20 (4.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 18 (4.06%) Presentation Skills
9 17 (3.84%) Law
10 14 (3.16%) Investment Banking
11 9 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (2.03%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.81%) Retail
13 7 (1.58%) Retail Banking
14 6 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (1.13%) Automotive
15 5 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (1.13%) Local Government
15 5 (1.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.45%) Middleware
2 2 (0.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.23%) Celery
3 1 (0.23%) Django
3 1 (0.23%) FastAPI
3 1 (0.23%) Flask
3 1 (0.23%) LDAP
3 1 (0.23%) OAuth
3 1 (0.23%) OpenID
3 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.23%) REST
3 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 24 (5.42%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (4.74%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (4.51%) Cyberattack
5 13 (2.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 9 (2.03%) CSOC
6 9 (2.03%) Insider Threat
7 7 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.90%) CESG
8 4 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.90%) PKI
8 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.90%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (0.68%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.26%) Windows
2 22 (4.97%) Linux
3 11 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.81%) Unix
5 6 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) HPUX
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (61.63%) Cybersecurity
2 141 (31.83%) Information Security
3 96 (21.67%) SIEM
4 84 (18.96%) Vulnerability Management
5 71 (16.03%) Security Operations
6 61 (13.77%) Incident Response
7 56 (12.64%) Risk Management
8 45 (10.16%) Agile
9 44 (9.93%) Business Analysis
10 42 (9.48%) Project Management
10 42 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (8.80%) Change Management
12 35 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (7.90%) Use Case
13 33 (7.45%) Incident Management
13 33 (7.45%) Workshop Facilitation
14 29 (6.55%) Data Loss Prevention
15 28 (6.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 27 (6.09%) Security Monitoring
17 26 (5.87%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.06%) Python
1 18 (4.06%) SQL
2 10 (2.26%) VBA
3 7 (1.58%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.90%) C
5 3 (0.68%) Bash
6 2 (0.45%) C++
6 2 (0.45%) VB
6 2 (0.45%) VBScript
7 1 (0.23%) Go
7 1 (0.23%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) Perl
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) R
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (16.03%) CISSP
2 55 (12.42%) Security Cleared
3 53 (11.96%) CISM
4 43 (9.71%) SC Cleared
5 41 (9.26%) Degree
6 23 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.51%) CISA
8 18 (4.06%) CRISC
9 17 (3.84%) CEH
10 16 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (3.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (2.93%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (2.93%) GIAC
13 9 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (2.03%) CREST Certified
14 8 (1.81%) CCNA
14 8 (1.81%) SANS
15 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (0.90%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (10.38%) NIST
3 16 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 15 (3.39%) COBIT
4 15 (3.39%) GDPR
5 14 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (3.16%) GRC
6 10 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (2.26%) NCSC
7 8 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 8 (1.81%) PMO
8 6 (1.35%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.13%) JSP 440
9 5 (1.13%) QA
10 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.68%) ITGC
11 3 (0.68%) RMADS
12 2 (0.45%) IASME
13 1 (0.23%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 32 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.68%) Snort
4 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.74%) CSIRT
2 20 (4.51%) Nessus
3 11 (2.48%) CASB
4 7 (1.58%) SCCM
5 6 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.13%) Nexpose
7 4 (0.90%) OPNET
7 4 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.68%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (0.45%) Ansible
9 2 (0.45%) Panaseer
9 2 (0.45%) Puppet
9 2 (0.45%) QRadar
10 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.23%) SCSM
10 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.35%) Splunk
3 21 (4.74%) Qualys
4 14 (3.16%) VMware
5 13 (2.93%) Cisco
6 12 (2.71%) ServiceNow
7 11 (2.48%) CyberArk
8 10 (2.26%) LogRhythm
9 9 (2.03%) McAfee
10 8 (1.81%) CrowdStrike
10 8 (1.81%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.35%) Forcepoint
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle
12 5 (1.13%) Darktrace
12 5 (1.13%) Rapid7
12 5 (1.13%) Trend Micro
12 5 (1.13%) Tripwire
13 4 (0.90%) BeyondTrust
13 4 (0.90%) Tanium