Period
to 20 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 449 437 405
Rank change year-on-year -12 -32 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 455 527 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.56% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 309 370
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £342 £331 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £36.75
10th Percentile £41.25 - £27.58
90th Percentile £43.75 - £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £36.75

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 85,804 94,670 86,504
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,373 61,965 55,987
UK median daily rate £474 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £270 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,815 3,065 2,861
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.42 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.52% -11.15%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +17 447 £450 - 154
UK excluding London -37 260 £440 -2.22% 118
London +22 188 £475 +5.56% 52
South East +10 87 £475 -1.55% 35
North of England -30 75 £425 -5.56% 26
Midlands +23 42 £413 -2.94% 20
North West -16 39 £425 -5.56% 15
Yorkshire +3 35 £425 -0.87% 9
West Midlands +10 34 £419 -1.47% 16
South West -29 26 £390 -13.33% 10
East of England -5 25 £465 -4.62% 11
East Midlands +23 6 £325 -5.11% 4
Scotland -6 5 £453 +6.59% 5
North East - 1 £560 - 2

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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.

1 217 (47.69%) Cybersecurity
2 154 (33.85%) Information Security
3 111 (24.40%) Finance
4 103 (22.64%) SIEM
5 89 (19.56%) CISSP
5 89 (19.56%) Security Operations
6 83 (18.24%) Firewall
7 82 (18.02%) Vulnerability Management
8 80 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 71 (15.60%) Linux
10 68 (14.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 66 (14.51%) Windows
12 52 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (10.33%) Business Analysis
13 47 (10.33%) Management Information System
14 45 (9.89%) Microsoft
15 40 (8.79%) CISM
16 38 (8.35%) PCI DSS
17 37 (8.13%) Splunk
17 37 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
17 37 (8.13%) Risk Management
18 36 (7.91%) Penetration Testing
19 35 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
19 35 (7.69%) Security Cleared
19 35 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
20 34 (7.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 33 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (7.03%) Banking
22 32 (7.03%) Security Monitoring
23 31 (6.81%) SC Cleared

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 3 (0.66%) IIS
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Portal
2 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.22%) Apache
3 1 (0.22%) CMS
3 1 (0.22%) JBoss
3 1 (0.22%) SAS
3 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.86%) Office 365
4 12 (2.64%) Google Sheets
5 10 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.10%) IaaS
6 5 (1.10%) PaaS
7 4 (0.88%) SaaS
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.44%) G Suite
9 2 (0.44%) GitHub
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 83 (18.24%) Firewall
2 35 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 30 (6.59%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.15%) Network Security
5 24 (5.27%) WAN
6 18 (3.96%) LAN
7 17 (3.74%) VPN
8 13 (2.86%) VoIP
9 11 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.76%) Wireshark
11 7 (1.54%) Internet
12 6 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (1.10%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (0.88%) Intranet
14 4 (0.88%) SAN
15 3 (0.66%) VLAN
15 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.66%) Big Data
2 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.22%) GIS
2 1 (0.22%) MS Access
2 1 (0.22%) QlikView
2 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (4.62%) JIRA
2 5 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.66%) GoCD
3 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.22%) GitLab
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 111 (24.40%) Finance
2 32 (7.03%) Banking
3 26 (5.71%) Law
4 22 (4.84%) Retail
5 14 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 14 (3.08%) Legal
6 13 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.88%) Advertising
7 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.66%) German Language
8 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) International Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (1.98%) Middleware
3 4 (0.88%) OAuth
3 4 (0.88%) OpenID
3 4 (0.88%) Web Services
4 3 (0.66%) .NET
4 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.66%) gRPC
4 3 (0.66%) REST
4 3 (0.66%) SAML
5 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.33%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (4.40%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (3.52%) Cyberattack
6 10 (2.20%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.10%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.88%) BYOD
10 4 (0.88%) CESG
10 4 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.88%) PKI
10 4 (0.88%) PMI
11 3 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.44%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.44%) Equities
12 2 (0.44%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.60%) Linux
2 66 (14.51%) Windows
3 29 (6.37%) Unix
4 9 (1.98%) Solaris
4 9 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.10%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.44%) Android
7 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (47.69%) Cybersecurity
2 154 (33.85%) Information Security
3 103 (22.64%) SIEM
4 89 (19.56%) Security Operations
5 82 (18.02%) Vulnerability Management
6 80 (17.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (10.33%) Business Analysis
9 37 (8.13%) Risk Management
10 36 (7.91%) Penetration Testing
11 35 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
12 34 (7.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 32 (7.03%) Security Monitoring
14 30 (6.59%) Incident Management
15 29 (6.37%) Analytics
16 28 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (6.15%) User Stories
17 27 (5.93%) Change Management
18 26 (5.71%) Data Security
18 26 (5.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.84%) Python
2 10 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.98%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.76%) Perl
5 7 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.32%) Java
7 4 (0.88%) C
7 4 (0.88%) Go
8 3 (0.66%) Ruby
9 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.22%) COBOL
10 1 (0.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (19.56%) CISSP
2 40 (8.79%) CISM
3 35 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 31 (6.81%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.93%) CEH
6 24 (5.27%) SANS
7 21 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (4.40%) CISA
9 19 (4.18%) Degree
10 12 (2.64%) CCNA
11 10 (2.20%) GIAC
12 9 (1.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (1.32%) SSCP
14 5 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (1.10%) CISMP
14 5 (1.10%) CREST Certified
14 5 (1.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (1.10%) OSCP
15 4 (0.88%) GCIH
15 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (14.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (8.35%) PCI DSS
3 27 (5.93%) NIST
4 21 (4.62%) GDPR
5 11 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (1.10%) COBIT
6 5 (1.10%) PSD2
6 5 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.44%) GLBA
8 2 (0.44%) PMO
8 2 (0.44%) QA
9 1 (0.22%) CESG Infosec
9 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.22%) GPG13
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.32%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.44%) Snort
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
4 1 (0.22%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.22%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.08%) CASB
1 14 (3.08%) QRadar
2 13 (2.86%) Nessus
3 9 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.10%) Ansible
5 5 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.10%) Nmap
5 5 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.10%) Puppet
6 4 (0.88%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (0.66%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.66%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.44%) EnCase
8 2 (0.44%) Grafana
8 2 (0.44%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.13%) Splunk
3 24 (5.27%) McAfee
4 23 (5.05%) Symantec
5 18 (3.96%) Cisco
6 15 (3.30%) AlienVault
6 15 (3.30%) Google
7 13 (2.86%) Apple
7 13 (2.86%) Rapid7
8 12 (2.64%) IBM
9 11 (2.42%) ArcSight
9 11 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.20%) Tripwire
11 9 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.98%) F5
12 8 (1.76%) FireEye
13 7 (1.54%) LogRhythm
13 7 (1.54%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.54%) Riverbed
13 7 (1.54%) SAP