The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Security Analyst
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 336 366
Rank change year-on-year -8 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 275 340 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 223 165
Median daily rate £425 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £24.50 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.75% -52.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £24.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +87.75% -52.12%  

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 June 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 -7 266 £425 +4.93% 59
London +28 133 £444 -5.08% 26
South East -12 37 £440 +10.00% 13
East of England -8 28 £378 -5.62% 2
South West -2 23 £375 - 5
City of London -3 22 £444 -5.08% 4
North West -14 15 £388 +3.33% 1
Yorkshire +16 14 £425 +6.25% 8
Hertfordshire +7 14 £350 -17.64%
Scotland +33 9 £400 -1.23% 4
Gloucestershire +17 9 £335 -
South Yorkshire +10 9 £425 +3.03%
West Midlands +8 9 £438 +16.66% 2
West Sussex +9 8 £450 +5.88%
Manchester -18 8 £475 +17.28%
East Midlands -1 7 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 7 £425 - 1
Bristol -11 7 £520 +38.66% 3
Sheffield +13 6 £425 +6.25%
Essex -18 6 £513 +28.12%
Edinburgh +15 5 £400 -27.27% 2
West Yorkshire +10 5 £425 +6.25% 8
Northamptonshire +5 5 £425 -10.52%
Leeds +3 5 £425 +6.25% 7
Liverpool +2 5 £313 -
Kent +2 5 £375 -11.76% 1
Merseyside +1 5 £313 -
Crawley 0 5 £450 +5.88%
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £388 -1.58%
Dorset - 5 £475 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 244 (46.48%) Information Security
2 154 (29.33%) Firewall
3 153 (29.14%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (26.86%) CISSP
5 119 (22.67%) SIEM
6 115 (21.90%) Windows
7 100 (19.05%) Finance
8 97 (18.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 82 (15.62%) Security Operations
10 76 (14.48%) CISM
11 66 (12.57%) Degree
11 66 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
12 65 (12.38%) Incident Management
12 65 (12.38%) Security Cleared
13 64 (12.19%) Linux
14 62 (11.81%) Unix
14 62 (11.81%) Penetration Testing
14 62 (11.81%) Network Security
15 60 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
16 59 (11.24%) ITIL
17 58 (11.05%) PCI DSS
18 57 (10.86%) Management Information System
19 55 (10.48%) Microsoft
19 55 (10.48%) Splunk
20 53 (10.10%) Intrusion Detection
21 49 (9.33%) Banking
22 48 (9.14%) Security Operations Centre
23 46 (8.76%) Risk Management
24 44 (8.38%) SC Cleared
25 43 (8.19%) SANS

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 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.57%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.57%) Confluence
3 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.38%) Apache
4 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.38%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) Jetty
5 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.38%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.90%) Mimecast
4 9 (1.71%) Office 365
5 5 (0.95%) SaaS
6 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.57%) Akamai
7 3 (0.57%) Sumo Logic
8 2 (0.38%) IaaS
8 2 (0.38%) PaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.19%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (29.33%) Firewall
2 62 (11.81%) Network Security
3 53 (10.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 39 (7.43%) Internet
5 36 (6.86%) TCP/IP
6 29 (5.52%) LAN
7 28 (5.33%) WAN
8 20 (3.81%) VPN
9 15 (2.86%) Wireless
10 14 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (2.29%) DNS
11 12 (2.29%) TACACS
12 10 (1.90%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.71%) VLAN
14 7 (1.33%) HTTP
14 7 (1.33%) VoIP
15 6 (1.14%) SSL
16 5 (0.95%) LDAP
17 3 (0.57%) IPsec
17 3 (0.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.52%) Data Mining
2 7 (1.33%) MS Access
2 7 (1.33%) Redis
3 2 (0.38%) Big Data
3 2 (0.38%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.19%) GIS
4 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.19%) Maltego
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.52%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.57%) JIRA
4 2 (0.38%) AppScan
4 2 (0.38%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.38%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (0.38%) OllyDbg
4 2 (0.38%) Pylint
4 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 100 (19.05%) Finance
2 49 (9.33%) Banking
3 32 (6.10%) Legal
4 15 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.29%) Retail
6 11 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.57%) International Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
8 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Law
8 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.38%) Publishing
8 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.29%) Web Services
2 11 (2.10%) .NET
3 8 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (1.52%) SAML
4 6 (1.14%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.57%) RESTful
6 1 (0.19%) ISPF
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (10.86%) Management Information System
3 48 (9.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 33 (6.29%) Computer Science
5 28 (5.33%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (2.48%) Cyber Attack
8 9 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.71%) Wiki
9 5 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.76%) iSeries
10 4 (0.76%) PMI
10 4 (0.76%) Tandem
11 3 (0.57%) BYOD
11 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.57%) PKI
11 3 (0.57%) Shadow IT
12 2 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (21.90%) Windows
2 64 (12.19%) Linux
3 62 (11.81%) Unix
4 21 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.90%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.90%) Solaris
6 10 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.95%) AIX
9 5 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.76%) OpenVMS
10 4 (0.76%) VMS
10 4 (0.76%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.38%) CentOS
11 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (46.48%) Information Security
2 153 (29.14%) Cybersecurity
3 119 (22.67%) SIEM
4 82 (15.62%) Security Operations
5 65 (12.38%) Incident Management
6 62 (11.81%) Penetration Testing
7 60 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 59 (11.24%) ITIL
9 46 (8.76%) Risk Management
10 40 (7.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (6.48%) Business Analysis
13 33 (6.29%) Security Monitoring
14 30 (5.71%) Data Protection
15 29 (5.52%) Security Testing
15 29 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (4.76%) Malware Analysis
17 23 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
18 21 (4.00%) Identity Access Management
19 20 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.19%) Java
2 18 (3.43%) Python
3 14 (2.67%) SQL
4 12 (2.29%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.10%) C#
6 7 (1.33%) Perl
7 5 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.95%) VBScript
8 4 (0.76%) C
9 3 (0.57%) PHP
9 3 (0.57%) R
10 2 (0.38%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.38%) JCL
11 1 (0.19%) ABAP
11 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.19%) REXX
11 1 (0.19%) Scala
11 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (26.86%) CISSP
2 76 (14.48%) CISM
3 66 (12.57%) Degree
4 65 (12.38%) Security Cleared
5 44 (8.38%) SC Cleared
6 43 (8.19%) SANS
7 36 (6.86%) CISA
7 36 (6.86%) SSCP
8 32 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (4.76%) CEH
10 23 (4.38%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.62%) GCIH
12 17 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (2.86%) CREST Certified
13 15 (2.86%) GCIA
13 15 (2.86%) GIAC
14 12 (2.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 12 (2.29%) CCNP
15 11 (2.10%) CCSP
16 10 (1.90%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (18.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (11.05%) PCI DSS
3 28 (5.33%) COBIT
4 22 (4.19%) SLA
5 16 (3.05%) GDPR
6 14 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.95%) PMO
10 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.57%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.38%) QA
12 1 (0.19%) EFQM
12 1 (0.19%) EMIR
12 1 (0.19%) GCP
12 1 (0.19%) GxP
12 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 41 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.52%) RACF
5 7 (1.33%) Snort
6 3 (0.57%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (3.62%) QRadar
2 12 (2.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 11 (2.10%) CA Single Sign-On
3 11 (2.10%) CSIRT
4 10 (1.90%) Nessus
5 9 (1.71%) HP Fortify
6 7 (1.33%) Kibana
6 7 (1.33%) RSA enVision
7 6 (1.14%) logstash
8 5 (0.95%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.95%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 5 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.95%) SCCM
9 4 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.76%) Nmap
10 3 (0.57%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (0.57%) WMI
11 2 (0.38%) EnCase
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 55 (10.48%) Microsoft
1 55 (10.48%) Splunk
2 38 (7.24%) Cisco
3 29 (5.52%) LogRhythm
4 27 (5.14%) CheckPoint
5 25 (4.76%) ArcSight
5 25 (4.76%) McAfee
6 22 (4.19%) Qualys
7 21 (4.00%) VMware
8 19 (3.62%) F5
9 17 (3.24%) SAP
10 16 (3.05%) HP
11 15 (2.86%) Nokia
12 13 (2.48%) Rapid7
13 11 (2.10%) CA
13 11 (2.10%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.10%) Sophos
14 10 (1.90%) Dell
14 10 (1.90%) Intel
14 10 (1.90%) Juniper
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