Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 452 385 396
Rank change year-on-year -67 +11 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 521 646 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.66% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 442 461
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +7.78% -1.76%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £60.51 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.48% +79.27% -13.11%
10th Percentile £27.34 £23.65 £21.58
90th Percentile £106.99 £61.01 £40.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £147.50 £60.76 £33.75
% change year-on-year +142.77% +80.02% -10.00%

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 99,385 98,013 97,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,815 64,975 63,714
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,045 2,860 3,314
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 14 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Analyst in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 15 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 14 December 2018. 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 -62 492 £438 -2.78% 154
UK excluding London -12 319 £410 -3.53% 113
London -103 200 £463 +1.09% 45
South East -10 108 £448 -2.72% 31
North of England -14 81 £395 -7.06% 36
Yorkshire -5 41 £375 -5.06% 8
East of England -4 40 £450 +16.88% 12
North West -24 39 £400 -12.57% 26
Midlands -4 37 £431 +7.81% 21
West Midlands -9 31 £438 +9.38% 14
South West -19 28 £375 -6.25% 9
Scotland -15 21 £400 +6.67% 2
Wales -24 6 £420 -1.18% 2
East Midlands +6 4 £450 +22.03% 7
North East - 2 £395 - 2

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 221 (42.42%) Information Security
2 161 (30.90%) Cybersecurity
3 120 (23.03%) CISSP
4 109 (20.92%) SIEM
5 103 (19.77%) Security Operations
6 89 (17.08%) Firewall
6 89 (17.08%) Windows
7 87 (16.70%) Finance
8 83 (15.93%) Vulnerability Management
9 82 (15.74%) Management Information System
10 67 (12.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 61 (11.71%) Penetration Testing
12 56 (10.75%) Linux
13 55 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
14 53 (10.17%) Degree
14 53 (10.17%) CISM
15 52 (9.98%) Risk Management
15 52 (9.98%) Active Directory
16 49 (9.40%) CISA
16 49 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (9.02%) Incident Management
18 44 (8.45%) Banking
19 43 (8.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 42 (8.06%) Qualys
20 42 (8.06%) Splunk
21 40 (7.68%) Data Protection
21 40 (7.68%) GDPR
22 39 (7.49%) Data Loss Prevention
22 39 (7.49%) Security Cleared
23 38 (7.29%) PCI DSS

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 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.77%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.58%) Confluence
4 2 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 26 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.33%) Mimecast
2 31 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.65%) IaaS
3 19 (3.65%) PaaS
3 19 (3.65%) SaaS
4 17 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.54%) Office 365
8 4 (0.77%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.38%) Akamai
9 2 (0.38%) Datadog
9 2 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Zenedge
Communications & Networking
1 89 (17.08%) Firewall
2 36 (6.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 31 (5.95%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.57%) Network Security
5 17 (3.26%) Internet
5 17 (3.26%) LAN
6 16 (3.07%) VPN
7 15 (2.88%) DNS
7 15 (2.88%) WAN
8 11 (2.11%) OSPF
8 11 (2.11%) SSL
9 10 (1.92%) BGP
9 10 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.73%) MPLS
11 8 (1.54%) HTTP
11 8 (1.54%) Wireless
12 5 (0.96%) SSH
13 4 (0.77%) DKIM
13 4 (0.77%) DMARC
13 4 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.38%) DB2
2 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.19%) Big Data
3 1 (0.19%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.19%) Power BI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.58%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.58%) JIRA
3 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 87 (16.70%) Finance
2 44 (8.45%) Banking
3 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.50%) Legal
5 12 (2.30%) Law
6 8 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.34%) Retail
7 7 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) International Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.77%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.58%) .NET
2 3 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (0.58%) LDAP
2 3 (0.58%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.38%) Node.js
3 2 (0.38%) React
3 2 (0.38%) REST
3 2 (0.38%) SOAP
4 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.19%) LAMP
4 1 (0.19%) Middleware
4 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.74%) Management Information System
2 55 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (5.37%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (3.45%) PKI
6 11 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.96%) Cyberattack
10 5 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.58%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.38%) FMCG
13 2 (0.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 89 (17.08%) Windows
2 56 (10.75%) Linux
3 35 (6.72%) Unix
4 13 (2.50%) Solaris
5 11 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) Android
8 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.58%) CentOS
8 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.38%) zOS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (42.42%) Information Security
2 161 (30.90%) Cybersecurity
3 109 (20.92%) SIEM
4 103 (19.77%) Security Operations
5 83 (15.93%) Vulnerability Management
6 61 (11.71%) Penetration Testing
7 52 (9.98%) Risk Management
8 49 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (9.02%) Incident Management
10 43 (8.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 40 (7.68%) Data Protection
12 39 (7.49%) Data Loss Prevention
13 35 (6.72%) Threat Intelligence
14 32 (6.14%) Identity Access Management
14 32 (6.14%) ITIL
15 31 (5.95%) Patch Management
16 30 (5.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 29 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (5.37%) Security Monitoring
19 26 (4.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.80%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.65%) Java
3 14 (2.69%) Python
4 12 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.73%) SQL
6 8 (1.54%) Perl
6 8 (1.54%) Ruby
7 5 (0.96%) C
8 4 (0.77%) VB
9 2 (0.38%) C#
9 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (23.03%) CISSP
2 53 (10.17%) CISM
2 53 (10.17%) Degree
3 49 (9.40%) CISA
4 39 (7.49%) Security Cleared
5 28 (5.37%) SC Cleared
6 27 (5.18%) CEH
7 26 (4.99%) GIAC
8 21 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (4.03%) CompTIA Security+
9 19 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (2.88%) GCIH
11 12 (2.30%) GCFA
12 10 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 10 (1.92%) CCNA
12 10 (1.92%) PhD
13 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (1.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 6 (1.15%) CHFI
15 6 (1.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (12.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (7.68%) GDPR
3 38 (7.29%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.73%) COBIT
6 8 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.77%) QA
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.38%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (9.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.15%) Snort
4 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.38%) Docker
5 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (3.84%) Nessus
2 18 (3.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (3.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (2.50%) QRadar
5 12 (2.30%) CASB
6 11 (2.11%) SCCM
7 10 (1.92%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 6 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.77%) Ansible
10 4 (0.77%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.58%) Nmap
11 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
11 3 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.58%) WSUS
12 2 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (8.06%) Qualys
1 42 (8.06%) Splunk
2 34 (6.53%) Cisco
3 29 (5.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.61%) Oracle
5 17 (3.26%) CheckPoint
5 17 (3.26%) Proofpoint
6 16 (3.07%) McAfee
7 15 (2.88%) ArcSight
7 15 (2.88%) Darktrace
8 14 (2.69%) IBM
8 14 (2.69%) Palo Alto
8 14 (2.69%) VMware
9 12 (2.30%) Thycotic
10 11 (2.11%) CyberArk
11 9 (1.73%) AlienVault
11 9 (1.73%) Forcepoint
11 9 (1.73%) Varonis
12 8 (1.54%) ServiceNow
13 7 (1.34%) Symantec