Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 176 155
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 15 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 9
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% -19.75%
10th Percentile £304 £213 £260
90th Percentile £460 £495 £458
England median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £40.18
% change year-on-year -32.14% -12.89% +14.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Security Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Analyst in the West Midlands

Security Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +8 6 £375 -9.37% 2
Staffordshire +12 3 £325 -27.78% 1
Coventry +20 2 £419 +17.54% 2
Warwickshire -6 2 - - 1
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (20.00%) Logistics
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (13.33%) Splunk
5 2 (13.33%) Project Governance
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) PMO
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) QA

Security Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Logistics
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Project Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Internal Audit
4 1 (6.67%) ISMS
4 1 (6.67%) Threat Management
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CISSP
1 2 (13.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (13.33%) PMO
3 2 (13.33%) QA
4 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Splunk
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) CyberArk
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky