The median contractor rate for a Security Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 102 124 102
Rank change year-on-year +22 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 13 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £325 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £383 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £515 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -4.68% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £13.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +153.43% -38.62%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2137 2531 2291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.77% 95.40% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1400 1274
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 74 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.37 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Warwickshire -2 4 £325 -43.47%
Coventry -7 4 £275 -34.32% 1
Shropshire - 4 - -
Birmingham +1 1 £425 -5.55% 4
Security Analyst
England

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 25 (69.44%) Firewall
2 22 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (44.44%) SIEM
4 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) Information Security
6 12 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
7 11 (30.56%) Identity Access Management
8 10 (27.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (27.78%) Data Analysis
9 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (25.00%) Network Security
9 9 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
9 9 (25.00%) Forensic Analysis
9 9 (25.00%) LAN
9 9 (25.00%) WAN
9 9 (25.00%) VPN
9 9 (25.00%) Unix
10 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (19.44%) Big Data
11 7 (19.44%) DNS
11 7 (19.44%) HTTP
11 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
11 7 (19.44%) GCIH
12 6 (16.67%) GCFA
12 6 (16.67%) CCSA
12 6 (16.67%) MCP
12 6 (16.67%) Linux
12 6 (16.67%) CCNA

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP GRC
1 4 (11.11%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (25.00%) LAN
3 9 (25.00%) Network Security
3 9 (25.00%) VPN
3 9 (25.00%) WAN
4 7 (19.44%) DNS
4 7 (19.44%) HTTP
4 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Big Data
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (13.89%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Unix
2 6 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (44.44%) SIEM
3 14 (38.89%) Information Security
4 12 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
5 11 (30.56%) Identity Access Management
6 10 (27.78%) Data Analysis
7 9 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
7 9 (25.00%) Forensic Analysis
7 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (16.67%) Security Operations
9 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.89%) SAP Security
10 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 2 (5.56%) IT Audit
11 2 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
12 1 (2.78%) Network Segmentation
12 1 (2.78%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) GCIH
4 6 (16.67%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) CCSA
4 6 (16.67%) CEH
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (16.67%) GCFA
4 6 (16.67%) MCP
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) GIAC
6 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 5 (13.89%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Fortinet