The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Operations Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 605 623 635
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 22 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.026% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.027% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 12
Median daily rate £325 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.38% -1.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.38% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Security Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

Security Operations Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Security Operations Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Operations Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 22 £325 -22.38% 4
London +11 16 £375 -6.83%
North West +11 5 £325 - 1
Manchester +6 3 £325 - 1
Southport - 2 £363 -
Merseyside - 2 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
South East - 1 £475 - 1
Croydon - 1 £400 -
City of London - 1 £510 -
Hendon - 1 £325 -
Salford - 1 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £475 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Security Operations 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 Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (86.49%) Security Operations
2 25 (67.57%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (43.24%) Firewall
4 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
4 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
4 13 (35.14%) SIEM
5 12 (32.43%) Protective Monitoring
6 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (27.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (21.62%) ELK Stack
8 7 (18.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
9 6 (16.22%) Unix
9 6 (16.22%) Windows
9 6 (16.22%) LAN
9 6 (16.22%) WAN
9 6 (16.22%) CISSP
9 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (16.22%) ServiceNow
9 6 (16.22%) Splunk
9 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (13.51%) LogRhythm
10 5 (13.51%) VPN
10 5 (13.51%) ITIL
10 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) Case Management
11 4 (10.81%) QRadar
11 4 (10.81%) VoIP
11 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) Firewall
2 7 (18.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (16.22%) LAN
3 6 (16.22%) WAN
4 5 (13.51%) VPN
5 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.81%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Redis
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.41%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Unix
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) Security Operations
2 25 (67.57%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (35.14%) SIEM
4 12 (32.43%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (13.51%) Case Management
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 4 (10.81%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (10.81%) Information Security
8 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
9 3 (8.11%) Change Management
9 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
9 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) SANS
4 1 (2.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) QRadar
2 2 (5.41%) Kibana
2 2 (5.41%) logstash
3 1 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) ServiceNow
1 6 (16.22%) Splunk
2 5 (13.51%) LogRhythm
3 4 (10.81%) Apple
3 4 (10.81%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) Intel Security
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) AppSense
5 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.70%) Brocade
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.70%) Trustwave