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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 620 648 627
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 28 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.021% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.022% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 6
Median daily rate £325 £428 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% -0.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £475
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 22 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 28 September 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 +36 27 £325 -23.97% 5
London -5 11 £325 -30.10% 2
North West - 5 £325 -
South East - 5 £510 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £510 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £510 -
Manchester - 3 £325 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £418 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Southport - 2 £363 -
Merseyside - 2 £363 -
Bristol - 2 £288 -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
South West - 2 £288 -
East of England - 2 £418 -
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Scotland +9 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Hendon - 1 £325 -
Salford - 1 £325 -
Dunstable - 1 £418 -
Luton - 1 - -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 34 (79.07%) Security Operations
2 25 (58.14%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (34.88%) Firewall
4 13 (30.23%) SIEM
5 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
5 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) Protective Monitoring
6 11 (25.58%) CISSP
6 11 (25.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (20.93%) Windows
9 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
9 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (16.28%) ELK Stack
10 6 (13.95%) Splunk
10 6 (13.95%) Information Security
10 6 (13.95%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
11 5 (11.63%) LAN
11 5 (11.63%) WAN
11 5 (11.63%) Unix
11 5 (11.63%) ServiceNow
11 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.63%) Patch Management
11 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
12 4 (9.30%) Case Management
12 4 (9.30%) LogRhythm
12 4 (9.30%) Qualys

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 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (11.63%) LAN
3 5 (11.63%) WAN
4 4 (9.30%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
6 2 (4.65%) DNS
6 2 (4.65%) Internet
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Redis
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.65%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.33%) Fintech
5 1 (2.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Security Operations
2 25 (58.14%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (30.23%) SIEM
4 11 (25.58%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (13.95%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (13.95%) Information Security
7 5 (11.63%) Patch Management
7 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (9.30%) Case Management
8 4 (9.30%) ITIL
8 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 3 (6.98%) Data Loss Prevention
9 3 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.65%) Actionable Insight
10 2 (4.65%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) Python
2 1 (2.33%) C#
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) CISSP
3 3 (6.98%) CEH
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) SANS
3 3 (6.98%) SSCP
4 2 (4.65%) CISM
5 1 (2.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.33%) Snort
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) QRadar
2 2 (4.65%) Kibana
2 2 (4.65%) logstash
3 1 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.33%) Nessus
3 1 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Splunk
2 5 (11.63%) ServiceNow
3 4 (9.30%) LogRhythm
3 4 (9.30%) Qualys
4 3 (6.98%) Apple
4 3 (6.98%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) AppSense
6 1 (2.33%) Brocade
6 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.33%) Intel
6 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.33%) Trustwave
6 1 (2.33%) VMware