The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Operations Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 595 553 -
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 9 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.023% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.025% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £130 -
% change year-on-year
+236.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Security Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Operations Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 July 2014.

Security Operations Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 6 £425 -12.82%
London +13 2 £425 +3.97%
Hampshire -12 2 £425 -
South East -26 2 £425 -
Southampton - 2 £425 -
City of London - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Kent - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Operations Analyst in their job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) CISSP
3 7 (46.67%) SIEM
4 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Sourcefire
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) UNIX
4 6 (40.00%) Information Security
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (26.67%) PKI
7 3 (20.00%) GCIA
7 3 (20.00%) GCFW
7 3 (20.00%) GCWN
7 3 (20.00%) GIAC
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) Data Security
7 3 (20.00%) Solaris
7 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Juniper
7 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (20.00%) Trend Micro

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Operations Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) X.509
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) SIEM
2 6 (40.00%) Information Security
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (20.00%) Data Security
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISSP
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) GIAC
3 3 (20.00%) GCIA
3 3 (20.00%) GCFW
3 3 (20.00%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Snort
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) ZENworks
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (20.00%) Trend Micro
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Juniper
2 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) VMware