The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 601 595 594
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 25 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.021% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 3
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 24 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 25 £425 +6.25% 11
London +6 9 £443 +18.00% 8
East of England +3 6 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
Luton - 4 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £425 -
City of London +47 3 £443 +37.20% 2
Bromley - 3 £350 - 3
South East +13 2 £431 +1.47% 1
Manchester - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £413 +3.12%
Essex - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £443 -
Sussex - 1 £313 -
Yorkshire - 1 £443 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £550 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £443 -
Slough - 1 £550 -
Cambridge - 1 £413 -
Coventry - 1 £388 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 36 (97.30%) Security Operations
2 17 (45.95%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (40.54%) SIEM
4 10 (27.03%) Information Security
4 10 (27.03%) CISSP
5 9 (24.32%) Splunk
6 8 (21.62%) QRadar
6 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (18.92%) Firewall
7 7 (18.92%) Finance
7 7 (18.92%) ArcSight
8 6 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
8 6 (16.22%) WAN
9 5 (13.51%) Symantec
9 5 (13.51%) LAN
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
10 4 (10.81%) CISM
10 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
11 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
11 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
11 3 (8.11%) Linux
11 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (8.11%) Network Security
11 3 (8.11%) Wireshark

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 6 (16.22%) WAN
4 5 (13.51%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.41%) Internet
6 2 (5.41%) LDAP
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.70%) DNS
7 1 (2.70%) FTP
7 1 (2.70%) HTTP
7 1 (2.70%) Intranet
7 1 (2.70%) SMTP
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Security Operations
2 15 (40.54%) SIEM
3 10 (27.03%) Information Security
4 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
4 6 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
7 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.70%) Analytics
9 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.70%) Line Management
9 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.70%) Protective Monitoring
9 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (2.70%) Threat Analysis
9 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) CISSP
2 4 (10.81%) CISM
3 2 (5.41%) CEH
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) GCIA
4 1 (2.70%) GCIH
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) RHCE
4 1 (2.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) COBIT
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) QRadar
2 1 (2.70%) Nessus
2 1 (2.70%) RSA enVision
2 1 (2.70%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Splunk
2 7 (18.92%) ArcSight
3 5 (13.51%) Symantec
4 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
5 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) F5
7 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) NetWitness
7 1 (2.70%) Qualys
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
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