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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 603 591 560
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.018% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
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£550 £425 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +84.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £438 £130
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +236.53%
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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

Security Operations Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 9 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 29 July 2015. 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 -10 8 £550 +29.41% 3
London +9 5 £550 +29.41% 1
Bromley - 3 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £413 -
East Midlands - 2 £413 - 1
Hampshire 0 1 - - 1
South East -22 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £350 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) Snort
2 6 (31.58%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (26.32%) SIEM
3 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) CISSP
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) McAfee
5 3 (15.79%) CISM
5 3 (15.79%) GIAC
5 3 (15.79%) GCIA
5 3 (15.79%) GCIH
5 3 (15.79%) Splunk
6 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Qualys
6 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (10.53%) CentOS
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Games
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.53%) Nessus
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
7 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) SLA
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Firewall

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) SIEM
1 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (10.53%) Analytics
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Use Case
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) People Management
3 1 (5.26%) Malware Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CISM
2 3 (15.79%) GIAC
2 3 (15.79%) GCIA
2 3 (15.79%) GCIH
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee
1 3 (15.79%) Splunk
2 2 (10.53%) ArcSight
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Qualys
3 1 (5.26%) AirMagnet
3 1 (5.26%) Tufin
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.26%) Tripwire
3 1 (5.26%) Rapid7
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm
3 1 (5.26%) FireEye