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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 626 578 577
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
Top 14 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 20 October 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 -28 3 £475 +26.66% 2
South East -14 2 £475 +26.66% 1
Hampshire -23 2 £475 +26.66%
Kent - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) SIEM
3 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Sourcefire
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 6 (50.00%) CISSP
4 6 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) Solaris
6 4 (33.33%) UNIX
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Snort
6 4 (33.33%) PKI
7 3 (25.00%) Trend Micro
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) IBM
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (25.00%) Internet
7 3 (25.00%) GCIA
7 3 (25.00%) GCFW
7 3 (25.00%) GCWN
7 3 (25.00%) Information Security
7 3 (25.00%) GIAC
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) Wireless
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Management Information System

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) LDAP
5 1 (8.33%) X.509
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) SIEM
2 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) CISSP
3 3 (25.00%) GIAC
3 3 (25.00%) GCIA
3 3 (25.00%) GCFW
3 3 (25.00%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Snort
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) ZENworks
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Sourcefire
2 3 (25.00%) Trend Micro
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) VMware