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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 625 597 603
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 18 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.025% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
Median daily rate £400 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 18 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 31 May 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 -3 18 £400 -15.78% 5
London +6 8 £350 -28.20% 3
South East -18 5 £400 -8.57% 1
Berkshire -2 3 £394 +5.00% 1
East of England - 3 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £394 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £320 -
City of London - 1 £350 - 1
Dunstable - 1 £418 -
Northampton - 1 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 £475 -
Surrey - 1 £463 -
West Sussex - 1 £435 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 46 (86.79%) Security Operations
2 24 (45.28%) Security Operations Centre
3 23 (43.40%) SIEM
4 20 (37.74%) CISSP
5 16 (30.19%) Information Security
5 16 (30.19%) Splunk
6 13 (24.53%) CISM
7 12 (22.64%) ArcSight
7 12 (22.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (20.75%) QRadar
9 10 (18.87%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (16.98%) Firewall
11 8 (15.09%) Finance
11 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
11 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (13.21%) CEH
13 6 (11.32%) Change Management
13 6 (11.32%) Windows
13 6 (11.32%) Sourcefire
13 6 (11.32%) Degree
13 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (11.32%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (9.43%) Qualys
14 5 (9.43%) Linux
14 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
15 4 (7.55%) DNS
15 4 (7.55%) Cisco
15 4 (7.55%) IBM
15 4 (7.55%) Symantec

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (16.98%) Firewall
3 4 (7.55%) DNS
3 4 (7.55%) Wireshark
4 3 (5.66%) Internet
4 3 (5.66%) Network Security
4 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.66%) tcpdump
5 2 (3.77%) LAN
5 2 (3.77%) LDAP
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (1.89%) Intranet
6 1 (1.89%) IntruShield
6 1 (1.89%) SMTP
6 1 (1.89%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Wholesale Banking
Miscellaneous
1 24 (45.28%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.55%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Unix
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (86.79%) Security Operations
2 23 (43.40%) SIEM
3 16 (30.19%) Information Security
4 12 (22.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
6 7 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Change Management
7 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.55%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.55%) Operations Management
9 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
9 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
9 4 (7.55%) Service Management
9 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.77%) Brand Management
10 2 (3.77%) Computer Security
10 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) CISSP
2 13 (24.53%) CISM
3 7 (13.21%) CEH
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 4 (7.55%) CISA
6 3 (5.66%) SANS
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) SSCP
8 1 (1.89%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.89%) GIAC
8 1 (1.89%) MCSE
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) COBIT
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Snort
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) QRadar
2 3 (5.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.77%) Nessus
3 2 (3.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.89%) EnCase
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Splunk
2 12 (22.64%) ArcSight
3 6 (11.32%) Sourcefire
4 5 (9.43%) Qualys
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) Intel Security
5 4 (7.55%) Symantec
6 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.77%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.89%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) Intel
8 1 (1.89%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.89%) Rapid7
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat