The median contractor rate for a Security Operations Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Operations Analyst
UK
Rank 579 612 620
Rank change year-on-year +33 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 14 32 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.060% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.063% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 3
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £540 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 -
% change year-on-year -20.58% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Security Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Operations Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Operations Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Operations Analyst 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 25 March 2017. 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 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 +12 14 £350 -17.64% 8
South East +23 5 £393 -28.63% 4
North West +27 3 £400 -8.57%
London +20 3 £394 -4.54% 3
West Midlands +12 3 £325 -22.38% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £325 -
Atherstone - 3 £325 -
West Sussex - 2 £310 -
Merseyside - 2 £400 -
Liverpool - 2 £400 -
Manchester +12 1 £350 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Crawley - 1 £310 -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 £438 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 14 (60.87%) Security Operations
2 12 (52.17%) SIEM
3 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) Unix
4 7 (30.43%) Information Security
5 5 (21.74%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
6 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) LAN
6 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (13.04%) Network Security
7 3 (13.04%) Security Monitoring
8 2 (8.70%) Splunk

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) TACACS
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (21.74%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (8.70%) iSeries
3 2 (8.70%) Tandem
4 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) OpenVMS
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Security Operations
2 12 (52.17%) SIEM
3 7 (30.43%) Information Security
4 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (21.74%) Incident Management
4 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (13.04%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (8.70%) Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) CEH
4 1 (4.35%) CISA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (8.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) RACF
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Splunk
1 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.35%) LogRhythm
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Qualys
2 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.35%) Snow
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