Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Operations Analyst was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Security Operations Analyst
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 855 870
Rank change year-on-year +41 +15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 64 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.039% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 15
UK median daily rate £480 £369 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.17% -10.61% -2.94%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £359
90th Percentile £542 £527 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +22.58% -6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Security Operations Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Operations Analyst in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 10 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 64 £480 +30.17% 3
UK excluding London +46 36 £475 +22.58% 2
London +5 28 £480 +34.74% 1
North of England +72 18 £480 +47.69%
North West +36 18 £480 +47.69%
South East +8 10 £465 -8.82% 1
South West +6 5 £500 +73.91%
East of England -22 2 £425 +1.80%
Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 1

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 55 (85.94%) Security Operations
2 40 (62.50%) Security Monitoring
3 39 (60.94%) Vulnerability Management
4 34 (53.13%) SIEM
5 32 (50.00%) Information Security
5 32 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 18 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (25.00%) CISSP
8 14 (21.88%) Firewall
9 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (17.19%) Incident Management
10 11 (17.19%) McAfee
10 11 (17.19%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (14.06%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
13 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
13 7 (10.94%) Lumension
13 7 (10.94%) Trustwave
14 6 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (9.38%) IronPort
14 6 (9.38%) PCI DSS
14 6 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (9.38%) Symantec
14 6 (9.38%) SLA
14 6 (9.38%) FireEye
15 5 (7.81%) Splunk
15 5 (7.81%) ArcSight
16 4 (6.25%) Business Transformation

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) Firewall
2 6 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (1.56%) FTP
5 1 (1.56%) ICMP
5 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) JSON
1 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (17.19%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (14.06%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.69%) PKI
6 2 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (3.13%) FMCG
7 1 (1.56%) CESG
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.56%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (85.94%) Security Operations
2 40 (62.50%) Security Monitoring
3 39 (60.94%) Vulnerability Management
4 34 (53.13%) SIEM
5 32 (50.00%) Information Security
5 32 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 18 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (17.19%) Incident Management
8 8 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
8 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.25%) Business Transformation
10 4 (6.25%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (6.25%) DNA
10 4 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 4 (6.25%) Network Segmentation
10 4 (6.25%) Service Management
11 3 (4.69%) Analytics
11 3 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (4.69%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Python
2 1 (1.56%) COBOL
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) CISSP
2 4 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.25%) GIAC
3 3 (4.69%) GCIH
4 2 (3.13%) CCFP
4 2 (3.13%) CEH
4 2 (3.13%) CISM
4 2 (3.13%) GCFA
4 2 (3.13%) GCIA
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) CHFI
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.56%) CSSLP
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) GCED
5 1 (1.56%) GREM
5 1 (1.56%) GSEC
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) PCI DSS
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) COBIT
3 3 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (3.13%) GDPR
4 2 (3.13%) GxP
4 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.56%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.13%) CSIRT
3 2 (3.13%) Nessus
4 1 (1.56%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) McAfee
2 7 (10.94%) Lumension
2 7 (10.94%) Trustwave
3 6 (9.38%) FireEye
3 6 (9.38%) IronPort
3 6 (9.38%) Symantec
4 5 (7.81%) ArcSight
4 5 (7.81%) Splunk
5 4 (6.25%) Bluefish Communications
5 4 (6.25%) HP
6 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.69%) Juniper
6 3 (4.69%) Qualys
6 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco
7 2 (3.13%) F5
7 2 (3.13%) ForeScout
7 2 (3.13%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.13%) Sophos
8 1 (1.56%) NetWitness