The median contractor rate for a Security Operations Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 638 624
Rank change year-on-year +68 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 17 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.026% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.028% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
Median daily rate £413 £394 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -21.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £351 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £433 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +8.75% -8.57%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 24 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 June 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 +50 17 £413 +4.76% 6
London +6 5 £413 +17.85% 4
South West +6 5 £435 -
East of England -7 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Bedfordshire -8 2 £550 +37.50%
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £350 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Wimborne - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £463 - 1
Warwick - 2 - -
South East +34 1 - -
West Sussex +20 1 - -
Dunstable +3 1 - -
Luton - 1 £550 -
Crawley - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £520 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (77.42%) Security Operations
2 17 (54.84%) SIEM
3 16 (51.61%) Firewall
4 11 (35.48%) Information Security
4 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
7 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
8 6 (19.35%) Network Security
8 6 (19.35%) Unix
8 6 (19.35%) Python
9 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) CISSP
9 5 (16.13%) Internet
9 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
9 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
10 4 (12.90%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Splunk
10 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (12.90%) Linux
10 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.90%) GIAC
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) CEH
10 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection

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:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) Internet
4 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) LAN
5 3 (9.68%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) DNS
7 1 (3.23%) ICMP
7 1 (3.23%) TACACS
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.45%) SCADA
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) iSeries
5 1 (3.23%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Unix
3 4 (12.90%) Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) OpenVMS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Security Operations
2 17 (54.84%) SIEM
3 11 (35.48%) Information Security
4 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
6 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (6.45%) Network Packet Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) CISSP
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) CEH
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) GIAC
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) SSCP
5 2 (6.45%) CREST Certified
5 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) GCIA
5 2 (6.45%) GCIH
5 2 (6.45%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) CHFI
6 1 (3.23%) CISA
6 1 (3.23%) CISM
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) OSCP
6 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) COBIT
2 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Snort
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) RACF
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (3.23%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.23%) Nessus
3 1 (3.23%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Splunk
2 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
2 3 (9.68%) Qualys
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) FireEye
3 2 (6.45%) McAfee
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
3 2 (6.45%) Sophos
3 2 (6.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.23%) NetWitness
4 1 (3.23%) VMware