The table below looks at the statistics for the Operational Security Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Operational Security Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Operational Security Manager
Rank 653 636 621
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Operational Security Manager 11 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.020% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Average daily rate £563 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Operational Security Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Operational Security Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Operational Security Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Operational Security Manager within the UK.

Operational Security Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Operational Security Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 11 £563 +12.50% 4
London -18 4 £563 +2.27%
West Midlands - 3 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 2 - -
East of England +12 2 - -
South East -18 2 £600 +20.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £600 -
Birmingham - 1 £525 -

Operational Security Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Operational Security Manager 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 Operational Security Manager in their job title.

1 23 (79.31%) Security Operations
2 18 (62.07%) Information Security
3 16 (55.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (41.38%) CISSP
5 9 (31.03%) CISM
5 9 (31.03%) Splunk
5 9 (31.03%) ArcSight
5 9 (31.03%) SIEM
6 8 (27.59%) Change Management
6 8 (27.59%) QRadar
7 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) Firewall
8 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
9 5 (17.24%) Windows
9 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
9 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
10 4 (13.79%) CISMP
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (13.79%) Line Management
10 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
11 3 (10.34%) GCIA
11 3 (10.34%) Unix
11 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (10.34%) Cyberthreat

Operational Security Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Operational Security Manager 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 Operational Security Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (10.34%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.90%) CESG
5 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Security Operations
2 18 (62.07%) Information Security
3 9 (31.03%) SIEM
4 8 (27.59%) Change Management
5 6 (20.69%) ITIL
5 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
7 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (13.79%) Line Management
7 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Information Security Management
8 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Security Management
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.90%) Threat Management
9 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) CISSP
2 9 (31.03%) CISM
3 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) CISMP
6 3 (10.34%) GCIA
7 2 (6.90%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) CEH
8 1 (3.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.45%) COBIT
3 1 (3.45%) COSO
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) QRadar
2 1 (3.45%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) ArcSight
1 9 (31.03%) Splunk
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) BT
3 1 (3.45%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.45%) Tripwire