The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Operations Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Manager
Rank 644 614 612
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 4 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.024% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.025% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £600 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £500 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
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 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Security Operations Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Operations Manager in the job title.

Security Operations Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Operations Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Top 4 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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 -18 4 £600 +20.00%
London -9 2 - -
South East -12 2 £600 +20.00%
Middlesex - 2 £600 -

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Security Operations Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Security Operations
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 14 (56.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (40.00%) CISSP
5 9 (36.00%) Splunk
5 9 (36.00%) ArcSight
5 9 (36.00%) SIEM
6 8 (32.00%) QRadar
7 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (28.00%) CISM
8 6 (24.00%) Change Management
8 6 (24.00%) Firewall
9 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
10 4 (16.00%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (16.00%) Line Management
10 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
10 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (12.00%) GCIA
11 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (12.00%) ITIL
11 3 (12.00%) Unix
11 3 (12.00%) Windows
11 3 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
12 2 (8.00%) CESG Certified Professional

Security Operations Manager 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.00%) CESG
5 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Security Operations
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) SIEM
4 6 (24.00%) Change Management
5 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (16.00%) Line Management
5 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.00%) Threat Management
8 1 (4.00%) Coaching
8 1 (4.00%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CISSP
2 7 (28.00%) CISM
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) GCIA
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (8.00%) CISMP
5 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) CEH
6 1 (4.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) COSO
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) QRadar
2 1 (4.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) ArcSight
1 9 (36.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) BT
2 1 (4.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (4.00%) Tripwire