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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Operations Manager
UK
Rank 563 608 598
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 29 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.034% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.036% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 1
Median daily rate £550 £544 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +27.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £587 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.30% +38.11%
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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Security Operations Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Top 15 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 16 January 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 +28 29 £550 +1.14% 4
North West +32 12 £600 +33.33% 2
Manchester - 12 £600 - 2
West Midlands - 8 £433 -
Coventry - 6 £415 -
London -10 4 £528 +9.04% 1
East of England - 4 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 -
Salford - 3 £700 -
Croydon -9 2 £551 -8.12%
South East +16 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 32 (76.19%) Security Operations
2 25 (59.52%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (47.62%) Risk Management
5 18 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (38.10%) SIEM
6 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 16 (38.10%) Firewall
7 15 (35.71%) CISSP
8 14 (33.33%) Service Management
9 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
10 11 (26.19%) RMADS
10 11 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
11 10 (23.81%) Information Security
11 10 (23.81%) VMware
12 9 (21.43%) Nessus
12 9 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco
12 9 (21.43%) LAN
12 9 (21.43%) WAN
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (21.43%) vSphere
12 9 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (21.43%) AlienVault
12 9 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
13 8 (19.05%) Management Information System

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (21.43%) LAN
2 9 (21.43%) WAN
3 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Unix
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Security Operations
2 25 (59.52%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (47.62%) Risk Management
4 18 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (38.10%) SIEM
6 14 (33.33%) Service Management
7 10 (23.81%) Information Security
8 9 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (16.67%) Business Continuity
11 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 6 (14.29%) Information Assurance
11 6 (14.29%) Patch Management
11 6 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (11.90%) Security Monitoring
13 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
13 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
14 3 (7.14%) Security Management
14 3 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) CISSP
3 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) Degree
5 5 (11.90%) CISM
6 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (7.14%) BC Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) CCSP
8 1 (2.38%) CISA
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.38%) IISP
8 1 (2.38%) ISACA
8 1 (2.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (26.19%) RMADS
2 10 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (21.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Nessus
1 9 (21.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) VMware
2 9 (21.43%) AlienVault
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.38%) BMC
4 1 (2.38%) CA
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk
4 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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