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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Manager
Rank 637 629 629
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 10 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.021% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Median daily rate £600 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 9 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 3 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 -22 10 £600 +20.00% 4
London -22 4 £563 +2.27%
Hertfordshire +13 2 - -
East of England +5 2 - -
South East -7 2 £600 +20.00% 1
West Midlands - 2 £525 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £600 -
Birmingham - 1 £525 -

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 23 (85.19%) Security Operations
2 18 (66.67%) Information Security
3 16 (59.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (44.44%) CISSP
5 9 (33.33%) CISM
5 9 (33.33%) Splunk
5 9 (33.33%) ArcSight
5 9 (33.33%) SIEM
6 8 (29.63%) QRadar
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (22.22%) Change Management
8 6 (22.22%) Firewall
8 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
9 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
10 4 (14.81%) CISMP
10 4 (14.81%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (14.81%) Line Management
10 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
11 3 (11.11%) Unix
11 3 (11.11%) Windows
11 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 3 (11.11%) GCIA
11 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 3 (11.11%) Cyberthreat

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 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) CESG
5 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Security Operations
2 18 (66.67%) Information Security
3 9 (33.33%) SIEM
4 6 (22.22%) Change Management
4 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) Line Management
5 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.41%) Threat Management
8 1 (3.70%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) CISSP
2 9 (33.33%) CISM
3 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) CISMP
6 3 (11.11%) GCIA
7 2 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) CEH
8 1 (3.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) COSO
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) QRadar
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) ArcSight
1 9 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (3.70%) BT
2 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm
2 1 (3.70%) Tripwire