Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Security Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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 (SecOps)
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 228 226
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +63
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 51 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.57% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 32
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £420 £421 £363
90th Percentile £625 £665 £711
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

Security Operations is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,841 7,199 7,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.19% 89.04% 88.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,103 5,566 5,593
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 71 63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.35 £34.36 £54.03
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
% change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Central London

Security Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Operations in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations in Central London

Security Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in Central London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations in Central London

Security Operations
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 26 £500 +0.50% 8
Security Operations
London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 31 (60.78%) ITIL
2 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (47.06%) ServiceNow
4 23 (45.10%) AngularJS
4 23 (45.10%) HTML5
4 23 (45.10%) ITSM
4 23 (45.10%) HTML
4 23 (45.10%) CSS
4 23 (45.10%) XML
5 13 (25.49%) Finance
6 12 (23.53%) Information Security
6 12 (23.53%) CISM
6 12 (23.53%) CISSP
7 11 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (17.65%) SIEM
9 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.73%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (13.73%) Linux
10 7 (13.73%) CISA
11 6 (11.76%) McAfee
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (9.80%) Python
12 5 (9.80%) CCNA
12 5 (9.80%) Identity Management
12 5 (9.80%) Data Security
12 5 (9.80%) Degree
12 5 (9.80%) HIPAA

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.92%) IaaS
2 2 (3.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) Network Security
2 2 (3.92%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
1 23 (45.10%) ServiceNow Developer
2 5 (9.80%) Technical Leader
3 4 (7.84%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Hadoop Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.92%) Security Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
5 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (1.96%) Development Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Head of Operations
6 1 (1.96%) Head of Security
6 1 (1.96%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) AngularJS
1 23 (45.10%) CSS
1 23 (45.10%) HTML
1 23 (45.10%) HTML5
1 23 (45.10%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.84%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) ITIL
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (45.10%) ITSM
4 12 (23.53%) Information Security
5 11 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (17.65%) SIEM
7 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (9.80%) Data Science
8 5 (9.80%) Data Security
8 5 (9.80%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (9.80%) Identity Management
9 4 (7.84%) DevOps
10 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
11 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
11 2 (3.92%) Change Management
11 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (3.92%) MapReduce
11 2 (3.92%) Process Improvement
11 2 (3.92%) Strategic Planning
11 2 (3.92%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.80%) Python
3 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) CISM
1 12 (23.53%) CISSP
2 7 (13.73%) CISA
3 5 (9.80%) CCNA
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) CEH
4 2 (3.92%) CISMP
4 2 (3.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 2 (3.92%) ISSAP
4 2 (3.92%) ISSMP
4 2 (3.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.80%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) HDFS
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) QRadar
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) ServiceNow
2 6 (11.76%) McAfee
3 5 (9.80%) CyberArk
3 5 (9.80%) ForeScout
3 5 (9.80%) Splunk
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.92%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.96%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Lumension
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft