Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 233 236
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3 +49
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 40 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.44% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 15
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £371
90th Percentile £616 £675 £575
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
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 8,095 6,354 7,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.04% 87.11% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,303 4,895 5,533
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £650 £640
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 49 74
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -4.55% +13.05%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.95 £11.65
90th Percentile £48.28 £33.26 £53.66
London median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.64% +19.05% +16.67%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -21 25 £540 +5.88% 5
Southwark - 1 £525 -
Security Operations
London

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 16 (40.00%) Finance
1 16 (40.00%) Information Security
1 16 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (37.50%) CISSP
3 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (30.00%) CISM
5 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (20.00%) Splunk
7 8 (20.00%) SIEM
7 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (20.00%) ServiceNow
7 8 (20.00%) DevOps
7 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 8 (20.00%) ITIL
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
8 7 (17.50%) Python
8 7 (17.50%) Banking
8 7 (17.50%) Ansible
9 6 (15.00%) Qualys
9 6 (15.00%) Network Security
10 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (12.50%) Google
10 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
10 5 (12.50%) ITSM
10 5 (12.50%) HTML

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 3 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Jetty
2 2 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (10.00%) IaaS
4 4 (10.00%) PaaS
5 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (7.50%) SaaS
6 2 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (5.00%) Amazon S3
6 2 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (5.00%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.00%) GitHub
6 2 (5.00%) Route 53
6 2 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) Network Security
3 2 (5.00%) DMZ
3 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 2 (5.00%) IPsec
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) SSL
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) NGN
4 1 (2.50%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.00%) Hazelcast
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) Subversion
2 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) Maven
3 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.50%) Burp Suite
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) International Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
5 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Electronics
6 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Analyst
1 7 (17.50%) Consultant
1 7 (17.50%) Security Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) ServiceNow Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Splunk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 5 (12.50%) CSS
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
1 5 (12.50%) HTML5
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.00%) Hystrix
3 2 (5.00%) LAMP
3 2 (5.00%) LDAP
3 2 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (5.00%) OAuth
3 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 8 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) CMDB
5 2 (5.00%) EFT
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (5.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.50%) BYOD
6 1 (2.50%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.50%) PKI
6 1 (2.50%) SCADA
6 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Debian
4 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.00%) VMS
5 1 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 16 (40.00%) Information Security
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (20.00%) DevOps
4 8 (20.00%) ITIL
4 8 (20.00%) SIEM
4 8 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (12.50%) ITSM
5 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
7 3 (7.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Python
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) CISSP
2 12 (30.00%) CISM
3 4 (10.00%) CEH
3 4 (10.00%) CISA
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.50%) SANS
5 2 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (5.00%) CCSP
5 2 (5.00%) CREST Certified
5 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) GIAC
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) GDPR
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.00%) GCP
3 2 (5.00%) NIST 800
3 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (5.00%) Firmware
2 2 (5.00%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Ansible
2 5 (12.50%) Terraform
3 4 (10.00%) Puppet
4 3 (7.50%) Kibana
4 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
4 3 (7.50%) logstash
4 3 (7.50%) Packer
5 2 (5.00%) Grafana
5 2 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (5.00%) Nagios
5 2 (5.00%) Nessus
5 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.00%) Rancher
6 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.50%) OSSEC
6 1 (2.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 8 (20.00%) Splunk
2 6 (15.00%) Qualys
3 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (12.50%) Google
3 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 4 (10.00%) Alibaba
4 4 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) Lumension
6 2 (5.00%) CyberArk
6 2 (5.00%) New Relic
6 2 (5.00%) Perforce
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Thycotic
6 2 (5.00%) Varonis
7 1 (2.50%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.50%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.50%) Tripwire