Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 215 256
Rank change year-on-year -21 +41 +44
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 41 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.47% 0.58% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.66% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 17
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.05%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £371
90th Percentile £613 £678 £543
London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.31% -0.48%
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 7,678 6,486 7,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.52% 87.67% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,015 5,049 5,614
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £293
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 66
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -12.37% +21.30%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.69 £12.50
90th Percentile £36.40 £55.00 £50.50
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +6.95%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -23 35 £500 - 9
Southwark - 1 £525 -
Security Operations
London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (60.98%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (46.34%) Information Security
3 17 (41.46%) Finance
4 16 (39.02%) CISSP
5 14 (34.15%) CISM
6 13 (31.71%) SIEM
7 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (26.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 11 (26.83%) Firewall
9 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
9 10 (24.39%) Linux
9 10 (24.39%) DevOps
10 9 (21.95%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (21.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (21.95%) Qualys
11 8 (19.51%) Banking
11 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (19.51%) Python
11 8 (19.51%) Splunk
12 7 (17.07%) Ansible
12 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (17.07%) Windows
12 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (14.63%) GIAC
13 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
13 6 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
13 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
14 5 (12.20%) Packer
14 5 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (12.20%) Cyberattack

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 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) Jetty
2 2 (4.88%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) PaaS
4 3 (7.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (7.32%) IaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (4.88%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.88%) GitHub
5 2 (4.88%) Route 53
5 2 (4.88%) SaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) Network Security
3 2 (4.88%) DMZ
3 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 2 (4.88%) IPsec
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) SSL
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.44%) NGN
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.88%) Hazelcast
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Maven
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.44%) AppScan
3 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) International Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
1 13 (31.71%) Security Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) IT Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Security Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Splunk Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Transformation Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.88%) Hystrix
3 2 (4.88%) LAMP
3 2 (4.88%) LDAP
3 2 (4.88%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) OAuth
3 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.88%) Spring
4 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.44%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Management Information System
2 9 (21.95%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
4 5 (12.20%) Cyberattack
4 5 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.88%) EFT
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.88%) PKI
7 1 (2.44%) BYOD
7 1 (2.44%) CMDB
7 1 (2.44%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (2.44%) Fintech
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) Unix
4 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Debian
5 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.88%) VMS
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (46.34%) Information Security
3 13 (31.71%) SIEM
4 11 (26.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 10 (24.39%) DevOps
6 9 (21.95%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (14.63%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.20%) Process Improvement
9 5 (12.20%) Security Monitoring
10 4 (9.76%) Computer Security
10 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (9.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
10 4 (9.76%) Threat Intelligence
10 4 (9.76%) Threat Modelling
11 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Python
2 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (12.20%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) Ruby
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) CISSP
2 14 (34.15%) CISM
3 6 (14.63%) GIAC
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.20%) Degree
5 4 (9.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (9.76%) CCSP
5 4 (9.76%) CISA
5 4 (9.76%) GCIH
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) CEH
6 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.44%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) SANS
8 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.76%) GDPR
4 2 (4.88%) NIST 800
5 1 (2.44%) COBIT
5 1 (2.44%) GAAP
5 1 (2.44%) PMO
5 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (4.88%) Docker
1 2 (4.88%) Firmware
1 2 (4.88%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Ansible
2 5 (12.20%) Packer
2 5 (12.20%) Terraform
3 4 (9.76%) CSIRT
3 4 (9.76%) Nessus
3 4 (9.76%) Puppet
4 3 (7.32%) Kibana
4 3 (7.32%) logstash
4 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.32%) OSSEC
5 2 (4.88%) Grafana
5 2 (4.88%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.88%) Nagios
5 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.44%) HP Fortify
6 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Qualys
2 8 (19.51%) Splunk
3 5 (12.20%) McAfee
4 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
4 4 (9.76%) Symantec
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 3 (7.32%) CyberArk
5 3 (7.32%) Intel
5 3 (7.32%) Sourcefire
5 3 (7.32%) Trend Micro
5 3 (7.32%) Tripwire
6 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.88%) Lumension
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.88%) Varonis