Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 231 241
Rank change year-on-year -23 +10 +56
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 40 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.43% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 15
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £463 £435 £425
90th Percentile £620 £675 £713
London median daily rate £545 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +9.00% -4.76% +5.53%
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 8,177 6,680 7,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.46% 87.65% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,358 5,084 5,809
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 70 65
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -1.10%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.39 £30.44 £49.55
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £21.34
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.29% +9.44%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -31 20 £503 +0.50% 10
Security Operations
London

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 24 (60.00%) ITIL
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) ServiceNow
3 15 (37.50%) HTML5
3 15 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 15 (37.50%) ITSM
3 15 (37.50%) XML
3 15 (37.50%) HTML
3 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) CSS
4 12 (30.00%) CISSP
5 11 (27.50%) CISM
6 9 (22.50%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (20.00%) SIEM
7 8 (20.00%) Information Security
8 7 (17.50%) McAfee
8 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (15.00%) Degree
9 6 (15.00%) Splunk
9 6 (15.00%) Linux
9 6 (15.00%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (12.50%) ForeScout
10 5 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (12.50%) Data Science

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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) SaaS
3 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (7.50%) IaaS
3 3 (7.50%) PaaS
4 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) Network Security
2 3 (7.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
1 15 (37.50%) ServiceNow Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 15 (37.50%) CSS
1 15 (37.50%) HTML
1 15 (37.50%) HTML5
1 15 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) CMDB
4 2 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) SCADA
5 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) ITIL
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) ITSM
4 9 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (20.00%) Information Security
5 8 (20.00%) SIEM
6 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (12.50%) Data Science
7 5 (12.50%) Data Security
8 4 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.50%) DevOps
9 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
9 3 (7.50%) Security Architecture
9 3 (7.50%) Service Management
9 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.50%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
10 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CISSP
2 11 (27.50%) CISM
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 5 (12.50%) CCNA
4 5 (12.50%) CISA
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (10.00%) SANS
6 3 (7.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.50%) HIPAA
3 2 (5.00%) GCP
3 2 (5.00%) GDPR
4 1 (2.50%) COBIT
4 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Ansible
1 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.00%) QRadar
1 2 (5.00%) Rancher
1 2 (5.00%) Terraform
2 1 (2.50%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) ServiceNow
2 7 (17.50%) McAfee
3 6 (15.00%) Splunk
4 5 (12.50%) CyberArk
4 5 (12.50%) ForeScout
5 4 (10.00%) Alibaba
5 4 (10.00%) Google
6 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) Lumension
7 2 (5.00%) Perforce
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft