Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 227 255
Rank change year-on-year +88 +28 -19
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 25 52 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.64% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.68% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 34
Median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £272 £488 £413
90th Percentile £628 £683 £619
London median daily rate £525 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 3,378 7,646 8,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 86.99% 90.08% 88.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,382 5,828 6,372
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £342 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 72 120
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.01% +6.70% +17.92%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £55.76 £45.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.67 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.35% +2.68% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Security Operations as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Operations in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Security Operations in Central London

Security Operations
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Operations in Central London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Operations in Central London

Security Operations
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Operations in Central London.

Hourly rate trend 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 25 May 2020. 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 +81 25 £500 -9.09% 1
Security Operations
London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (32.00%) Splunk
5 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (24.00%) SIEM
6 6 (24.00%) Qualys
6 6 (24.00%) Azure
6 6 (24.00%) AWS
6 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (24.00%) Information Security
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) CISSP
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (16.00%) Change Management
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) NIST
9 3 (12.00%) Public Sector
9 3 (12.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) SAP
9 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) CA
9 3 (12.00%) Identity Management
9 3 (12.00%) Electronics
9 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.00%) Programme Management

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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) AWS
1 6 (24.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) GCP
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Video On Demand Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SailPoint
2 2 (8.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (8.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (8.00%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (24.00%) Information Security
3 6 (24.00%) SIEM
3 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (12.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 2 (8.00%) Digital Forensics
7 2 (8.00%) Remediation Plan
7 2 (8.00%) Server Patching
7 2 (8.00%) Threat Detection
7 2 (8.00%) Ticket Management
7 2 (8.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) GIAC
3 2 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (8.00%) CCSP
3 2 (8.00%) CISA
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (8.00%) FFIEC
3 2 (8.00%) SSCP
4 1 (4.00%) ISACA
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) NIST
2 2 (8.00%) COBIT
2 2 (8.00%) NCSC
3 1 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) CSIRT
1 2 (8.00%) EnCase
1 2 (8.00%) FTK
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Splunk
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Qualys
3 3 (12.00%) CA
3 3 (12.00%) CyberArk
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Thycotic
4 2 (8.00%) Cellebrite
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle