Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 11 December 2017 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 194 245
Rank change year-on-year -27 +51 +42
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 32 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.72% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 15
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £413 £363 £428
90th Percentile £600 £650 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6357 5710 7191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.45% 87.60% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5074 4539 5732
City of London median daily rate £510 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £31.10 £55.00 £43.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -6.17% +12.50%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the City of London

Security Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations in the City of London

Security Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 18 (56.25%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (37.50%) Information Security
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) DevOps
4 8 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) SIEM
5 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (21.88%) CISM
5 7 (21.88%) Firewall
5 7 (21.88%) CISSP
6 6 (18.75%) Python
6 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 6 (18.75%) Splunk
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Banking
6 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (18.75%) Ruby
6 6 (18.75%) Qualys
6 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (18.75%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (18.75%) Ansible
7 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (15.63%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (15.63%) CSIRT
7 5 (15.63%) Computer Security
7 5 (15.63%) GCIH
7 5 (15.63%) Puppet
7 5 (15.63%) Java
7 5 (15.63%) Windows

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (6.25%) Jetty
1 2 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) PaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.25%) GitHub
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Route 53
3 2 (6.25%) SaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (6.25%) DMZ
3 2 (6.25%) HTTP
3 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.25%) IPsec
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.25%) Hazelcast
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Maven
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.25%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.13%) AppScan
3 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Security Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.38%) IT Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Security Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Splunk Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Transformation Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (6.25%) Hystrix
1 2 (6.25%) LAMP
1 2 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (6.25%) OAuth
1 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (6.25%) Spring
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.50%) PKI
4 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.25%) Fintech
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) Debian
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (37.50%) Information Security
3 9 (28.13%) DevOps
4 8 (25.00%) SIEM
5 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (15.63%) Computer Security
6 5 (15.63%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
8 3 (9.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (9.38%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.38%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Python
1 6 (18.75%) Ruby
2 5 (15.63%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Go
4 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) CISM
1 7 (21.88%) CISSP
2 5 (15.63%) GCIH
2 5 (15.63%) GIAC
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (6.25%) CCSP
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CREST Certified
6 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) GAAP
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
1 2 (6.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Ansible
2 5 (15.63%) CSIRT
2 5 (15.63%) Puppet
3 4 (12.50%) Packer
4 2 (6.25%) Grafana
4 2 (6.25%) HAProxy
4 2 (6.25%) Kibana
4 2 (6.25%) logstash
4 2 (6.25%) Nagios
4 2 (6.25%) Nessus
4 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.25%) OSSEC
4 2 (6.25%) Terraform
5 1 (3.13%) HP Fortify
5 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Qualys
1 6 (18.75%) Splunk
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Intel
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee
3 2 (6.25%) New Relic
3 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
3 2 (6.25%) Trend Micro
3 2 (6.25%) Tripwire
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.13%) FireEye
4 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Progress
4 1 (3.13%) Sophos
4 1 (3.13%) Sybase