Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 214 206
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 +34
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 25 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.53% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.60% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 31
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% - -
10th Percentile £375 £427 £363
90th Percentile £638 £592 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £505
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.99% +1.00%
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 6,162 6,379 5,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.03% 89.17% 88.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,907 5,061 4,686
City of London median daily rate £510 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £667
Central London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.34 £13.75
90th Percentile £32.45 £30.90 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.77% -2.70%

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 21 November 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) CISM
2 11 (44.00%) CISSP
2 11 (44.00%) Information Security
2 11 (44.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (40.00%) SIEM
4 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (28.00%) CISA
5 6 (24.00%) Identity Management
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (24.00%) Splunk
5 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (20.00%) CyberArk
6 5 (20.00%) HIPAA
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.00%) CCNA
6 5 (20.00%) McAfee
6 5 (20.00%) Data Security
6 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (20.00%) ForeScout
6 5 (20.00%) Data Science
6 5 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Security Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Hadoop Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (4.00%) Cyberattack
6 1 (4.00%) PKI
6 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (44.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) SIEM
3 6 (24.00%) Identity Management
3 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 6 (24.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (20.00%) Data Science
4 5 (20.00%) Data Security
4 5 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (16.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) Cyber Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) SABSA
6 3 (12.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (12.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CISM
1 11 (44.00%) CISSP
2 7 (28.00%) CISA
3 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) ISSAP
5 2 (8.00%) CISMP
5 2 (8.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 2 (8.00%) ISSMP
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (20.00%) HIPAA
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) HDFS
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) QRadar
2 1 (4.00%) Suricata
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Splunk
2 5 (20.00%) CyberArk
2 5 (20.00%) ForeScout
2 5 (20.00%) McAfee
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Cloudera
5 1 (4.00%) IBM