Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 202 225
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 +54
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 28 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.54% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.62% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 11
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £413 £413 £371
90th Percentile £613 £638 £600
Central London median daily rate £540 £500 £483
% change year-on-year +8.00% +3.63% -3.60%
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 6,188 5,288 5,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.65% 87.05% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,936 4,203 4,656
City of London median daily rate £505 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £293
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 52 60
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.63 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -2.09% +10.48%
10th Percentile £11.61 £13.74 £11.98
90th Percentile £38.50 £55.00 £51.58
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £21.07
% change year-on-year +0.40% -5.44% +17.03%

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 19 February 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 16 (57.14%) Information Security
2 15 (53.57%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (50.00%) Finance
4 11 (39.29%) Firewall
4 11 (39.29%) CISSP
5 10 (35.71%) CISM
6 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (28.57%) DevOps
7 8 (28.57%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 7 (25.00%) Banking
8 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (25.00%) Splunk
8 7 (25.00%) SIEM
8 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (21.43%) Ansible
9 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (21.43%) Qualys
9 6 (21.43%) Network Security
9 6 (21.43%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) Python
10 5 (17.86%) Web Services
10 5 (17.86%) Public Cloud
10 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
10 5 (17.86%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (14.29%) Packer
11 4 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
11 4 (14.29%) Terraform
11 4 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 4 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre

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 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) Jetty
2 2 (7.14%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) PaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.14%) GitHub
3 2 (7.14%) IaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Route 53
3 2 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) DMZ
3 2 (7.14%) HTTP
3 2 (7.14%) IPsec
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) NGN
4 1 (3.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.14%) Hazelcast
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Maven
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 2 (7.14%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.57%) AppScan
3 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) International Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Legal
5 2 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cyberthreat Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Head of DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (7.14%) Hystrix
2 2 (7.14%) LAMP
2 2 (7.14%) LDAP
2 2 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) OAuth
2 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (17.86%) Public Cloud
3 4 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.14%) CMDB
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (3.57%) Cyberattack
6 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) Debian
4 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 2 (7.14%) VMS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Information Security
2 15 (53.57%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (32.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (28.57%) DevOps
5 7 (25.00%) SIEM
5 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
9 2 (7.14%) Service Management
9 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
1 5 (17.86%) Python
2 4 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) CISSP
2 10 (35.71%) CISM
3 3 (10.71%) CEH
3 3 (10.71%) CISA
4 2 (7.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (7.14%) CCSP
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) CREST Certified
5 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) SANS
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (7.14%) Firmware
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
2 4 (14.29%) Packer
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) Terraform
3 3 (10.71%) Kibana
4 2 (7.14%) Grafana
4 2 (7.14%) HAProxy
4 2 (7.14%) logstash
4 2 (7.14%) Nagios
4 2 (7.14%) Nessus
4 2 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.14%) OSSEC
5 1 (3.57%) HP Fortify
5 1 (3.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Splunk
2 6 (21.43%) Qualys
3 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) McAfee
3 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
3 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Intel
4 2 (7.14%) New Relic
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) Sourcefire
4 2 (7.14%) Trend Micro
4 2 (7.14%) Tripwire
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Sybase