Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 210 216
Rank change year-on-year -29 +6 +50
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 22 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 17
City of London median daily rate £503 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £413 £431 £363
90th Percentile £651 £586 £713
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
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 6,146 5,917 5,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.29% 88.88% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,863 4,577 4,783
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 55 42
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.54 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +2.70% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.29 £13.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.99 £31.20 £46.66
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% -5.00% -4.76%

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 18 August 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 14 (63.64%) CISSP
2 13 (59.09%) CISM
3 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (40.91%) ITIL
4 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (36.36%) SIEM
6 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (31.82%) CISA
6 7 (31.82%) Information Security
7 6 (27.27%) McAfee
7 6 (27.27%) Degree
7 6 (27.27%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (22.73%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (22.73%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (22.73%) ForeScout
8 5 (22.73%) Data Science
8 5 (22.73%) CyberArk
8 5 (22.73%) Splunk
8 5 (22.73%) HIPAA
8 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (22.73%) CCNA
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) Python
8 5 (22.73%) Data Security
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) IaaS
2 3 (13.64%) PaaS
2 3 (13.64%) SaaS
3 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
1 3 (13.64%) Network Security
1 3 (13.64%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Leader
2 2 (9.09%) Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (4.55%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
3 5 (22.73%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.55%) CMDB
6 1 (4.55%) PKI
6 1 (4.55%) SCADA
6 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) SIEM
4 7 (31.82%) Information Security
4 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (22.73%) Data Science
5 5 (22.73%) Data Security
5 5 (22.73%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (13.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (9.09%) Cyber Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Database Security
7 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
7 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) CISSP
2 13 (59.09%) CISM
3 7 (31.82%) CISA
4 6 (27.27%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) CCNA
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (18.18%) SANS
7 3 (13.64%) CEH
8 2 (9.09%) CISMP
8 2 (9.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (9.09%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (22.73%) HIPAA
3 2 (9.09%) GDPR
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT
4 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) CSIRT
2 1 (4.55%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) McAfee
2 5 (22.73%) CyberArk
2 5 (22.73%) ForeScout
2 5 (22.73%) Splunk
3 2 (9.09%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Lumension
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow