Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 215 212
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +53
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 23 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 10
City of London median daily rate £511 £500 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +10.19% -4.47%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £367
90th Percentile £620 £575 £544
Central London median daily rate £550 £540 £450
% change year-on-year +1.85% +20.00% -5.26%
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 6,057 5,374 5,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.42% 87.27% 87.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,786 4,141 4,561
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £480 £463
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.78% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 44 58
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -2.18%
10th Percentile £12.01 £13.06 £11.50
90th Percentile £36.20 £29.77 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +13.97% -17.07% +0.27%

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 24 May 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 (60.87%) CISSP
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) CISM
3 12 (52.17%) Information Security
4 11 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (30.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (30.43%) Firewall
7 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) CEH
7 6 (26.09%) Process Improvement
7 6 (26.09%) Splunk
7 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (21.74%) SIEM
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (17.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) SANS
9 4 (17.39%) Threat Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (17.39%) International Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) Python
9 4 (17.39%) Service Management
9 4 (17.39%) Qualys
9 4 (17.39%) Network Security

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 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.04%) IaaS
3 3 (13.04%) PaaS
3 3 (13.04%) SaaS
4 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) Network Security
3 3 (13.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) NGN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) International Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Security Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) IT Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) IT Security Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Security Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Splunk Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) SOC Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) AWS Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (17.39%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) CMDB
4 3 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (8.70%) PKI
6 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (4.35%) SCADA
6 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) VMS
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Information Security
2 11 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (34.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Process Improvement
5 5 (21.74%) SIEM
6 4 (17.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Threat Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Analytics
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
8 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CISSP
2 12 (52.17%) CISM
3 6 (26.09%) CEH
4 4 (17.39%) SANS
5 3 (13.04%) CISA
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 2 (8.70%) COBIT
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Terraform
2 1 (4.35%) CSIRT
2 1 (4.35%) Kibana
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Splunk
2 4 (17.39%) Qualys
2 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
3 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Lumension
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Workday