Period
to 23 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Centre
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 208 169
Rank change year-on-year +17 -39 +40
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 13 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.25% 0.14% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.41% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
East of England median daily rate £381 £338 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -28.04% -
10th Percentile £316 £306 £402
90th Percentile £449 £379 £688
England median daily rate £500 £550 £516
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.54% +21.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Security Operations Centre is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,652 1,695 1,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 32.18% 33.16% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 965 874
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £208 £191 £200
90th Percentile £600 £571 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 116 129
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% -3.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.43 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.65 £52.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in the East of England

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in the East of England

Security Operations Centre
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +12 5 - -
Hertfordshire 0 5 £381 +27.08% 2
Essex - 2 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Security Operations Centre
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Operations Centre 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 East of England region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 13 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 11 (84.62%) SIEM
3 10 (76.92%) Information Security
4 7 (53.85%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (46.15%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
6 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
6 5 (38.46%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
7 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery Management
7 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
7 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 2 (15.38%) Document Management
9 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Web Services
9 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
9 2 (15.38%) BC Cleared
9 2 (15.38%) Network Security
9 2 (15.38%) Unix
9 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 2 (15.38%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Security Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Information Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
6 2 (15.38%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Security Incident Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
7 1 (7.69%) SOC Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 11 (84.62%) SIEM
3 10 (76.92%) Information Security
4 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (46.15%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (38.46%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (38.46%) Matrix Management
6 5 (38.46%) Patch Management
6 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
7 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery Management
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
9 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
9 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (15.38%) Document Management
9 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk