Period
to 5 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 129 137
Rank change year-on-year +31 +8 -32
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 6 3 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.12% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £488 -
Scotland median daily rate £480 £675 -
% change year-on-year -28.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 522 673 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 29.91% 26.98% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 351 437
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £165 £240 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +62.16% -52.09%
10th Percentile £17.84 £15.53 £15.97
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.33 £135.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £20.11
% change year-on-year -15.09% +31.81% -10.64%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in Edinburgh

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Operations Centre in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (100.00%) Splunk
1 6 (100.00%) SIEM
1 6 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Threat Management
2 4 (66.67%) CyberArk
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) McAfee
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) Regulatory Compliance
2 4 (66.67%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Service Design
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) OWASP
3 2 (33.33%) NCSC
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Database Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
1 4 (66.67%) Monitoring Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Python Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) SQL DBA
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Database Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Monitoring Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SOC Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 6 (100.00%) SIEM
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Regulatory Compliance
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Security Monitoring
2 4 (66.67%) Threat Management
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) OWASP
3 2 (33.33%) Service Design
3 2 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (33.33%) NCSC
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Splunk
2 4 (66.67%) CyberArk
2 4 (66.67%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft