Period
to 21 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 746 741 661
Rank change year-on-year -5 -80 +91
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 101 97 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.32% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 116
England median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £293 £369 £356
90th Percentile £741 £688 £713
UK median daily rate £511 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -7.05% +4.76% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,225 30,587 29,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.38% 33.64% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,100 20,641 19,296
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £286 £263 £256
90th Percentile £663 £651 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 865 1,028
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.91 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +4.55% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.21 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% -

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
London +12 47 £575 +4.55% 7
Midlands +18 16 £365 -16.57% 12
West Midlands +1 16 £365 -16.57% 6
South East 0 16 £563 -10.00% 7
East of England +15 12 £350 - 2
South West - 6 - - 1
North of England -41 3 £498 +4.74% 2
North West -5 2 £498 +17.06% 2
Yorkshire -28 1 - -
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 99 (98.02%) Security Operations
2 48 (47.52%) SIEM
3 45 (44.55%) Information Security
4 36 (35.64%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (23.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (20.79%) Threat Intelligence
7 20 (19.80%) Security Cleared
8 19 (18.81%) Incident Management
9 17 (16.83%) Finance
9 17 (16.83%) Network Security
10 16 (15.84%) Management Information System
10 16 (15.84%) CISSP
11 15 (14.85%) Firewall
11 15 (14.85%) Security Monitoring
12 13 (12.87%) ITIL
12 13 (12.87%) Python
12 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
13 12 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (11.88%) Service Management
13 12 (11.88%) Information Security Management
13 12 (11.88%) Security Management
14 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
14 11 (10.89%) Migration
14 11 (10.89%) ISMS
14 11 (10.89%) ArcSight
15 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (8.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 9 (8.91%) Patch Management
16 9 (8.91%) LogRhythm
16 9 (8.91%) DevOps

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.98%) Confluence
1 2 (1.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) GitHub
2 2 (1.98%) IaaS
2 2 (1.98%) PaaS
2 2 (1.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) Network Security
2 15 (14.85%) Firewall
3 5 (4.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.95%) VPN
4 4 (3.96%) Internet
5 3 (2.97%) LAN
5 3 (2.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.99%) BGP
6 1 (0.99%) MPLS
6 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
6 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.99%) VoIP
6 1 (0.99%) VSAT
6 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Big Data
1 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Bitbucket
1 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.98%) JIRA
1 2 (1.98%) MSI
General
1 17 (16.83%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Law
3 6 (5.94%) Retail Banking
4 5 (4.95%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (40.59%) Analyst
2 28 (27.72%) Security Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) SOC Analyst
4 18 (17.82%) Consultant
5 11 (10.89%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (10.89%) Security Operations Analyst
6 10 (9.90%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Security Manager
7 7 (6.93%) SOC Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) ArcSight Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.96%) Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Information Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Network Support
10 4 (3.96%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.96%) ModSecurity
3 3 (2.97%) Middleware
3 3 (2.97%) Web Services
4 1 (0.99%) EDI
4 1 (0.99%) JSON
4 1 (0.99%) Kafka
4 1 (0.99%) REST
4 1 (0.99%) SOAP
4 1 (0.99%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.96%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.97%) Clustering
6 2 (1.98%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.98%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.99%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.99%) Fintech
7 1 (0.99%) FMCG
7 1 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.92%) Windows
2 7 (6.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.99%) Solaris
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (98.02%) Security Operations
2 48 (47.52%) SIEM
3 45 (44.55%) Information Security
4 36 (35.64%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (23.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (20.79%) Threat Intelligence
7 19 (18.81%) Incident Management
8 15 (14.85%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (12.87%) ITIL
10 12 (11.88%) Information Security Management
10 12 (11.88%) Security Management
10 12 (11.88%) Service Management
11 11 (10.89%) ISMS
11 11 (10.89%) Migration
11 11 (10.89%) Risk Management
12 9 (8.91%) DevOps
12 9 (8.91%) Patch Management
13 8 (7.92%) Change Management
13 8 (7.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 8 (7.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) Python
2 6 (5.94%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.97%) SQL
5 1 (0.99%) Java
5 1 (0.99%) VB
5 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.84%) CISSP
3 13 (12.87%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.92%) CEH
5 6 (5.94%) CISM
6 5 (4.95%) GCIH
6 5 (4.95%) SANS
7 4 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.96%) Degree
7 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.96%) ISSMP
8 3 (2.97%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.98%) CCMSE
9 2 (1.98%) CCSA
9 2 (1.98%) CCSE
9 2 (1.98%) CCSM
9 2 (1.98%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.98%) GREM
9 2 (1.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.94%) GDPR
3 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) ArcSight ESM
2 6 (5.94%) Nessus
3 3 (2.97%) QRadar
4 1 (0.99%) EnCase
4 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.99%) FTK
4 1 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) ArcSight
2 9 (8.91%) LogRhythm
3 8 (7.92%) Qualys
3 8 (7.92%) ServiceNow
4 7 (6.93%) HP
4 7 (6.93%) Intel
5 6 (5.94%) CheckPoint
5 6 (5.94%) McAfee
5 6 (5.94%) Splunk
6 5 (4.95%) Palo Alto
6 5 (4.95%) Symantec
7 4 (3.96%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.96%) CyberArk
7 4 (3.96%) Varonis
8 3 (2.97%) Lumension
9 2 (1.98%) Capita
9 2 (1.98%) Cisco
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.99%) IBM
10 1 (0.99%) Juniper