Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 535 698 776
Rank change year-on-year +163 +78 -94
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 50 121 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 51
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £366 £340 £313
90th Percentile £775 £810 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 13,364 26,729 30,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.82% 32.28% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,353 17,287 19,858
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 899 958
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% -7.31% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.76 £51.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.34% -6.82% +10.58%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Operations Centre in England

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Operations Centre in England.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +151 19 £500 -20.00% 2
South East +112 8 £572 -2.64% 1
North of England +66 8 £750 +79.10% 3
South West +60 8 £468 +24.80% 1
North West +42 8 £750 +79.10% 2
East of England +64 7 £475 - 1
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 England region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 49 (98.00%) Security Operations
2 40 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (38.00%) SIEM
4 18 (36.00%) Information Security
5 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (32.00%) Linux
5 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (30.00%) Windows
7 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (26.00%) Incident Management
9 12 (24.00%) Degree
9 12 (24.00%) GIAC
9 12 (24.00%) CISSP
10 11 (22.00%) Finance
10 11 (22.00%) Public Sector
11 10 (20.00%) Splunk
11 10 (20.00%) Firewall
12 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (18.00%) Azure
13 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
13 8 (16.00%) Python
13 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (14.00%) Office 365
14 7 (14.00%) NIST
14 7 (14.00%) Internet
14 7 (14.00%) SSCP
14 7 (14.00%) Network Security
15 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 6 (12.00%) GCIH
15 6 (12.00%) Cisco

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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) LibreOffice
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Office 365
3 4 (8.00%) AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) GitHub
4 1 (2.00%) Google Docs
4 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.00%) Internet
3 7 (14.00%) Network Security
4 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (10.00%) VPN
5 3 (6.00%) LAN
5 3 (6.00%) SSL
6 2 (4.00%) DNS
6 2 (4.00%) FTP
6 2 (4.00%) HTTP
6 2 (4.00%) IPsec
6 2 (4.00%) SMTP
6 2 (4.00%) tcpdump
6 2 (4.00%) WAN
6 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.00%) DMARC
7 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
1 11 (22.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Analyst
2 19 (38.00%) Security Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Security Manager
4 7 (14.00%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) SOC Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Head of Operations
6 5 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Monitoring Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) LDAP
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) SAML
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.00%) PKI
5 3 (6.00%) Blog
6 2 (4.00%) CESG
6 2 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Solaris
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (98.00%) Security Operations
2 40 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (38.00%) SIEM
4 18 (36.00%) Information Security
5 13 (26.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (12.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (8.00%) Line Management
7 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (6.00%) Security Management
8 3 (6.00%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (6.00%) Strategic Roadmap
8 3 (6.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (6.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) Python
2 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.00%) C++
2 4 (8.00%) Perl
2 4 (8.00%) PHP
2 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) CISSP
3 12 (24.00%) Degree
3 12 (24.00%) GIAC
4 7 (14.00%) SSCP
5 6 (12.00%) GCIH
6 5 (10.00%) SANS
7 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (6.00%) CEH
7 3 (6.00%) CISM
7 3 (6.00%) CREST Certified
7 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) OSCP
8 1 (2.00%) CCNP
8 1 (2.00%) CHFI
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.00%) MCSE
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) NIST
2 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (10.00%) COBIT
3 5 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (8.00%) NCSC
5 3 (6.00%) AICPA
6 1 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) CSIRT
1 2 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (4.00%) QRadar
2 1 (2.00%) EnCase
2 1 (2.00%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Splunk
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.00%) Becrypt
6 1 (2.00%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.00%) Darktrace
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Meraki
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec