Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 736 697
Rank change year-on-year -29 -39 +81
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 90 116 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.36% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 122
England median daily rate £511 £545 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.19% +5.57% +21.47%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £364
90th Percentile £741 £688 £725
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £510
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +20.00%
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 32,759 32,612 33,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.44% 34.67% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,886 21,809 21,754
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £253
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 969 1,139
England median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.45% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.72
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.05 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.91% +1.05% +5.10%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
London -16 40 £575 -1.88% 9
South East -22 16 £563 +7.14% 4
East of England +11 14 £350 +16.67% 5
Midlands +5 10 £450 +28.57% 9
West Midlands -11 10 £450 +28.57% 7
South West -23 6 - - 3
North of England -44 4 - - 3
North West -15 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -28 2 - - 2
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 88 (97.78%) Security Operations
2 47 (52.22%) SIEM
3 34 (37.78%) Information Security
3 34 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 23 (25.56%) Threat Intelligence
6 21 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
7 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
8 18 (20.00%) Network Security
9 16 (17.78%) Firewall
10 15 (16.67%) Python
11 13 (14.44%) CISSP
11 13 (14.44%) Incident Management
12 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
12 12 (13.33%) Finance
12 12 (13.33%) ArcSight
13 11 (12.22%) Regular Expression
13 11 (12.22%) Windows
13 11 (12.22%) Change Management
14 10 (11.11%) HP
14 10 (11.11%) Intel
14 10 (11.11%) ArcSight ESM
15 9 (10.00%) Patch Management
15 9 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
15 9 (10.00%) ITIL
16 8 (8.89%) Linux
16 8 (8.89%) Service Management
16 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 (2.22%) Confluence
1 2 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.11%) PaaS
3 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) Network Security
2 16 (17.78%) Firewall
3 7 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.56%) Internet
5 4 (4.44%) VPN
6 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.11%) BGP
8 1 (1.11%) DMZ
8 1 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (1.11%) MPLS
8 1 (1.11%) SSL
8 1 (1.11%) WAN
8 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) Big Data
1 8 (8.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Law
3 6 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.44%) Retail
6 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.22%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (47.78%) Analyst
2 28 (31.11%) SOC Analyst
3 26 (28.89%) Security Analyst
4 17 (18.89%) Consultant
5 12 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Security Operations Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Security Engineer
7 9 (10.00%) ArcSight Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) SOC Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Information Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Network Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Head of Security
11 4 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Network Support
11 4 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Security Support Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) SIEM Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
12 3 (3.33%) Head of Information
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Regular Expression
2 5 (5.56%) Middleware
3 4 (4.44%) ModSecurity
3 4 (4.44%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) JSON
4 1 (1.11%) Kafka
4 1 (1.11%) REST
4 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (3.33%) Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) Cyberattack
4 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.22%) AS400
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.22%) Cybercrime
5 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.11%) Fintech
6 1 (1.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (97.78%) Security Operations
2 47 (52.22%) SIEM
3 34 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (37.78%) Information Security
4 25 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (25.56%) Threat Intelligence
6 21 (23.33%) Security Monitoring
7 13 (14.44%) Incident Management
8 11 (12.22%) Change Management
9 9 (10.00%) ITIL
9 9 (10.00%) Patch Management
9 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (8.89%) DevOps
10 8 (8.89%) Service Management
10 8 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (7.78%) Information Security Management
11 7 (7.78%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.78%) Security Management
11 7 (7.78%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) Python
2 5 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.11%) C
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.44%) CISSP
4 7 (7.78%) CEH
4 7 (7.78%) GCIH
5 6 (6.67%) CISM
6 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.56%) SANS
7 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.44%) Degree
8 3 (3.33%) CREST Certified
8 3 (3.33%) ISSMP
9 2 (2.22%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.22%) CCMSE
9 2 (2.22%) CCSA
9 2 (2.22%) CCSE
9 2 (2.22%) CCSM
9 2 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.22%) GIAC
9 2 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.33%) GDPR
2 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (2.22%) SLA
4 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) ArcSight ESM
2 5 (5.56%) Nessus
3 4 (4.44%) QRadar
4 2 (2.22%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.11%) EnCase
5 1 (1.11%) FTK
5 1 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.11%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.11%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) ArcSight
2 10 (11.11%) HP
2 10 (11.11%) Intel
3 8 (8.89%) LogRhythm
4 7 (7.78%) ServiceNow
4 7 (7.78%) Splunk
5 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.67%) McAfee
6 5 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.44%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.33%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.33%) Lumension
8 3 (3.33%) Qualys
8 3 (3.33%) Varonis
9 2 (2.22%) BT
9 2 (2.22%) Cisco
10 1 (1.11%) IBM
10 1 (1.11%) Juniper
10 1 (1.11%) Symantec