Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 667 786 755
Rank change year-on-year +119 -31 -59
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 114 90 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 48 55
England median daily rate £500 £511 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.20% -7.05% +6.54%
10th Percentile £356 £306 £313
90th Percentile £750 £741 £695
UK median daily rate £500 £511 £550
% change year-on-year -2.20% -7.05% +7.84%
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 24,239 30,937 31,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.62% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,581 20,480 20,781
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 955 927
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £11.82 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +107 54 £488 -15.22% 2
South East +46 26 £550 -2.22% 7
North of England +31 11 £491 - 3
North West +13 11 £491 - 1
Midlands +42 8 £388 -13.89% 8
West Midlands +33 8 £388 -13.89% 6
South West +7 8 £425 - 2
East of England +18 6 £700 +100.00% 4
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 63 (55.26%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (53.51%) SIEM
4 42 (36.84%) Information Security
5 28 (24.56%) Linux
6 27 (23.68%) CISSP
7 25 (21.93%) Finance
8 20 (17.54%) Windows
9 19 (16.67%) Use Case
9 19 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
10 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 17 (14.91%) Security Architecture
12 16 (14.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 16 (14.04%) CEH
13 15 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (13.16%) Unix
13 15 (13.16%) ITIL
14 14 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (11.40%) AWS
15 13 (11.40%) Degree
15 13 (11.40%) Security Management
15 13 (11.40%) Management Information System
16 12 (10.53%) CISM
16 12 (10.53%) Firewall
16 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
17 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
17 11 (9.65%) ITSM
17 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
17 11 (9.65%) Data Security
17 11 (9.65%) Kalman Filter

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 5 (4.39%) nginx
2 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) AWS
2 7 (6.14%) Azure
2 7 (6.14%) GitHub
3 5 (4.39%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (10.53%) Firewall
3 10 (8.77%) Network Security
4 4 (3.51%) DNS
4 4 (3.51%) Internet
5 3 (2.63%) DHCP
5 3 (2.63%) WAN
6 2 (1.75%) LAN
6 2 (1.75%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.88%) FWSM
7 1 (0.88%) HTTP
7 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.88%) NAS
7 1 (0.88%) SNMP
7 1 (0.88%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.39%) GitLab
2 2 (1.75%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 25 (21.93%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Legal
5 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Military
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Analyst
2 19 (16.67%) Architect
3 17 (14.91%) Security Analyst
3 17 (14.91%) Senior Analyst
3 17 (14.91%) SOC Analyst
4 16 (14.04%) Security Manager
5 15 (13.16%) Security Architect
6 11 (9.65%) SOC Manager
7 10 (8.77%) Consultant
7 10 (8.77%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 9 (7.89%) Operational Security Manager
8 9 (7.89%) Security Operations Manager
8 9 (7.89%) Windows Support Analyst
9 8 (7.02%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 6 (5.26%) Operations Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Security Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.88%) LDAP
2 1 (0.88%) Middleware
2 1 (0.88%) REST
2 1 (0.88%) RESTful
2 1 (0.88%) SAML
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.51%) PKI
5 3 (2.63%) Cyberattack
5 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.63%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.56%) Linux
2 20 (17.54%) Windows
3 15 (13.16%) Unix
4 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 63 (55.26%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (53.51%) SIEM
4 42 (36.84%) Information Security
5 19 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
5 19 (16.67%) Use Case
6 17 (14.91%) Security Architecture
7 16 (14.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 15 (13.16%) ITIL
9 14 (12.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (11.40%) Security Management
11 11 (9.65%) Data Protection
11 11 (9.65%) Data Security
11 11 (9.65%) ITSM
11 11 (9.65%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
12 10 (8.77%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (7.02%) Security Hardening
14 8 (7.02%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.14%) Python
2 6 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.39%) C
4 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.75%) VBScript
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (23.68%) CISSP
2 16 (14.04%) CEH
3 13 (11.40%) Degree
4 12 (10.53%) CISM
4 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.89%) GIAC
7 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.26%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (3.51%) CCNP
9 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.51%) GCIH
9 4 (3.51%) SANS
10 3 (2.63%) CCIE
10 3 (2.63%) CCIE Data Center
10 3 (2.63%) CCIE Security
10 3 (2.63%) CISA
10 3 (2.63%) GCIA
11 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.02%) NIST
3 5 (4.39%) NCSC
4 3 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.63%) GPG13
4 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.75%) GDPR
5 2 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.75%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.75%) RMADS
5 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.75%) SLA
6 1 (0.88%) COBIT
6 1 (0.88%) GAMP
6 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.88%) PMO
6 1 (0.88%) QA
6 1 (0.88%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Snort
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) Ansible
2 6 (5.26%) Puppet
2 6 (5.26%) Terraform
3 5 (4.39%) HAProxy
3 5 (4.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (4.39%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (4.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.63%) QRadar
4 3 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.75%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.88%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Splunk
3 9 (7.89%) Cisco
4 6 (5.26%) ArcSight
5 5 (4.39%) McAfee
6 4 (3.51%) Blue Coat
6 4 (3.51%) LogRhythm
6 4 (3.51%) VMware
7 2 (1.75%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.75%) FireEye
7 2 (1.75%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.75%) Intel
7 2 (1.75%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.75%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.75%) Sun
7 2 (1.75%) Varonis
7 2 (1.75%) Zscaler
8 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) Mercator