Period
to 7 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 7 August 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
England > London
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 363 528 611
Rank change year-on-year +165 +83 -57
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 13 56 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.085% 0.14% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.40% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 24
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £415 £369 £316
90th Percentile £665 £750 £694
England median daily rate £500 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +2.56% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,886 13,850 16,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.51% 34.59% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,109 9,657 11,766
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 221 256
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £22.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +7.86% +3.72%
10th Percentile £15.94 £13.25 £13.18
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.96 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.25% -2.53% +7.50%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Operations Centre in London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 7 August 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
Central London +119 4 £500 +33.33% 2
Security Operations Centre
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 London region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 13 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 10 (76.92%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (61.54%) SIEM
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) Splunk
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) NIST
7 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
7 3 (23.08%) Information Security
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
7 3 (23.08%) Azure
7 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
7 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) COBIT
8 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 2 (15.38%) Network Security
8 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) LibreOffice
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.69%) GitHub
3 1 (7.69%) Google Docs
3 1 (7.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) SOC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 10 (76.92%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (61.54%) SIEM
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security
5 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) DevSecOps
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (7.69%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (7.69%) Network Packet Capture
7 1 (7.69%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (7.69%) Product Roadmap
7 1 (7.69%) Red Team
7 1 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
3 1 (7.69%) OSCE
3 1 (7.69%) OSCP
3 1 (7.69%) SANS
3 1 (7.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) NIST
2 2 (15.38%) COBIT
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) NCSC
3 1 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle