Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 486 583 590
Rank change year-on-year +97 +7 -54
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 51 42 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 27
London median daily rate £488 £575 £586
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.22% -1.88% -2.33%
10th Percentile £366 £244 £470
90th Percentile £750 £748 £693
England median daily rate £498 £511 £545
% change year-on-year -2.69% -6.19% +5.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London 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 11,916 16,702 17,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.45% 35.96% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,301 11,911 12,587
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £311
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 275 231
London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +4.70% +9.72%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in London

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor 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 21 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
Central London +60 18 £425 +13.33%
West London +29 3 £413 -28.26% 2
South London - 1 - -
Security Operations Centre
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 51 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 28 (54.90%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (52.94%) SIEM
4 18 (35.29%) Information Security
5 17 (33.33%) Finance
6 12 (23.53%) Unix
6 12 (23.53%) Windows
6 12 (23.53%) Linux
6 12 (23.53%) CISSP
7 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) Security Architecture
7 11 (21.57%) Use Case
7 11 (21.57%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (17.65%) Data Protection
9 9 (17.65%) CISM
10 7 (13.73%) Network Security
10 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
10 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
10 7 (13.73%) Data Security
11 6 (11.76%) Degree
12 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
12 5 (9.80%) Azure
12 5 (9.80%) AWS
12 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (9.80%) SABSA
12 5 (9.80%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (9.80%) DevSecOps
13 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (7.84%) GIAC

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) AWS
1 5 (9.80%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (13.73%) Network Security
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (1.96%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) FWSM
5 1 (1.96%) LAN
5 1 (1.96%) SNMP
5 1 (1.96%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) VLAN
5 1 (1.96%) WAN
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Publishing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) SOC Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Support Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Security Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Security Manager
5 7 (13.73%) Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Security Architect
6 6 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 5 (9.80%) Operational Security Manager
7 5 (9.80%) Security Operations Manager
8 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Help Desk Support
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) REST
1 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (3.92%) Cyberattack
3 2 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
1 12 (23.53%) Unix
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 28 (54.90%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (52.94%) SIEM
4 18 (35.29%) Information Security
5 11 (21.57%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (21.57%) Security Architecture
5 11 (21.57%) Use Case
6 9 (17.65%) Data Protection
7 7 (13.73%) Data Security
7 7 (13.73%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.80%) DevSecOps
8 5 (9.80%) SABSA
8 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
8 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 4 (7.84%) Security Management
9 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 3 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) C
2 2 (3.92%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) CISSP
2 9 (17.65%) CISM
3 6 (11.76%) Degree
4 5 (9.80%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (7.84%) CEH
5 4 (7.84%) GIAC
6 3 (5.88%) CISA
7 2 (3.92%) CASP
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.96%) CCNP
8 1 (1.96%) CCSE
8 1 (1.96%) CCSP
8 1 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.96%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.96%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.96%) GCIH
8 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.96%) SANS
8 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) NIST
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) NCSC
2 2 (3.92%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.96%) COBIT
3 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.92%) Ansible
2 2 (3.92%) QRadar
3 1 (1.96%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.96%) Graphite
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco
2 3 (5.88%) Splunk
3 2 (3.92%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.92%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.92%) Sun
4 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Juniper
4 1 (1.96%) PagerDuty
4 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.96%) Qualys
4 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.96%) Trustwave