Period
to 11 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 11 July 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 > North West
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 189 223
Rank change year-on-year +56 +34 -38
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 6 21 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.39% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 1.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Median daily rate £775 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.14% - -
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 790 1,528 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.78% 28.65% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 938 1,052
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £258
90th Percentile £615 £594 £575
England median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 73 110
Median hourly rate £20.54 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.49 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £52.25 £53.65
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.96 £22.50
% change year-on-year +47.94% -6.87% +12.50%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in the North West

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Operations Centre in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in the North West

Security Operations Centre
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Operations Centre in the North West over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Operations Centre in the North West

Security Operations Centre
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 11 July 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
Lancashire +27 4 £800 +180.70%
Manchester +48 2 £200 -52.24%
Security Operations Centre
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) CISM
3 3 (50.00%) GIAC
3 3 (50.00%) CISSP
3 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) People Management
3 3 (50.00%) Cyber Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) OSCP
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Head of Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (50.00%) Cyber Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) People Management
2 3 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) PHP
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISM
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
1 3 (50.00%) GIAC
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) OSCP
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Clearswift
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec