Period
to 31 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Operations Centre in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations Centre over the 6 months to 31 March 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 174 190
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 7 11 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.20% 0.24% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.84% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £480 £675 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.89% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 994 1,307 1,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.13% 28.34% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 731 839
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £128 £175 £213
90th Percentile £553 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 32
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +37.66% -8.33%
10th Percentile £17.40 £12.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.90 £47.50 £47.75
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.86 £21.70
% change year-on-year +22.27% -3.89% +9.85%

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Centre in Scotland

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in Scotland

Security Operations Centre
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 31 March 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
Edinburgh +23 6 - - 1
Glasgow +15 1 - -
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 7 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (85.71%) Splunk
2 6 (85.71%) SIEM
2 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (57.14%) CyberArk
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Threat Management
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) McAfee
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Use Case
3 4 (57.14%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (57.14%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (28.57%) OWASP
5 2 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Service Design
5 2 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (28.57%) NCSC
6 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
6 1 (14.29%) NHS
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

Security Operations Centre
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Database Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) Monitoring Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Python Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Database Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Monitoring Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Security Monitoring Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (85.71%) SIEM
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (57.14%) Threat Management
3 4 (57.14%) Use Case
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
5 2 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) OWASP
5 2 (28.57%) Service Design
5 2 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Python
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) SANS
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (28.57%) NCSC
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Splunk
2 4 (57.14%) CyberArk
2 4 (57.14%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft