Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 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 > Scotland
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 191 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 - -
Contract jobs citing Security Operations Centre 27 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.65% 0.21% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 0
Scotland median daily rate £525 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £550
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland 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 1,191 1,497 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.88% 28.12% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 745 738
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £150 £218 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 56
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.29% -22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.28 £53.75 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Security Operations Centre
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Security Operations Centre as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations Centre in Scotland

Security Operations Centre
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Centre in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 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
Glasgow +18 12 £525 -16.00%
Edinburgh +33 8 £469 +70.45%
Stirling - 4 £700 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £525 -
Security Operations Centre
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Security Operations Centre.

1 27 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 22 (81.48%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (62.96%) SQL
3 17 (62.96%) SIEM
4 15 (55.56%) Public Sector
5 14 (51.85%) SMTP
5 14 (51.85%) HTTP
5 14 (51.85%) HTTPS
6 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
6 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
7 12 (44.44%) Investment Banking
7 12 (44.44%) Banking
8 11 (40.74%) Information Security
9 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
10 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
10 6 (22.22%) Data Security
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
11 4 (14.81%) CISSP
11 4 (14.81%) Azure
11 4 (14.81%) AWS
11 4 (14.81%) SABSA
11 4 (14.81%) CISM
11 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
11 4 (14.81%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (14.81%) DevSecOps
11 4 (14.81%) Runbook
12 3 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (11.11%) Splunk
12 3 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
12 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) HTTP
1 14 (51.85%) HTTPS
1 14 (51.85%) SMTP
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
General
1 15 (55.56%) Public Sector
2 12 (44.44%) Banking
2 12 (44.44%) Investment Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 3 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Security Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Security Architect
4 4 (14.81%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Database Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Database Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) DBA
5 3 (11.11%) Monitoring Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Monitoring Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Python Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Security Monitoring Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) SCADA
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Energy
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Security Operations
2 22 (81.48%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (62.96%) SIEM
4 11 (40.74%) Information Security
5 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
6 6 (22.22%) Data Security
6 6 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 4 (14.81%) DevSecOps
7 4 (14.81%) Runbook
7 4 (14.81%) SABSA
7 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
8 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.11%) SDLC
8 3 (11.11%) Security Management
8 3 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (11.11%) Threat Management
8 3 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) CISM
2 4 (14.81%) CISSP
2 4 (14.81%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SANS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.70%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) CyberArk
1 3 (11.11%) McAfee
1 3 (11.11%) Splunk