The median contractor rate for a Operational Security Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Operational Security Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 623 637
Rank change year-on-year +26 +14  
Contract jobs requiring an Operational Security Manager 11 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.030% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.031% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 4
Median daily rate £550 £587 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.30% +17.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £587 £500
% change year-on-year +0.08% +17.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Operational Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Operational Security Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Security Manager in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Operational Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Operational Security Manager in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operational Security Manager in the UK

Operational Security Manager
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Security Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 11 £550 -6.30% 7
North West +34 7 £625 -
Manchester +18 7 £625 -
London +23 3 £400 -28.88% 2
Salford - 2 £735 -
South East +11 1 £450 -25.00% 1
Hampshire - 1 £450 -

Operational Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Operational Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Operational Security Manager in the job title.

1 25 (67.57%) Cybersecurity
1 25 (67.57%) Security Operations
2 22 (59.46%) Risk Management
3 19 (51.35%) Security Operations Centre
4 16 (43.24%) CISSP
5 13 (35.14%) Service Management
6 10 (27.03%) SIEM
6 10 (27.03%) Firewall
7 9 (24.32%) Information Security
7 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
7 9 (24.32%) Degree
7 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (18.92%) Business Continuity
9 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (16.22%) RMADS
9 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
9 6 (16.22%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
11 4 (10.81%) CISM
11 4 (10.81%) Unix
11 4 (10.81%) Windows
11 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (10.81%) Network Security
11 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
11 4 (10.81%) VMware
11 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning

Operational Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (10.81%) Network Security
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (8.11%) LAN
4 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Unix
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Cybersecurity
1 25 (67.57%) Security Operations
2 22 (59.46%) Risk Management
3 13 (35.14%) Service Management
4 10 (27.03%) SIEM
5 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
5 9 (24.32%) Information Security
5 9 (24.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (18.92%) Business Continuity
7 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
7 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (8.11%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
10 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) CISSP
2 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) CISM
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CCSP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) IISP
5 1 (2.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) RMADS
2 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (8.11%) Nessus
1 3 (8.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) VMware
2 3 (8.11%) AlienVault
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.70%) Splunk
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec