The median contractor rate for a Security Operations Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Operations Manager
UK
Rank 585 626 616
Rank change year-on-year +41 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 11 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.030% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.032% 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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
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 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Security Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations Manager over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations 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 Security Operations Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +29 11 £550 -6.30% 6
North West +35 7 £625 -
Manchester +15 7 £625 -
London +27 3 £400 -28.88% 2
Salford - 2 £735 -
South East +25 1 £450 -25.00% 1
Hampshire - 1 £450 -

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Security Operations 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 Security Operations Manager in the job title.

1 26 (68.42%) Security Operations
2 25 (65.79%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (57.89%) Risk Management
4 20 (52.63%) Security Operations Centre
5 17 (44.74%) CISSP
6 13 (34.21%) Service Management
7 10 (26.32%) SIEM
7 10 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (26.32%) Firewall
8 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
8 9 (23.68%) Degree
8 9 (23.68%) Information Security
8 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
9 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
9 7 (18.42%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (18.42%) Business Continuity
10 6 (15.79%) Finance
10 6 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (15.79%) RMADS
10 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
10 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (10.53%) Network Security
12 4 (10.53%) VMware
12 4 (10.53%) CISM
12 4 (10.53%) Unix
12 4 (10.53%) Windows
12 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
12 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Security Operations Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (10.53%) Network Security
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Unix
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Security Operations
2 25 (65.79%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (57.89%) Risk Management
4 13 (34.21%) Service Management
5 10 (26.32%) SIEM
5 10 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (23.68%) Incident Management
6 9 (23.68%) Information Security
7 7 (18.42%) Business Continuity
7 7 (18.42%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
8 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (7.89%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (7.89%) Target Operating Model
11 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
11 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) CISSP
2 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) CISM
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) CCSP
5 1 (2.63%) CISA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) IISP
5 1 (2.63%) ISACA
5 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) RMADS
2 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (7.89%) Nessus
1 3 (7.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) AlienVault
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) CA
4 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec