Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Operations Manager was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Security Operations Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 868 875
Rank change year-on-year +29 +7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Security Operations Manager 36 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.027% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.028% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 10
UK median daily rate £613 £500 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +7.24% -1.84%
10th Percentile £450 £396 £408
90th Percentile £688 £588 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £456 £450
% change year-on-year +36.99% +1.39% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Security Operations Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Operations Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations Manager in the UK

Security Operations Manager
Top 5 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England +30 36 £613 +22.50% 2
London -18 26 £550 -
UK excluding London +23 10 £625 +36.99% 2
South East +10 5 £625 +35.14%
East of England -10 5 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 24 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 16 (44.44%) Finance
3 14 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
6 10 (27.78%) Information Security
6 10 (27.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (22.22%) Project Planning
8 8 (22.22%) Firewall
9 7 (19.44%) Project Management
9 7 (19.44%) Security Management
9 7 (19.44%) CISSP
10 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (16.67%) CISM
10 6 (16.67%) Information Security Management
10 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (16.67%) Project Governance
10 6 (16.67%) RMADS
10 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
10 6 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (13.89%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (13.89%) AlienVault
11 5 (13.89%) Patch Management
11 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (13.89%) Threat Detection
11 5 (13.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA

Security Operations 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
2 10 (27.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.56%) FMCG
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) SCADA
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 14 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (27.78%) Information Security
5 8 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 7 (19.44%) Project Management
6 7 (19.44%) Security Management
7 6 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 6 (16.67%) Project Governance
7 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (13.89%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (13.89%) Patch Management
8 5 (13.89%) SIEM
8 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (13.89%) Threat Detection
9 4 (11.11%) ISMS
9 4 (11.11%) Validation
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) CISSP
3 6 (16.67%) CISM
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.78%) CISA
5 1 (2.78%) CLAS
5 1 (2.78%) GCFA
5 1 (2.78%) GCIH
5 1 (2.78%) GIAC
5 1 (2.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 6 (16.67%) RMADS
2 3 (8.33%) GDPR
2 3 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.78%) GAMP
3 1 (2.78%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (13.89%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Nessus
1 5 (13.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) AlienVault
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco
1 5 (13.89%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) CyberArk