Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Security Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the 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 (SecOps)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 139 158
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19 +28
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 11 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.32% 0.25% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.28% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
West Yorkshire median daily rate £429 £550 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.05% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £365 £271 £340
90th Percentile £531 £575 £700
Yorkshire median daily rate £429 £450 £600
% change year-on-year -4.72% -25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Security Operations is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,080 2,473 3,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.63% 87.14% 88.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,108 1,690 2,315
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £281
90th Percentile £550 £545 £549
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 54
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% +6.66%
10th Percentile £11.04 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.90 £27.38 £31.28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.35 £14.66
% change year-on-year +21.32% -2.10% +5.64%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in West Yorkshire

Security Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Operations in West Yorkshire

Security Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Operations in West Yorkshire

Security Operations
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Leeds -5 8 £429 +145.00% 5
Security Operations
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Operations 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) CISSP
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Security Monitoring
4 4 (36.36%) Nessus
4 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (27.27%) SIEM
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Qualys
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 2 (18.18%) GCIA
6 2 (18.18%) GSEC
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) GCED
6 2 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Data Security
6 2 (18.18%) Online Security
6 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) GIAC

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) FTP
1 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Security Operations Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Security Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 5 (45.45%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) SIEM
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Cyber Resilience
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Data Security
5 2 (18.18%) Online Security
5 2 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (9.09%) Content Development
6 1 (9.09%) IT Audit
6 1 (9.09%) OWASP
6 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
6 1 (9.09%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) GCED
3 2 (18.18%) GCIA
3 2 (18.18%) GIAC
3 2 (18.18%) GSEC
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Qualys
2 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) CyberArk
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Intel
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft