Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 142 154
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12 +16
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 8 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.23% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
West Yorkshire median daily rate £395 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.18% +22.22% -25.00%
10th Percentile £348 £525 £202
90th Percentile £555 £575 £485
Yorkshire median daily rate £395 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -16.84% +5.56% -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 2,980 2,609 2,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.39% 86.51% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,036 1,803 1,951
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 68 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £27.55 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.85% +2.21%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 - 8 £395 - 3
Security Operations
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Qualys
3 2 (25.00%) Nessus
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) GCED
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) CyberArk
4 1 (12.50%) Varonis
4 1 (12.50%) GCIA
4 1 (12.50%) GSEC
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) GIAC
4 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows

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 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Resilience
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) GCED
3 1 (12.50%) GCIA
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) GSEC
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) QRadar
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee
1 2 (25.00%) Qualys
2 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CyberArk
2 1 (12.50%) Darktrace
2 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Varonis