Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 138 164
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Operations 17 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.50% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.54% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £425 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -34.62% -
10th Percentile £442 £243 £615
90th Percentile £578 £575 £700
Yorkshire median daily rate £513 £400 £587
% change year-on-year +28.13% -31.86% -
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 2,984 2,412 3,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.34% 86.86% 86.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,015 1,616 2,312
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £294 £283 £285
90th Percentile £538 £550 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.66 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.61 £13.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +58.54% -17.46% -5.80%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -15 13 £500 +53.85% 4
Halifax - 1 - -
Security Operations
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) SIEM
2 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (23.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (23.53%) Nessus
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
6 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (17.65%) CEH
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) CCSP
6 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) CCSA
6 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
6 3 (17.65%) Web Filtering
6 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (17.65%) GDPR
7 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (11.76%) Content Development
7 2 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (11.76%) CyberArk

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Security Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Risk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (41.18%) SIEM
3 5 (29.41%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
4 3 (17.65%) Identity Management
4 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (17.65%) Web Filtering
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Content Development
5 2 (11.76%) Data Security
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Online Security
5 2 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Threat Management
5 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (5.88%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCSA
1 3 (17.65%) CCSP
1 3 (17.65%) CEH
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) GCED
3 1 (5.88%) GCIA
3 1 (5.88%) GIAC
3 1 (5.88%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GDPR
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Nessus
2 2 (11.76%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) ArcSight
1 2 (11.76%) CyberArk
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Intel
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) Qualys