The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 73 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing SIEM 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.13% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.17% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
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£475 £475 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +68.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
- +13.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SIEM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
898 582 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.76% 73.95% 75.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 305 300
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.42 £31.56 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SIEM across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SIEM across the Cheshire region.

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £450 -
Warrington - 3 £475 - 1
SIEM
North West

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SIEM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SIEM.

1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
2 7 (63.64%) ArcSight
3 6 (54.55%) CEH
3 6 (54.55%) A+ Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Symantec
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) Web Development
5 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) GIS
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) Wireless
6 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (27.27%) Sun
6 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (27.27%) SaaS
6 3 (27.27%) PaaS
6 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
6 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (27.27%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing SIEM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SIEM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
1 3 (27.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) Informix
1 1 (9.09%) Ingres
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Security Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Database Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) GIS
2 3 (27.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Database Security
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) A+ Certification
3 6 (54.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) ArcSight
2 6 (54.55%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Sybase
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Teradata
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (9.09%) Rapid7