The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 198 211 215
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing SIEM 4 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.067% 0.18% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.23% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
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£500 £400 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £458 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4547 5580 5608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.56% 76.54% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3496 4115 4176
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 91
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SIEM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIEM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SIEM Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 12 (48.00%) CISSP
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
1 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (32.00%) Information Security
5 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) ArcSight
6 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) CISM
7 4 (16.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 3 (12.00%) Use Case
8 3 (12.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) UNIX
8 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.00%) Linux
9 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
9 2 (8.00%) CISMP
9 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (8.00%) Retail
9 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
9 2 (8.00%) MobileIron
9 2 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (8.00%) Splunk

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless Security
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Consultant
2 7 (28.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) IT Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Security Advisor
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Information Security
2 6 (24.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Use Case
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) CISSP
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.00%) CISM
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) CISMP
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) GPG13
3 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
1 1 (4.00%) WMI
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (8.00%) MobileIron
3 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Websense
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Qualys
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds