The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 453 444 490
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +46
Contract jobs citing SIEM 130 131 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.27% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.35% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 94 16
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£495 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £380 £280
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38668 37231 31680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.53% 75.49% 73.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24509 23298 19446
Average daily rate £425 £409 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1098 1049
Average hourly rate £28.50 £26.75 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% -15.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in England

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in England

SIEM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIEM across the England region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

SIEM Daily Rate Histogram in England

SIEM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SIEM across the England region.

SIEM Hourly Rate Trend in England

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the England region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
London -52 44 £500 +11.11% 29
South East -13 29 £500 +33.33% 43
North West - 20 £454 - 6
East of England +28 17 £423 - 3
South West +10 10 £525 - 9
West Midlands -1 6 £450 -11.33% 7
Yorkshire -9 3 £449 +18.09% 3
East Midlands - - - -
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SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 102 (39.08%) Firewall
2 72 (27.59%) Linux
3 70 (26.82%) CISSP
4 64 (24.52%) Windows
5 62 (23.75%) Information Security
6 60 (22.99%) Finance
7 52 (19.92%) Cyber Security
8 51 (19.54%) Security Cleared
9 47 (18.01%) Network Security
10 45 (17.24%) ITIL
11 41 (15.71%) CISM
12 40 (15.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 40 (15.33%) UNIX
13 39 (14.94%) Kalman Filter
14 38 (14.56%) ArcSight
14 38 (14.56%) Cisco
15 37 (14.18%) PKI
16 35 (13.41%) Splunk
16 35 (13.41%) SC Cleared
17 34 (13.03%) Management Information System
18 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
19 32 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
19 32 (12.26%) PCI DSS
19 32 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 31 (11.88%) McAfee
21 30 (11.49%) CheckPoint
22 29 (11.11%) Degree
22 29 (11.11%) Analytics
23 24 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
24 23 (8.81%) Security Architecture

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.53%) Apache
1 4 (1.53%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.38%) IIS
2 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
1 4 (1.53%) MS Office
2 3 (1.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.77%) MS Project
3 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) IaaS
1 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (39.08%) Firewall
2 47 (18.01%) Network Security
3 40 (15.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (8.43%) SSL
6 20 (7.66%) WAN
7 17 (6.51%) VPN
8 15 (5.75%) LDAP
9 14 (5.36%) TCP/IP
10 12 (4.60%) DNS
11 11 (4.21%) Internet
12 7 (2.68%) SAN
12 7 (2.68%) BGP
12 7 (2.68%) LAN
12 7 (2.68%) SMTP
13 6 (2.30%) HTTP
13 6 (2.30%) Multicast
13 6 (2.30%) NAS
14 5 (1.92%) tcpdump
14 5 (1.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.38%) Big Data
4 1 (0.38%) DB2
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.53%) Ant
1 4 (1.53%) JUnit
2 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (22.99%) Finance
2 17 (6.51%) Financial Institution
3 8 (3.07%) Retail
4 6 (2.30%) Games
4 6 (2.30%) Publishing
4 6 (2.30%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.15%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 86 (32.95%) Analyst
2 73 (27.97%) Security Analyst
3 39 (14.94%) Consultant
4 38 (14.56%) Architect
5 37 (14.18%) Security Engineer
6 28 (10.73%) Security Architect
7 26 (9.96%) Security Specialist
8 20 (7.66%) Security Consultant
9 14 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.98%) Designer
10 13 (4.98%) IT Security Analyst
11 12 (4.60%) Senior Security Analyst
11 12 (4.60%) Security Manager
11 12 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.83%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.83%) Cyber Security Analyst
13 9 (3.45%) IT Security Engineer
13 9 (3.45%) Network Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Network Security Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.83%) Middleware
2 5 (1.92%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.92%) .NET
3 4 (1.53%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.53%) CSS
3 4 (1.53%) JSP
3 4 (1.53%) SOAP
3 4 (1.53%) XML
3 4 (1.53%) XSLT
3 4 (1.53%) HTML
4 2 (0.77%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.18%) PKI
2 34 (13.03%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.51%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.45%) Physics
5 7 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.68%) Open Source
6 6 (2.30%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.53%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.15%) CESG
9 2 (0.77%) Replication
9 2 (0.77%) GIS
9 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.38%) Life Science
10 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Tandem
10 1 (0.38%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.59%) Linux
2 64 (24.52%) Windows
3 40 (15.33%) UNIX
4 12 (4.60%) Solaris
5 5 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.92%) AIX
6 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.15%) zOS
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.77%) Android
7 2 (0.77%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.75%) Information Security
2 52 (19.92%) Cyber Security
3 45 (17.24%) ITIL
4 39 (14.94%) Kalman Filter
5 32 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (11.11%) Analytics
7 23 (8.81%) Security Architecture
8 20 (7.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 20 (7.66%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (6.51%) Migration
10 15 (5.75%) Use Case
10 15 (5.75%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.98%) TOGAF
13 12 (4.60%) Identity Management
13 12 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (4.21%) Data Security
15 10 (3.83%) SOA
15 10 (3.83%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.36%) Python
2 13 (4.98%) SQL
3 7 (2.68%) Perl
4 6 (2.30%) Java
4 6 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.53%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.53%) C
5 4 (1.53%) C#
6 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.77%) Ruby
8 1 (0.38%) R
8 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (26.82%) CISSP
2 51 (19.54%) Security Cleared
3 41 (15.71%) CISM
4 35 (13.41%) SC Cleared
5 29 (11.11%) Degree
6 23 (8.81%) CISMP
7 19 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (6.13%) DV Cleared
9 14 (5.36%) GIAC
9 14 (5.36%) CCNA
10 12 (4.60%) CCNP
10 12 (4.60%) CCENT
11 11 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (3.83%) ISSAP
12 10 (3.83%) ISSMP
13 9 (3.45%) CEH
14 8 (3.07%) GCIA
14 8 (3.07%) GCIH
15 6 (2.30%) SSCP
16 5 (1.92%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.26%) PCI DSS
1 32 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.66%) QA
3 6 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.77%) COBIT
4 2 (0.77%) COSO
System Software
1 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.68%) Snort
3 5 (1.92%) Firmware
4 3 (1.15%) ACF2
4 3 (1.15%) Squid
4 3 (1.15%) RACF
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.38%) iptables
5 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.38%) NFS
5 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.38%) Samba
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) Nessus
2 6 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (2.30%) WSUS
2 6 (2.30%) SCCM
3 5 (1.92%) DatAdvantage
3 5 (1.92%) OpenView
4 4 (1.53%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (1.15%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.15%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.77%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.77%) Puppet
7 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) Opsview
7 1 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.38%) MOM
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (14.56%) ArcSight
1 38 (14.56%) Cisco
2 35 (13.41%) Splunk
3 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
4 31 (11.88%) McAfee
5 30 (11.49%) CheckPoint
6 23 (8.81%) LogRhythm
7 18 (6.90%) Sourcefire
8 15 (5.75%) Qualys
8 15 (5.75%) Oracle
8 15 (5.75%) VMware
9 14 (5.36%) HP
9 14 (5.36%) Kaspersky
10 13 (4.98%) F5
10 13 (4.98%) Symantec
11 12 (4.60%) Clearswift
12 11 (4.21%) SolarWinds
12 11 (4.21%) Citrix
12 11 (4.21%) IBM
13 8 (3.07%) Blue Coat
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