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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 385 436 499
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +63
Contract jobs citing SIEM 243 166 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 92 64
Average daily rate £475 £464 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £457 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.52% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
SIEM
UK

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
41811 39981 38714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.99% 77.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27954 25305 24543
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1164 1124
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 85 £500 +5.26% 41
South East +15 73 £500 +2.56% 17
South West +16 26 £375 -31.19% 8
North West -15 26 £425 +15.64% 7
West Midlands +1 22 £430 -4.44% 6
Yorkshire - 5 £393 - 12
East of England -6 2 £413 -2.94% 4
Midlands - 2 £575 -
North East - 2 £588 -
East Midlands +6 1 £500 - 3
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UK

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 168 (33.33%) Information Security
2 165 (32.74%) CISSP
3 164 (32.54%) Firewall
4 155 (30.75%) Security Operations
5 139 (27.58%) Windows
6 118 (23.41%) Linux
7 116 (23.02%) Cybersecurity
8 111 (22.02%) ArcSight
9 109 (21.63%) Security Cleared
10 95 (18.85%) SC Cleared
11 94 (18.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 87 (17.26%) Network Security
13 84 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
14 77 (15.28%) Finance
15 74 (14.68%) Splunk
16 73 (14.48%) Unix
17 72 (14.29%) PCI DSS
18 69 (13.69%) TCP/IP
19 67 (13.29%) Cisco
19 67 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 67 (13.29%) Security Operations Centre
20 64 (12.70%) QRadar
21 60 (11.90%) Management Information System
22 55 (10.91%) Degree
23 54 (10.71%) CISM
24 51 (10.12%) Intel Security
25 47 (9.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 46 (9.13%) LogRhythm
27 45 (8.93%) WAN
28 44 (8.73%) Incident Management

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 24 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.18%) Apache
3 11 (2.18%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.19%) IIS
6 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.60%) JBoss
7 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.59%) MS Office
3 8 (1.59%) MS Project
4 6 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.98%) IaaS
2 15 (2.98%) PaaS
3 12 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.18%) Office 365
5 10 (1.98%) SaaS
6 9 (1.79%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 164 (32.54%) Firewall
2 94 (18.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 87 (17.26%) Network Security
4 69 (13.69%) TCP/IP
5 45 (8.93%) WAN
6 41 (8.13%) Internet
7 36 (7.14%) LAN
7 36 (7.14%) VPN
8 24 (4.76%) DNS
9 19 (3.77%) Wireshark
10 17 (3.37%) HTTP
11 16 (3.17%) SSL
12 14 (2.78%) MPLS
13 13 (2.58%) SMTP
14 11 (2.18%) tcpdump
15 9 (1.79%) SSH
16 8 (1.59%) BGP
16 8 (1.59%) DHCP
16 8 (1.59%) FTP
16 8 (1.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.36%) DB2
2 9 (1.79%) MySQL
3 8 (1.59%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.39%) Big Data
4 7 (1.39%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.60%) Informix
7 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.40%) Redis
9 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.40%) Hudson
1 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.40%) JIRA
1 2 (0.40%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (0.40%) Subversion
2 1 (0.20%) AppScan
General
1 77 (15.28%) Finance
2 19 (3.77%) Banking
3 15 (2.98%) Retail
4 12 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.19%) Advertising
7 4 (0.79%) Games
7 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Law
8 3 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (31.94%) Analyst
2 108 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 80 (15.87%) Consultant
4 71 (14.09%) Security Consultant
5 70 (13.89%) Architect
6 58 (11.51%) Security Engineer
6 58 (11.51%) SOC Analyst
7 55 (10.91%) Security Architect
8 35 (6.94%) Security Specialist
9 28 (5.56%) Security Manager
10 25 (4.96%) Incident Analyst
11 23 (4.56%) Operations Analyst
11 23 (4.56%) Security Operations Analyst
12 22 (4.37%) SIEM Consultant
13 20 (3.97%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 20 (3.97%) Network Engineer
13 20 (3.97%) Project Manager
13 20 (3.97%) SIEM Analyst
13 20 (3.97%) SIEM Engineer
14 18 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.38%) Middleware
2 6 (1.19%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.79%) SOAP
4 3 (0.60%) .NET
4 3 (0.60%) D3.js
4 3 (0.60%) REST
4 3 (0.60%) Web Services
4 3 (0.60%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.20%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.20%) J2EE
6 1 (0.20%) Java EE
6 1 (0.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 60 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 43 (8.53%) Data Centre
4 42 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.56%) PKI
6 20 (3.97%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (2.98%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.39%) CESG
11 6 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.19%) iPad
11 6 (1.19%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
12 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.99%) Clustering
12 5 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (0.99%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 139 (27.58%) Windows
2 118 (23.41%) Linux
3 73 (14.48%) Unix
4 32 (6.35%) AIX
5 18 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.18%) Solaris
7 9 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.39%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.99%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.40%) Debian
11 2 (0.40%) VMS
12 1 (0.20%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (33.33%) Information Security
2 155 (30.75%) Security Operations
3 116 (23.02%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 47 (9.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 44 (8.73%) Incident Management
7 43 (8.53%) Security Architecture
8 42 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 39 (7.74%) Analytics
10 38 (7.54%) Mentoring
11 36 (7.14%) ITIL
12 32 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (5.95%) Project Management
14 28 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
14 28 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 26 (5.16%) Change Management
15 26 (5.16%) Threat Management
15 26 (5.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.37%) SQL
2 15 (2.98%) Python
3 12 (2.38%) Java
4 10 (1.98%) Perl
5 8 (1.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.19%) C
6 6 (1.19%) PHP
7 5 (0.99%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.60%) C++
8 3 (0.60%) Ruby
8 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.40%) C#
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 165 (32.74%) CISSP
2 109 (21.63%) Security Cleared
3 95 (18.85%) SC Cleared
4 55 (10.91%) Degree
5 54 (10.71%) CISM
6 36 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (6.94%) GCIH
8 33 (6.55%) GCIA
9 31 (6.15%) SANS
10 30 (5.95%) CEH
11 26 (5.16%) GIAC
12 23 (4.56%) CCNP
13 22 (4.37%) CCNA
14 17 (3.37%) CISA
15 12 (2.38%) DV Cleared
16 11 (2.18%) CREST Certified
17 10 (1.98%) CCSE
17 10 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
18 9 (1.79%) PMI Certification
18 9 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 67 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.58%) COBIT
4 12 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.39%) QA
6 6 (1.19%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.99%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.99%) ISO22301
8 4 (0.79%) BS25999
8 4 (0.79%) COSO
8 4 (0.79%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.79%) SAS 70
8 4 (0.79%) SLA
9 3 (0.60%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.40%) GPG13
11 1 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.20%) GMP
11 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 28 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.38%) Snort
4 6 (1.19%) vSphere
5 5 (0.99%) XenApp
6 4 (0.79%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.40%) vCloud
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) SRDF
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (12.70%) QRadar
2 28 (5.56%) RSA Security Analytics
3 22 (4.37%) Nessus
4 16 (3.17%) ArcSight ESM
5 14 (2.78%) Puppet
6 10 (1.98%) Nmap
7 9 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.39%) AirWatch
8 7 (1.39%) SCCM
8 7 (1.39%) WSUS
9 6 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.99%) RSA Archer
11 4 (0.79%) Nagios
11 4 (0.79%) Proventia
11 4 (0.79%) RSA enVision
12 3 (0.60%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 111 (22.02%) ArcSight
2 74 (14.68%) Splunk
3 67 (13.29%) Cisco
4 51 (10.12%) Intel Security
5 46 (9.13%) LogRhythm
6 43 (8.53%) Microsoft
7 40 (7.94%) CheckPoint
8 38 (7.54%) Oracle
9 33 (6.55%) HP
10 29 (5.75%) VMware
11 27 (5.36%) IBM
12 26 (5.16%) Symantec
13 24 (4.76%) Qualys
14 22 (4.37%) Sourcefire
15 20 (3.97%) F5
15 20 (3.97%) NetWitness
16 18 (3.57%) Forcepoint
17 16 (3.17%) Citrix
17 16 (3.17%) Remedy
18 15 (2.98%) Tripwire
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