The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 83 87 80
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SIEM 21 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.28% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £400 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £483 £438
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1470 1089 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.21% 76.85% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 661 486
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (32.26%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.81%) Network Security
2 8 (25.81%) Security Operations
3 7 (22.58%) QRadar
3 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
3 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (22.58%) SSL
4 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 6 (19.35%) Threat Management
4 6 (19.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
6 4 (12.90%) IBM
6 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.90%) WAN
6 4 (12.90%) SMTP
6 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
6 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (12.90%) PKI
6 4 (12.90%) Proventia
7 3 (9.68%) AlienVault
7 3 (9.68%) Splunk

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (9.68%) Apache
1 3 (9.68%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) Network Security
3 7 (22.58%) SSL
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.90%) SMTP
5 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.90%) WAN
6 3 (9.68%) DHCP
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (9.68%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (9.68%) tcpdump
6 3 (9.68%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.45%) LAN
7 2 (6.45%) LDAP
8 1 (3.23%) FTP
8 1 (3.23%) HTTP
8 1 (3.23%) Internet
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Consultant
2 10 (32.26%) Security Consultant
3 9 (29.03%) Security Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Security Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Security Project Manager
4 5 (16.13%) SIEM Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Security Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) SIEM Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) SIEM Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) SOC Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (12.90%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
1 8 (25.81%) Security Operations
2 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (19.35%) Threat Management
4 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
5 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) Use Case
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Application Rationalisation
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CISM
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.23%) CISMP
3 1 (3.23%) CLAS
3 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Snort
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) QRadar
2 4 (12.90%) Proventia
3 2 (6.45%) SmoothWall
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
2 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
2 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 3 (9.68%) AlienVault
3 3 (9.68%) LogRhythm
3 3 (9.68%) Sourcefire
3 3 (9.68%) Splunk
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Kaspersky
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Clearswift