The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 122 120 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing SIEM 6 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.039% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.057% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2034 1745 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.51% 68.49% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 867 852
Average daily rate £375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 73
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £42.00
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 Scotland

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

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - - - -
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SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) CCSP
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) CEH
3 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Cryptography
4 4 (33.33%) Information Management
4 4 (33.33%) GIAC
4 4 (33.33%) SSCP
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Sun
7 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maple
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) IT Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCSP
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (41.67%) CEH
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SSCP
2 4 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec
2 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle