The first table below looks at the demand for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 224 214 243
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +29
Contract jobs citing SIEM 20 25 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.30% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.42% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
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£438 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6570 5929 6796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.65% 70.32% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3611 3149 3239
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 266 319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SIEM
England

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SIEM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SIEM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Berkshire +7 8 £438 -4.89% 4
Hampshire -29 7 £450 +12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 3
Kent - - - - 4
Surrey - - - -
SIEM
England

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 13 (33.33%) Windows
4 11 (28.21%) UNIX
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) CISSP
6 9 (23.08%) CISM
6 9 (23.08%) Network Security
7 8 (20.51%) Regular Expression
7 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (20.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) Cisco
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (15.38%) ArcSight
9 6 (15.38%) SABSA
9 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
9 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (15.38%) Information Security
9 6 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
9 6 (15.38%) Internet
9 6 (15.38%) Linux
10 5 (12.82%) VMS
10 5 (12.82%) DB2
10 5 (12.82%) Tivoli

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 9 (23.08%) Network Security
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (15.38%) Internet
6 5 (12.82%) DNS
7 2 (5.13%) SMTP
8 1 (2.56%) DHCP
8 1 (2.56%) FTP
8 1 (2.56%) HTTP
8 1 (2.56%) SNMP
8 1 (2.56%) LDAP
8 1 (2.56%) LAN
8 1 (2.56%) WAN
8 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.56%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.56%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) DB2
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Security Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Architect
3 8 (20.51%) Security Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
7 1 (2.56%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Regular Expression
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
1 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) UNIX
3 6 (15.38%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) VMS
5 4 (10.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Management
2 6 (15.38%) SABSA
2 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (15.38%) Information Security
2 6 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
2 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
2 6 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (12.82%) E-business
3 5 (12.82%) Data Security
4 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.26%) Cyber Security
4 4 (10.26%) Resource Management
5 3 (7.69%) Change Control
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C
3 3 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) CISSP
3 9 (23.08%) CISM
4 5 (12.82%) CISA
5 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) GIAC
6 1 (2.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Snort
2 1 (2.56%) Brightmail
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) ArcSight
3 4 (10.26%) Sourcefire
3 4 (10.26%) Qualys
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.56%) IronPort
5 1 (2.56%) LogRhythm