The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of ArcSight products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ArcSight over the 3 months to 21 November 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within ArcSight, an HP company.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ArcSight
Rank 550 551 544
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing ArcSight 57 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.052% 0.039%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £330 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £548 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £463 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.97% +42.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

ArcSight
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ArcSight within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

ArcSight Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ArcSight
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ArcSight within the UK.

ArcSight Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ArcSight
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ArcSight within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

ArcSight Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ArcSight
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ArcSight within the UK.

ArcSight Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ArcSight
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ArcSight within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 44 £444 +7.57% 10
London +11 19 £425 +3.03% 3
North West +4 10 £500 - 1
South East -14 10 £510 -2.85% 6
Cheshire +20 7 £500 -
Scotland - 5 £330 -
City of London +8 4 £431 -1.42% 1
Surrey -4 4 £345 - 3
East of England -13 4 £525 +36.36%
Hampshire -21 4 £513 - 2
Essex - 3 £525 -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Woking - - - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -

ArcSight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ArcSight 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 ArcSight.

1 44 (40.74%) SIEM
2 43 (39.81%) CISSP
3 42 (38.89%) HP
4 40 (37.04%) Information Security
5 34 (31.48%) Firewall
6 33 (30.56%) Windows
7 32 (29.63%) UNIX
8 30 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 25 (23.15%) IBM
10 24 (22.22%) Cisco
10 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 23 (21.30%) Qualys
12 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
12 22 (20.37%) CheckPoint
13 19 (17.59%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (16.67%) Degree
14 18 (16.67%) BMC
14 18 (16.67%) CISM
15 17 (15.74%) Security Management
15 17 (15.74%) TCP/IP
16 16 (14.81%) Linux
16 16 (14.81%) Perl
16 16 (14.81%) Tivoli
17 15 (13.89%) VBScript
17 15 (13.89%) SCOM
17 15 (13.89%) PowerShell
18 14 (12.96%) Security Architecture
18 14 (12.96%) McAfee
18 14 (12.96%) Information Security Management
19 13 (12.04%) GIAC

ArcSight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ArcSight 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 ArcSight. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.63%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.48%) Firewall
2 17 (15.74%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (6.48%) Internet
4 7 (6.48%) Network Security
5 6 (5.56%) DNS
5 6 (5.56%) SSL
5 6 (5.56%) FTP
5 6 (5.56%) HTTP
5 6 (5.56%) Wireshark
6 5 (4.63%) NGN
7 2 (1.85%) LDAP
7 2 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.85%) IntruShield
8 1 (0.93%) IPsec
8 1 (0.93%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) Extranet
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.78%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Legal
3 3 (2.78%) French Language
3 3 (2.78%) German Language
4 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 26 (24.07%) Consultant
3 23 (21.30%) Security Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) Information Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Monitoring Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Security Architect
6 10 (9.26%) Security Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Architect
7 8 (7.41%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Network Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.70%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.70%) Information Specialist
10 4 (3.70%) Information Security Specialist
11 3 (2.78%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.93%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) CMDB
2 11 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.93%) CESG
7 1 (0.93%) SecurID
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.56%) Windows
2 32 (29.63%) UNIX
3 16 (14.81%) Linux
4 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.74%) SIEM
2 40 (37.04%) Information Security
3 19 (17.59%) Vulnerability Management
4 17 (15.74%) Security Management
5 14 (12.96%) Information Security Management
5 14 (12.96%) Security Architecture
6 13 (12.04%) E-Discovery
7 12 (11.11%) Project Management
8 10 (9.26%) ITIL
8 10 (9.26%) Validation
8 10 (9.26%) Mentoring
9 9 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (6.48%) Migration
10 7 (6.48%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
11 6 (5.56%) Data Security
11 6 (5.56%) ERP
11 6 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
12 5 (4.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.81%) Perl
2 15 (13.89%) VBScript
2 15 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.26%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (39.81%) CISSP
2 30 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 24 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 18 (16.67%) Degree
4 18 (16.67%) CISM
5 13 (12.04%) GIAC
6 9 (8.33%) CEH
7 7 (6.48%) GCIA
7 7 (6.48%) SSCP
8 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.56%) GCIH
8 6 (5.56%) CCNA
8 6 (5.56%) GPEN
9 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.85%) PMP
9 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.85%) CISA
10 1 (0.93%) CCSA
10 1 (0.93%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.70%) QA
5 3 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Snort
2 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) Tivoli
2 15 (13.89%) SCOM
3 7 (6.48%) Nessus
4 6 (5.56%) OPNET
5 2 (1.85%) OpenView
5 2 (1.85%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 42 (38.89%) HP
2 25 (23.15%) IBM
3 24 (22.22%) Cisco
4 23 (21.30%) Qualys
5 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.37%) CheckPoint
6 18 (16.67%) BMC
7 14 (12.96%) McAfee
8 10 (9.26%) Oracle
9 9 (8.33%) Sun
9 9 (8.33%) F5
9 9 (8.33%) Splunk
9 9 (8.33%) Sourcefire
10 6 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (5.56%) LogLogic
10 6 (5.56%) Tripwire
11 5 (4.63%) SAP
12 4 (3.70%) Juniper
13 3 (2.78%) CA
13 3 (2.78%) NetIQ