The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 355 421 512
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +91
Contract jobs citing SIEM 317 252 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.55% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 157 74
Median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SIEM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend

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

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SIEM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

SIEM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SIEM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SIEM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SIEM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +64 313 £500 +7.52% 66
London +54 153 £513 +2.50% 29
South West +25 31 £390 -8.23% 7
South East -22 31 £525 +15.06% 16
East of England +34 29 £501 +25.25% 3
North West +23 28 £450 - 2
City of London +26 20 £500 +8.10% 7
Bristol +13 17 £525 -4.54% 1
Yorkshire +2 17 £430 +14.66% 3
Manchester -1 15 £550 +62.96% 1
Bedfordshire +13 14 £525 +44.82% 1
West Midlands -33 14 £450 - 6
Cheshire +15 11 £465 -2.10% 1
South Yorkshire -5 11 £425 +13.33%
Sheffield -10 10 £425 +13.33%
Surrey +1 9 £525 +5.00% 1
Somerset - 9 £378 - 1
Croydon - 9 £470 -
Hammersmith - 8 £450 -
Berkshire -10 7 £531 +14.24% 9
Hampshire -15 7 £525 +16.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £500 +42.85%
West Yorkshire - 6 £435 - 2
Cambridge - 6 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £475 -
Milton Keynes +11 5 £488 +39.28%
Hertfordshire +7 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Taunton - 5 £390 - 1
Reading +9 4 £550 +10.00% 3
Suffolk +4 4 £575 - 1

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SIEM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SIEM.

1 266 (44.71%) Firewall
2 220 (36.97%) Information Security
3 194 (32.61%) CISSP
4 163 (27.39%) Security Operations
5 152 (25.55%) Network Security
6 151 (25.38%) Cybersecurity
7 141 (23.70%) Windows
8 121 (20.34%) Finance
9 115 (19.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 114 (19.16%) Linux
11 109 (18.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 106 (17.82%) PCI DSS
13 102 (17.14%) Splunk
14 98 (16.47%) Cisco
15 93 (15.63%) Security Cleared
16 91 (15.29%) ArcSight
17 89 (14.96%) CISM
18 87 (14.62%) Management Information System
19 81 (13.61%) WAN
20 78 (13.11%) Security Architecture
20 78 (13.11%) SC Cleared
21 77 (12.94%) Intrusion Detection
22 73 (12.27%) LAN
23 71 (11.93%) Active Directory
24 70 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
25 69 (11.60%) Data Centre
25 69 (11.60%) TCP/IP
26 67 (11.26%) CheckPoint
27 66 (11.09%) ITIL
28 65 (10.92%) Unix

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.18%) IIS
2 12 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.85%) OpenStack
3 11 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.84%) Apache
4 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.34%) CMS
6 2 (0.34%) JBoss
6 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.17%) CICS
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.17%) nginx
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.02%) MS Office
3 10 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.01%) MS Project
5 5 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.70%) IaaS
4 19 (3.19%) PaaS
5 18 (3.03%) SaaS
6 12 (2.02%) Office 365
7 9 (1.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 266 (44.71%) Firewall
2 152 (25.55%) Network Security
3 81 (13.61%) WAN
4 77 (12.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 73 (12.27%) LAN
6 69 (11.60%) TCP/IP
7 43 (7.23%) SSL
8 37 (6.22%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (5.71%) DNS
10 32 (5.38%) VPN
11 24 (4.03%) Wireless
12 21 (3.53%) MPLS
13 19 (3.19%) HTTP
13 19 (3.19%) Internet
14 16 (2.69%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (2.69%) Wireshark
15 12 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (1.85%) DHCP
16 11 (1.85%) IPsec
16 11 (1.85%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.35%) DB2
2 12 (2.02%) Big Data
3 10 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.01%) MySQL
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.17%) Informix
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.34%) AppScan
3 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) MSI
3 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 121 (20.34%) Finance
2 29 (4.87%) Banking
3 28 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.52%) Retail
5 7 (1.18%) Advertising
5 7 (1.18%) Legal
5 7 (1.18%) Publishing
6 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.67%) Marketing
7 3 (0.50%) Electronics
7 3 (0.50%) Games
8 2 (0.34%) Billing
8 2 (0.34%) French Language
8 2 (0.34%) Military
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 160 (26.89%) Analyst
2 124 (20.84%) Security Analyst
3 112 (18.82%) Architect
4 108 (18.15%) Consultant
5 90 (15.13%) Security Consultant
6 85 (14.29%) Security Architect
7 61 (10.25%) Security Engineer
8 56 (9.41%) Security Manager
9 41 (6.89%) Project Manager
10 33 (5.55%) IT Analyst
10 33 (5.55%) IT Security Analyst
11 30 (5.04%) SIEM Consultant
12 29 (4.87%) Information Analyst
12 29 (4.87%) Information Security Analyst
12 29 (4.87%) Security Project Manager
13 26 (4.37%) Incident Analyst
14 24 (4.03%) SOC Analyst
15 21 (3.53%) Network Engineer
15 21 (3.53%) SIEM Analyst
16 20 (3.36%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.35%) Regular Expression
2 13 (2.18%) Middleware
3 5 (0.84%) .NET
4 3 (0.50%) REST
4 3 (0.50%) SOAP
4 3 (0.50%) XML
5 2 (0.34%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.34%) J2EE
5 2 (0.34%) LAMP
5 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.17%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.62%) Management Information System
2 69 (11.60%) Data Centre
3 59 (9.92%) PKI
4 58 (9.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 33 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (1.68%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.84%) CESG
10 5 (0.84%) Clustering
10 5 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.84%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.50%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.50%) iPad
11 3 (0.50%) IVR
11 3 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 141 (23.70%) Windows
2 114 (19.16%) Linux
3 65 (10.92%) Unix
4 32 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.69%) AIX
6 13 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.51%) Solaris
9 8 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) Debian
11 2 (0.34%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (36.97%) Information Security
2 163 (27.39%) Security Operations
3 151 (25.38%) Cybersecurity
4 115 (19.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 78 (13.11%) Security Architecture
6 70 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
7 66 (11.09%) ITIL
8 57 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (9.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 51 (8.57%) Threat Management
10 48 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
11 46 (7.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 42 (7.06%) Project Management
12 42 (7.06%) Risk Management
13 41 (6.89%) Data Loss Prevention
14 40 (6.72%) Security Management
14 40 (6.72%) Use Case
15 37 (6.22%) Incident Management
16 36 (6.05%) Analytics
17 31 (5.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.87%) SQL
2 26 (4.37%) Python
3 20 (3.36%) Perl
4 16 (2.69%) Java
5 9 (1.51%) Ruby
6 8 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.01%) C
8 5 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.84%) PHP
9 3 (0.50%) C++
10 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.34%) Delphi
11 1 (0.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 194 (32.61%) CISSP
2 93 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 89 (14.96%) CISM
4 78 (13.11%) SC Cleared
5 36 (6.05%) Degree
6 34 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (4.71%) CCNP
8 24 (4.03%) CEH
8 24 (4.03%) SANS
9 22 (3.70%) CISA
10 21 (3.53%) GCIH
11 19 (3.19%) CISMP
12 18 (3.03%) DV Cleared
12 18 (3.03%) GIAC
13 16 (2.69%) CCNA
14 14 (2.35%) ISSAP
15 12 (2.02%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (2.02%) GCIA
15 12 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (18.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (17.82%) PCI DSS
3 27 (4.54%) COBIT
4 12 (2.02%) RMADS
5 10 (1.68%) SLA
6 8 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (1.01%) GPG13
7 6 (1.01%) QA
8 5 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.67%) ISO27002
9 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.34%) COSO
10 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.34%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.17%) BS25999
11 1 (0.17%) GMP
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.17%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.17%) ISO27005
System Software
1 71 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 51 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.19%) Snort
4 16 (2.69%) vSphere
5 9 (1.51%) XenApp
6 6 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.84%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.34%) Squid
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.17%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.17%) Docker
10 1 (0.17%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) pfSense
10 1 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 55 (9.24%) QRadar
2 44 (7.39%) Nessus
3 21 (3.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 20 (3.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (2.52%) RSA Archer
6 14 (2.35%) ArcSight ESM
7 12 (2.02%) RSA Security Analytics
8 11 (1.85%) Puppet
8 11 (1.85%) WSUS
9 10 (1.68%) Nmap
10 9 (1.51%) SCCM
11 7 (1.18%) RSA enVision
11 7 (1.18%) SmoothWall
12 5 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.67%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.67%) Nagios
13 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.50%) EnCase
Vendors
1 102 (17.14%) Splunk
2 98 (16.47%) Cisco
3 91 (15.29%) ArcSight
4 67 (11.26%) CheckPoint
5 53 (8.91%) VMware
6 52 (8.74%) Intel Security
7 46 (7.73%) LogRhythm
8 42 (7.06%) Juniper
9 40 (6.72%) Microsoft
10 39 (6.55%) Qualys
11 33 (5.55%) Symantec
12 28 (4.71%) IBM
13 26 (4.37%) Fortinet
14 22 (3.70%) Citrix
14 22 (3.70%) F5
15 20 (3.36%) HP
15 20 (3.36%) Oracle
16 17 (2.86%) AlienVault
16 17 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
17 15 (2.52%) Forcepoint
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