The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 361 467 470
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +3
Contract jobs citing SIEM 287 144 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 108 76
Average daily rate £500 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £554 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SIEM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +110 269 £500 - 82
London +27 84 £500 - 40
South East +56 77 £530 +9.84% 14
South West +25 39 £425 -19.04% 7
Berkshire +39 38 £550 +29.41% 3
Hampshire +23 27 £500 -9.09% 4
North West -3 24 £410 -15.46% 5
Manchester +1 21 £400 - 2
Wiltshire +11 18 £425 -5.55% 3
Slough +22 17 £530 +51.42% 1
Yorkshire 0 17 £425 -5.29% 9
Surrey +7 15 £600 +41.17% 2
West Midlands - 15 £475 - 3
Scotland -9 11 £450 -0.32% 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £500 -
Sheffield - 11 £500 -
Basingstoke +10 10 £500 -9.09%
East of England +4 10 £450 +12.50% 2
Bristol +8 9 £468 - 1
Swindon +2 9 £394 -12.50% 2
Devon -6 8 £425 -22.72%
Edinburgh - 8 - - 1
Exeter - 8 £425 -
Bedfordshire +10 6 £421 -23.40% 1
Leeds -3 6 £425 -8.60% 7
West Yorkshire -5 6 £425 -5.29% 8
Farnborough - 6 £500 -
Reading - 6 £403 -
Kent -1 4 £425 +36.00%
Malvern - 4 £450 -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 211 (39.00%) CISSP
2 185 (34.20%) Information Security
3 158 (29.21%) Firewall
4 146 (26.99%) Windows
5 133 (24.58%) Security Operations
6 121 (22.37%) Security Cleared
7 112 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
8 108 (19.96%) ArcSight
9 104 (19.22%) SC Cleared
10 101 (18.67%) Linux
11 100 (18.48%) Unix
11 100 (18.48%) Finance
12 98 (18.11%) Intrusion Detection
13 89 (16.45%) Network Security
14 74 (13.68%) PCI DSS
15 73 (13.49%) Splunk
16 72 (13.31%) Management Information System
17 71 (13.12%) CISM
17 71 (13.12%) QRadar
18 68 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 66 (12.20%) TCP/IP
20 63 (11.65%) Cisco
21 62 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
22 60 (11.09%) Security Operations Centre
23 56 (10.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 55 (10.17%) Data Centre
25 54 (9.98%) Incident Management
25 54 (9.98%) Degree
25 54 (9.98%) Intel Security
26 53 (9.80%) Analytical Skills

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.22%) Apache
3 9 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.29%) IIS
5 6 (1.11%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.55%) JBoss
6 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.92%) MS Project
5 4 (0.74%) MS Office
6 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.88%) SaaS
2 12 (2.22%) IaaS
2 12 (2.22%) PaaS
3 8 (1.48%) Office 365
4 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 158 (29.21%) Firewall
2 98 (18.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 89 (16.45%) Network Security
4 66 (12.20%) TCP/IP
5 39 (7.21%) Internet
6 34 (6.28%) WAN
7 31 (5.73%) VPN
8 27 (4.99%) DNS
9 25 (4.62%) LAN
10 18 (3.33%) SSL
11 16 (2.96%) LDAP
12 15 (2.77%) HTTP
13 14 (2.59%) SMTP
13 14 (2.59%) Wireshark
14 12 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.85%) DHCP
15 10 (1.85%) FTP
16 9 (1.66%) MPLS
16 9 (1.66%) tcpdump
17 8 (1.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.40%) Big Data
1 13 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.85%) DB2
4 7 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.92%) MySQL
6 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.37%) Informix
7 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.37%) Redis
7 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.37%) Hudson
1 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.37%) JIRA
1 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 100 (18.48%) Finance
2 49 (9.06%) Banking
3 17 (3.14%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.22%) Retail
4 12 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.11%) Law
7 4 (0.74%) Legal
7 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.55%) Military
8 3 (0.55%) Publishing
9 2 (0.37%) Automotive
9 2 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 169 (31.24%) Analyst
2 120 (22.18%) Security Analyst
3 94 (17.38%) Architect
4 84 (15.53%) Security Architect
5 77 (14.23%) Consultant
6 75 (13.86%) Security Engineer
7 65 (12.01%) Security Consultant
8 53 (9.80%) SOC Analyst
9 46 (8.50%) SIEM Engineer
10 35 (6.47%) SIEM Analyst
11 33 (6.10%) Security Manager
12 30 (5.55%) Security Specialist
13 25 (4.62%) Network Engineer
13 25 (4.62%) SIEM Consultant
14 22 (4.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 22 (4.07%) Incident Analyst
14 22 (4.07%) IT Analyst
15 20 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
15 20 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
15 20 (3.70%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.29%) Middleware
2 6 (1.11%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.74%) Web Services
4 3 (0.55%) D3.js
5 2 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.37%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.37%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) .NET
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.18%) Java EE
6 1 (0.18%) SAML
6 1 (0.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.31%) Management Information System
2 60 (11.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 55 (10.17%) Data Centre
4 53 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (8.50%) PKI
6 23 (4.25%) Cyberthreat
7 22 (4.07%) Cryptography
8 17 (3.14%) CESG
8 17 (3.14%) Taxonomies
9 14 (2.59%) CESG CLAS
10 12 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (2.03%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.48%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.29%) Internet of Things
14 6 (1.11%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.11%) DataPower
14 6 (1.11%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.92%) Clustering
15 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 146 (26.99%) Windows
2 101 (18.67%) Linux
3 100 (18.48%) Unix
4 23 (4.25%) AIX
5 18 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 17 (3.14%) Solaris
7 6 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.74%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.37%) Android
10 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.37%) VMS
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (34.20%) Information Security
2 133 (24.58%) Security Operations
3 112 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (11.46%) Vulnerability Management
5 56 (10.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 54 (9.98%) Incident Management
7 51 (9.43%) Security Architecture
8 41 (7.58%) Analytics
8 41 (7.58%) ITIL
9 40 (7.39%) Penetration Testing
10 39 (7.21%) TOGAF
11 35 (6.47%) Security Management
12 32 (5.91%) Mentoring
12 32 (5.91%) Threat Modelling
12 32 (5.91%) Use Case
13 31 (5.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 29 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
15 27 (4.99%) Risk Assessment
16 26 (4.81%) Network Architecture
16 26 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.73%) SQL
2 11 (2.03%) Python
3 10 (1.85%) Perl
4 7 (1.29%) VB
5 5 (0.92%) C
6 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.55%) Java
7 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.37%) C#
9 1 (0.18%) Korn
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby
9 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 211 (39.00%) CISSP
2 121 (22.37%) Security Cleared
3 104 (19.22%) SC Cleared
4 71 (13.12%) CISM
5 54 (9.98%) Degree
6 45 (8.32%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (6.10%) CCNA
7 33 (6.10%) SANS
8 32 (5.91%) GCIH
9 30 (5.55%) GCIA
9 30 (5.55%) GIAC
10 29 (5.36%) CEH
11 23 (4.25%) DV Cleared
12 22 (4.07%) CISMP
13 20 (3.70%) CISA
14 17 (3.14%) CLAS
15 16 (2.96%) CCNP
16 15 (2.77%) CESG Certified Professional
16 15 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (2.59%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (13.68%) PCI DSS
2 68 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (4.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (1.66%) COBIT
6 7 (1.29%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.11%) ISO27002
8 5 (0.92%) COSO
8 5 (0.92%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.74%) ISO22301
9 4 (0.74%) QA
9 4 (0.74%) SLA
10 3 (0.55%) ISO27005
10 3 (0.55%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.37%) BS25999
11 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.18%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.85%) Snort
4 6 (1.11%) Firmware
5 5 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.74%) XenApp
7 3 (0.55%) Squid
7 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.37%) NDS
8 2 (0.37%) Novell eDirectory
8 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.37%) vCloud
8 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 71 (13.12%) QRadar
2 23 (4.25%) RSA Security Analytics
3 18 (3.33%) Nessus
4 14 (2.59%) ArcSight ESM
5 13 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (2.22%) RSA enVision
7 8 (1.48%) Puppet
8 6 (1.11%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.92%) Nagios
9 5 (0.92%) Nmap
9 5 (0.92%) Proventia
10 4 (0.74%) Opsview
10 4 (0.74%) SCOM
11 3 (0.55%) Endace
11 3 (0.55%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.55%) WSUS
12 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.37%) SCCM
12 2 (0.37%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 108 (19.96%) ArcSight
2 73 (13.49%) Splunk
3 63 (11.65%) Cisco
4 54 (9.98%) Intel Security
5 49 (9.06%) Microsoft
6 42 (7.76%) CheckPoint
7 40 (7.39%) Qualys
8 39 (7.21%) Citrix
8 39 (7.21%) Symantec
9 37 (6.84%) LogRhythm
10 32 (5.91%) Oracle
11 31 (5.73%) Sourcefire
12 29 (5.36%) IBM
13 27 (4.99%) F5
14 25 (4.62%) HP
15 21 (3.88%) Juniper
16 20 (3.70%) VMware
17 18 (3.33%) Tripwire
18 17 (3.14%) NetWitness
19 15 (2.77%) Blue Coat
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