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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 464 444 497
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +53
Contract jobs citing SIEM 136 126 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 91 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £380 £310
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -6 126 £490 +8.88% 113
London -53 44 £500 +11.11% 33
South East -23 28 £500 +33.33% 49
City of London +20 18 £438 - 6
North West - 18 £454 - 6
East of England +22 17 £423 - 2
Hampshire -4 16 £500 +19.76% 8
Manchester - 11 £350 - 5
South West +4 10 £525 - 10
Norfolk - 10 £475 -
Norwich - 10 £475 -
Berkshire -9 9 £500 +33.33% 34
Scotland 0 8 £500 - 3
Glasgow +4 7 £500 - 3
Slough - 7 £500 - 4
West Midlands -1 6 £450 -11.33% 8
Gloucestershire - 6 £400 - 3
Cheltenham - 5 £483 - 2
Southampton - 4 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -15 3 £449 +18.09% 4
Fareham - 3 £550 -
Surrey +4 2 £550 +4.76% 1
Basingstoke +2 2 £550 -
West Yorkshire -7 2 £449 +18.09% 4
Devon - 2 £538 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £425 -
Cheshire - 2 £454 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Bristol -1 1 - - 5

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 125 (43.25%) Firewall
2 90 (31.14%) Linux
3 82 (28.37%) Windows
4 80 (27.68%) CISSP
5 78 (26.99%) Information Security
6 67 (23.18%) Security Cleared
7 62 (21.45%) Finance
8 57 (19.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 57 (19.72%) UNIX
9 53 (18.34%) ArcSight
9 53 (18.34%) Network Security
9 53 (18.34%) Cyber Security
10 51 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 45 (15.57%) ITIL
12 42 (14.53%) Management Information System
12 42 (14.53%) Cisco
13 39 (13.49%) Penetration Testing
13 39 (13.49%) CISM
14 38 (13.15%) Kalman Filter
15 37 (12.80%) PKI
15 37 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 34 (11.76%) Splunk
17 33 (11.42%) McAfee
17 33 (11.42%) Microsoft
18 32 (11.07%) PCI DSS
19 29 (10.03%) Security Architecture
19 29 (10.03%) Degree
20 28 (9.69%) Analytics
20 28 (9.69%) CheckPoint
21 26 (9.00%) SSL

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (1.73%) Apache
2 4 (1.38%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) MS Office
1 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (43.25%) Firewall
2 57 (19.72%) Intrusion Detection
3 53 (18.34%) Network Security
4 26 (9.00%) VPN
4 26 (9.00%) SSL
5 24 (8.30%) WAN
6 23 (7.96%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (7.27%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.23%) DNS
9 17 (5.88%) LDAP
10 13 (4.50%) LAN
11 12 (4.15%) HTTP
11 12 (4.15%) Internet
12 11 (3.81%) FTP
13 10 (3.46%) Wireshark
14 8 (2.77%) SMTP
15 7 (2.42%) BGP
15 7 (2.42%) SAN
16 6 (2.08%) Multicast
16 6 (2.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) MySQL
3 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) DB2
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Ant
1 4 (1.38%) JUnit
1 4 (1.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (21.45%) Finance
2 17 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 8 (2.77%) Publishing
3 8 (2.77%) Retail
4 6 (2.08%) Multimedia
4 6 (2.08%) Games
5 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.04%) Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 93 (32.18%) Analyst
2 74 (25.61%) Security Analyst
3 44 (15.22%) Architect
3 44 (15.22%) Consultant
4 40 (13.84%) Security Engineer
5 33 (11.42%) Security Architect
6 25 (8.65%) Security Specialist
7 22 (7.61%) Security Consultant
8 15 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (4.84%) Security Manager
10 13 (4.50%) IT Security Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Senior Security Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.50%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.50%) Designer
11 10 (3.46%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 10 (3.46%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.11%) Security Project Manager
12 9 (3.11%) IT Security Engineer
13 8 (2.77%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.46%) Middleware
2 6 (2.08%) .NET
3 4 (1.38%) CSS
3 4 (1.38%) JSP
3 4 (1.38%) SOAP
3 4 (1.38%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.38%) XML
3 4 (1.38%) XSLT
3 4 (1.38%) HTML
3 4 (1.38%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.69%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 37 (12.80%) PKI
3 17 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.11%) Physics
4 9 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.42%) Open Source
6 6 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.38%) CESG
7 4 (1.38%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.69%) GIS
8 2 (0.69%) Replication
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.35%) Life Science
9 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) CCTV
9 1 (0.35%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 90 (31.14%) Linux
2 82 (28.37%) Windows
3 57 (19.72%) UNIX
4 13 (4.50%) Solaris
5 5 (1.73%) AIX
5 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.04%) zOS
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.69%) Android
7 2 (0.69%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.99%) Information Security
2 53 (18.34%) Cyber Security
3 45 (15.57%) ITIL
4 39 (13.49%) Penetration Testing
5 38 (13.15%) Kalman Filter
6 29 (10.03%) Security Architecture
7 28 (9.69%) Analytics
8 25 (8.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (8.65%) Incident Management
9 20 (6.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 18 (6.23%) TOGAF
11 15 (5.19%) Migration
11 15 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.19%) Use Case
12 14 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (4.50%) Identity Management
14 12 (4.15%) Data Security
14 12 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (3.81%) Protective Monitoring
16 10 (3.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.61%) Python
2 15 (5.19%) Perl
3 12 (4.15%) SQL
4 7 (2.42%) Java
5 6 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.38%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.38%) C
6 4 (1.38%) C#
7 2 (0.69%) C++
7 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.69%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (27.68%) CISSP
2 67 (23.18%) Security Cleared
3 51 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 39 (13.49%) CISM
5 29 (10.03%) Degree
6 24 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (7.27%) CISMP
8 19 (6.57%) CCNA
9 18 (6.23%) GIAC
10 17 (5.88%) DV Cleared
11 14 (4.84%) CEH
12 13 (4.50%) GCIH
12 13 (4.50%) GCIA
13 12 (4.15%) CCNP
14 11 (3.81%) SSCP
15 10 (3.46%) ISSAP
15 10 (3.46%) ISSMP
15 10 (3.46%) CCENT
16 9 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (2.42%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (11.07%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.92%) QA
4 6 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) COBIT
6 2 (0.69%) COSO
System Software
1 13 (4.50%) Snort
2 8 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.42%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.73%) Firmware
5 3 (1.04%) Squid
5 3 (1.04%) RACF
5 3 (1.04%) ACF2
6 1 (0.35%) iptables
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) NFS
6 1 (0.35%) Samba
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (7.27%) Nessus
2 6 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (2.08%) WSUS
2 6 (2.08%) SCCM
3 5 (1.73%) OPNET
3 5 (1.73%) OpenView
3 5 (1.73%) DatAdvantage
4 4 (1.38%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (1.04%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.04%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.69%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.69%) Puppet
6 2 (0.69%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.35%) MOM
7 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (18.34%) ArcSight
2 42 (14.53%) Cisco
3 34 (11.76%) Splunk
4 33 (11.42%) Microsoft
4 33 (11.42%) McAfee
5 28 (9.69%) CheckPoint
6 24 (8.30%) LogRhythm
7 20 (6.92%) Sourcefire
8 19 (6.57%) F5
9 17 (5.88%) Oracle
10 16 (5.54%) HP
11 15 (5.19%) Qualys
12 14 (4.84%) VMware
13 13 (4.50%) Symantec
14 12 (4.15%) Kaspersky
14 12 (4.15%) Varonis
15 11 (3.81%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.81%) IBM
16 10 (3.46%) Citrix
16 10 (3.46%) Clearswift
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