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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 435 494 515
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +21
Contract jobs citing SIEM 159 105 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 22
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£475 £450 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £378 £328
% change year-on-year
+25.82% +15.26%
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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +42 150 £475 +5.55% 90
London -24 48 £475 +5.55% 27
South East -2 37 £500 +33.33% 40
North West - 28 £400 - 9
City of London +34 22 £419 -11.84% 7
Hampshire +2 19 £500 +19.76% 8
Manchester - 19 £344 - 8
East of England +36 18 £423 - 2
Berkshire +11 13 £500 +33.33% 24
South West +13 11 £450 +12.50% 7
Norfolk - 10 £475 -
Norwich - 10 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £400 - 3
Slough - 8 £500 - 3
Scotland +6 6 £500 -
West Midlands -10 6 £450 -11.33% 4
Worcestershire - 6 £450 - 2
Cheltenham - 6 £483 - 2
Glasgow 0 5 £500 -
Surrey +5 4 £550 +4.76% 1
Southampton - 4 £500 - 2
Basingstoke +2 3 £550 - 1
Bristol -1 3 £500 +25.00%
Cambridge - 3 £360 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £360 -
Cheshire - 3 £454 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £420 - 2
Fareham - 2 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Reading +6 1 - - 13

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 127 (42.19%) Firewall
2 87 (28.90%) Linux
3 84 (27.91%) CISSP
4 79 (26.25%) Windows
5 75 (24.92%) Information Security
6 72 (23.92%) Security Cleared
7 60 (19.93%) ArcSight
7 60 (19.93%) Finance
8 59 (19.60%) Network Security
9 58 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 54 (17.94%) UNIX
11 51 (16.94%) SC Cleared
12 49 (16.28%) Cyber Security
13 47 (15.61%) ITIL
14 45 (14.95%) Cisco
15 44 (14.62%) CISM
15 44 (14.62%) Kalman Filter
16 43 (14.29%) PKI
17 42 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 39 (12.96%) Management Information System
18 39 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
19 37 (12.29%) McAfee
20 36 (11.96%) CheckPoint
20 36 (11.96%) Microsoft
21 34 (11.30%) Splunk
22 32 (10.63%) Degree
22 32 (10.63%) SSL
23 31 (10.30%) PCI DSS
24 29 (9.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 29 (9.63%) Cisco ASA

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.66%) Apache
2 4 (1.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.66%) JBoss
3 2 (0.66%) CMS
3 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) MS Office
2 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.00%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (42.19%) Firewall
2 59 (19.60%) Network Security
3 58 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (10.63%) SSL
5 29 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (9.30%) WAN
7 26 (8.64%) VPN
8 20 (6.64%) DNS
9 16 (5.32%) TCP/IP
9 16 (5.32%) LDAP
10 12 (3.99%) LAN
10 12 (3.99%) Internet
11 10 (3.32%) SSH
12 9 (2.99%) SMTP
12 9 (2.99%) HTTP
13 7 (2.33%) FTP
14 6 (1.99%) SAN
14 6 (1.99%) Wireshark
15 5 (1.66%) Multicast
15 5 (1.66%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.98%) MySQL
1 15 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.00%) Big Data
3 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.33%) DB2
4 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Ant
1 4 (1.33%) JUnit
1 4 (1.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (19.93%) Finance
2 16 (5.32%) Financial Institution
3 8 (2.66%) Publishing
3 8 (2.66%) Retail
4 6 (1.99%) Games
5 5 (1.66%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.33%) Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Military
8 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 98 (32.56%) Analyst
2 81 (26.91%) Security Analyst
3 44 (14.62%) Security Engineer
4 39 (12.96%) Architect
5 38 (12.62%) Consultant
6 30 (9.97%) Security Architect
7 25 (8.31%) Security Specialist
8 19 (6.31%) Security Manager
9 18 (5.98%) Security Consultant
10 16 (5.32%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (4.32%) Senior Security Analyst
12 13 (4.32%) Designer
12 13 (4.32%) IT Security Analyst
13 11 (3.65%) Security Project Manager
13 11 (3.65%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (3.65%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.99%) Network Security Engineer
14 9 (2.99%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.32%) Middleware
2 6 (1.99%) .NET
3 5 (1.66%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.33%) SailPoint
4 4 (1.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.33%) CSS
4 4 (1.33%) JSP
4 4 (1.33%) SOAP
4 4 (1.33%) XML
4 4 (1.33%) XSLT
4 4 (1.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.29%) PKI
2 39 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.99%) Physics
6 7 (2.33%) Open Source
7 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.66%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.33%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.00%) Replication
9 3 (1.00%) CESG
10 2 (0.66%) Tandem
10 2 (0.66%) e-Health
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.66%) GIS
10 2 (0.66%) BYOD
11 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.33%) Economics
11 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 87 (28.90%) Linux
2 79 (26.25%) Windows
3 54 (17.94%) UNIX
4 12 (3.99%) Solaris
5 7 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.99%) AIX
7 3 (1.00%) zOS
7 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.92%) Information Security
2 49 (16.28%) Cyber Security
3 47 (15.61%) ITIL
4 44 (14.62%) Kalman Filter
5 39 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (9.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 28 (9.30%) Incident Management
7 28 (9.30%) Security Architecture
7 28 (9.30%) Analytics
8 21 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
8 21 (6.98%) Migration
9 18 (5.98%) TOGAF
10 16 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.32%) Use Case
10 16 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (4.98%) Identity Management
12 12 (3.99%) SOA
12 12 (3.99%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.65%) Project Management
13 11 (3.65%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.97%) Python
2 19 (6.31%) Perl
3 15 (4.98%) SQL
4 8 (2.66%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.99%) Java
6 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.33%) C#
7 3 (1.00%) C
7 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
8 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (27.91%) CISSP
2 72 (23.92%) Security Cleared
3 51 (16.94%) SC Cleared
4 44 (14.62%) CISM
5 32 (10.63%) Degree
6 25 (8.31%) CISMP
7 24 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (6.31%) DV Cleared
9 18 (5.98%) CCNA
10 15 (4.98%) GIAC
10 15 (4.98%) GCIA
10 15 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (4.65%) CCNP
11 14 (4.65%) CCENT
12 11 (3.65%) GCIH
12 11 (3.65%) CEH
13 10 (3.32%) ISSAP
13 10 (3.32%) ISSMP
14 8 (2.66%) SSCP
15 7 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (10.30%) PCI DSS
3 21 (6.98%) QA
4 6 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.33%) COBIT
6 3 (1.00%) SLA
6 3 (1.00%) COSO
7 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.33%) Snort
4 5 (1.66%) Firmware
5 3 (1.00%) RACF
5 3 (1.00%) Squid
5 3 (1.00%) ACF2
6 1 (0.33%) iptables
6 1 (0.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) Samba
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (5.65%) Nessus
2 6 (1.99%) WSUS
2 6 (1.99%) SCCM
2 6 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.66%) OpenView
3 5 (1.66%) DatAdvantage
4 4 (1.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (1.00%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (1.00%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.00%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.66%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.66%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) OPNET
7 1 (0.33%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.33%) MOM
7 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (19.93%) ArcSight
2 45 (14.95%) Cisco
3 37 (12.29%) McAfee
4 36 (11.96%) CheckPoint
4 36 (11.96%) Microsoft
5 34 (11.30%) Splunk
6 23 (7.64%) LogRhythm
7 20 (6.64%) HP
8 19 (6.31%) VMware
9 18 (5.98%) Oracle
9 18 (5.98%) Kaspersky
10 16 (5.32%) F5
10 16 (5.32%) Sourcefire
10 16 (5.32%) Clearswift
11 15 (4.98%) Symantec
12 14 (4.65%) Qualys
13 13 (4.32%) IBM
13 13 (4.32%) Citrix
13 13 (4.32%) Juniper
13 13 (4.32%) CA
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