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 23 September 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 492 520 571
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +51
Contract jobs citing SIEM 122 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.15% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 31 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £488 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +25.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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 +38 111 £500 +6.38% 36
London +48 58 £500 +6.38% 9
South East +14 30 £525 - 20
Hampshire +1 15 £525 - 8
City of London +19 12 £515 +9.57% 1
Berkshire +15 10 £500 -4.76% 8
West Midlands -7 8 £425 +17.24% 1
Scotland - 8 £370 - 1
Reading +12 6 £525 - 3
South West - 4 £450 - 1
North West -5 3 £463 +40.68% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
East Midlands +4 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £443 -
Derbyshire +4 1 - -
Cheshire -1 1 £475 +44.48% 2
Derby -3 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £600 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £425 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 87 (40.65%) Firewall
2 71 (33.18%) CISSP
3 62 (28.97%) Information Security
4 49 (22.90%) Windows
5 43 (20.09%) Finance
5 43 (20.09%) Security Cleared
6 38 (17.76%) ITIL
6 38 (17.76%) Cisco
7 37 (17.29%) ArcSight
8 36 (16.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 35 (16.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 34 (15.89%) SC Cleared
11 32 (14.95%) Security Architecture
12 31 (14.49%) Cyber Security
13 28 (13.08%) Network Security
13 28 (13.08%) TCP/IP
13 28 (13.08%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (12.62%) UNIX
14 27 (12.62%) Penetration Testing
14 27 (12.62%) PCI DSS
15 24 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
16 23 (10.75%) Linux
17 22 (10.28%) Identity Management
17 22 (10.28%) CheckPoint
18 20 (9.35%) GIAC
18 20 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
19 19 (8.88%) Management Information System
19 19 (8.88%) CISM
20 17 (7.94%) SQL
21 16 (7.48%) GCIA

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.47%) IIS
2 1 (0.47%) Apache
2 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) Maple
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (40.65%) Firewall
2 28 (13.08%) Network Security
2 28 (13.08%) TCP/IP
3 20 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (6.07%) Internet
5 11 (5.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (3.74%) LAN
6 8 (3.74%) WAN
7 7 (3.27%) VPN
7 7 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (3.27%) Wireshark
7 7 (3.27%) Wireless
8 5 (2.34%) DNS
8 5 (2.34%) FTP
9 4 (1.87%) NGN
9 4 (1.87%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (1.40%) LDAP
10 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.40%) SSL
11 2 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) DB2
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (20.09%) Finance
2 16 (7.48%) Retail
3 10 (4.67%) Banking
4 7 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.80%) Games
6 3 (1.40%) Law
6 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.40%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (24.30%) Analyst
2 46 (21.50%) Consultant
3 41 (19.16%) Security Analyst
4 38 (17.76%) Architect
5 34 (15.89%) Security Consultant
6 29 (13.55%) Security Architect
7 26 (12.15%) Security Engineer
8 16 (7.48%) Security Specialist
9 12 (5.61%) Security Manager
9 12 (5.61%) IT Security Engineer
9 12 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.14%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.14%) IT Consultant
10 11 (5.14%) IT Security Consultant
11 9 (4.21%) IT Security Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) Security Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.27%) Security Project Manager
13 7 (3.27%) Security Operations Analyst
13 7 (3.27%) Operations Analyst
13 7 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.87%) XML
1 4 (1.87%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.40%) XSD
2 3 (1.40%) SOAP
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) Middleware
3 2 (0.93%) WCF
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Java EE
4 1 (0.47%) JMS
4 1 (0.47%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.67%) PKI
4 8 (3.74%) FMCG
5 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.34%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.87%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.40%) Open Source
8 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) CESG
10 1 (0.47%) RMADS
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.47%) CCTV
10 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.47%) Social Media
10 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.90%) Windows
2 27 (12.62%) UNIX
3 23 (10.75%) Linux
4 8 (3.74%) Solaris
5 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.93%) AIX
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.97%) Information Security
2 38 (17.76%) ITIL
3 35 (16.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 32 (14.95%) Security Architecture
5 31 (14.49%) Cyber Security
6 27 (12.62%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (10.28%) Identity Management
9 15 (7.01%) Analytics
9 15 (7.01%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (6.54%) PRINCE2
11 13 (6.07%) Use Case
12 10 (4.67%) Data Protection
12 10 (4.67%) Project Management
12 10 (4.67%) TOGAF
13 9 (4.21%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (3.74%) Security Testing
14 8 (3.74%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.94%) SQL
2 5 (2.34%) C
3 3 (1.40%) Perl
3 3 (1.40%) VB
3 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.93%) Python
4 2 (0.93%) Ruby
4 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (33.18%) CISSP
2 43 (20.09%) Security Cleared
3 34 (15.89%) SC Cleared
4 28 (13.08%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (9.35%) GIAC
6 19 (8.88%) CISM
7 16 (7.48%) GCIA
8 13 (6.07%) CEH
9 11 (5.14%) Degree
10 10 (4.67%) CISA
11 9 (4.21%) CCNP
11 9 (4.21%) CCSE
12 8 (3.74%) GCIH
13 5 (2.34%) CCSP
13 5 (2.34%) SSCP
13 5 (2.34%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.34%) CRISC
14 3 (1.40%) CCNA
14 3 (1.40%) GCWN
14 3 (1.40%) GCFW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (12.62%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.34%) QA
5 3 (1.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.47%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.34%) Snort
3 4 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.87%) Brightmail
4 2 (0.93%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.80%) SCCM
3 4 (1.87%) OpenView
3 4 (1.87%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.93%) Nessus
4 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.93%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.93%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.47%) WMI
5 1 (0.47%) OPNET
Vendors
1 38 (17.76%) Cisco
2 37 (17.29%) ArcSight
3 22 (10.28%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.07%) Sourcefire
5 12 (5.61%) SAP
6 11 (5.14%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.14%) McAfee
6 11 (5.14%) Websense
6 11 (5.14%) Splunk
7 10 (4.67%) HP
8 9 (4.21%) Juniper
8 9 (4.21%) Qualys
9 8 (3.74%) VMware
10 7 (3.27%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.27%) LogRhythm
11 6 (2.80%) IronPort
11 6 (2.80%) F5
11 6 (2.80%) IBM
12 5 (2.34%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.87%) Oracle
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