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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 373 391 495
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +104
Contract jobs citing SIEM 297 267 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.47% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.59% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 165 81
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £365 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £582 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year
- +1.12%
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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +15 291 £500 +5.26% 85
London +17 111 £525 +10.52% 37
South East -29 46 £500 - 14
South West +25 37 £390 -7.14% 7
North West +12 37 £465 +3.33% 6
Manchester +10 27 £468 +38.51% 4
East of England +27 22 £550 +25.64% 2
Bristol +19 22 £525 - 3
Berkshire +4 21 £519 +13.26% 5
Yorkshire +11 20 £425 +13.33% 8
Reading +12 16 £519 +3.75% 2
South Yorkshire -2 12 £423 +12.66% 1
City of London +27 10 £559 +16.10% 8
Hampshire -9 10 £425 -10.52% 3
Surrey -10 10 £478 -8.61% 1
Sheffield -13 10 £418 +11.33% 1
Somerset - 10 £378 - 1
Bedfordshire - 10 £438 - 1
Cheshire +5 9 £445 -1.11% 1
West Yorkshire +8 8 £435 - 7
West Midlands -29 8 £425 -5.55% 9
Cambridgeshire +24 6 £475 +18.60%
Cambridge +19 6 £475 +18.60%
Scotland +5 5 £400 -11.11%
Suffolk +1 5 £575 -
Ipswich -2 5 £575 -
Leeds -5 5 £435 - 7
Taunton - 5 £390 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £488 +44.44% 1
Edinburgh -1 4 - -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 225 (38.46%) Firewall
2 207 (35.38%) Information Security
3 202 (34.53%) CISSP
4 165 (28.21%) Security Operations
5 145 (24.79%) Windows
6 133 (22.74%) Cybersecurity
7 127 (21.71%) Linux
8 124 (21.20%) Network Security
9 116 (19.83%) Finance
10 102 (17.44%) Vulnerability Management
11 101 (17.26%) Splunk
12 97 (16.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 93 (15.90%) PCI DSS
13 93 (15.90%) Security Cleared
14 92 (15.73%) ArcSight
15 82 (14.02%) Intrusion Detection
16 78 (13.33%) Cisco
16 78 (13.33%) Security Architecture
16 78 (13.33%) SC Cleared
17 77 (13.16%) CISM
18 73 (12.48%) Management Information System
19 70 (11.97%) ITIL
20 69 (11.79%) Data Centre
21 67 (11.45%) Unix
21 67 (11.45%) WAN
22 66 (11.28%) Security Operations Centre
23 62 (10.60%) TCP/IP
24 60 (10.26%) Active Directory
24 60 (10.26%) QRadar
25 58 (9.91%) Kalman Filter

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 20 (3.42%) WebSphere
2 15 (2.56%) IIS
2 15 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.05%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.88%) Apache
5 7 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.85%) JBoss
7 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.34%) CICS
8 2 (0.34%) CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.22%) MS Office
3 11 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.03%) MS Project
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.59%) PaaS
4 20 (3.42%) SaaS
5 19 (3.25%) IaaS
6 13 (2.22%) Office 365
7 11 (1.88%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 225 (38.46%) Firewall
2 124 (21.20%) Network Security
3 82 (14.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 67 (11.45%) WAN
5 62 (10.60%) TCP/IP
6 54 (9.23%) LAN
7 41 (7.01%) SSL
7 41 (7.01%) VPN
8 33 (5.64%) DNS
9 26 (4.44%) Internet
9 26 (4.44%) Wireless
10 24 (4.10%) MPLS
11 19 (3.25%) HTTP
12 15 (2.56%) IPsec
13 14 (2.39%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.05%) Wireshark
15 11 (1.88%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (1.88%) SAN
16 10 (1.71%) DHCP
16 10 (1.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.76%) DB2
2 12 (2.05%) Hadoop
3 11 (1.88%) Big Data
4 6 (1.03%) MySQL
4 6 (1.03%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.34%) Informix
6 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (1.20%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) AppScan
3 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.17%) Hudson
3 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
3 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 116 (19.83%) Finance
2 32 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.08%) Banking
4 14 (2.39%) Retail
5 7 (1.20%) Advertising
5 7 (1.20%) Publishing
6 5 (0.85%) Legal
6 5 (0.85%) Marketing
7 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.51%) Electronics
8 3 (0.51%) Games
9 2 (0.34%) Billing
9 2 (0.34%) French Language
9 2 (0.34%) Law
9 2 (0.34%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 163 (27.86%) Analyst
2 124 (21.20%) Security Analyst
3 104 (17.78%) Architect
4 99 (16.92%) Consultant
5 88 (15.04%) Security Consultant
6 80 (13.68%) Security Architect
7 61 (10.43%) Security Engineer
8 51 (8.72%) Security Manager
9 49 (8.38%) SOC Analyst
10 40 (6.84%) Project Manager
11 35 (5.98%) IT Analyst
12 34 (5.81%) IT Security Analyst
13 32 (5.47%) SIEM Consultant
14 28 (4.79%) Security Project Manager
15 27 (4.62%) Security Specialist
16 22 (3.76%) Information Analyst
16 22 (3.76%) Information Security Analyst
17 20 (3.42%) Operations Analyst
17 20 (3.42%) Security Operations Analyst
18 19 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.56%) Middleware
2 10 (1.71%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.51%) .NET
3 3 (0.51%) REST
3 3 (0.51%) SOAP
3 3 (0.51%) XML
4 2 (0.34%) Apache Flex
4 2 (0.34%) D3.js
4 2 (0.34%) LAMP
5 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.17%) J2EE
5 1 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.17%) PHP-FPM
5 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.48%) Management Information System
2 69 (11.79%) Data Centre
3 66 (11.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 58 (9.91%) PKI
5 42 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 17 (2.91%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.37%) CESG
10 8 (1.37%) Clustering
11 7 (1.20%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.03%) iPad
13 5 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
13 5 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.68%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 145 (24.79%) Windows
2 127 (21.71%) Linux
3 67 (11.45%) Unix
4 33 (5.64%) Windows Server
5 24 (4.10%) AIX
6 13 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.03%) Solaris
9 6 (1.03%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.34%) Debian
10 2 (0.34%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (35.38%) Information Security
2 165 (28.21%) Security Operations
3 133 (22.74%) Cybersecurity
4 102 (17.44%) Vulnerability Management
5 78 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 70 (11.97%) ITIL
7 58 (9.91%) Kalman Filter
8 54 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (8.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 50 (8.55%) Incident Management
11 49 (8.38%) Project Management
12 45 (7.69%) Analytics
13 43 (7.35%) Threat Management
14 38 (6.50%) Penetration Testing
15 36 (6.15%) Security Management
15 36 (6.15%) Use Case
16 35 (5.98%) Change Management
17 33 (5.64%) Risk Management
18 32 (5.47%) Data Loss Prevention
19 29 (4.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.27%) Python
2 23 (3.93%) SQL
3 22 (3.76%) Perl
4 15 (2.56%) Java
5 9 (1.54%) Ruby
6 8 (1.37%) C
7 7 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.03%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.85%) PHP
10 3 (0.51%) C++
11 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 202 (34.53%) CISSP
2 93 (15.90%) Security Cleared
3 78 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 77 (13.16%) CISM
5 44 (7.52%) Degree
6 38 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (5.81%) GCIH
8 33 (5.64%) CEH
9 29 (4.96%) CCNP
10 28 (4.79%) GIAC
11 26 (4.44%) SANS
12 23 (3.93%) GCIA
13 21 (3.59%) CISMP
14 20 (3.42%) CCNA
15 19 (3.25%) CISA
16 16 (2.74%) DV Cleared
17 14 (2.39%) ISSAP
18 12 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
19 11 (1.88%) PMI Certification
20 10 (1.71%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (16.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (15.90%) PCI DSS
3 21 (3.59%) COBIT
4 13 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.71%) SLA
6 9 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.20%) QA
8 6 (1.03%) GPG13
8 6 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.03%) ISO22301
8 6 (1.03%) ISO27002
9 4 (0.68%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.34%) BS25999
10 2 (0.34%) COSO
10 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.34%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.17%) GMP
11 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.42%) Snort
4 9 (1.54%) XenApp
5 5 (0.85%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.85%) vSphere
6 4 (0.68%) RACF
7 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.34%) Squid
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.17%) Docker
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) SRDF
8 1 (0.17%) vCloud
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (10.26%) QRadar
2 24 (4.10%) Nessus
3 23 (3.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 22 (3.76%) RSA Security Analytics
5 18 (3.08%) Puppet
5 18 (3.08%) RSA Archer
6 14 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.05%) Nmap
8 11 (1.88%) WSUS
9 9 (1.54%) ArcSight ESM
9 9 (1.54%) RSA enVision
9 9 (1.54%) SCCM
10 8 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.03%) SmoothWall
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.85%) Nagios
12 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.51%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 101 (17.26%) Splunk
2 92 (15.73%) ArcSight
3 78 (13.33%) Cisco
4 53 (9.06%) CheckPoint
5 51 (8.72%) Intel Security
6 45 (7.69%) LogRhythm
7 41 (7.01%) Microsoft
7 41 (7.01%) Qualys
7 41 (7.01%) VMware
8 31 (5.30%) HP
9 29 (4.96%) IBM
9 29 (4.96%) Juniper
10 28 (4.79%) Oracle
10 28 (4.79%) Symantec
11 25 (4.27%) Citrix
12 20 (3.42%) Sourcefire
13 19 (3.25%) Forcepoint
14 18 (3.08%) F5
15 17 (2.91%) Fortinet
16 16 (2.74%) Tripwire
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