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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 457 489 472
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs citing SIEM 152 80 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 43 44
Average daily rate
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£505 £425 £499
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% -14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £327 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
41214 38103 35480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.51% 73.72% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26955 23499 20863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1172 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +31 135 £525 +23.52% 54
London +49 68 £500 +17.64% 19
South East -21 32 £525 +23.52% 24
City of London +30 27 £500 +36.98% 7
Hampshire -5 17 £525 +40.00% 4
East of England +3 10 £525 +10.52%
South West - 9 £563 - 3
Scotland -3 8 £438 -
Cheshire +7 7 £563 +2.27%
North West -14 7 £563 -2.17% 2
Essex - 7 £525 -
Surrey -7 6 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire +3 4 £369 -10.60% 18
Basingstoke - 4 £575 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -13 3 - - 4
West Midlands - 3 £488 - 2
Southampton - 3 £450 - 3
Reading - 3 £388 - 2
Leeds -7 2 - - 3
Ipswich - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £550 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £313 -
Slough - 1 £350 - 2
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Taunton - - - -
Warwick - - - -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 121 (43.53%) Firewall
2 79 (28.42%) CISSP
3 77 (27.70%) Information Security
4 71 (25.54%) Windows
5 61 (21.94%) Security Cleared
6 60 (21.58%) Finance
7 57 (20.50%) Linux
8 52 (18.71%) SC Cleared
9 51 (18.35%) ArcSight
10 49 (17.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 48 (17.27%) Cyber Security
12 47 (16.91%) Cisco
13 44 (15.83%) UNIX
14 42 (15.11%) ITIL
15 41 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
16 40 (14.39%) Network Security
17 35 (12.59%) PCI DSS
18 32 (11.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 31 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
20 30 (10.79%) Security Architecture
21 28 (10.07%) Management Information System
22 27 (9.71%) Degree
22 27 (9.71%) CISM
22 27 (9.71%) TCP/IP
22 27 (9.71%) Splunk
23 25 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management
24 24 (8.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 23 (8.27%) Identity Management
26 22 (7.91%) CheckPoint
26 22 (7.91%) Retail

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (2.16%) Apache
2 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Maple
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (43.53%) Firewall
2 49 (17.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 40 (14.39%) Network Security
4 27 (9.71%) TCP/IP
5 17 (6.12%) VPN
6 15 (5.40%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (5.04%) Internet
8 13 (4.68%) FTP
9 12 (4.32%) DNS
9 12 (4.32%) LDAP
10 9 (3.24%) SSL
10 9 (3.24%) WAN
11 8 (2.88%) HTTP
11 8 (2.88%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.52%) Wireless
13 6 (2.16%) LAN
14 5 (1.80%) NAS
14 5 (1.80%) NGN
14 5 (1.80%) SAN
14 5 (1.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
General
1 60 (21.58%) Finance
2 22 (7.91%) Retail
3 12 (4.32%) Games
4 11 (3.96%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.96%) Banking
5 9 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.88%) Publishing
7 3 (1.08%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.08%) Legal
8 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (28.06%) Analyst
2 61 (21.94%) Consultant
3 58 (20.86%) Security Analyst
4 47 (16.91%) Architect
5 41 (14.75%) Security Consultant
6 32 (11.51%) Security Architect
7 29 (10.43%) Security Engineer
8 26 (9.35%) Security Specialist
9 12 (4.32%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.32%) Cyber Security Specialist
10 11 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.60%) IT Security Consultant
11 10 (3.60%) IT Consultant
11 10 (3.60%) Designer
12 9 (3.24%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.24%) Senior Security Analyst
13 8 (2.88%) Senior Security Consultant
13 8 (2.88%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (2.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.16%) Middleware
2 4 (1.44%) Web Services
2 4 (1.44%) .NET
3 3 (1.08%) WCF
3 3 (1.08%) XML
3 3 (1.08%) XSD
3 3 (1.08%) SOAP
4 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.07%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.24%) PKI
6 7 (2.52%) Physics
7 6 (2.16%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.80%) FMCG
8 5 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.08%) CESG
11 1 (0.36%) Open Source
11 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.36%) Replication
11 1 (0.36%) e-Health
11 1 (0.36%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (25.54%) Windows
2 57 (20.50%) Linux
3 44 (15.83%) UNIX
4 7 (2.52%) Solaris
5 4 (1.44%) Windows Vista
5 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.72%) AIX
7 2 (0.72%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (27.70%) Information Security
2 48 (17.27%) Cyber Security
3 42 (15.11%) ITIL
4 41 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
5 30 (10.79%) Security Architecture
6 25 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management
7 24 (8.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (8.27%) Identity Management
9 22 (7.91%) Analytics
10 20 (7.19%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (6.12%) TOGAF
12 16 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (5.40%) Incident Management
14 14 (5.04%) Data Security
15 13 (4.68%) Ethical Hacking
16 12 (4.32%) Migration
17 11 (3.96%) Network Monitoring
17 11 (3.96%) Data Protection
17 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2
17 11 (3.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.47%) SQL
2 15 (5.40%) Python
3 10 (3.60%) Perl
4 6 (2.16%) C
5 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.80%) Java
6 4 (1.44%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) VB
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (28.42%) CISSP
2 61 (21.94%) Security Cleared
3 52 (18.71%) SC Cleared
4 31 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (9.71%) Degree
5 27 (9.71%) CISM
6 22 (7.91%) GIAC
7 16 (5.76%) CCNA
8 15 (5.40%) GCIA
9 12 (4.32%) CEH
10 11 (3.96%) GCIH
11 10 (3.60%) ISSAP
12 9 (3.24%) ISSMP
13 8 (2.88%) CCNP
13 8 (2.88%) SSCP
13 8 (2.88%) CISA
14 7 (2.52%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.52%) GPEN
14 7 (2.52%) CISMP
15 5 (1.80%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.59%) PCI DSS
2 32 (11.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.60%) QA
4 6 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.08%) COBIT
6 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.32%) Snort
2 10 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.80%) Firmware
5 4 (1.44%) Brightmail
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.72%) Squid
7 2 (0.72%) Nmap
8 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (6.47%) Nessus
2 9 (3.24%) SCCM
3 6 (2.16%) OPNET
3 6 (2.16%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.80%) DatAdvantage
5 4 (1.44%) OpenView
5 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.44%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.72%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.72%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (0.72%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (18.35%) ArcSight
2 47 (16.91%) Cisco
3 27 (9.71%) Splunk
4 22 (7.91%) CheckPoint
5 20 (7.19%) LogRhythm
5 20 (7.19%) McAfee
6 16 (5.76%) Microsoft
6 16 (5.76%) HP
7 15 (5.40%) F5
7 15 (5.40%) Qualys
8 14 (5.04%) Sourcefire
9 13 (4.68%) Oracle
10 11 (3.96%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.60%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.60%) IBM
12 9 (3.24%) MobileIron
12 9 (3.24%) Sun
12 9 (3.24%) VMware
13 7 (2.52%) Varonis
13 7 (2.52%) Symantec
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