The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 452 484 553
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +69
Contract jobs citing SIEM 139 89 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.24% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 44 8
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £518 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +54 131 £425 - 58
London +71 87 £430 +1.17% 11
South East -7 22 £438 +9.37% 29
City of London +43 21 £500 +29.03%
Berkshire +4 10 £438 -4.89% 9
Hampshire -20 7 £450 +16.12% 12
Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 5
Scotland - 6 £440 - 1
North West -10 5 £475 +68.14% 5
West Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 3
Milton Keynes - 5 - - 3
Glasgow - 5 £440 -
Manchester +1 3 - -
Reading 0 3 £450 -2.17% 3
West Midlands -12 3 £400 +10.34% 3
Slough - 3 £425 - 1
Leeds - 3 £325 - 3
Southampton -9 2 £425 - 4
East Midlands - 2 - -
Cheshire -2 1 £475 +68.14% 4
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Worcestershire - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 £300 - 4
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Derby - 1 - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - - 2
Livingston - - - -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 107 (46.32%) Firewall
2 74 (32.03%) CISSP
3 64 (27.71%) Windows
4 58 (25.11%) Information Security
5 49 (21.21%) ITIL
6 46 (19.91%) Cisco
7 40 (17.32%) Finance
8 39 (16.88%) ArcSight
9 38 (16.45%) UNIX
10 36 (15.58%) TCP/IP
10 36 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
11 35 (15.15%) Network Security
12 31 (13.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 30 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 30 (12.99%) Security Cleared
13 30 (12.99%) Security Architecture
14 28 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (11.69%) Linux
15 27 (11.69%) Management Information System
16 25 (10.82%) CISM
16 25 (10.82%) Microsoft
17 24 (10.39%) CheckPoint
17 24 (10.39%) Intrusion Detection
17 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
18 23 (9.96%) Cyber Security
18 23 (9.96%) Tivoli
19 22 (9.52%) Identity Management
20 21 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
21 20 (8.66%) Use Case
22 19 (8.23%) PRINCE2

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 107 (46.32%) Firewall
2 36 (15.58%) TCP/IP
3 35 (15.15%) Network Security
4 24 (10.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (8.23%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (7.36%) Reverse Proxy
7 14 (6.06%) Internet
8 8 (3.46%) WAN
8 8 (3.46%) LAN
9 7 (3.03%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.03%) VPN
9 7 (3.03%) Wireless
10 5 (2.16%) FTP
10 5 (2.16%) DNS
11 4 (1.73%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.30%) SSL
12 3 (1.30%) LDAP
13 2 (0.87%) HTTP
13 2 (0.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.90%) DB2
2 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (17.32%) Finance
2 11 (4.76%) Retail
3 9 (3.90%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.16%) Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.30%) Law
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) International Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (23.38%) Analyst
2 52 (22.51%) Consultant
3 43 (18.61%) Architect
4 39 (16.88%) Security Analyst
5 37 (16.02%) Security Architect
6 33 (14.29%) Security Consultant
7 28 (12.12%) Security Engineer
8 19 (8.23%) Security Manager
8 19 (8.23%) Project Manager
9 14 (6.06%) Security Project Manager
10 11 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
10 11 (4.76%) IT Security Consultant
10 11 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.76%) IT Consultant
11 10 (4.33%) Security Specialist
11 10 (4.33%) IT Security Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) IT Project Manager
12 9 (3.90%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) Security Solutions Architect
14 7 (3.03%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.90%) Regular Expression
1 9 (3.90%) XML
2 1 (0.43%) Java EE
2 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.43%) WSDL
2 1 (0.43%) JMS
2 1 (0.43%) SOAP
2 1 (0.43%) Web Services
2 1 (0.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.69%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.33%) PKI
3 8 (3.46%) FMCG
4 6 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.16%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.30%) Open Source
6 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.87%) CESG
8 1 (0.43%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.43%) New Media
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) RMADS
8 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.43%) CCTV
8 1 (0.43%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 64 (27.71%) Windows
2 38 (16.45%) UNIX
3 27 (11.69%) Linux
4 12 (5.19%) VMS
5 6 (2.60%) Solaris
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.43%) MVS
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
9 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.11%) Information Security
2 49 (21.21%) ITIL
3 36 (15.58%) Vulnerability Management
4 31 (13.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 30 (12.99%) Security Architecture
6 23 (9.96%) Cyber Security
7 22 (9.52%) Identity Management
8 21 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (8.66%) Use Case
10 19 (8.23%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.79%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (6.49%) Network Architecture
12 15 (6.49%) SABSA
13 14 (6.06%) Zachman Framework
13 14 (6.06%) TOGAF
14 13 (5.63%) Project Management
14 13 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (5.19%) Risk Management
15 12 (5.19%) Computer Security
16 10 (4.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.76%) SQL
2 10 (4.33%) C
3 3 (1.30%) VB
4 2 (0.87%) Perl
4 2 (0.87%) Ruby
4 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 74 (32.03%) CISSP
2 30 (12.99%) Security Cleared
3 28 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (10.82%) CISM
5 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.06%) CEH
7 13 (5.63%) GIAC
8 11 (4.76%) CISA
9 9 (3.90%) CCSE
9 9 (3.90%) GCIA
9 9 (3.90%) CCNP
10 7 (3.03%) GCIH
11 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (2.16%) Degree
11 5 (2.16%) CCSP
11 5 (2.16%) SSCP
12 4 (1.73%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.30%) GCWN
13 3 (1.30%) GCFW
13 3 (1.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.49%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (3.03%) QA
5 3 (1.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.16%) Snort
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.73%) Brightmail
3 4 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 23 (9.96%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.16%) SCCM
3 4 (1.73%) ZENworks
4 3 (1.30%) OpenView
5 2 (0.87%) Nessus
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.87%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.43%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.43%) WMI
6 1 (0.43%) OPNET
Vendors
1 46 (19.91%) Cisco
2 39 (16.88%) ArcSight
3 25 (10.82%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.39%) CheckPoint
5 17 (7.36%) McAfee
6 16 (6.93%) CA
7 12 (5.19%) Websense
7 12 (5.19%) SAP
8 11 (4.76%) Sourcefire
9 10 (4.33%) Novell
9 10 (4.33%) Qualys
9 10 (4.33%) Splunk
10 9 (3.90%) Juniper
11 7 (3.03%) VMware
11 7 (3.03%) IBM
11 7 (3.03%) HP
12 6 (2.60%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.60%) IronPort
12 6 (2.60%) LogRhythm
13 5 (2.16%) MobileIron
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