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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 382 440 539
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +99
Contract jobs citing SIEM 276 200 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.47% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 121 62
Median daily rate £494 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +39 262 £500 +2.56% 97
London +14 87 £500 +5.26% 41
South East -4 63 £525 +5.00% 25
North West -2 41 £425 +18.46% 2
South West +12 30 £380 -10.70% 6
Manchester 0 27 £475 +43.39% 2
Hampshire +5 26 £610 +22.00%
Berkshire +6 22 £500 - 11
West Midlands +4 19 £388 -13.88% 5
Reading +3 14 £440 - 4
Bristol +10 12 £400 -20.00% 1
Cheshire -1 12 £425 -2.01%
Scotland -4 12 £400 -11.11%
Basingstoke -10 12 £700 +47.36%
Surrey -14 9 £580 +5.45% 6
Wiltshire - 9 £380 -
City of London +26 7 £450 - 9
Yorkshire - 7 £425 - 13
Farnborough - 7 £340 -
Edinburgh - 7 - -
East of England +8 6 £500 +24.84% 3
Birmingham +6 6 £355 -25.26% 4
Swindon - 6 £380 -
Glasgow +9 5 £400 -11.11%
Southampton +16 4 - -
East Midlands +12 4 £600 - 1
Worcestershire -12 4 £450 -
Dorset - 4 £363 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 -
Warrington - 4 £425 -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 195 (34.33%) Firewall
2 187 (32.92%) CISSP
3 178 (31.34%) Information Security
4 161 (28.35%) Security Operations
5 140 (24.65%) Windows
6 123 (21.65%) Network Security
7 117 (20.60%) Cybersecurity
8 114 (20.07%) Linux
9 108 (19.01%) Security Cleared
10 107 (18.84%) ArcSight
11 97 (17.08%) Finance
12 96 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 94 (16.55%) Splunk
13 94 (16.55%) Intrusion Detection
14 88 (15.49%) SC Cleared
15 81 (14.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 79 (13.91%) Cisco
17 78 (13.73%) PCI DSS
18 72 (12.68%) Unix
19 70 (12.32%) QRadar
20 68 (11.97%) TCP/IP
21 66 (11.62%) Security Operations Centre
22 65 (11.44%) Security Architecture
23 62 (10.92%) Management Information System
24 61 (10.74%) CISM
24 61 (10.74%) Data Centre
25 58 (10.21%) ITIL
26 56 (9.86%) WAN
27 54 (9.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 53 (9.33%) 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 22 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.52%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.46%) Apache
4 11 (1.94%) IIS
4 11 (1.94%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.88%) JBoss
8 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.35%) CICS
9 2 (0.35%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 32 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.94%) MS Office
4 8 (1.41%) MS Project
5 6 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.70%) PaaS
3 19 (3.35%) SaaS
4 18 (3.17%) IaaS
5 13 (2.29%) Office 365
6 11 (1.94%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 195 (34.33%) Firewall
2 123 (21.65%) Network Security
3 94 (16.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 68 (11.97%) TCP/IP
5 56 (9.86%) WAN
6 41 (7.22%) LAN
7 38 (6.69%) DNS
7 38 (6.69%) SSL
7 38 (6.69%) VPN
8 36 (6.34%) Internet
9 20 (3.52%) MPLS
10 18 (3.17%) HTTP
10 18 (3.17%) Wireless
11 15 (2.64%) Wireshark
12 14 (2.46%) DHCP
13 12 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.11%) SMTP
14 11 (1.94%) IPsec
15 9 (1.58%) LDAP
15 9 (1.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.05%) DB2
2 12 (2.11%) Big Data
2 12 (2.11%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.58%) MySQL
4 4 (0.70%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.53%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.35%) Informix
6 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) Redis
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.35%) JIRA
1 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.18%) AppScan
2 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.18%) Hudson
2 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.18%) Subversion
2 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 97 (17.08%) Finance
2 24 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.05%) Banking
4 15 (2.64%) Retail
5 6 (1.06%) Advertising
5 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.53%) Games
6 3 (0.53%) Law
6 3 (0.53%) Legal
6 3 (0.53%) Marketing
6 3 (0.53%) Military
6 3 (0.53%) Publishing
7 2 (0.35%) Billing
7 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.18%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 166 (29.23%) Analyst
2 118 (20.77%) Security Analyst
3 93 (16.37%) Architect
4 88 (15.49%) Consultant
5 82 (14.44%) Security Consultant
6 74 (13.03%) Security Architect
7 60 (10.56%) Security Engineer
8 56 (9.86%) SOC Analyst
9 40 (7.04%) Security Manager
10 30 (5.28%) SIEM Consultant
11 29 (5.11%) Project Manager
11 29 (5.11%) Security Specialist
12 27 (4.75%) IT Analyst
13 25 (4.40%) Cloud Architect
13 25 (4.40%) IT Security Analyst
14 23 (4.05%) Operations Analyst
14 23 (4.05%) Security Operations Analyst
15 22 (3.87%) Incident Analyst
15 22 (3.87%) SIEM Engineer
16 20 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.29%) Middleware
2 7 (1.23%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.70%) SOAP
4 3 (0.53%) .NET
4 3 (0.53%) D3.js
4 3 (0.53%) REST
4 3 (0.53%) Web Services
4 3 (0.53%) XML
5 2 (0.35%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.35%) LAMP
6 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.18%) J2EE
6 1 (0.18%) Java EE
6 1 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.18%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.62%) Security Operations Centre
2 62 (10.92%) Management Information System
3 61 (10.74%) Data Centre
4 46 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (7.57%) PKI
6 20 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 17 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (2.46%) Cryptography
9 11 (1.94%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.76%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.23%) iPad
12 7 (1.23%) Taxonomies
13 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.88%) CESG
14 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.88%) Clustering
14 5 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
15 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.70%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 140 (24.65%) Windows
2 114 (20.07%) Linux
3 72 (12.68%) Unix
4 27 (4.75%) AIX
5 20 (3.52%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.76%) Solaris
7 10 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.23%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.06%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.53%) Debian
12 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (31.34%) Information Security
2 161 (28.35%) Security Operations
3 117 (20.60%) Cybersecurity
4 96 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 65 (11.44%) Security Architecture
6 58 (10.21%) ITIL
7 54 (9.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 53 (9.33%) Kalman Filter
9 46 (8.10%) Incident Management
10 45 (7.92%) Analytics
11 37 (6.51%) Threat Management
12 35 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (5.81%) Change Management
13 33 (5.81%) Project Management
14 32 (5.63%) Mentoring
14 32 (5.63%) Penetration Testing
15 29 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (4.93%) TOGAF
17 27 (4.75%) Use Case
18 26 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.87%) SQL
2 21 (3.70%) Python
3 16 (2.82%) Java
3 16 (2.82%) Perl
4 8 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.06%) C
5 6 (1.06%) PHP
6 5 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.70%) Ruby
8 3 (0.53%) C++
9 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.35%) C#
9 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 187 (32.92%) CISSP
2 108 (19.01%) Security Cleared
3 88 (15.49%) SC Cleared
4 61 (10.74%) CISM
5 50 (8.80%) Degree
6 39 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (6.69%) GCIH
8 35 (6.16%) CEH
9 33 (5.81%) GCIA
9 33 (5.81%) SANS
10 29 (5.11%) CCNP
11 27 (4.75%) GIAC
12 22 (3.87%) CISMP
13 20 (3.52%) CCNA
14 17 (2.99%) CISA
15 13 (2.29%) ISSAP
16 11 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
16 11 (1.94%) CREST Certified
16 11 (1.94%) PMI Certification
17 10 (1.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (14.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (13.73%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.99%) COBIT
4 12 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.58%) QA
5 9 (1.58%) SLA
6 6 (1.06%) ISO22301
7 5 (0.88%) GPG13
7 5 (0.88%) ISO27002
8 4 (0.70%) BS25999
8 4 (0.70%) COSO
8 4 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.70%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.70%) ISO27005
8 4 (0.70%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.18%) GMP
10 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.76%) Snort
4 8 (1.41%) XenApp
5 6 (1.06%) vSphere
6 5 (0.88%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.70%) RACF
8 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.18%) Docker
10 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.18%) SRDF
10 1 (0.18%) vCloud
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (12.32%) QRadar
2 30 (5.28%) RSA Security Analytics
3 19 (3.35%) Puppet
4 16 (2.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 16 (2.82%) Nessus
5 15 (2.64%) ArcSight ESM
6 11 (1.94%) WSUS
7 10 (1.76%) Nmap
8 9 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.58%) RSA Archer
8 9 (1.58%) SCCM
9 7 (1.23%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.06%) SmoothWall
11 5 (0.88%) Nagios
11 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.53%) Proventia
12 3 (0.53%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 107 (18.84%) ArcSight
2 94 (16.55%) Splunk
3 79 (13.91%) Cisco
4 50 (8.80%) Intel Security
4 50 (8.80%) LogRhythm
5 43 (7.57%) CheckPoint
6 36 (6.34%) Microsoft
7 35 (6.16%) HP
8 31 (5.46%) VMware
9 28 (4.93%) Oracle
9 28 (4.93%) Symantec
10 27 (4.75%) Qualys
11 26 (4.58%) IBM
12 25 (4.40%) Sourcefire
13 23 (4.05%) Citrix
14 19 (3.35%) Forcepoint
14 19 (3.35%) NetWitness
14 19 (3.35%) Tripwire
15 18 (3.17%) Remedy
16 17 (2.99%) Blue Coat
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