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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 449 442 482
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +40
Contract jobs citing SIEM 135 111 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 75 35
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£500 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £365 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £438 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -6 122 £500 +11.11% 74
London -13 66 £500 +11.11% 27
City of London +28 27 £500 +34.22% 4
South East 0 24 £495 +16.47% 27
South West - 16 £525 - 5
Hampshire -14 11 £550 +56.02% 7
Scotland - 11 £451 - 2
Devon - 10 £550 -
Surrey -6 6 £425 -5.55% 1
North West -16 6 £563 -2.17%
East of England - 5 £400 - 3
Glasgow - 5 £500 - 1
Cheshire +5 4 £563 +2.27%
Berkshire 0 4 £425 - 17
Swindon - 4 £450 -
Wiltshire - 4 £450 -
Yorkshire -9 3 £449 +18.09% 2
Manchester -7 2 - -
West Yorkshire -9 2 £449 +18.09% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 3
Suffolk - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £350 - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Leeds -14 1 £465 -
Havant - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
Cheltenham - 1 £375 - 2
Southampton - 1 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £490 -
Essex - 1 £400 -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 104 (41.43%) Firewall
2 63 (25.10%) Windows
2 63 (25.10%) Information Security
2 63 (25.10%) Security Cleared
3 60 (23.90%) CISSP
4 57 (22.71%) Linux
5 55 (21.91%) Finance
6 54 (21.51%) SC Cleared
7 50 (19.92%) ArcSight
8 49 (19.52%) Cyber Security
9 48 (19.12%) Intrusion Detection
10 43 (17.13%) ITIL
11 42 (16.73%) UNIX
12 38 (15.14%) Network Security
13 33 (13.15%) Cisco
13 33 (13.15%) Degree
14 31 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
14 31 (12.35%) PCI DSS
15 29 (11.55%) Splunk
16 28 (11.16%) Analytics
17 27 (10.76%) CISM
18 25 (9.96%) LogRhythm
19 23 (9.16%) Management Information System
19 23 (9.16%) McAfee
19 23 (9.16%) TCP/IP
19 23 (9.16%) Kalman Filter
20 22 (8.76%) Computer Science
21 21 (8.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 20 (7.97%) VPN
22 20 (7.97%) Microsoft

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (2.39%) Apache
2 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.80%) IIS
3 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Office
2 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) Maple
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (41.43%) Firewall
2 48 (19.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (15.14%) Network Security
4 23 (9.16%) TCP/IP
5 20 (7.97%) VPN
6 13 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (5.18%) Internet
7 12 (4.78%) DNS
8 11 (4.38%) LDAP
9 10 (3.98%) SSL
9 10 (3.98%) WAN
10 9 (3.59%) FTP
10 9 (3.59%) HTTP
11 8 (3.19%) BGP
11 8 (3.19%) SAN
11 8 (3.19%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.79%) NAS
12 7 (2.79%) Wireless
13 6 (2.39%) Multicast
14 5 (1.99%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.80%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.40%) MySQL
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
General
1 55 (21.91%) Finance
2 14 (5.58%) Retail
3 12 (4.78%) Financial Institution
3 12 (4.78%) Games
4 9 (3.59%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.59%) Banking
5 8 (3.19%) Publishing
6 6 (2.39%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 72 (28.69%) Analyst
2 54 (21.51%) Security Analyst
3 50 (19.92%) Consultant
4 42 (16.73%) Architect
5 31 (12.35%) Security Consultant
6 27 (10.76%) Security Specialist
7 26 (10.36%) Security Architect
8 24 (9.56%) Security Engineer
9 13 (5.18%) Designer
10 12 (4.78%) Cyber Security Specialist
11 11 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.59%) Senior Security Analyst
14 8 (3.19%) Security Designer
14 8 (3.19%) Cyber Security Analyst
15 7 (2.79%) Project Manager
16 6 (2.39%) Network Engineer
16 6 (2.39%) IT Security Analyst
16 6 (2.39%) Incident Analyst
17 5 (1.99%) Cyber Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.98%) Middleware
2 4 (1.59%) .NET
2 4 (1.59%) Web Services
3 3 (1.20%) WCF
3 3 (1.20%) XML
3 3 (1.20%) XSD
3 3 (1.20%) SOAP
4 2 (0.80%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.16%) Management Information System
2 22 (8.76%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.38%) PKI
4 10 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.59%) Physics
6 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.39%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.99%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.59%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.59%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.20%) CESG
11 2 (0.80%) Replication
11 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.80%) Open Source
12 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.40%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 63 (25.10%) Windows
2 57 (22.71%) Linux
3 42 (16.73%) UNIX
4 9 (3.59%) Solaris
5 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.80%) AIX
7 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.80%) CentOS
7 2 (0.80%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.10%) Information Security
2 49 (19.52%) Cyber Security
3 43 (17.13%) ITIL
4 31 (12.35%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (11.16%) Analytics
6 23 (9.16%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (7.97%) Security Architecture
8 19 (7.57%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (7.57%) TOGAF
9 14 (5.58%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (5.18%) Protective Monitoring
10 13 (5.18%) Identity Management
11 11 (4.38%) Migration
11 11 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.38%) Ethical Hacking
11 11 (4.38%) Data Security
12 10 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (3.59%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.17%) Python
1 18 (7.17%) SQL
2 13 (5.18%) Perl
3 7 (2.79%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.99%) Java
5 4 (1.59%) C++
6 2 (0.80%) C
6 2 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 60 (23.90%) CISSP
3 54 (21.51%) SC Cleared
4 33 (13.15%) Degree
5 27 (10.76%) CISM
6 19 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (7.17%) GIAC
8 17 (6.77%) CCNA
8 17 (6.77%) GCIA
9 12 (4.78%) GCIH
10 10 (3.98%) ISSAP
10 10 (3.98%) ISSMP
11 8 (3.19%) CISA
11 8 (3.19%) CEH
11 8 (3.19%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.39%) CISMP
13 5 (1.99%) CRISC
13 5 (1.99%) GPEN
13 5 (1.99%) PMP
13 5 (1.99%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.35%) PCI DSS
2 21 (8.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.78%) QA
4 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) COSO
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
6 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.18%) Snort
2 6 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.99%) Firmware
4 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.80%) Squid
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.40%) Samba
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (7.57%) Nessus
2 7 (2.79%) SCCM
3 6 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.99%) DatAdvantage
4 5 (1.99%) OPNET
5 3 (1.20%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.80%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.80%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.80%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.40%) SCOM
7 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.40%) Puppet
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.40%) Opsview
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 50 (19.92%) ArcSight
2 33 (13.15%) Cisco
3 29 (11.55%) Splunk
4 25 (9.96%) LogRhythm
5 23 (9.16%) McAfee
6 20 (7.97%) Microsoft
7 17 (6.77%) CheckPoint
8 16 (6.37%) Sourcefire
9 15 (5.98%) HP
10 14 (5.58%) F5
11 13 (5.18%) Oracle
12 12 (4.78%) Qualys
13 11 (4.38%) SolarWinds
13 11 (4.38%) IBM
13 11 (4.38%) Symantec
14 9 (3.59%) Blue Coat
15 8 (3.19%) Varonis
15 8 (3.19%) MobileIron
16 7 (2.79%) VMware
16 7 (2.79%) Red Hat
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