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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 387 483 484
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +1
Contract jobs citing SIEM 262 132 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 77 44
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£475 £445 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £353 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.61% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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 +83 252 £475 +5.55% 133
London +9 91 £475 +5.55% 23
South East +28 63 £500 +11.11% 40
Hampshire +17 25 £463 +2.77% 12
City of London -5 23 £475 -5.00% 6
South West - 20 £425 - 14
East Midlands +10 19 £480 - 10
East of England +16 15 £438 +45.91% 8
Surrey - 15 £520 - 3
West Midlands +12 14 £463 +15.62% 11
North West -10 13 £500 +5.26% 19
Aldershot - 13 £475 - 5
Berkshire +9 12 £483 +7.22% 12
Yorkshire -20 12 £375 +15.38% 6
South Yorkshire - 11 £375 - 1
Sheffield - 11 £375 - 1
Derbyshire +2 9 £463 - 4
Gloucestershire - 8 £425 - 3
Reading +2 7 £500 +11.11% 8
Derby +1 7 £550 - 2
Staines - 7 £513 -
Worcestershire +7 6 £450 -10.00% 3
Scotland 0 6 £450 +2.27% 1
Malvern -4 6 £450 -10.00% 3
Cheshire -5 6 £475 - 6
Manchester -10 5 - - 8
Chester - 5 £488 -
Winchester - 5 £450 -
Suffolk - 5 £575 - 2
Warwickshire - 4 £488 - 3

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 146 (33.26%) Firewall
2 142 (32.35%) CISSP
3 117 (26.65%) Information Security
4 115 (26.20%) Windows
5 110 (25.06%) ArcSight
6 98 (22.32%) Linux
7 97 (22.10%) Security Cleared
8 82 (18.68%) Cisco
8 82 (18.68%) Finance
9 73 (16.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 71 (16.17%) SC Cleared
11 67 (15.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 67 (15.26%) ITIL
12 64 (14.58%) CISM
12 64 (14.58%) Network Security
13 58 (13.21%) UNIX
14 55 (12.53%) Cyber Security
15 54 (12.30%) Kalman Filter
15 54 (12.30%) CheckPoint
16 53 (12.07%) PKI
16 53 (12.07%) Sourcefire
16 53 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 52 (11.85%) Management Information System
17 52 (11.85%) McAfee
18 50 (11.39%) PCI DSS
19 49 (11.16%) Security Architecture
20 48 (10.93%) Vulnerability Management
20 48 (10.93%) WAN
21 46 (10.48%) Penetration Testing
22 43 (9.79%) Data Centre

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.37%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.91%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.68%) Apache
3 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.46%) JBoss
4 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.82%) MS Office
3 4 (0.91%) MS Project
3 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
3 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.14%) SaaS
2 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.68%) Office 365
4 2 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (33.26%) Firewall
2 73 (16.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 64 (14.58%) Network Security
4 48 (10.93%) WAN
5 34 (7.74%) LAN
5 34 (7.74%) TCP/IP
5 34 (7.74%) SSL
6 33 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (6.15%) DNS
8 22 (5.01%) VPN
9 17 (3.87%) Internet
10 14 (3.19%) LDAP
11 10 (2.28%) DHCP
11 10 (2.28%) HTTP
11 10 (2.28%) SSH
12 7 (1.59%) SMTP
12 7 (1.59%) IPsec
13 6 (1.37%) Wireless
13 6 (1.37%) Wireshark
13 6 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) MySQL
3 10 (2.28%) Big Data
4 6 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.46%) DB2
5 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) Informix
6 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) Ingres
6 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Ant
1 4 (0.91%) JUnit
1 4 (0.91%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (18.68%) Finance
2 13 (2.96%) Banking
3 12 (2.73%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.82%) Retail
5 7 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.37%) Publishing
7 5 (1.14%) Military
7 5 (1.14%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (32.35%) Analyst
2 113 (25.74%) Security Analyst
3 63 (14.35%) Consultant
4 54 (12.30%) Security Engineer
5 52 (11.85%) Architect
6 41 (9.34%) Security Architect
7 37 (8.43%) Security Consultant
8 34 (7.74%) Project Manager
9 30 (6.83%) Security Manager
10 29 (6.61%) Security Specialist
11 14 (3.19%) IT Security Engineer
12 13 (2.96%) Security Project Manager
12 13 (2.96%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (2.96%) ArcSight Engineer
12 13 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.73%) Technical Analyst
14 11 (2.51%) Senior Security Analyst
15 10 (2.28%) Security Officer
15 10 (2.28%) Information Security Analyst
15 10 (2.28%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.05%) .NET
1 9 (2.05%) Middleware
2 8 (1.82%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.14%) REST
4 4 (0.91%) HTML
4 4 (0.91%) SailPoint
4 4 (0.91%) Hibernate
4 4 (0.91%) XML
4 4 (0.91%) XSLT
4 4 (0.91%) CSS
4 4 (0.91%) JSP
4 4 (0.91%) SOAP
5 3 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.07%) PKI
2 52 (11.85%) Management Information System
3 43 (9.79%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.28%) CESG
7 6 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.14%) Replication
8 5 (1.14%) GIS
9 4 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.91%) SCADA
10 3 (0.68%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.68%) SecurID
10 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.46%) FMCG
11 2 (0.46%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 115 (26.20%) Windows
2 98 (22.32%) Linux
3 58 (13.21%) UNIX
4 15 (3.42%) Solaris
5 8 (1.82%) AIX
6 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.68%) zOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (26.65%) Information Security
2 67 (15.26%) ITIL
3 55 (12.53%) Cyber Security
4 54 (12.30%) Kalman Filter
5 53 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 49 (11.16%) Security Architecture
7 48 (10.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 46 (10.48%) Penetration Testing
9 41 (9.34%) Security Management
10 39 (8.88%) Incident Management
11 37 (8.43%) Analytics
12 28 (6.38%) Project Management
13 25 (5.69%) TOGAF
14 24 (5.47%) Service Delivery
15 23 (5.24%) Use Case
16 22 (5.01%) Protective Monitoring
17 19 (4.33%) Change Management
17 19 (4.33%) Service Management
18 18 (4.10%) PRINCE2
18 18 (4.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.29%) SQL
2 17 (3.87%) Python
3 15 (3.42%) Perl
4 8 (1.82%) Java
5 7 (1.59%) C
6 4 (0.91%) C#
6 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.46%) Ruby
8 2 (0.46%) PHP
8 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 142 (32.35%) CISSP
2 97 (22.10%) Security Cleared
3 71 (16.17%) SC Cleared
4 64 (14.58%) CISM
5 36 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (6.83%) Degree
7 25 (5.69%) CCNA
8 23 (5.24%) CISMP
9 22 (5.01%) CISA
10 21 (4.78%) CEH
11 20 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (4.56%) DV Cleared
12 18 (4.10%) CCNP
12 18 (4.10%) GIAC
13 17 (3.87%) ACSA
14 15 (3.42%) CCENT
15 13 (2.96%) CCSA
16 12 (2.73%) GCIA
16 12 (2.73%) PMP
16 12 (2.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (15.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (11.39%) PCI DSS
3 23 (5.24%) QA
4 14 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.82%) SLA
6 7 (1.59%) COBIT
7 4 (0.91%) COSO
8 2 (0.46%) GPG13
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) BS7799
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 30 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.64%) Snort
3 15 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.28%) XenApp
5 8 (1.82%) vSphere
6 5 (1.14%) Squid
7 3 (0.68%) RACF
7 3 (0.68%) ACF2
8 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) NFS
9 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (3.87%) Nessus
2 15 (3.42%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (2.28%) Nmap
4 6 (1.37%) WSUS
5 5 (1.14%) OpenView
5 5 (1.14%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.91%) SCCM
6 4 (0.91%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.68%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.46%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.46%) Puppet
8 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
9 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.23%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 110 (25.06%) ArcSight
2 82 (18.68%) Cisco
3 54 (12.30%) CheckPoint
4 53 (12.07%) Sourcefire
5 52 (11.85%) McAfee
6 38 (8.66%) Microsoft
6 38 (8.66%) Splunk
7 32 (7.29%) Citrix
8 30 (6.83%) Juniper
9 29 (6.61%) VMware
10 28 (6.38%) LogRhythm
11 27 (6.15%) Symantec
11 27 (6.15%) HP
12 25 (5.69%) Cyber-Ark
13 21 (4.78%) Oracle
14 20 (4.56%) IBM
14 20 (4.56%) CA
15 19 (4.33%) Clearswift
15 19 (4.33%) Kaspersky
16 17 (3.87%) Websense
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