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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 326 429 519
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +90
Contract jobs citing SIEM 362 258 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.45% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.55% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 163 68
Median daily rate £475 £465 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £489
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.92%
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
44299 46946 44879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.12% 81.11% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 30672 28106
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1305 1228
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +83 347 £475 +2.15% 79
London +88 174 £500 - 30
South East -15 40 £550 +22.22% 30
North West +31 36 £400 +14.28% 5
City of London +18 25 £475 +5.55% 8
South West +27 23 £390 -17.89% 2
West Midlands -12 23 £463 -9.53% 7
East of England +14 21 £488 -4.78% 2
Manchester -4 19 £400 +23.07% 5
Yorkshire +21 18 £448 +19.33% 3
South Yorkshire +7 17 £448 +19.33%
Sheffield +2 16 £461 +23.00%
Bedfordshire +11 15 £525 +44.82% 1
Croydon - 13 £470 -
Hampshire +3 12 £538 +19.44% 8
Scotland +10 10 £488 +41.30% 3
Cheshire +8 10 £550 +15.78%
Bristol +3 10 £525 -8.69% 1
Berkshire -9 10 £550 +25.71% 13
Merseyside +13 9 £400 -17.94%
Reading +18 8 £550 +25.00% 6
Surrey +8 8 £463 - 5
Hammersmith - 8 £450 -
Swindon +16 7 £500 - 1
Wiltshire +16 7 £500 +21.21% 1
Malvern +3 7 £488 -7.14%
Worcestershire +2 7 £488 -6.92%
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £500 +42.85% 1
Milton Keynes +10 6 £500 +42.85%
Southport - 6 £400 -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 312 (47.85%) Firewall
2 225 (34.51%) Information Security
3 213 (32.67%) CISSP
4 188 (28.83%) Cybersecurity
4 188 (28.83%) Security Operations
5 170 (26.07%) Windows
6 145 (22.24%) Network Security
7 143 (21.93%) Linux
8 134 (20.55%) Splunk
9 131 (20.09%) Finance
10 118 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
11 116 (17.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 114 (17.48%) Security Cleared
13 112 (17.18%) Cisco
14 110 (16.87%) PCI DSS
15 103 (15.80%) Intrusion Detection
16 102 (15.64%) Management Information System
17 97 (14.88%) ArcSight
18 94 (14.42%) WAN
19 92 (14.11%) CISM
20 89 (13.65%) LAN
21 88 (13.50%) SC Cleared
22 82 (12.58%) TCP/IP
23 81 (12.42%) Unix
24 80 (12.27%) Active Directory
25 77 (11.81%) CheckPoint
26 76 (11.66%) Security Architecture
27 75 (11.50%) ITIL
28 71 (10.89%) Security Operations Centre
28 71 (10.89%) Data Centre

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 16 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.99%) IIS
2 13 (1.99%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.38%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.61%) Apache
4 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.31%) CMS
6 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) JBoss
7 1 (0.15%) nginx
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.07%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.45%) IaaS
4 15 (2.30%) SaaS
5 13 (1.99%) PaaS
6 12 (1.84%) Office 365
7 8 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 312 (47.85%) Firewall
2 145 (22.24%) Network Security
3 103 (15.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 94 (14.42%) WAN
5 89 (13.65%) LAN
6 82 (12.58%) TCP/IP
7 46 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (6.75%) DNS
9 40 (6.13%) SSL
10 37 (5.67%) VPN
11 26 (3.99%) HTTP
11 26 (3.99%) Wireless
12 22 (3.37%) MPLS
13 18 (2.76%) VoIP
14 17 (2.61%) Internet
15 16 (2.45%) Cisco ISE
16 14 (2.15%) DHCP
16 14 (2.15%) SAN
17 12 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (1.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.22%) Big Data
2 16 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.99%) DB2
5 12 (1.84%) MySQL
6 11 (1.69%) Redis
7 4 (0.61%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.15%) Informix
10 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.53%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.46%) JIRA
3 2 (0.31%) AppScan
4 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.15%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) MSI
4 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 131 (20.09%) Finance
2 40 (6.13%) Banking
3 28 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.84%) Retail
5 9 (1.38%) Advertising
6 7 (1.07%) Publishing
7 6 (0.92%) Legal
8 5 (0.77%) Marketing
9 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.46%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Games
11 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 201 (30.83%) Analyst
2 159 (24.39%) Security Analyst
3 113 (17.33%) Architect
4 110 (16.87%) Consultant
5 85 (13.04%) Security Architect
6 84 (12.88%) Security Consultant
7 73 (11.20%) Security Engineer
8 56 (8.59%) Security Manager
9 47 (7.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 41 (6.29%) IT Analyst
10 41 (6.29%) IT Security Analyst
11 36 (5.52%) Project Manager
12 34 (5.21%) SIEM Analyst
12 34 (5.21%) SIEM Consultant
13 31 (4.75%) Incident Analyst
13 31 (4.75%) Information Analyst
13 31 (4.75%) Information Security Analyst
13 31 (4.75%) SOC Analyst
14 28 (4.29%) Security Project Manager
15 24 (3.68%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.91%) Regular Expression
2 14 (2.15%) Middleware
3 12 (1.84%) ELK Stack
4 9 (1.38%) Web Services
5 8 (1.23%) RESTful
6 4 (0.61%) XML
7 3 (0.46%) .NET
8 2 (0.31%) LAMP
8 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.15%) J2EE
9 1 (0.15%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.15%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.64%) Management Information System
2 71 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 71 (10.89%) Security Operations Centre
3 57 (8.74%) PKI
4 53 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.22%) Cyber Attack
5 21 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.69%) Clustering
9 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.77%) CESG
10 5 (0.77%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.61%) IVR
12 3 (0.46%) iPad
12 3 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
13 2 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 170 (26.07%) Windows
2 143 (21.93%) Linux
3 81 (12.42%) Unix
4 34 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.22%) AIX
6 15 (2.30%) Solaris
6 15 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.77%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 2 (0.31%) HPUX
11 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (34.51%) Information Security
2 188 (28.83%) Cybersecurity
2 188 (28.83%) Security Operations
3 118 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
4 76 (11.66%) Security Architecture
5 75 (11.50%) ITIL
6 69 (10.58%) Kalman Filter
7 62 (9.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 57 (8.74%) Use Case
9 53 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (7.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 48 (7.36%) Analytics
11 48 (7.36%) Data Loss Prevention
12 47 (7.21%) Risk Management
12 47 (7.21%) Threat Management
13 45 (6.90%) Project Management
14 44 (6.75%) Penetration Testing
15 42 (6.44%) Incident Management
16 40 (6.13%) Patch Management
16 40 (6.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (7.36%) Python
2 41 (6.29%) SQL
3 28 (4.29%) Perl
4 24 (3.68%) Java
5 10 (1.53%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.38%) Ruby
7 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.07%) C
8 7 (1.07%) C#
9 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.46%) PHP
11 2 (0.31%) Delphi
11 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (32.67%) CISSP
2 114 (17.48%) Security Cleared
3 92 (14.11%) CISM
4 88 (13.50%) SC Cleared
5 36 (5.52%) Degree
6 30 (4.60%) DV Cleared
7 29 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (4.45%) SANS
8 24 (3.68%) CEH
9 22 (3.37%) CCNP
10 21 (3.22%) CISA
11 20 (3.07%) CISMP
11 20 (3.07%) GCIH
12 19 (2.91%) GIAC
13 15 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (2.30%) SSCP
14 14 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (2.15%) CCNA
14 14 (2.15%) ISSAP
15 10 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (17.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (16.87%) PCI DSS
3 27 (4.14%) COBIT
4 17 (2.61%) RMADS
5 11 (1.69%) SLA
6 9 (1.38%) QA
7 7 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.92%) GPG13
9 5 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.77%) ISO27002
9 5 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.46%) COSO
10 3 (0.46%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.15%) GMP
12 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.15%) ISO27005
System Software
1 80 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.22%) vSphere
4 19 (2.91%) Snort
5 10 (1.53%) XenApp
6 6 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.77%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.31%) Squid
10 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.15%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.15%) Docker
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) pfSense
11 1 (0.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 70 (10.74%) QRadar
2 61 (9.36%) Nessus
3 29 (4.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 26 (3.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 21 (3.22%) ArcSight ESM
6 15 (2.30%) RSA Archer
6 15 (2.30%) SCCM
7 13 (1.99%) Kibana
7 13 (1.99%) RSA Security Analytics
8 12 (1.84%) logstash
8 12 (1.84%) Nmap
8 12 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (1.69%) RSA enVision
9 11 (1.69%) WSUS
10 9 (1.38%) Puppet
11 8 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.07%) SmoothWall
13 6 (0.92%) Nagios
14 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 134 (20.55%) Splunk
2 112 (17.18%) Cisco
3 97 (14.88%) ArcSight
4 77 (11.81%) CheckPoint
5 69 (10.58%) VMware
6 59 (9.05%) LogRhythm
7 58 (8.90%) Intel Security
8 49 (7.52%) Microsoft
9 43 (6.60%) Juniper
10 40 (6.13%) Qualys
11 38 (5.83%) IBM
12 36 (5.52%) Fortinet
13 33 (5.06%) Symantec
14 24 (3.68%) Citrix
15 23 (3.53%) AlienVault
15 23 (3.53%) Oracle
16 22 (3.37%) F5
17 20 (3.07%) Palo Alto
18 17 (2.61%) Cyber-Ark
19 16 (2.45%) HP
West London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sendachi
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £480.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago