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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 499 515 540
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +25
Contract jobs citing SIEM 114 62 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 33 28
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£510 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £500 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +16 101 £525 +16.66% 54
London -9 37 £500 +17.64% 17
South East +7 34 £550 +22.22% 19
Hampshire +7 22 £525 +40.00% 7
West Midlands - 9 £438 - 3
Berkshire +13 8 £508 -3.33% 7
Reading +11 7 £550 +4.76% 3
East of England -10 7 £525 +10.52%
Essex - 7 £525 -
Scotland 0 6 £300 - 1
North West -6 6 £500 +49.25% 6
Basingstoke - 5 £600 - 1
City of London +6 4 £500 +25.00% 4
Cheshire +5 4 £531 +58.58% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £275 - 2
South West - 4 £450 - 7
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £450 - 1
Manchester - 2 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 1 £675 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £675 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £450 - 1
Newbury - 1 £425 - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Preston - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Maidstone - - - -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (43.15%) Firewall
2 81 (32.66%) Information Security
3 80 (32.26%) CISSP
4 66 (26.61%) Windows
5 53 (21.37%) Finance
6 49 (19.76%) Cisco
7 48 (19.35%) Cyber Security
8 47 (18.95%) Security Cleared
9 46 (18.55%) ArcSight
10 45 (18.15%) ITIL
10 45 (18.15%) Linux
11 43 (17.34%) UNIX
12 39 (15.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 38 (15.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 38 (15.32%) SC Cleared
14 37 (14.92%) Penetration Testing
15 35 (14.11%) Security Architecture
16 33 (13.31%) PCI DSS
16 33 (13.31%) TCP/IP
16 33 (13.31%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
17 31 (12.50%) Network Security
17 31 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
18 27 (10.89%) Management Information System
19 26 (10.48%) GIAC
20 25 (10.08%) Identity Management
21 23 (9.27%) Analytics
22 21 (8.47%) CheckPoint
22 21 (8.47%) SQL
23 20 (8.06%) CISM

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (1.61%) Apache
2 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) Maple
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (43.15%) Firewall
2 33 (13.31%) TCP/IP
3 31 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 31 (12.50%) Network Security
4 15 (6.05%) Internet
5 12 (4.84%) DNS
6 11 (4.44%) FTP
6 11 (4.44%) Wireshark
6 11 (4.44%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (3.63%) Wireless
7 9 (3.63%) VPN
7 9 (3.63%) LAN
7 9 (3.63%) WAN
7 9 (3.63%) SSL
8 8 (3.23%) HTTP
8 8 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.02%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (2.02%) LDAP
9 5 (2.02%) NGN
10 3 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.40%) DB2
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Metasploit
General
1 53 (21.37%) Finance
2 15 (6.05%) Retail
3 10 (4.03%) Banking
4 9 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.42%) Games
6 5 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.21%) Law
7 3 (1.21%) Legal
8 2 (0.81%) Back Office
8 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.81%) Marketing
8 2 (0.81%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) International Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 66 (26.61%) Analyst
2 57 (22.98%) Consultant
3 50 (20.16%) Security Analyst
4 43 (17.34%) Architect
5 41 (16.53%) Security Consultant
6 30 (12.10%) Security Architect
7 25 (10.08%) Security Engineer
8 22 (8.87%) Security Specialist
9 13 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.84%) Security Manager
11 11 (4.44%) IT Security Engineer
11 11 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 11 (4.44%) IT Consultant
11 11 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
11 11 (4.44%) Cyber Security Specialist
12 10 (4.03%) IT Security Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) Security Operations Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) Security Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.82%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.02%) Web Services
1 5 (2.02%) XML
2 4 (1.61%) XSD
2 4 (1.61%) .NET
2 4 (1.61%) SOAP
2 4 (1.61%) Middleware
3 3 (1.21%) WCF
3 3 (1.21%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.40%) Java EE
5 1 (0.40%) JMS
5 1 (0.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.89%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.44%) PKI
4 10 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 8 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.23%) FMCG
6 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.21%) CESG
7 3 (1.21%) Open Source
8 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.40%) RMADS
8 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.40%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.61%) Windows
2 45 (18.15%) Linux
3 43 (17.34%) UNIX
4 10 (4.03%) Solaris
5 4 (1.61%) Windows Vista
5 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) CentOS
7 2 (0.81%) AIX
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) HPUX
8 1 (0.40%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (32.66%) Information Security
2 48 (19.35%) Cyber Security
3 45 (18.15%) ITIL
4 38 (15.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (14.92%) Penetration Testing
6 35 (14.11%) Security Architecture
7 31 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (10.08%) Identity Management
9 23 (9.27%) Analytics
10 20 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (6.85%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (5.65%) PRINCE2
12 14 (5.65%) Ethical Hacking
13 13 (5.24%) Use Case
14 12 (4.84%) Risk Management
14 12 (4.84%) Data Security
15 11 (4.44%) TOGAF
15 11 (4.44%) Security Testing
15 11 (4.44%) Protective Monitoring
16 10 (4.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.47%) SQL
2 7 (2.82%) Python
2 7 (2.82%) C
2 7 (2.82%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.42%) Java
4 4 (1.61%) Perl
4 4 (1.61%) C++
5 3 (1.21%) Ruby
5 3 (1.21%) VB
6 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (32.26%) CISSP
2 47 (18.95%) Security Cleared
3 38 (15.32%) SC Cleared
4 33 (13.31%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (10.48%) GIAC
6 20 (8.06%) CISM
7 19 (7.66%) CEH
8 17 (6.85%) Degree
9 14 (5.65%) GCIA
10 11 (4.44%) GCIH
11 10 (4.03%) SSCP
11 10 (4.03%) CISA
12 9 (3.63%) CCNP
13 8 (3.23%) CCNA
13 8 (3.23%) CCSE
14 7 (2.82%) GPEN
15 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared
16 5 (2.02%) CRISC
16 5 (2.02%) CCSP
17 3 (1.21%) GCFW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (13.31%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (2.82%) QA
5 3 (1.21%) COBIT
6 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.40%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (5.65%) Snort
2 12 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.61%) Brightmail
6 2 (0.81%) Nmap
7 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.84%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.23%) Nessus
3 7 (2.82%) SCCM
4 6 (2.42%) ZENworks
4 6 (2.42%) OPNET
5 4 (1.61%) OpenView
5 4 (1.61%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.81%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.40%) WMI
7 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 49 (19.76%) Cisco
2 46 (18.55%) ArcSight
3 21 (8.47%) CheckPoint
4 19 (7.66%) Sourcefire
5 14 (5.65%) HP
5 14 (5.65%) Splunk
6 12 (4.84%) Qualys
6 12 (4.84%) SAP
6 12 (4.84%) McAfee
7 11 (4.44%) F5
8 10 (4.03%) LogRhythm
8 10 (4.03%) Websense
8 10 (4.03%) Oracle
8 10 (4.03%) IBM
8 10 (4.03%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.63%) Sun
9 9 (3.63%) VMware
10 8 (3.23%) Juniper
10 8 (3.23%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.82%) LogLogic
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