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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 399 500 470
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -30
Contract jobs citing SIEM 215 93 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 66 28
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£475 £431 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £350 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £510 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £444
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.85%
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
42506 40759 35272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.19% 75.21% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27024 25787 21116
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1222 1202 1055
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +101 209 £486 +12.75% 113
London +37 79 £470 +7.42% 21
South East +28 59 £500 +17.64% 64
North West - 33 £359 - 4
City of London +31 28 £438 +2.94% 5
Hampshire +22 25 £500 +11.11% 7
Manchester - 22 £331 - 3
Berkshire +14 13 £500 +33.33% 35
Surrey +25 12 £550 +4.76% 2
South West +22 12 £425 +6.25% 13
East Midlands - 9 £525 - 1
East of England +15 7 £438 +45.91% 5
West Midlands -2 7 £450 -10.00% 4
Worcestershire +8 6 £450 -10.00%
Slough +7 6 £500 +5.26% 4
Basingstoke +7 6 £475 -13.63% 2
Malvern -4 6 £450 -10.00%
Aldershot - 5 £525 - 2
Guildford - 5 £535 -
Bristol +6 4 £500 +25.00% 2
Exeter - 4 £350 -
Cheshire - 4 £434 -
Hook - 4 £500 -
Devon - 4 £350 -
East Sussex - 4 £413 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 4
Scotland -4 3 £450 +12.50% 3
Glasgow -4 3 £450 +12.50% 3
Norwich - 3 £525 -
Chester - 3 £500 -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 154 (42.78%) Firewall
2 115 (31.94%) CISSP
3 99 (27.50%) Windows
4 97 (26.94%) Information Security
5 95 (26.39%) Linux
6 92 (25.56%) Security Cleared
7 84 (23.33%) ArcSight
8 80 (22.22%) Finance
9 67 (18.61%) SC Cleared
10 64 (17.78%) UNIX
10 64 (17.78%) Cisco
11 60 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 58 (16.11%) Network Security
12 58 (16.11%) ITIL
13 57 (15.83%) CISM
14 55 (15.28%) Intrusion Detection
15 49 (13.61%) WAN
15 49 (13.61%) CheckPoint
15 49 (13.61%) Cyber Security
16 48 (13.33%) PKI
17 47 (13.06%) Kalman Filter
18 43 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
19 42 (11.67%) McAfee
20 41 (11.39%) Microsoft
20 41 (11.39%) PCI DSS
21 40 (11.11%) Management Information System
22 39 (10.83%) Data Centre
22 39 (10.83%) Splunk
23 36 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 36 (10.00%) SSL

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.83%) Apache
4 2 (0.56%) CMS
4 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.56%) JBoss
4 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.11%) MS Project
3 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (42.78%) Firewall
2 58 (16.11%) Network Security
3 55 (15.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 49 (13.61%) WAN
5 36 (10.00%) SSL
6 34 (9.44%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (8.33%) LAN
8 27 (7.50%) VPN
9 23 (6.39%) DNS
9 23 (6.39%) TCP/IP
10 13 (3.61%) Internet
11 11 (3.06%) SSH
11 11 (3.06%) LDAP
12 10 (2.78%) HTTP
12 10 (2.78%) SAN
13 7 (1.94%) SMTP
14 6 (1.67%) FTP
15 5 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (1.39%) tcpdump
15 5 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.72%) MySQL
3 7 (1.94%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.67%) Big Data
5 5 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.56%) DB2
6 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.28%) Ingres
7 1 (0.28%) Informix
7 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Ant
1 4 (1.11%) JUnit
1 4 (1.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 80 (22.22%) Finance
2 16 (4.44%) Financial Institution
3 8 (2.22%) Banking
4 7 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.94%) Retail
5 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.11%) Advertising
6 4 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.83%) Military
7 3 (0.83%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 112 (31.11%) Analyst
2 90 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 52 (14.44%) Consultant
3 52 (14.44%) Security Engineer
4 43 (11.94%) Architect
5 29 (8.06%) Security Architect
6 28 (7.78%) Security Consultant
7 25 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 25 (6.94%) Security Manager
8 22 (6.11%) Security Specialist
9 15 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (3.89%) IT Security Analyst
10 14 (3.89%) ArcSight Engineer
11 13 (3.61%) Designer
11 13 (3.61%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (3.33%) Security Project Manager
13 11 (3.06%) ArcSight Consultant
13 11 (3.06%) Incident Analyst
14 10 (2.78%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.78%) Middleware
2 6 (1.67%) .NET
3 5 (1.39%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.11%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.11%) HTML
4 4 (1.11%) CSS
4 4 (1.11%) JSP
4 4 (1.11%) SOAP
4 4 (1.11%) XML
4 4 (1.11%) XSLT
4 4 (1.11%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.33%) PKI
2 40 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 39 (10.83%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.50%) Physics
7 8 (2.22%) CESG
8 7 (1.94%) Replication
9 4 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.83%) GIS
11 2 (0.56%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.56%) Tandem
11 2 (0.56%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.56%) e-Health
11 2 (0.56%) FMCG
11 2 (0.56%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 99 (27.50%) Windows
2 95 (26.39%) Linux
3 64 (17.78%) UNIX
4 16 (4.44%) Solaris
5 8 (2.22%) AIX
6 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.83%) zOS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.94%) Information Security
2 58 (16.11%) ITIL
3 49 (13.61%) Cyber Security
4 47 (13.06%) Kalman Filter
5 43 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 35 (9.72%) Incident Management
7 35 (9.72%) Security Architecture
8 30 (8.33%) Analytics
9 28 (7.78%) Security Management
9 28 (7.78%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (6.94%) Migration
11 22 (6.11%) Project Management
12 21 (5.83%) Use Case
13 20 (5.56%) TOGAF
14 18 (5.00%) Service Management
14 18 (5.00%) Service Delivery
14 18 (5.00%) Security Patching
15 16 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.22%) Python
2 25 (6.94%) SQL
3 24 (6.67%) Perl
4 8 (2.22%) Java
5 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.39%) C
6 4 (1.11%) C#
6 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.83%) Ruby
7 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.56%) PHP
8 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 115 (31.94%) CISSP
2 92 (25.56%) Security Cleared
3 67 (18.61%) SC Cleared
4 57 (15.83%) CISM
5 31 (8.61%) Degree
6 25 (6.94%) CISMP
7 22 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (5.83%) DV Cleared
9 15 (4.17%) CCENT
9 15 (4.17%) GCIA
10 14 (3.89%) PMP
10 14 (3.89%) PMI Certification
10 14 (3.89%) CCNP
10 14 (3.89%) CCNA
11 13 (3.61%) GIAC
12 12 (3.33%) CISA
13 11 (3.06%) CEH
14 10 (2.78%) GCIH
14 10 (2.78%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (11.39%) PCI DSS
3 23 (6.39%) QA
4 8 (2.22%) SLA
5 7 (1.94%) COBIT
5 7 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.11%) COSO
7 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.28%) BS7799
System Software
1 19 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.50%) XenApp
4 7 (1.94%) vSphere
5 6 (1.67%) Snort
6 3 (0.83%) ACF2
6 3 (0.83%) RACF
7 2 (0.56%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) iptables
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.28%) Squid
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (4.17%) Nessus
2 8 (2.22%) SCCM
3 7 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.67%) WSUS
5 5 (1.39%) DatAdvantage
5 5 (1.39%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.39%) OpenView
6 4 (1.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.56%) SCOM
8 2 (0.56%) Puppet
8 2 (0.56%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.56%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.28%) Opsview
9 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 84 (23.33%) ArcSight
2 64 (17.78%) Cisco
3 49 (13.61%) CheckPoint
4 42 (11.67%) McAfee
5 41 (11.39%) Microsoft
6 39 (10.83%) Splunk
7 31 (8.61%) LogRhythm
8 30 (8.33%) HP
9 29 (8.06%) Citrix
10 26 (7.22%) VMware
11 23 (6.39%) Sourcefire
12 21 (5.83%) Juniper
12 21 (5.83%) Kaspersky
13 19 (5.28%) Clearswift
14 18 (5.00%) Oracle
15 17 (4.72%) CA
16 15 (4.17%) F5
17 14 (3.89%) Qualys
18 13 (3.61%) Symantec
19 12 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
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