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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 383 416 533
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +117
Contract jobs citing SIEM 290 228 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.51% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 142 71
Median daily rate £500 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £351 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - -

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
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +55 279 £500 +5.82% 89
London +33 101 £500 +5.26% 37
South East +3 53 £525 +5.00% 18
North West +6 40 £450 +22.44% 2
South West +19 31 £380 -10.64% 3
Manchester +14 29 £470 +44.61% 1
Hampshire +9 22 £525 +7.69% 2
Yorkshire +26 19 £425 - 6
Bristol +20 18 £400 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +4 18 £500 +10.86% 8
East of England +25 16 £550 +37.50% 5
Reading +2 14 £500 +5.26% 3
City of London +40 11 £550 +18.27% 3
Scotland -3 11 £400 -11.11% 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £420 -
Cheshire -2 10 £425 -5.55% 1
West Midlands -22 10 £406 -9.72% 13
Sheffield - 10 £418 -
West Yorkshire 0 8 £449 - 6
Basingstoke -2 7 £701 +47.57%
Edinburgh - 7 - - 1
Somerset - 7 £378 -
Farnborough +7 6 £355 -40.83% 2
Leeds +4 6 £449 - 5
Bedfordshire - 6 £438 - 1
Surrey -12 5 £525 -1.86% 3
Ipswich - 5 £575 -
Suffolk - 5 £575 -
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £425 +22.21% 2
Cambridge +16 4 £425 +22.21% 2

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 201 (35.96%) Firewall
2 193 (34.53%) Information Security
3 191 (34.17%) CISSP
4 154 (27.55%) Security Operations
5 130 (23.26%) Windows
6 118 (21.11%) Cybersecurity
7 114 (20.39%) Network Security
8 110 (19.68%) Linux
9 106 (18.96%) Finance
10 99 (17.71%) Splunk
11 95 (16.99%) Vulnerability Management
12 94 (16.82%) ArcSight
13 92 (16.46%) Security Cleared
14 91 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 89 (15.92%) PCI DSS
16 78 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
17 76 (13.60%) SC Cleared
17 76 (13.60%) Cisco
18 74 (13.24%) CISM
19 71 (12.70%) Security Architecture
20 70 (12.52%) Management Information System
21 65 (11.63%) WAN
22 64 (11.45%) ITIL
22 64 (11.45%) Data Centre
23 61 (10.91%) Security Operations Centre
24 59 (10.55%) QRadar
24 59 (10.55%) Unix
25 57 (10.20%) Active Directory
26 54 (9.66%) TCP/IP
27 53 (9.48%) PKI

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 21 (3.76%) WebSphere
2 19 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.50%) IIS
4 12 (2.15%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.97%) Apache
6 7 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.89%) JBoss
8 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.36%) CICS
10 2 (0.36%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.33%) MS Office
3 11 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.07%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.94%) PaaS
4 20 (3.58%) IaaS
4 20 (3.58%) SaaS
5 13 (2.33%) Office 365
6 11 (1.97%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 201 (35.96%) Firewall
2 114 (20.39%) Network Security
3 78 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
4 65 (11.63%) WAN
5 54 (9.66%) TCP/IP
6 52 (9.30%) LAN
7 38 (6.80%) VPN
8 37 (6.62%) SSL
9 31 (5.55%) DNS
10 29 (5.19%) Internet
11 24 (4.29%) Wireless
12 23 (4.11%) MPLS
13 20 (3.58%) HTTP
14 14 (2.50%) Wireshark
15 12 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (2.15%) IPsec
16 11 (1.97%) SAN
17 10 (1.79%) Cisco ISE
17 10 (1.79%) DHCP
17 10 (1.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.29%) DB2
2 12 (2.15%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.79%) Big Data
4 9 (1.61%) MySQL
5 7 (1.25%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.54%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.36%) Informix
7 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) AppScan
3 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.18%) Hudson
3 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 106 (18.96%) Finance
2 25 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.86%) Banking
4 15 (2.68%) Retail
5 7 (1.25%) Advertising
6 6 (1.07%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Marketing
8 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) Electronics
9 3 (0.54%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) Military
9 3 (0.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (27.73%) Analyst
2 119 (21.29%) Security Analyst
3 108 (19.32%) Architect
4 92 (16.46%) Consultant
5 86 (15.38%) Security Consultant
6 84 (15.03%) Security Architect
7 49 (8.77%) SOC Analyst
8 48 (8.59%) Security Engineer
9 44 (7.87%) Security Manager
10 36 (6.44%) Project Manager
11 35 (6.26%) IT Analyst
12 34 (6.08%) IT Security Analyst
13 29 (5.19%) Security Specialist
13 29 (5.19%) SIEM Consultant
14 25 (4.47%) Security Project Manager
15 22 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
16 20 (3.58%) Operations Analyst
16 20 (3.58%) Security Operations Analyst
17 18 (3.22%) AWS Architect
17 18 (3.22%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.68%) Middleware
2 6 (1.07%) Regular Expression
3 4 (0.72%) SOAP
4 3 (0.54%) .NET
4 3 (0.54%) D3.js
4 3 (0.54%) REST
4 3 (0.54%) Web Services
4 3 (0.54%) XML
5 2 (0.36%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.36%) LAMP
6 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.18%) J2EE
6 1 (0.18%) Java EE
6 1 (0.18%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.18%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.52%) Management Information System
2 64 (11.45%) Data Centre
3 61 (10.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 53 (9.48%) PKI
5 39 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (1.97%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.61%) Clustering
9 9 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.61%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.25%) iPad
11 7 (1.25%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.07%) CESG
13 5 (0.89%) Cyber Attack
14 4 (0.72%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.72%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 130 (23.26%) Windows
2 110 (19.68%) Linux
3 59 (10.55%) Unix
4 26 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.47%) AIX
6 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.07%) Solaris
9 6 (1.07%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.54%) Debian
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (34.53%) Information Security
2 154 (27.55%) Security Operations
3 118 (21.11%) Cybersecurity
4 95 (16.99%) Vulnerability Management
5 71 (12.70%) Security Architecture
6 64 (11.45%) ITIL
7 52 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
8 49 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 46 (8.23%) Incident Management
10 40 (7.16%) Project Management
11 39 (6.98%) Analytics
12 38 (6.80%) Penetration Testing
12 38 (6.80%) Threat Management
13 36 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (6.08%) Security Management
15 31 (5.55%) Change Management
16 30 (5.37%) Use Case
17 28 (5.01%) TOGAF
18 26 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 26 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.47%) Python
2 21 (3.76%) Perl
3 20 (3.58%) SQL
4 16 (2.86%) Java
5 10 (1.79%) Ruby
6 8 (1.43%) C
6 8 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.07%) PHP
8 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.54%) C++
10 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.36%) C#
10 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (34.17%) CISSP
2 92 (16.46%) Security Cleared
3 76 (13.60%) SC Cleared
4 74 (13.24%) CISM
5 45 (8.05%) Degree
6 38 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (5.72%) SANS
8 31 (5.55%) GCIH
9 30 (5.37%) CEH
10 29 (5.19%) CCNP
11 26 (4.65%) GIAC
12 23 (4.11%) GCIA
13 22 (3.94%) CISMP
14 20 (3.58%) CCNA
15 19 (3.40%) CISA
16 16 (2.86%) ISSAP
17 12 (2.15%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (2.15%) PMI Certification
18 10 (1.79%) CREST Certified
18 10 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (15.92%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.22%) COBIT
4 12 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.79%) SLA
6 8 (1.43%) QA
7 7 (1.25%) GPG13
8 6 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.07%) ISO22301
9 5 (0.89%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.72%) ISO27005
11 2 (0.36%) BS25999
11 2 (0.36%) COSO
11 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.36%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.18%) GMP
12 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.22%) Snort
4 9 (1.61%) XenApp
5 6 (1.07%) vSphere
6 5 (0.89%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.72%) RACF
8 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.36%) Squid
9 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.18%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.18%) Docker
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.18%) SRDF
10 1 (0.18%) vCloud
10 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (10.55%) QRadar
2 23 (4.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 22 (3.94%) RSA Security Analytics
4 20 (3.58%) Nessus
5 19 (3.40%) Puppet
6 15 (2.68%) RSA Archer
7 13 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (2.15%) Nmap
9 11 (1.97%) ArcSight ESM
9 11 (1.97%) WSUS
10 9 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 9 (1.61%) SCCM
11 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (1.07%) SmoothWall
13 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.89%) Nagios
13 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (0.89%) RSA enVision
14 4 (0.72%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 99 (17.71%) Splunk
2 94 (16.82%) ArcSight
3 76 (13.60%) Cisco
4 48 (8.59%) Intel Security
5 46 (8.23%) LogRhythm
6 42 (7.51%) CheckPoint
7 41 (7.33%) VMware
8 39 (6.98%) Microsoft
9 35 (6.26%) HP
10 31 (5.55%) IBM
10 31 (5.55%) Symantec
11 30 (5.37%) Oracle
11 30 (5.37%) Qualys
12 24 (4.29%) Sourcefire
13 23 (4.11%) Citrix
14 22 (3.94%) Juniper
15 19 (3.40%) Forcepoint
16 18 (3.22%) Remedy
16 18 (3.22%) Tripwire
17 15 (2.68%) F5
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