The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 485 495 562
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +67
Contract jobs citing SIEM 102 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.10% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.14% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 22 17
Average daily rate £450 £468 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% +16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £623 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.95% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 98 £450 -10.00% 41
London +29 74 £450 -10.04% 21
South East -3 18 £425 +4.29% 12
Berkshire 0 9 £375 +10.29% 2
City of London -5 9 £475 -24.00% 6
Hampshire +7 8 £475 -10.79% 9
South Wales - 3 £350 -
Wales - 3 £350 -
Bristol -11 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -19 2 £415 -17.00% 3
South West -20 2 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £415 - 3
Reading - 2 £463 -
Scotland -9 1 - -
Southampton -12 1 £425 +34.92% 5
Bradford - 1 £380 - 1
Aldershot - 1 - - 2
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £508 -
East of England - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £525 -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 81 (38.39%) Firewall
2 68 (32.23%) ArcSight
3 64 (30.33%) Windows
4 59 (27.96%) ITIL
5 51 (24.17%) CISSP
6 50 (23.70%) UNIX
7 45 (21.33%) TCP/IP
8 43 (20.38%) Linux
8 43 (20.38%) Finance
9 40 (18.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 38 (18.01%) Cisco
11 36 (17.06%) Microsoft
12 35 (16.59%) Network Security
13 27 (12.80%) CA
14 26 (12.32%) HP
14 26 (12.32%) Information Security
15 25 (11.85%) Network Architecture
16 24 (11.37%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (10.90%) DNS
18 22 (10.43%) CISM
19 21 (9.95%) Use Case
19 21 (9.95%) DHCP
20 20 (9.48%) Management Information System
21 19 (9.00%) McAfee
21 19 (9.00%) LDAP
21 19 (9.00%) Security Cleared
22 18 (8.53%) Cyber-Ark
23 17 (8.06%) PRINCE2
23 17 (8.06%) SC Cleared
23 17 (8.06%) Computer Security

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (4.74%) Apache
2 3 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) MS Project
2 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (38.39%) Firewall
2 45 (21.33%) TCP/IP
3 35 (16.59%) Network Security
4 24 (11.37%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (10.90%) DNS
6 21 (9.95%) DHCP
7 19 (9.00%) LDAP
8 16 (7.58%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (6.16%) Internet
9 13 (6.16%) SNMP
9 13 (6.16%) WAN
10 12 (5.69%) VPN
10 12 (5.69%) MPLS
11 11 (5.21%) BGP
12 10 (4.74%) EIGRP
12 10 (4.74%) OSPF
13 9 (4.27%) FWSM
13 9 (4.27%) BIG-IP
14 6 (2.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.27%) Relational Database
1 9 (4.27%) DB2
2 6 (2.84%) MySQL
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (20.38%) Finance
2 9 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.32%) Law
4 6 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.42%) Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.95%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 55 (26.07%) Consultant
2 36 (17.06%) Architect
3 31 (14.69%) Security Engineer
4 23 (10.90%) Analyst
4 23 (10.90%) Security Consultant
5 22 (10.43%) Security Architect
6 18 (8.53%) Administrator
7 12 (5.69%) Network Engineer
7 12 (5.69%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.27%) IT Security Engineer
10 9 (4.27%) Security Administrator
11 8 (3.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.79%) IT Project Manager
11 8 (3.79%) UNIX Administrator
11 8 (3.79%) Security Specialist
12 7 (3.32%) Security Project Manager
12 7 (3.32%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.21%) XML
2 9 (4.27%) Middleware
3 8 (3.79%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.42%) XSD
4 3 (1.42%) SOAP
4 3 (1.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.48%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.37%) PKI
3 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.90%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.95%) Social Media
6 1 (0.47%) New Media
6 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.47%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 64 (30.33%) Windows
2 50 (23.70%) UNIX
3 43 (20.38%) Linux
4 13 (6.16%) Solaris
4 13 (6.16%) VMS
4 13 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.95%) FreeBSD
7 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.95%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) MVS
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.96%) ITIL
2 40 (18.96%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (12.32%) Information Security
4 25 (11.85%) Network Architecture
5 21 (9.95%) Use Case
6 17 (8.06%) PRINCE2
6 17 (8.06%) Computer Security
6 17 (8.06%) TOGAF
7 14 (6.64%) Service Management
7 14 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.16%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (6.16%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (6.16%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.16%) Identity Management
8 13 (6.16%) Risk Management
8 13 (6.16%) SABSA
9 12 (5.69%) Cyber Security
10 10 (4.74%) Data Security
10 10 (4.74%) Project Management
11 9 (4.27%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.69%) SQL
2 5 (2.37%) C
3 3 (1.42%) Perl
4 2 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (24.17%) CISSP
2 22 (10.43%) CISM
3 19 (9.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 15 (7.11%) CISA
6 8 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.32%) CCNP
8 6 (2.84%) GIAC
8 6 (2.84%) CCNA
8 6 (2.84%) CCSP
9 4 (1.90%) CEH
10 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.42%) GCIH
11 2 (0.95%) GCIA
11 2 (0.95%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (0.95%) Degree
11 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.95%) RHCE
11 2 (0.95%) OSCP
12 1 (0.47%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.21%) QA
3 7 (3.32%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.74%) NFS
2 7 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.84%) Snort
4 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.42%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.95%) Nmap
5 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) XenServer
6 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (6.64%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.74%) Cobbler
2 10 (4.74%) Puppet
3 4 (1.90%) Nessus
4 2 (0.95%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.47%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (32.23%) ArcSight
2 38 (18.01%) Cisco
3 36 (17.06%) Microsoft
4 27 (12.80%) CA
5 26 (12.32%) HP
6 19 (9.00%) McAfee
7 18 (8.53%) Cyber-Ark
8 16 (7.58%) Red Hat
9 15 (7.11%) CheckPoint
9 15 (7.11%) Juniper
10 12 (5.69%) Novell
11 9 (4.27%) LogLogic
11 9 (4.27%) F5
11 9 (4.27%) LogRhythm
11 9 (4.27%) IBM
12 7 (3.32%) Splunk
12 7 (3.32%) Symantec
12 7 (3.32%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.84%) VMware
13 6 (2.84%) Oracle
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