The table below looks at the statistics for SIEM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 100 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing SIEM 13 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.23% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.32% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£450 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1875 1870 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.15% 72.12% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 989 753
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 126 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SIEM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SIEM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SIEM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SIEM across the West Midlands region.

SIEM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Worcestershire +8 5 £450 -2.70% 2
Warwickshire - 5 £444 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £500 - 3
SIEM
England

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (70.00%) Cyber Security
2 12 (60.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (50.00%) High Availability
5 6 (30.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) LogRhythm
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (25.00%) SEO
6 5 (25.00%) Analytics
7 4 (20.00%) SCADA
7 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 2 (10.00%) Firewall
9 2 (10.00%) GIAC
9 2 (10.00%) CEH
9 2 (10.00%) Snort
9 2 (10.00%) Network Security
10 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
10 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
10 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
10 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (5.00%) Use Case
10 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (5.00%) Business Development
10 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Security Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) SCADA
2 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Cyber Security
2 12 (60.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 10 (50.00%) High Availability
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) SEO
5 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Information Security
7 1 (5.00%) Business Development
7 1 (5.00%) Use Case
7 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) GIAC
2 2 (10.00%) CEH
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Snort
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (5.00%) ArcSight