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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 132 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing SIEM 14 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.73% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
Median daily rate £450 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - -
SIEM
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
2670 1908 1931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 76.57% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1140 1011
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.87 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

SIEM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SIEM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIEM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

SIEM Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Birmingham -8 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Warwickshire -5 3 £525 +18.30% 3
Worcestershire -3 2 £338 -25.00%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
SIEM
England

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (25.81%) Network Security
3 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Information Security
4 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.13%) Unix
6 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (16.13%) Web Filtering
7 4 (12.90%) CCSE
7 4 (12.90%) LAN
7 4 (12.90%) WAN
7 4 (12.90%) CCNP
8 3 (9.68%) Kerberos
8 3 (9.68%) SSL
8 3 (9.68%) TACACS
8 3 (9.68%) Retail
8 3 (9.68%) Logistics
8 3 (9.68%) QA
8 3 (9.68%) High Availability
8 3 (9.68%) Splunk

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (12.90%) LAN
4 4 (12.90%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) Kerberos
5 3 (9.68%) SSL
5 3 (9.68%) TACACS
6 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) DNS
7 1 (3.23%) HTTP
7 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
7 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) AppScan
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Security Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Security Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Security Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Security Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) SIEM Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) ArcSight Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) SIEM Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) SIEM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (25.81%) Information Security
3 6 (19.35%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (16.13%) Web Filtering
5 3 (9.68%) High Availability
5 3 (9.68%) Logistics
5 3 (9.68%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Server Hardening
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.23%) Attack Monitoring
7 1 (3.23%) Content Development
7 1 (3.23%) Network Packet Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
4 4 (12.90%) CCSE
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) CCSA
5 2 (6.45%) CISA
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) CEH
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) GCFA
6 1 (3.23%) GCIH
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GPG13
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) QRadar
2 1 (3.23%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
2 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
3 3 (9.68%) LogRhythm
3 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
3 3 (9.68%) Splunk
4 2 (6.45%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
4 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.23%) Crossbeam
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) VMware