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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Rank 107 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SIEM 15 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% - 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% - 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Average daily rate £475 - £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 4 £450 - 2
Worcestershire - 4 £450 -
Warwickshire - 2 £588 -
Coventry - 1 £513 -
SIEM
England

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (31.82%) Protective Monitoring
1 7 (31.82%) Security Operations
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) LogRhythm
4 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (18.18%) Line Management
4 4 (18.18%) Business Development
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
5 3 (13.64%) QA
5 3 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (13.64%) QRadar
5 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
5 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.09%) Splunk
6 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
6 2 (9.09%) Presales

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) FTP
3 2 (9.09%) HTTP
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) SMTP
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.55%) S/MIME
4 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Security Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Security Solutions Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Security Manager
4 4 (18.18%) SOC Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) IT Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Operational Security Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Security Operations Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (31.82%) Protective Monitoring
1 7 (31.82%) Security Operations
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security
4 4 (18.18%) Business Development
4 4 (18.18%) Line Management
5 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
6 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.09%) Presales
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) V-Model
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) LogRhythm
2 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 2 (9.09%) Forcepoint
2 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
2 2 (9.09%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec