The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SIEM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIEM over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 72 75
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 11 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.74% 1.09% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.30% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
Median daily rate £525 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +16.66% -0.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 - -

SIEM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 528 771 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.68% 83.90% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 561 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SIEM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in Cheshire

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SIEM in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in Cheshire

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington +30 11 £525 +23.52%
SIEM
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 13 (81.25%) Information Security
2 12 (75.00%) ArcSight
2 12 (75.00%) FireEye
2 12 (75.00%) MVS
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) BGP
1 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) PSTN
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) ArcSight Engineer
1 12 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
1 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
1 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) MVS
2 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) HNC
1 1 (6.25%) HND
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) ArcSight
1 12 (75.00%) FireEye
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto