Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SIEM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIEM over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 194 226
Rank change year-on-year -16 +32 +17
Contract jobs citing SIEM 44 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.57% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.65% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 5
City of London median daily rate £500 £540 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +35.00% -15.79%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £370
90th Percentile £638 £688 £545
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

SIEM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,098 5,374 5,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.40% 87.24% 87.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,819 4,156 4,563
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £480 £463
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.78% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 44 58
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -3.25% -2.18%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.06 £11.50
90th Percentile £35.50 £29.77 £54.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.18% -17.07% +0.27%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SIEM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in the City of London

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in the City of London

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SIEM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 25 (56.82%) Firewall
2 23 (52.27%) Information Security
3 19 (43.18%) Finance
4 17 (38.64%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (36.36%) CISSP
6 13 (29.55%) Windows
6 13 (29.55%) Linux
7 12 (27.27%) ITIL
8 11 (25.00%) Qualys
8 11 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (22.73%) Nessus
10 8 (18.18%) CISM
10 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
10 8 (18.18%) QRadar
11 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
11 7 (15.91%) GDPR
11 7 (15.91%) Analytics
11 7 (15.91%) CISA
11 7 (15.91%) Unix
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco
11 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (13.64%) Security Architecture
12 6 (13.64%) Use Case
12 6 (13.64%) Information Management
12 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (13.64%) VPN
12 6 (13.64%) CyberArk
12 6 (13.64%) Splunk
12 6 (13.64%) Palo Alto

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.82%) IaaS
3 3 (6.82%) PaaS
3 3 (6.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (56.82%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) VPN
3 5 (11.36%) SSL
3 5 (11.36%) Wireshark
4 4 (9.09%) DHCP
4 4 (9.09%) DKIM
4 4 (9.09%) DMARC
4 4 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (9.09%) IPsec
4 4 (9.09%) Network Security
5 3 (6.82%) SAN
6 2 (4.55%) HTTP
6 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.27%) WAN
7 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) MySQL
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Fiddler
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Security Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Architect
4 9 (20.45%) Security Architect
4 9 (20.45%) Security Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) AWS Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Information Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Azure Architect
6 3 (6.82%) IT Security Officer
6 3 (6.82%) Security Officer
6 3 (6.82%) SIEM Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Server Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) HTML
1 4 (9.09%) HTML5
2 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.27%) Cyberattack
6 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.27%) Fintech
6 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Unix
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.82%) VMS
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Information Security
2 17 (38.64%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (27.27%) ITIL
4 11 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (15.91%) Analytics
5 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Information Management
6 6 (13.64%) Security Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) Use Case
7 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (11.36%) Security Operations
7 5 (11.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (9.09%) Security Management
8 4 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) CISSP
2 8 (18.18%) CISM
3 7 (15.91%) CISA
4 3 (6.82%) CEH
5 2 (4.55%) PCI QSA
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.27%) CRISC
6 1 (2.27%) GIAC
6 1 (2.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) GDPR
2 6 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (11.36%) COBIT
3 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (6.82%) HIPAA
6 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Docker
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Nessus
2 8 (18.18%) QRadar
3 2 (4.55%) Ansible
3 2 (4.55%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.55%) CSIRT
3 2 (4.55%) Puppet
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.27%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.27%) OSSEC
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Qualys
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco
3 6 (13.64%) CyberArk
3 6 (13.64%) Palo Alto
3 6 (13.64%) Splunk
4 5 (11.36%) AlienVault
5 3 (6.82%) McAfee
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.82%) VMware
6 2 (4.55%) BMC
6 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.55%) Rapid7
6 2 (4.55%) Trustwave
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas
7 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.27%) Aruba
7 1 (2.27%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (2.27%) Darktrace
7 1 (2.27%) FireEye
7 1 (2.27%) Varonis