The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 29 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 91 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 -  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.22% 0.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £675 - -
Scotland median daily rate £675 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +68.75% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1021 1162 1185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 82.87% 85.50% 82.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2434 1953
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
10th Percentile £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +22.95%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SIEM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in Edinburgh

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 25 (83.33%) Banking
2 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) Splunk
4 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
5 10 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
5 10 (33.33%) Law
5 10 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Windows
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
7 6 (20.00%) Python
7 6 (20.00%) VBA
7 6 (20.00%) Oracle
7 6 (20.00%) Perl
7 6 (20.00%) Database Security
7 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (20.00%) Use Case
8 4 (13.33%) Firewall
8 4 (13.33%) McAfee
8 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
8 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (10.00%) QRadar
9 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.67%) CEH
10 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Qualys
10 2 (6.67%) AlgoSec
10 2 (6.67%) ScanSafe
10 2 (6.67%) Symantec
10 2 (6.67%) CISSP

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) VLAN
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
General
1 25 (83.33%) Banking
2 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Consultant
1 17 (56.67%) Security Consultant
2 14 (46.67%) SIEM Consultant
3 10 (33.33%) Splunk Consultant
4 7 (23.33%) Database Consultant
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Incident Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Security Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Security Incident Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Security Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) SIEM Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Splunk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Programme Delivery
2 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (20.00%) Database Security
2 6 (20.00%) Use Case
3 4 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Attack Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Cyber Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (3.33%) Behavioural Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Conflict Management
6 1 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (3.33%) Information Governance
6 1 (3.33%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.33%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Perl
2 6 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) CEH
1 2 (6.67%) CISSP
1 2 (6.67%) SANS
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Splunk
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) McAfee
4 2 (6.67%) AlgoSec
4 2 (6.67%) Qualys
4 2 (6.67%) ScanSafe
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (3.33%) FireEye
5 1 (3.33%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft