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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 85 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 15 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.65% 0.40% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 769 1246 1177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.51% 82.63% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 696 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 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 March 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 23 (69.70%) Finance
1 23 (69.70%) Banking
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) Law
3 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
4 8 (24.24%) Linux
5 7 (21.21%) Python
5 7 (21.21%) VBA
5 7 (21.21%) Perl
5 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
5 7 (21.21%) Intel Security
5 7 (21.21%) Use Case
5 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
6 6 (18.18%) Database Security
6 6 (18.18%) Splunk
6 6 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (18.18%) Oracle
7 5 (15.15%) Symantec
7 5 (15.15%) Qualys
7 5 (15.15%) Information Security
7 5 (15.15%) AlgoSec
7 5 (15.15%) ScanSafe
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.09%) Internet
9 3 (9.09%) Unix
9 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
9 3 (9.09%) Firewall
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.06%) TACACS
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
1 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
General
1 23 (69.70%) Banking
1 23 (69.70%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Consultant
1 13 (39.39%) Security Consultant
2 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Database Consultant
3 10 (30.30%) SIEM Consultant
4 8 (24.24%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.12%) SIEM Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) IT Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Monitoring Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Security Monitoring Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Splunk Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Banking Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) IT Security Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) SIEM Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) iSeries
2 2 (6.06%) Tandem
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) OpenVMS
4 2 (6.06%) zOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Use Case
2 6 (18.18%) Database Security
2 6 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
3 5 (15.15%) Information Security
4 3 (9.09%) Analytics
4 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.03%) Behavioural Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.03%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (3.03%) Process Management
6 1 (3.03%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Perl
2 7 (21.21%) Python
2 7 (21.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CEH
1 1 (3.03%) CISM
1 1 (3.03%) CISSP
1 1 (3.03%) GIAC
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) RACF
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Intel Security
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Splunk
3 5 (15.15%) AlgoSec
3 5 (15.15%) Qualys
3 5 (15.15%) ScanSafe
3 5 (15.15%) Symantec
4 2 (6.06%) FireEye
4 2 (6.06%) Sourcefire