The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 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)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 369 402
Rank change year-on-year +19 +33  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 260 284 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.69% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 181 136
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £357 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £679 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £435 £451
% change year-on-year +20.68% -3.54%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36460 41364 41331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.71% 83.50% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23944 27759 26979
Median daily rate £450 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +7.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 965 1150
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% +4.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIEM in England

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +36 124 £525 - 31
South East +14 49 £540 +2.85% 14
South West +14 31 £520 +37.02% 3
North West +3 21 £525 +23.52% 10
East of England -5 13 £475 -13.63% 2
Yorkshire +18 10 £675 +58.82% 2
West Midlands +20 7 £394 +3.27% 7
East Midlands -6 6 £820 +33.33% 2
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 190 (41.76%) Information Security
2 153 (33.63%) Firewall
3 124 (27.25%) Windows
4 111 (24.40%) CISSP
5 100 (21.98%) Security Operations
6 97 (21.32%) Splunk
7 95 (20.88%) Cybersecurity
8 90 (19.78%) Linux
9 88 (19.34%) Finance
10 81 (17.80%) Security Cleared
11 71 (15.60%) PCI DSS
12 70 (15.38%) Network Security
13 69 (15.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 64 (14.07%) ArcSight
15 60 (13.19%) CISM
15 60 (13.19%) Unix
15 60 (13.19%) ITIL
15 60 (13.19%) Microsoft
15 60 (13.19%) SC Cleared
16 58 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
17 56 (12.31%) Intrusion Detection
17 56 (12.31%) TCP/IP
17 56 (12.31%) Security Operations Centre
18 54 (11.87%) Incident Management
19 49 (10.77%) Management Information System
19 49 (10.77%) Cisco
20 46 (10.11%) SANS
21 45 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (9.67%) Penetration Testing
23 41 (9.01%) VPN

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 24 (5.27%) Tomcat
2 19 (4.18%) Apache
3 12 (2.64%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.20%) ArcGIS
4 10 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.20%) JBoss
5 9 (1.98%) nginx
6 7 (1.54%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.10%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.10%) IIS
7 5 (1.10%) Mule
8 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.88%) SAS
8 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.44%) CMS
9 2 (0.44%) Confluence
9 2 (0.44%) Jetty
9 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.40%) SaaS
3 19 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.20%) IaaS
4 10 (2.20%) PaaS
5 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.32%) Office 365
5 6 (1.32%) OpenDNS
6 3 (0.66%) Akamai
6 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.66%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.44%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.44%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 153 (33.63%) Firewall
2 70 (15.38%) Network Security
3 56 (12.31%) Intrusion Detection
3 56 (12.31%) TCP/IP
4 41 (9.01%) VPN
5 39 (8.57%) DNS
6 36 (7.91%) WAN
7 34 (7.47%) LAN
8 31 (6.81%) Internet
9 26 (5.71%) Wireless
10 19 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (3.74%) HTTP
12 12 (2.64%) SSL
13 11 (2.42%) NetScaler
13 11 (2.42%) TACACS
13 11 (2.42%) VoIP
14 10 (2.20%) LDAP
14 10 (2.20%) SNMP
15 9 (1.98%) DHCP
16 6 (1.32%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.18%) Big Data
3 15 (3.30%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.42%) Apache Hive
4 11 (2.42%) Data Mining
5 8 (1.76%) Redis
6 7 (1.54%) DataStax
6 7 (1.54%) GIS
7 6 (1.32%) DB2
7 6 (1.32%) Maltego
8 4 (0.88%) HBase
8 4 (0.88%) Sqoop
9 3 (0.66%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.54%) Maven
3 7 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.10%) Hudson
4 5 (1.10%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.44%) JIRA
5 2 (0.44%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 88 (19.34%) Finance
2 23 (5.05%) Banking
3 12 (2.64%) Retail
3 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.42%) Legal
5 8 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Billing
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Local Government
8 2 (0.44%) Marketing
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (30.77%) Analyst
2 112 (24.62%) Security Analyst
3 80 (17.58%) Consultant
4 64 (14.07%) Architect
5 56 (12.31%) Security Consultant
6 51 (11.21%) SOC Analyst
7 44 (9.67%) Security Engineer
8 38 (8.35%) Security Architect
9 33 (7.25%) Security Manager
10 27 (5.93%) Project Manager
11 23 (5.05%) Security Project Manager
11 23 (5.05%) Security Specialist
12 20 (4.40%) SIEM Analyst
13 19 (4.18%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.96%) IT Security Analyst
14 18 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.74%) Information Security Consultant
15 17 (3.74%) Operations Analyst
15 17 (3.74%) Security Operations Analyst
16 14 (3.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.05%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (3.96%) Web Services
3 14 (3.08%) Regular Expression
4 13 (2.86%) REST
5 11 (2.42%) .NET
6 10 (2.20%) RESTful
7 8 (1.76%) Middleware
7 8 (1.76%) XML
8 7 (1.54%) Servlets
9 6 (1.32%) DOM
9 6 (1.32%) JMS
9 6 (1.32%) SAX
9 6 (1.32%) XSD
9 6 (1.32%) XSLT
10 5 (1.10%) CSS
10 5 (1.10%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.10%) HTML
10 5 (1.10%) JSP
10 5 (1.10%) Struts
10 5 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.31%) Security Operations Centre
2 49 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 45 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.40%) Cyber Attack
4 20 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.96%) PKI
7 13 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (2.20%) Replication
9 8 (1.76%) iSeries
10 7 (1.54%) PMI
10 7 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.54%) Tandem
11 6 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.10%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.88%) BYOD
13 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 124 (27.25%) Windows
2 90 (19.78%) Linux
3 60 (13.19%) Unix
4 15 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.64%) Mac OS X
5 12 (2.64%) MVS
6 8 (1.76%) VMS
7 7 (1.54%) CentOS
8 6 (1.32%) OpenVMS
9 5 (1.10%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.88%) AIX
10 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.66%) Solaris
12 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.22%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (41.76%) Information Security
2 100 (21.98%) Security Operations
3 95 (20.88%) Cybersecurity
4 60 (13.19%) ITIL
5 58 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 54 (11.87%) Incident Management
7 44 (9.67%) Penetration Testing
8 41 (9.01%) Identity Access Management
9 38 (8.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 36 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (7.69%) Project Management
11 35 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
12 33 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (6.81%) Open Source
14 31 (6.81%) Threat Intelligence
15 30 (6.59%) Security Management
16 29 (6.37%) DevOps
17 28 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
17 28 (6.15%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.79%) SQL
2 33 (7.25%) Python
3 27 (5.93%) PowerShell
4 24 (5.27%) Java
5 22 (4.84%) Perl
6 8 (1.76%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.54%) C
7 7 (1.54%) Dart
7 7 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.54%) PHP
8 4 (0.88%) C++
8 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.66%) Ruby
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 111 (24.40%) CISSP
2 81 (17.80%) Security Cleared
3 60 (13.19%) CISM
3 60 (13.19%) SC Cleared
4 46 (10.11%) SANS
5 30 (6.59%) CISA
6 29 (6.37%) Degree
7 24 (5.27%) DV Cleared
8 23 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (5.05%) GIAC
9 22 (4.84%) GCIH
10 19 (4.18%) CEH
11 17 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (3.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 15 (3.30%) SSCP
13 14 (3.08%) CCSP
14 13 (2.86%) GCIA
15 9 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
15 9 (1.98%) CREST Certified
16 8 (1.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (15.60%) PCI DSS
2 69 (15.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 17 (3.74%) GDPR
5 8 (1.76%) FedRAMP
5 8 (1.76%) GPG13
5 8 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.54%) COBIT
7 6 (1.32%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.32%) SLA
8 4 (0.88%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.66%) PMO
9 3 (0.66%) QA
10 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.44%) GMP
10 2 (0.44%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 35 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.64%) Docker
2 12 (2.64%) Hyper-V
2 12 (2.64%) Snort
3 7 (1.54%) Apache Flume
3 7 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.32%) RACF
4 6 (1.32%) vCloud
5 4 (0.88%) HDFS
6 3 (0.66%) vSphere
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.44%) Xen
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (7.03%) QRadar
2 23 (5.05%) SCCM
3 15 (3.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 15 (3.30%) Kibana
3 15 (3.30%) logstash
3 15 (3.30%) Puppet
4 14 (3.08%) Nessus
5 13 (2.86%) SCOM
6 12 (2.64%) Ansible
6 12 (2.64%) CSIRT
7 11 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.98%) RSA enVision
9 8 (1.76%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.32%) Nmap
12 5 (1.10%) ArcSight ESM
13 4 (0.88%) Terraform
13 4 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (21.32%) Splunk
2 64 (14.07%) ArcSight
3 60 (13.19%) Microsoft
4 49 (10.77%) Cisco
5 35 (7.69%) HP
5 35 (7.69%) IBM
6 33 (7.25%) LogRhythm
7 29 (6.37%) VMware
8 24 (5.27%) CheckPoint
9 23 (5.05%) CyberArk
10 22 (4.84%) McAfee
10 22 (4.84%) Oracle
11 19 (4.18%) Red Hat
12 18 (3.96%) ServiceNow
13 17 (3.74%) Citrix
13 17 (3.74%) FireEye
13 17 (3.74%) Qualys
14 16 (3.52%) Rapid7
15 13 (2.86%) Cloudera
16 11 (2.42%) Palo Alto
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