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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
UK / England
Rank 386 383 489
Rank change year-on-year -3 +106  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 200 246 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.50% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.61% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 157 72
Median daily rate £458 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% -1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £363 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 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 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +43 94 £488 -2.50% 61
South East -19 32 £460 -8.00% 15
North West +39 27 £525 +23.52% 5
East of England +4 14 £450 +4.04%
West Midlands +4 13 £413 -13.15% 6
South West -25 13 £365 -14.11% 10
Yorkshire +8 8 £475 +21.01% 1
North East - 1 £525 -
SIEM
UK

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 199 (44.72%) Firewall
2 182 (40.90%) Information Security
3 137 (30.79%) Cybersecurity
4 122 (27.42%) Windows
5 113 (25.39%) Security Operations
6 106 (23.82%) Security Cleared
7 96 (21.57%) Linux
8 95 (21.35%) Splunk
9 91 (20.45%) CISSP
10 88 (19.78%) SC Cleared
11 79 (17.75%) Intrusion Detection
12 78 (17.53%) PCI DSS
13 75 (16.85%) TCP/IP
14 71 (15.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 67 (15.06%) Vulnerability Management
16 65 (14.61%) Security Operations Centre
17 64 (14.38%) Network Security
18 63 (14.16%) Management Information System
19 62 (13.93%) Finance
20 61 (13.71%) Unix
21 59 (13.26%) Penetration Testing
22 55 (12.36%) ITIL
23 54 (12.13%) VMware
24 53 (11.91%) LogRhythm
25 52 (11.69%) Cisco
26 51 (11.46%) VPN
27 50 (11.24%) Microsoft
27 50 (11.24%) LAN
27 50 (11.24%) WAN
28 48 (10.79%) CISM

SIEM
Top Related 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 14 (3.15%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.25%) Apache
3 9 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.80%) IIS
5 7 (1.57%) JBoss
6 4 (0.90%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.90%) SAS
6 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.45%) Jetty
8 2 (0.45%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.45%) Mule
8 2 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.82%) IaaS
4 13 (2.92%) SaaS
5 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.90%) Office 365
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.45%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.45%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 199 (44.72%) Firewall
2 79 (17.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 75 (16.85%) TCP/IP
4 64 (14.38%) Network Security
5 51 (11.46%) VPN
6 50 (11.24%) LAN
6 50 (11.24%) WAN
7 48 (10.79%) DNS
8 30 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (6.29%) Internet
10 24 (5.39%) HTTP
10 24 (5.39%) Wireless
11 18 (4.04%) SSL
12 16 (3.60%) DHCP
13 15 (3.37%) TACACS
13 15 (3.37%) VoIP
14 12 (2.70%) LDAP
15 10 (2.25%) NetScaler
16 9 (2.02%) MPLS
17 8 (1.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.60%) Big Data
3 9 (2.02%) DB2
3 9 (2.02%) Redis
4 6 (1.35%) MySQL
5 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.67%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.67%) DataStax
6 3 (0.67%) HBase
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.45%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.45%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.22%) OLAP
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.12%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.67%) Hudson
3 2 (0.45%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (13.93%) Finance
2 24 (5.39%) Banking
3 11 (2.47%) Legal
4 7 (1.57%) Law
4 7 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (0.45%) Advertising
6 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Billing
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 158 (35.51%) Analyst
2 114 (25.62%) Security Analyst
3 55 (12.36%) Architect
4 53 (11.91%) SOC Analyst
5 49 (11.01%) Consultant
6 42 (9.44%) Security Engineer
7 32 (7.19%) Security Architect
8 31 (6.97%) Security Consultant
9 30 (6.74%) Security Manager
9 30 (6.74%) SIEM Analyst
10 28 (6.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 26 (5.84%) Security Specialist
12 19 (4.27%) IT Analyst
12 19 (4.27%) IT Security Analyst
13 18 (4.04%) Network Engineer
14 15 (3.37%) Project Manager
14 15 (3.37%) Security Project Manager
15 12 (2.70%) Business Analyst
15 12 (2.70%) Network Security Engineer
15 12 (2.70%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.60%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (3.37%) Web Services
3 11 (2.47%) Middleware
4 9 (2.02%) RESTful
5 6 (1.35%) .NET
6 5 (1.12%) CSS
6 5 (1.12%) HTML
6 5 (1.12%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.12%) Servlets
6 5 (1.12%) XML
7 4 (0.90%) JMS
8 3 (0.67%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.67%) JAX-WS
8 3 (0.67%) JSP
8 3 (0.67%) OAuth
8 3 (0.67%) OpenID
8 3 (0.67%) REST
8 3 (0.67%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.67%) SAML
8 3 (0.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.61%) Security Operations Centre
2 63 (14.16%) Management Information System
3 47 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.64%) Data Centre
5 18 (4.04%) PKI
6 17 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.60%) Cyber Attack
7 16 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (3.15%) iSeries
9 12 (2.70%) Tandem
10 11 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (2.25%) Replication
12 8 (1.80%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.57%) CMDB
13 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.35%) Clustering
14 6 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
16 3 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 122 (27.42%) Windows
2 96 (21.57%) Linux
3 61 (13.71%) Unix
4 15 (3.37%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.70%) OpenVMS
6 11 (2.47%) AIX
7 10 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.35%) Solaris
11 4 (0.90%) MVS
11 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.67%) VMS
12 3 (0.67%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.45%) HPUX
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (40.90%) Information Security
2 137 (30.79%) Cybersecurity
3 113 (25.39%) Security Operations
4 67 (15.06%) Vulnerability Management
5 59 (13.26%) Penetration Testing
6 55 (12.36%) ITIL
7 46 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 41 (9.21%) Identity Access Management
9 40 (8.99%) Security Monitoring
10 37 (8.31%) Incident Management
11 35 (7.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 31 (6.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 29 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
13 29 (6.52%) Service Management
14 27 (6.07%) Security Management
14 27 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (5.62%) Open Source
15 25 (5.62%) Project Management
15 25 (5.62%) Security Architecture
16 23 (5.17%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.11%) SQL
2 37 (8.31%) Python
3 17 (3.82%) Perl
4 13 (2.92%) Java
5 11 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.12%) Ruby
9 4 (0.90%) C++
10 3 (0.67%) C#
11 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.22%) C
12 1 (0.22%) Go
12 1 (0.22%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 106 (23.82%) Security Cleared
2 91 (20.45%) CISSP
3 88 (19.78%) SC Cleared
4 48 (10.79%) CISM
5 36 (8.09%) SANS
6 29 (6.52%) GIAC
7 23 (5.17%) GCIH
8 22 (4.94%) CEH
8 22 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (4.49%) CISA
10 19 (4.27%) Degree
10 19 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.60%) SSCP
12 11 (2.47%) CCNA
13 10 (2.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (2.25%) CCSP
14 8 (1.80%) CCSA
15 7 (1.57%) PMP
16 6 (1.35%) GCFA
16 6 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (17.53%) PCI DSS
2 71 (15.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.25%) ISO27002
4 8 (1.80%) GDPR
4 8 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.57%) GPG13
6 6 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.35%) SLA
7 5 (1.12%) COBIT
7 5 (1.12%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.90%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.90%) QA
9 3 (0.67%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.67%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.45%) PMO
10 2 (0.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.70%) RACF
4 12 (2.70%) Snort
5 11 (2.47%) vSphere
6 5 (1.12%) vCloud
7 4 (0.90%) XenApp
8 3 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.45%) Docker
9 2 (0.45%) HDFS
9 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.45%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (8.54%) QRadar
2 26 (5.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 21 (4.72%) Nessus
3 21 (4.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 18 (4.04%) SCCM
5 16 (3.60%) SCOM
6 13 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.70%) Kibana
7 12 (2.70%) logstash
8 10 (2.25%) Puppet
9 7 (1.57%) CSIRT
10 5 (1.12%) ArcSight ESM
10 5 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.12%) Nmap
10 5 (1.12%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.90%) vRealize
11 4 (0.90%) WSUS
12 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 95 (21.35%) Splunk
2 54 (12.13%) VMware
3 53 (11.91%) LogRhythm
4 52 (11.69%) Cisco
5 50 (11.24%) Microsoft
6 48 (10.79%) ArcSight
7 45 (10.11%) CheckPoint
8 39 (8.76%) HP
9 35 (7.87%) IBM
10 27 (6.07%) Intel Security
11 24 (5.39%) Symantec
12 21 (4.72%) Citrix
12 21 (4.72%) Oracle
13 18 (4.04%) Qualys
14 15 (3.37%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.15%) F5
16 13 (2.92%) AlienVault
16 13 (2.92%) CyberArk
16 13 (2.92%) Juniper
17 12 (2.70%) Rapid7
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