The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
England / London
Rank 312 361 376
Rank change year-on-year +49 +15  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 94 79 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.42% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 25
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £396 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £625 £550
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16580 18843 17272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.15% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11924 13599 12137
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 194 245
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in London

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in London

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +15 12 £450 -14.28% 19
Canary Wharf -3 2 - -
Brentford - 1 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
Hendon - 1 £600 -
SIEM
England

SIEM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 93 (47.45%) Information Security
2 65 (33.16%) Firewall
3 62 (31.63%) Security Operations
4 50 (25.51%) Windows
5 47 (23.98%) Splunk
6 46 (23.47%) Finance
7 39 (19.90%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (18.37%) PCI DSS
8 36 (18.37%) Intrusion Detection
9 35 (17.86%) SC Cleared
9 35 (17.86%) Security Cleared
10 34 (17.35%) SQL
11 33 (16.84%) CISSP
12 32 (16.33%) Linux
12 32 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 32 (16.33%) Security Operations Centre
13 30 (15.31%) Management Information System
14 29 (14.80%) TCP/IP
14 29 (14.80%) Identity Access Management
14 29 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (14.29%) Network Security
16 26 (13.27%) Vulnerability Management
16 26 (13.27%) Unix
17 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
17 24 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
18 22 (11.22%) LogRhythm
18 22 (11.22%) ITIL
19 21 (10.71%) Banking
19 21 (10.71%) ArcSight
19 21 (10.71%) Security Monitoring

SIEM
Top Related IT Skills in 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 5 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (2.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.04%) JBoss
2 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.53%) Apache
3 3 (1.53%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.02%) Mule
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.04%) Office 365
4 3 (1.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 65 (33.16%) Firewall
2 36 (18.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (14.80%) TCP/IP
4 28 (14.29%) Network Security
5 18 (9.18%) VPN
6 15 (7.65%) LAN
6 15 (7.65%) TACACS
6 15 (7.65%) WAN
7 12 (6.12%) Internet
8 11 (5.61%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (5.10%) DNS
9 10 (5.10%) Wireless
10 7 (3.57%) DHCP
11 6 (3.06%) HTTP
12 5 (2.55%) LDAP
13 4 (2.04%) IPsec
14 3 (1.53%) SAN
14 3 (1.53%) SSL
14 3 (1.53%) VoIP
15 2 (1.02%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.55%) Big Data
3 4 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.53%) DataStax
5 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.02%) HBase
5 2 (1.02%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.02%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.51%) DB2
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Hudson
1 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.53%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 21 (10.71%) Banking
3 8 (4.08%) Legal
4 6 (3.06%) Law
5 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (41.33%) Analyst
2 64 (32.65%) Security Analyst
3 31 (15.82%) Architect
4 25 (12.76%) Consultant
5 24 (12.24%) SOC Analyst
6 22 (11.22%) SIEM Analyst
7 19 (9.69%) Security Architect
8 15 (7.65%) Security Engineer
9 14 (7.14%) IT Analyst
9 14 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
9 14 (7.14%) Security Manager
10 13 (6.63%) Security Consultant
11 11 (5.61%) Project Manager
11 11 (5.61%) Security Project Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Business Analyst
12 8 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (4.08%) Vulnerability Analyst
13 7 (3.57%) Information Analyst
13 7 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.04%) JMS
2 4 (2.04%) Web Services
3 3 (1.53%) Ajax
3 3 (1.53%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.53%) JAX-WS
3 3 (1.53%) JSP
3 3 (1.53%) Middleware
3 3 (1.53%) OAuth
3 3 (1.53%) OpenID
3 3 (1.53%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.53%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.53%) SAML
3 3 (1.53%) Servlets
3 3 (1.53%) Spring
3 3 (1.53%) Spring MVC
3 3 (1.53%) Struts
4 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 30 (15.31%) Management Information System
3 29 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 12 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (6.12%) iSeries
5 12 (6.12%) Tandem
6 9 (4.59%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.59%) Replication
7 6 (3.06%) PKI
8 3 (1.53%) BYOD
8 3 (1.53%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) IVR
9 2 (1.02%) PMI
9 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.51%) Windows
2 32 (16.33%) Linux
3 26 (13.27%) Unix
4 12 (6.12%) OpenVMS
5 9 (4.59%) Mac OS X
6 7 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.04%) Solaris
8 2 (1.02%) AIX
8 2 (1.02%) HPUX
8 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.45%) Information Security
2 62 (31.63%) Security Operations
3 39 (19.90%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (14.80%) Identity Access Management
5 26 (13.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (12.24%) Kalman Filter
7 22 (11.22%) ITIL
8 21 (10.71%) Security Monitoring
9 20 (10.20%) Mentoring
10 19 (9.69%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (9.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (8.67%) Incident Management
11 17 (8.67%) Risk Management
12 16 (8.16%) Malware Analysis
13 13 (6.63%) Coaching
13 13 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (6.12%) Open Source
14 12 (6.12%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.35%) SQL
2 18 (9.18%) Python
3 13 (6.63%) Perl
4 8 (4.08%) Java
5 5 (2.55%) Ruby
5 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.04%) C++
6 4 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.53%) C#
8 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) Go
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 35 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 35 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.84%) CISSP
3 20 (10.20%) CISM
4 14 (7.14%) Degree
5 13 (6.63%) CEH
6 11 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (5.61%) GIAC
6 11 (5.61%) SANS
7 10 (5.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 10 (5.10%) CCSP
8 7 (3.57%) GCIH
9 5 (2.55%) CISA
9 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.04%) CISMP
11 3 (1.53%) GCWN
11 3 (1.53%) GISF
11 3 (1.53%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.53%) PMP
11 3 (1.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.37%) PCI DSS
2 32 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.06%) ISO27002
4 5 (2.55%) FedRAMP
5 4 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.53%) GPG13
6 3 (1.53%) ISO22301
6 3 (1.53%) ISO27005
7 2 (1.02%) COBIT
7 2 (1.02%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.51%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (7.65%) Active Directory
1 15 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.63%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.12%) RACF
4 7 (3.57%) vSphere
5 5 (2.55%) Snort
6 3 (1.53%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.53%) XenApp
7 2 (1.02%) HDFS
7 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) SCCM
2 14 (7.14%) Nessus
3 13 (6.63%) SCOM
4 11 (5.61%) QRadar
5 9 (4.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (3.06%) CSIRT
7 3 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.53%) Kibana
7 3 (1.53%) logstash
7 3 (1.53%) Nmap
8 2 (1.02%) Ansible
8 2 (1.02%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (1.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.51%) Nagios
9 1 (0.51%) Opsview
9 1 (0.51%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.51%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (23.98%) Splunk
2 24 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.22%) LogRhythm
4 21 (10.71%) ArcSight
5 20 (10.20%) VMware
6 18 (9.18%) Cisco
7 14 (7.14%) HP
8 12 (6.12%) CheckPoint
8 12 (6.12%) Rapid7
9 10 (5.10%) Dell
9 10 (5.10%) Symantec
10 9 (4.59%) AlienVault
10 9 (4.59%) CyberArk
10 9 (4.59%) IBM
11 7 (3.57%) F5
11 7 (3.57%) Intel Security
11 7 (3.57%) Palo Alto
11 7 (3.57%) Qualys
12 6 (3.06%) Citrix
12 6 (3.06%) Sourcefire
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