The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 71 71
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 9 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 1.69% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.04% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 7
Median daily rate £475 £470 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +44.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £575 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +16.66% -0.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 £27.60 -
% change year-on-year +146.37% -  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1113 1469 1147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.50% 82.62% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2209 3375 2319
Median daily rate £400 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +13.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 63 64
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in Manchester

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in Manchester

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 15 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (56.00%) Splunk
3 13 (52.00%) Linux
4 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (48.00%) IBM
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
4 12 (48.00%) QRadar
5 11 (44.00%) CISSP
6 10 (40.00%) SSCP
6 10 (40.00%) Unix
6 10 (40.00%) Windows
6 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
6 10 (40.00%) Open Source
6 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (36.00%) SANS
7 9 (36.00%) Patch Management
7 9 (36.00%) Information Security
7 9 (36.00%) VPN
7 9 (36.00%) LAN
7 9 (36.00%) VoIP
7 9 (36.00%) WAN
7 9 (36.00%) Apple
8 8 (32.00%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (32.00%) LogRhythm
8 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (28.00%) logstash
9 7 (28.00%) Redis

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
1 2 (8.00%) Jetty
1 2 (8.00%) Mongrel
1 2 (8.00%) nginx
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) Firewall
1 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (36.00%) LAN
2 9 (36.00%) VoIP
2 9 (36.00%) VPN
2 9 (36.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) Network Security
4 5 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (16.00%) VLAN
6 3 (12.00%) SSL
6 3 (12.00%) Wireless
7 2 (8.00%) DHCP
7 2 (8.00%) DNS
7 2 (8.00%) FTP
7 2 (8.00%) HTTP
7 2 (8.00%) IPsec
8 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
8 1 (4.00%) LDAP
8 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
8 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Security Specialist
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) SIEM Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) SOC Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) VMS Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (20.00%) RESTful
2 5 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (16.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) Unix
2 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) VMS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) Open Source
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (36.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) Patch Management
3 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (28.00%) Case Management
6 5 (20.00%) Privileged Access Management
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
8 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
9 2 (8.00%) Computer Security
9 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CISSP
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SSCP
3 9 (36.00%) SANS
4 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CISM
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) Xen
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) QRadar
2 7 (28.00%) Kibana
2 7 (28.00%) logstash
3 3 (12.00%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (12.00%) RSA enVision
4 2 (8.00%) Puppet
5 1 (4.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Splunk
2 12 (48.00%) IBM
3 9 (36.00%) Apple
4 8 (32.00%) LogRhythm
5 5 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) AlienVault
6 4 (16.00%) ArcSight
6 4 (16.00%) Qualys
7 2 (8.00%) Google
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.00%) VMware