Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SIEM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIEM over the 6 months to 18 November 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 > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 167 172
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 +13
Contract jobs citing SIEM 41 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
Scotland median daily rate £550 £531 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +37.99% -3.75%
10th Percentile £324 £469 £320
90th Percentile £694 £556 £444
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £27.60 -

SIEM is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4184 3661 5108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.05% 83.60% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 2139 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 90 106
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -11.17% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in Scotland

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in Scotland

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in Scotland

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 21 £635 +18.14% 2
Glasgow +6 18 £475 +5.56%
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 32 (78.05%) Splunk
2 22 (53.66%) CISSP
3 21 (51.22%) Finance
4 18 (43.90%) Firewall
5 17 (41.46%) Linux
6 16 (39.02%) Unix
6 16 (39.02%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (36.59%) Bash Shell
7 15 (36.59%) Perl
7 15 (36.59%) Banking
7 15 (36.59%) CEH
8 14 (34.15%) SANS
9 13 (31.71%) Analytics
9 13 (31.71%) Python
9 13 (31.71%) DNS
9 13 (31.71%) Java
10 12 (29.27%) Configuration Management
10 12 (29.27%) JIRA
10 12 (29.27%) QA
10 12 (29.27%) Use Case
10 12 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (29.27%) Kafka
10 12 (29.27%) Big Data
10 12 (29.27%) Regular Expression
10 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
10 12 (29.27%) Parquet
10 12 (29.27%) Apache Spark
10 12 (29.27%) Anomaly Detection
10 12 (29.27%) Grok
11 11 (26.83%) Performance Analysis

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (29.27%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Firewall
2 13 (31.71%) DNS
3 5 (12.20%) Network Security
4 2 (4.88%) DMZ
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) Wireless
5 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) Big Data
1 12 (29.27%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Git (software)
1 12 (29.27%) JIRA
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Splunk Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Security Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Java Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Security Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Security Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Splunk Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Security Architect
6 4 (9.76%) SIEM Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Information Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Compliance Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Information Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Security Compliance Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) Grok
1 12 (29.27%) Kafka
1 12 (29.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (24.39%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (31.71%) Analytics
3 12 (29.27%) Anomaly Detection
3 12 (29.27%) Configuration Management
3 12 (29.27%) Use Case
3 12 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (26.83%) Data Modelling
4 11 (26.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (26.83%) Performance Analysis
4 11 (26.83%) Process Management
4 11 (26.83%) SDLC
4 11 (26.83%) Statistical Modelling
5 10 (24.39%) Data Acquisition
5 10 (24.39%) Threat Modelling
5 10 (24.39%) Transition Management
6 8 (19.51%) Content Management
6 8 (19.51%) DevOps
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Bash Shell
1 15 (36.59%) Perl
2 13 (31.71%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) CISSP
2 15 (36.59%) CEH
3 14 (34.15%) SANS
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) COBIT
3 2 (4.88%) GDPR
3 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) Ansible
1 8 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (19.51%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Splunk
2 3 (7.32%) Bloomberg
2 3 (7.32%) Citrix
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco
3 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds