Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 133 164
Rank change year-on-year -12 +31 +1
Contract jobs citing SIEM 28 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.11% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 7
Scotland median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +4.29%
10th Percentile £316 £406 £322
90th Percentile £600 £594 £450
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £476
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.11% -4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 4,053 3,148 4,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.06% 83.26% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,351 1,825 2,464
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £253 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £500 £516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 90 79
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £21.25 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -8.99% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £12.35
90th Percentile £38.96 £46.01 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -49 15 £590 +12.38% 1
Glasgow -4 11 £475 +5.56%
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 22 (78.57%) Splunk
2 13 (46.43%) CISSP
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Banking
3 12 (42.86%) Use Case
3 12 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (39.29%) Transition Management
4 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (39.29%) Threat Modelling
4 11 (39.29%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (39.29%) Data Acquisition
4 11 (39.29%) Linux
5 10 (35.71%) Python
5 10 (35.71%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) Perl
5 10 (35.71%) Unix
5 10 (35.71%) DNS
5 10 (35.71%) Bash Shell
5 10 (35.71%) CEH
5 10 (35.71%) Analytics
5 10 (35.71%) Regular Expression
6 9 (32.14%) Performance Analysis
6 9 (32.14%) Big Data
6 9 (32.14%) Statistical Modelling
6 9 (32.14%) Kafka
6 9 (32.14%) Grok
6 9 (32.14%) SDLC
6 9 (32.14%) Apache Spark
6 9 (32.14%) Anomaly Detection

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 9 (32.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (7.14%) DMZ
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Big Data
1 9 (32.14%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
1 9 (32.14%) JIRA
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Security Engineer
1 10 (35.71%) Splunk Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Java Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Information Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Regular Expression
2 9 (32.14%) Grok
2 9 (32.14%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (39.29%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (42.86%) Use Case
2 11 (39.29%) Data Acquisition
2 11 (39.29%) Threat Modelling
2 11 (39.29%) Transition Management
3 10 (35.71%) Analytics
4 9 (32.14%) Anomaly Detection
4 9 (32.14%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (32.14%) Configuration Management
4 9 (32.14%) Data Modelling
4 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (32.14%) Performance Analysis
4 9 (32.14%) Process Management
4 9 (32.14%) SDLC
4 9 (32.14%) Statistical Modelling
4 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Content Management
5 8 (28.57%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Information Security
6 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Bash Shell
1 10 (35.71%) Java
1 10 (35.71%) Perl
1 10 (35.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) CISSP
2 10 (35.71%) CEH
3 9 (32.14%) SANS
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) COBIT
3 2 (7.14%) GDPR
3 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Ansible
1 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (28.57%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Splunk
2 3 (10.71%) Bloomberg
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds