Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 145 174
Rank change year-on-year -28 +29 -1
Contract jobs citing SIEM 28 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.80% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.94% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
Scotland median daily rate £506 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £448 £316 £400
90th Percentile £538 £713 £556
UK median daily rate £519 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.70% +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £68.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -44.13% +146.38% -

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 4,699 4,146 4,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.65% 85.41% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,337 2,482
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 117
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.02% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

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
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 17 October 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 -1 21 £525 -22.22% 1
Glasgow -22 7 £450 -5.26%
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SIEM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 13 (46.43%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (35.71%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (32.14%) Network Security
3 9 (32.14%) Security Management
4 8 (28.57%) Firewall
5 7 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) Communications Security
5 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (25.00%) Ansible
5 7 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) Banking
6 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
7 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.29%) PKI
8 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) Information Security
9 3 (10.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
9 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Law
9 3 (10.71%) Data Management
9 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
9 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Linux
9 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud

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 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Network Security
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) DMZ
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DB2
1 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) GitLab
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Law
2 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Architect
1 6 (21.43%) Security Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Security Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Database Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Monitoring Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) Akka
2 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.57%) Kafka
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Play Framework
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) Cyberattack
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.57%) CESG
5 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) zOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (35.71%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (32.14%) Security Management
4 7 (25.00%) Communications Security
4 7 (25.00%) DevOps
5 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Information Security
6 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.71%) Change Control
7 3 (10.71%) Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
8 2 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Scala
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CISM
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (3.57%) CISA
2 1 (3.57%) CISMP
2 1 (3.57%) IISP
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) COBIT
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) CASB
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Splunk
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Qualys
3 1 (3.57%) VMware