Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 141 189
Rank change year-on-year -43 +48 +1
Contract jobs citing SIEM 28 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.80% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.95% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Scotland median daily rate £425 £675 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.04% +68.75% -20.00%
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
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% +22.67%

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 4,837 3,567 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.27% 84.21% 86.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,862 2,069 2,686
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £259 £251 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 80 89
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.20%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £45.10 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 21 July 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 -38 14 £481 -28.70% 2
Glasgow -19 13 £400 - 2
SIEM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 11 (39.29%) Unix
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Python
2 10 (35.71%) Splunk
3 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 8 (28.57%) DevOps
4 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (25.00%) Analytics
4 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (25.00%) JIRA
4 7 (25.00%) Network Security
4 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 6 (21.43%) Banking
5 6 (21.43%) Ansible
6 5 (17.86%) Threat Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (17.86%) Information Security
6 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.86%) HTTP
6 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.29%) Kafka
7 4 (14.29%) Data Analytics
7 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (14.29%) PKI
7 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 4 (14.29%) Identity Access Management

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 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Network Security
2 6 (21.43%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) HTTP
3 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) DMZ
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Big Data
1 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) Neo4j
2 2 (7.14%) OrientDB
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Security Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Database Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Monitoring Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Monitoring Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Design Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Kafka
2 3 (10.71%) Akka
2 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Play Framework
2 3 (10.71%) REST
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Cyberattack
4 1 (3.57%) CESG
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.57%) iSeries
4 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Unix
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) zOS
5 1 (3.57%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps
2 7 (25.00%) Analytics
2 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 4 (14.29%) SDLC
4 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 3 (10.71%) API Integration
5 3 (10.71%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Data Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
5 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Scala
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (3.57%) CISM
2 1 (3.57%) CISMP
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) RACF
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) CASB
3 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Splunk
2 3 (10.71%) ArcSight
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) Qualys
4 1 (3.57%) VMware