Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 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)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 262 256
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 +51
Contract jobs citing SIEM 106 103 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.62% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.75% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 89
South East median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £324 £350
90th Percentile £645 £646 £602
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.74% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13737 13730 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.82% 82.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8306 9370
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 548 602
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.68 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SIEM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in the South East

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in the South East

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in the South East

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIEM in the South East

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley +21 57 £550 - 3
Berkshire +45 55 £550 - 1
Hampshire -15 30 £525 +10.53% 3
Surrey -10 14 £465 +0.54% 3
West Sussex -9 4 £500 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire -33 2 £388 -26.19% 2
Kent - 1 £400 - 1
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 39 (36.79%) Information Security
2 35 (33.02%) CISSP
3 31 (29.25%) Firewall
4 23 (21.70%) Splunk
5 22 (20.75%) Windows
6 21 (19.81%) ArcSight
6 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
6 21 (19.81%) Network Security
6 21 (19.81%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (17.92%) Security Operations
9 18 (16.98%) CISM
9 18 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
10 17 (16.04%) Linux
11 16 (15.09%) Management Information System
12 15 (14.15%) ITIL
12 15 (14.15%) Threat Intelligence
13 14 (13.21%) Security Operations Centre
14 13 (12.26%) Unix
14 13 (12.26%) Security Architecture
14 13 (12.26%) PCI DSS
15 11 (10.38%) Analytics
15 11 (10.38%) Kalman Filter
15 11 (10.38%) Service Management
15 11 (10.38%) McAfee
15 11 (10.38%) SANS
15 11 (10.38%) Security Monitoring
16 10 (9.43%) Internet
16 10 (9.43%) Citrix

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (3.77%) Apache
1 4 (3.77%) JBoss
1 4 (3.77%) OpenStack
1 4 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.72%) IaaS
3 4 (3.77%) SaaS
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.25%) Firewall
2 21 (19.81%) Network Security
3 10 (9.43%) Internet
4 9 (8.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (6.60%) SAN
5 7 (6.60%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.66%) VPN
7 5 (4.72%) DNS
8 4 (3.77%) DHCP
8 4 (3.77%) LDAP
9 2 (1.89%) SMS
10 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.94%) FTP
10 1 (0.94%) NAS
10 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.94%) SMTP
10 1 (0.94%) SSL
10 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) DB2
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) AppScan
1 1 (0.94%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.94%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Billing
5 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Analyst
2 21 (19.81%) Architect
3 20 (18.87%) Consultant
4 18 (16.98%) Security Consultant
5 16 (15.09%) Security Architect
6 15 (14.15%) Security Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Security Manager
8 8 (7.55%) Information Security Architect
9 7 (6.60%) CISSP Consultant
9 7 (6.60%) Security Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) SOC Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) ArcSight Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Information Architect
10 5 (4.72%) SIEM Consultant
11 4 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Security Operations Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.83%) Information Manager
12 3 (2.83%) Network Manager
12 3 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.89%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Management Information System
2 14 (13.21%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (8.49%) PKI
4 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.77%) CMDB
5 4 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.77%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.94%) DataPower
8 1 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Windows
2 17 (16.04%) Linux
3 13 (12.26%) Unix
4 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) Information Security
2 21 (19.81%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (17.92%) Security Operations
5 15 (14.15%) ITIL
5 15 (14.15%) Threat Intelligence
6 13 (12.26%) Security Architecture
7 11 (10.38%) Analytics
7 11 (10.38%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (10.38%) Security Monitoring
7 11 (10.38%) Service Management
8 10 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (9.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (8.49%) Data Protection
9 9 (8.49%) Project Management
10 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
10 8 (7.55%) Server Patching
11 7 (6.60%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) Python
2 6 (5.66%) SQL
3 4 (3.77%) Perl
4 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (33.02%) CISSP
2 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.98%) CISM
4 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.38%) SANS
6 7 (6.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.60%) GIAC
7 5 (4.72%) CISMP
7 5 (4.72%) Degree
7 5 (4.72%) GCIH
8 4 (3.77%) CISA
9 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.83%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.89%) GCIA
10 2 (1.89%) SSCP
11 1 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (12.26%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.83%) GDPR
5 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.89%) QA
6 1 (0.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Red Hat Satellite
2 7 (6.60%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (5.66%) Puppet
4 5 (4.72%) EnCase
4 5 (4.72%) SCCM
5 3 (2.83%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (2.83%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.89%) Ansible
6 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.89%) QRadar
6 2 (1.89%) Terraform
7 1 (0.94%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.94%) logstash
7 1 (0.94%) Nessus
7 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) Splunk
2 21 (19.81%) ArcSight
3 11 (10.38%) McAfee
4 10 (9.43%) Citrix
5 8 (7.55%) Cisco
5 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.60%) CyberArk
6 7 (6.60%) Qualys
7 6 (5.66%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.66%) Remedy
7 6 (5.66%) Tripwire
7 6 (5.66%) VMware
8 5 (4.72%) HP
8 5 (4.72%) Intel
8 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.72%) SonicWALL
8 5 (4.72%) Symantec
9 4 (3.77%) IronPort
9 4 (3.77%) LogRhythm
9 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow