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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 223 204
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 48 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 31
Median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £265 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +16.66% -0.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 - -

SIEM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SIEM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +32 30 £550 +4.76% 6
Hampshire -9 7 £463 -17.77% 3
Surrey +5 5 £600 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire -16 3 £388 -29.54%
West Sussex +20 2 - -
Kent - 1 £400 -
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 34 (42.50%) Information Security
2 32 (40.00%) Firewall
3 25 (31.25%) Windows
4 22 (27.50%) Cisco
4 22 (27.50%) CISSP
5 18 (22.50%) Linux
6 17 (21.25%) Network Security
7 16 (20.00%) Splunk
8 15 (18.75%) Finance
8 15 (18.75%) PCI DSS
8 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 14 (17.50%) CISM
9 14 (17.50%) ITIL
9 14 (17.50%) Project Management
10 13 (16.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
11 12 (15.00%) Regular Expression
12 11 (13.75%) Security Management
12 11 (13.75%) HP
12 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
12 11 (13.75%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (13.75%) Threat Management
13 10 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (12.50%) ArcSight
13 10 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
13 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (12.50%) Security Operations
14 9 (11.25%) Red Hat

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 (5.00%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) JBoss
2 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) SaaS
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (40.00%) Firewall
2 17 (21.25%) Network Security
3 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (8.75%) DNS
5 7 (8.75%) Internet
6 5 (6.25%) VPN
7 4 (5.00%) LDAP
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.75%) DHCP
8 3 (3.75%) SSL
8 3 (3.75%) WAN
9 2 (2.50%) HTTP
9 2 (2.50%) MPLS
10 1 (1.25%) FTP
10 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.25%) LAN
10 1 (1.25%) SMTP
10 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Financial Institution
3 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Architect
2 17 (21.25%) Analyst
3 16 (20.00%) Consultant
4 13 (16.25%) Security Analyst
5 12 (15.00%) Security Architect
6 9 (11.25%) Security Consultant
7 8 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Splunk Consultant
8 7 (8.75%) Security Engineer
8 7 (8.75%) Security Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Information Security Project Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Security Specialist
10 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Information Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Network Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) Regular Expression
2 3 (3.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.00%) PKI
2 8 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.00%) PMI
6 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.75%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (3.75%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.75%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) BYOD
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.25%) DataPower
7 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Windows
2 18 (22.50%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Unix
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.75%) AIX
6 2 (2.50%) Solaris
6 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (42.50%) Information Security
2 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 14 (17.50%) ITIL
3 14 (17.50%) Project Management
4 11 (13.75%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (13.75%) Security Management
4 11 (13.75%) Threat Management
5 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (8.75%) Database Security
7 7 (8.75%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (6.25%) Computer Security
9 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.25%) Security Architecture
9 5 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) Python
3 3 (3.75%) Perl
4 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) CISSP
2 14 (17.50%) CISM
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) GCIH
5 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.25%) CISA
8 4 (5.00%) GCIA
8 4 (5.00%) GIAC
8 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
8 4 (5.00%) PMP
9 3 (3.75%) CCSE
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 3 (3.75%) RHCSA
10 2 (2.50%) CCIE
10 2 (2.50%) CCIE Security
11 1 (1.25%) CCSP
11 1 (1.25%) CEH
11 1 (1.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 13 (16.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (7.50%) SLA
5 5 (6.25%) GDPR
6 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (2.50%) HIPAA
6 2 (2.50%) QA
7 1 (1.25%) GPG13
7 1 (1.25%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.25%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.25%) PMO
7 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.25%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) vCloud
3 1 (1.25%) Snort
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
1 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (3.75%) Ansible
3 3 (3.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.75%) QRadar
3 3 (3.75%) Terraform
4 2 (2.50%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.25%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.25%) vRealize
5 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Cisco
2 16 (20.00%) Splunk
3 11 (13.75%) HP
4 10 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 9 (11.25%) CheckPoint
5 9 (11.25%) Oracle
5 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.25%) IBM
7 5 (6.25%) McAfee
7 5 (6.25%) VMware
8 4 (5.00%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.75%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.50%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.50%) Intel
10 2 (2.50%) Juniper
10 2 (2.50%) SAP
10 2 (2.50%) Tripwire
11 1 (1.25%) Citrix
11 1 (1.25%) Software AG
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