Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 July 2019 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 West
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 164 159
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -18
Contract jobs citing SIEM 63 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.01% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.73% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 23
South West median daily rate £450 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +23.68%
10th Percentile £283 £375 £254
90th Percentile £564 £529 £623
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year +11.86% -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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,296 4,497 4,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.83% 84.53% 84.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,350 2,727 3,006
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.03% +4.73%
10th Percentile £298 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 230 206
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £24.47
% change year-on-year +11.64% -8.04% +4.12%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in the South West

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in the South West

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in the South West

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIEM in the South West

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. 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
Wiltshire +3 47 £450 -10.00% 4
Bristol -10 6 £513 +2.50% 6
Gloucestershire -19 4 £450 - 3
Devon -11 3 £388 -3.13%
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 27 (42.86%) Firewall
2 25 (39.68%) Information Security
3 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) Cisco
5 22 (34.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (30.16%) DV Cleared
8 18 (28.57%) CISSP
8 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 17 (26.98%) Wireshark
9 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (26.98%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (25.40%) ArcSight
11 15 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
11 15 (23.81%) C
11 15 (23.81%) ITIL
12 14 (22.22%) Information Assurance
12 14 (22.22%) CEH
12 14 (22.22%) SANS
12 14 (22.22%) FireEye
13 13 (20.63%) Windows
14 12 (19.05%) McAfee
14 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (17.46%) CREST Certified
15 11 (17.46%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (17.46%) Ethical Hacking
15 11 (17.46%) CCNA
15 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
16 10 (15.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.86%) Firewall
2 22 (34.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (26.98%) Wireshark
5 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (9.52%) Internet
7 4 (6.35%) LAN
7 4 (6.35%) Network Security
7 4 (6.35%) WAN
8 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (1.59%) Software-Defined Networking
General
1 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Security Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Operational Security Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Security Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Security Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.17%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Support Specialist
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.59%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Information Security
2 17 (26.98%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (26.98%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (23.81%) ITIL
4 14 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.46%) Ethical Hacking
6 11 (17.46%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (15.87%) Service Management
8 9 (14.29%) Business Transformation
8 9 (14.29%) DNA
8 9 (14.29%) Time Management
9 8 (12.70%) Antivirus Management
9 8 (12.70%) Critical Thinking
9 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
9 8 (12.70%) Risk Management
9 8 (12.70%) Security Operations
9 8 (12.70%) Server Management
9 8 (12.70%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (12.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) C
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) C#
3 4 (6.35%) C++
3 4 (6.35%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (30.16%) DV Cleared
4 18 (28.57%) CISSP
5 15 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (22.22%) CEH
6 14 (22.22%) SANS
7 11 (17.46%) CCNA
7 11 (17.46%) CREST Certified
8 9 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
10 3 (4.76%) CISM
11 1 (1.59%) CCSP
11 1 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.59%) RHCE
11 1 (1.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (15.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (12.70%) HMG Infosec
2 8 (12.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (12.70%) JSP 440
3 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (3.17%) COBIT
5 2 (3.17%) SLA
6 1 (1.59%) GPG13
6 1 (1.59%) NIST
6 1 (1.59%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (12.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (11.11%) QRadar
3 4 (6.35%) Nessus
4 1 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.59%) SCCM
4 1 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Cisco
2 16 (25.40%) ArcSight
3 14 (22.22%) FireEye
4 12 (19.05%) McAfee
5 9 (14.29%) Symantec
6 8 (12.70%) Tripwire
7 7 (11.11%) ServiceNow
8 6 (9.52%) Splunk
9 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.35%) AlienVault
10 4 (6.35%) Juniper
11 3 (4.76%) LogRhythm
12 2 (3.17%) VMware
13 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.59%) Citrix
13 1 (1.59%) EMC
13 1 (1.59%) IBM
13 1 (1.59%) NetApp
13 1 (1.59%) Scality
13 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds