Period
to 20 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of ArcSight products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ArcSight over the 6 months to 20 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within HP ArcSight.

ArcSight
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 724 721
Rank change year-on-year -41 -3 +52
Contract jobs citing ArcSight 105 120 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 75 110
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £400 £383 £398
90th Percentile £638 £600 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £52.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £52.63

ArcSight is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,815 43,709 46,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.06% 45.14% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,410 26,754 27,443
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,366 1,660 1,943
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

ArcSight
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ArcSight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ArcSight in the UK

ArcSight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ArcSight in the UK

ArcSight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ArcSight over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ArcSight in the UK

ArcSight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ArcSight in the UK

ArcSight
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ArcSight within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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
England -13 101 £500 - 24
UK excluding London +5 69 £500 +11.11% 16
London -33 34 £500 - 8
South East -13 33 £556 +11.25% 5
Midlands +12 14 £425 -5.56% 5
South West +10 11 £500 - 1
West Midlands +24 10 £425 -5.56% 4
North of England +26 8 £475 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire +15 7 £475 +5.56% 4
East Midlands - 4 £425 - 1
Wales - 3 £581 -
North West -4 1 £425 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ArcSight also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ArcSight.

1 68 (64.76%) SIEM
2 46 (43.81%) Windows
3 40 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (36.19%) CISSP
5 34 (32.38%) Unix
5 34 (32.38%) Information Security
6 33 (31.43%) HP
7 30 (28.57%) Linux
8 28 (26.67%) McAfee
9 26 (24.76%) Firewall
10 24 (22.86%) Security Operations
11 22 (20.95%) Service Management
11 22 (20.95%) ITIL
12 21 (20.00%) Network Security
13 20 (19.05%) Content Development
14 19 (18.10%) Cisco
14 19 (18.10%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (17.14%) Change Management
15 18 (17.14%) Regular Expression
15 18 (17.14%) FireEye
16 17 (16.19%) Security Operations Centre
16 17 (16.19%) Use Case
16 17 (16.19%) Incident Management
16 17 (16.19%) Telecoms
17 16 (15.24%) Symantec
17 16 (15.24%) Degree
17 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
17 16 (15.24%) Splunk
18 15 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (14.29%) Finance

ArcSight
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.76%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) IaaS
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.76%) Firewall
2 21 (20.00%) Network Security
3 15 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (8.57%) SSL
6 6 (5.71%) VPN
7 5 (4.76%) Internet
7 5 (4.76%) Wireless
8 4 (3.81%) LAN
8 4 (3.81%) SAN
8 4 (3.81%) WAN
9 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.90%) TACACS
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.95%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Big Data
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 17 (16.19%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Law
5 3 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (20.95%) ArcSight Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) Consultant
4 11 (10.48%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Security Manager
6 8 (7.62%) Network Manager
6 8 (7.62%) Network Security Manager
6 8 (7.62%) Security Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) ArcSight Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) CISSP Manager
7 7 (6.67%) SIEM Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.76%) ArcSight Expert
9 5 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.76%) SIEM Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) Subject Matter Expert
9 5 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) Regular Expression
2 5 (4.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.95%) Kafka
4 1 (0.95%) LDAP
4 1 (0.95%) REST
4 1 (0.95%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.81%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.86%) CESG
6 3 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (2.86%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.86%) PKI
7 2 (1.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.90%) SCADA
8 1 (0.95%) CMDB
8 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (43.81%) Windows
2 34 (32.38%) Unix
3 30 (28.57%) Linux
4 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (64.76%) SIEM
2 40 (38.10%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (32.38%) Information Security
4 24 (22.86%) Security Operations
5 22 (20.95%) ITIL
5 22 (20.95%) Service Management
6 20 (19.05%) Content Development
7 18 (17.14%) Change Management
8 17 (16.19%) Incident Management
8 17 (16.19%) Use Case
9 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence
11 14 (13.33%) Project Management
12 13 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (11.43%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 11 (10.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 9 (8.57%) Analytics
15 9 (8.57%) Business Transformation
15 9 (8.57%) DNA
15 9 (8.57%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) Python
2 6 (5.71%) SQL
3 4 (3.81%) C
4 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.95%) Perl
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (36.19%) CISSP
2 19 (18.10%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (15.24%) Degree
4 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.48%) GIAC
7 10 (9.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 9 (8.57%) CCNP
9 8 (7.62%) SANS
10 5 (4.76%) CCIE
10 5 (4.76%) CCNA
10 5 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.81%) CEH
11 4 (3.81%) GCIA
12 3 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (2.86%) CISMP
12 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.86%) MCSE
12 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.90%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.95%) COBIT
4 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.86%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.90%) Snort
5 1 (0.95%) GridGain
5 1 (0.95%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) ArcSight ESM
2 11 (10.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (8.57%) QRadar
4 6 (5.71%) Nagios
4 6 (5.71%) Nexpose
4 6 (5.71%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (2.86%) Puppet
6 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (1.90%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.90%) EnCase
6 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.90%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.90%) SCOM
6 2 (1.90%) WSUS
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.95%) Nmap
7 1 (0.95%) Opsview
7 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (31.43%) HP
2 28 (26.67%) McAfee
3 19 (18.10%) Cisco
4 18 (17.14%) FireEye
5 16 (15.24%) Splunk
5 16 (15.24%) Symantec
6 15 (14.29%) LogRhythm
7 12 (11.43%) Blue Coat
8 10 (9.52%) Intel
9 9 (8.57%) Bluefish Communications
9 9 (8.57%) Juniper
10 8 (7.62%) F5
11 6 (5.71%) AlienVault
11 6 (5.71%) VMware
12 5 (4.76%) CheckPoint
12 5 (4.76%) GFI Software
12 5 (4.76%) Oracle
12 5 (4.76%) Rapid7
12 5 (4.76%) Sourcefire
12 5 (4.76%) TippingPoint