The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 April 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 404 470
Rank change year-on-year +33 +66  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 240 264 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.57% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 170 99
Median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £457
% change year-on-year +5.55% -1.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £68.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 - £22.50

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39445 46265 44586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.70% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25938 30584 27720
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1074 1298
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +13.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.82 £47.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIEM in the UK

SIEM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England +13 218 £475 - 105
London +40 102 £475 -5.00% 56
South East -25 32 £478 -4.50% 21
North West +43 31 £525 +23.52% 6
South West -2 20 £470 +25.33% 9
Manchester +14 17 £488 +3.72% 5
East of England +6 17 £450 +4.04% 2
Scotland +41 16 - - 1
Edinburgh +22 15 - -
Bedfordshire +18 13 £450 +38.46% 1
Berkshire +18 13 £550 +10.00% 7
City of London -2 13 £550 +22.22% 14
West Midlands +14 9 £413 -4.06% 4
Warrington +44 8 £525 +23.52%
Cheshire +28 8 £525 +23.52%
Salford +5 8 £475 +65.21%
Wiltshire -7 8 £320 -11.72% 2
Bristol +8 7 £520 +33.33% 4
Surrey +2 7 £538 -8.51% 6
Bracknell +5 6 £550 -
Warwickshire +13 5 £325 -35.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £394 -21.25% 1
Hampshire -17 5 £471 +4.72% 3
Yorkshire +24 4 £638 +62.42% 4
Liverpool +4 4 £400 -5.88% 1
Merseyside +3 4 £400 -5.88% 1
Milton Keynes -1 4 £400 +14.28% 1
East Midlands -4 4 £820 +64.00% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £584 -
Suffolk +12 3 £613 +22.50%

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 with a requirement for SIEM.

1 194 (41.81%) Firewall
2 178 (38.36%) Information Security
3 138 (29.74%) Windows
4 111 (23.92%) Security Operations
5 110 (23.71%) Splunk
6 101 (21.77%) Linux
7 97 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
8 95 (20.47%) CISSP
9 94 (20.26%) Security Cleared
10 82 (17.67%) Finance
11 81 (17.46%) TCP/IP
12 78 (16.81%) SC Cleared
13 75 (16.16%) PCI DSS
14 70 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 67 (14.44%) ArcSight
15 67 (14.44%) Vulnerability Management
16 65 (14.01%) ITIL
16 65 (14.01%) Security Operations Centre
17 64 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
18 63 (13.58%) Network Security
19 61 (13.15%) Cisco
20 59 (12.72%) Penetration Testing
21 58 (12.50%) Banking
22 57 (12.28%) SQL
23 56 (12.07%) Management Information System
24 54 (11.64%) CISM
25 51 (10.99%) VMware
26 50 (10.78%) Unix
27 48 (10.34%) SANS
28 47 (10.13%) DNS

SIEM
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 10 (2.16%) Apache
1 10 (2.16%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.94%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.72%) IIS
4 7 (1.51%) JBoss
5 4 (0.86%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.86%) SAS
6 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.43%) Confluence
7 2 (0.43%) Jetty
7 2 (0.43%) Mongrel
7 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.43%) Mule
7 2 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.45%) SaaS
3 15 (3.23%) IaaS
4 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.29%) Office 365
6 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.86%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.43%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 194 (41.81%) Firewall
2 81 (17.46%) TCP/IP
3 64 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 63 (13.58%) Network Security
5 47 (10.13%) DNS
6 46 (9.91%) WAN
7 45 (9.70%) LAN
8 44 (9.48%) VPN
9 36 (7.76%) Internet
10 29 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (6.25%) Wireless
11 20 (4.31%) SSL
12 18 (3.88%) TACACS
13 16 (3.45%) HTTP
14 12 (2.59%) DHCP
14 12 (2.59%) LDAP
14 12 (2.59%) VoIP
15 11 (2.37%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.94%) IPsec
16 9 (1.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.02%) Big Data
3 9 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.72%) Redis
5 7 (1.51%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.08%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.08%) DB2
7 3 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.65%) DataStax
7 3 (0.65%) HBase
8 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.43%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.43%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.22%) OLAP
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.86%) JIRA
3 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.65%) Hudson
4 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 82 (17.67%) Finance
2 58 (12.50%) Banking
3 19 (4.09%) Law
4 9 (1.94%) Legal
4 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.51%) Retail
6 2 (0.43%) Advertising
6 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.22%) Billing
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (31.90%) Analyst
2 113 (24.35%) Security Analyst
3 74 (15.95%) Consultant
4 58 (12.50%) Architect
5 57 (12.28%) SOC Analyst
6 51 (10.99%) Security Consultant
7 37 (7.97%) Security Architect
7 37 (7.97%) Security Engineer
8 33 (7.11%) Security Manager
9 28 (6.03%) SIEM Analyst
10 23 (4.96%) Security Specialist
10 23 (4.96%) SIEM Consultant
11 20 (4.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 19 (4.09%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.88%) IT Analyst
13 18 (3.88%) IT Security Analyst
14 17 (3.66%) Project Manager
15 16 (3.45%) Security Project Manager
16 14 (3.02%) Network Engineer
17 13 (2.80%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (2.80%) Web Services
3 11 (2.37%) Middleware
4 10 (2.16%) .NET
5 8 (1.72%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.51%) RESTful
7 5 (1.08%) Servlets
8 4 (0.86%) CSS
8 4 (0.86%) HTML
8 4 (0.86%) JMS
8 4 (0.86%) OAuth
8 4 (0.86%) OpenID
8 4 (0.86%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.86%) SAML
9 3 (0.65%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.65%) JAX-WS
9 3 (0.65%) JSP
9 3 (0.65%) REST
9 3 (0.65%) Spring MVC
9 3 (0.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.01%) Security Operations Centre
2 56 (12.07%) Management Information System
3 45 (9.70%) Data Centre
4 36 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.09%) Cyber Attack
6 17 (3.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (3.45%) PKI
8 15 (3.23%) iSeries
9 14 (3.02%) Tandem
10 10 (2.16%) Replication
11 9 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.72%) CMDB
12 8 (1.72%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (29.74%) Windows
2 101 (21.77%) Linux
3 50 (10.78%) Unix
4 13 (2.80%) OpenVMS
4 13 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.59%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.72%) MVS
6 8 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.29%) AIX
7 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.65%) VMS
9 3 (0.65%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (38.36%) Information Security
2 111 (23.92%) Security Operations
3 97 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
4 67 (14.44%) Vulnerability Management
5 65 (14.01%) ITIL
6 59 (12.72%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (9.91%) Identity Access Management
8 40 (8.62%) Kalman Filter
8 40 (8.62%) Security Management
9 38 (8.19%) Incident Management
9 38 (8.19%) Risk Management
10 37 (7.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 34 (7.33%) Security Monitoring
12 31 (6.68%) Security Architecture
13 30 (6.47%) Service Management
14 29 (6.25%) Open Source
14 29 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (5.82%) Project Management
16 23 (4.96%) Threat Intelligence
17 22 (4.74%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.28%) SQL
2 37 (7.97%) Python
3 26 (5.60%) Perl
4 20 (4.31%) Java
5 16 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.29%) VBA
7 5 (1.08%) Ruby
8 4 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.65%) C++
9 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.43%) C
11 1 (0.22%) Go
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 95 (20.47%) CISSP
2 94 (20.26%) Security Cleared
3 78 (16.81%) SC Cleared
4 54 (11.64%) CISM
5 48 (10.34%) SANS
6 29 (6.25%) GIAC
7 24 (5.17%) Degree
7 24 (5.17%) DV Cleared
7 24 (5.17%) GCIH
8 21 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (4.31%) CISA
10 14 (3.02%) CEH
10 14 (3.02%) SSCP
11 13 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 13 (2.80%) CCSP
12 9 (1.94%) CREST Certified
12 9 (1.94%) GCIA
13 6 (1.29%) CCNA
13 6 (1.29%) PMP
14 5 (1.08%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (16.16%) PCI DSS
2 70 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.94%) ISO27002
4 8 (1.72%) GDPR
4 8 (1.72%) GPG13
5 7 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.29%) SLA
7 5 (1.08%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.86%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.65%) COBIT
9 3 (0.65%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.65%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.43%) GMP
10 2 (0.43%) PMO
11 1 (0.22%) QA
11 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.02%) Snort
4 13 (2.80%) RACF
5 12 (2.59%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.16%) vSphere
7 6 (1.29%) vCloud
8 4 (0.86%) Docker
9 3 (0.65%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.65%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.43%) HDFS
10 2 (0.43%) Xen
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
11 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (8.19%) QRadar
2 16 (3.45%) SCCM
3 15 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 15 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 14 (3.02%) SCOM
5 13 (2.80%) Nessus
6 12 (2.59%) Puppet
7 11 (2.37%) Kibana
7 11 (2.37%) logstash
7 11 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.94%) RSA enVision
9 8 (1.72%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 8 (1.72%) CSIRT
10 6 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.08%) ArcSight ESM
12 4 (0.86%) vRealize
12 4 (0.86%) WSUS
13 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 110 (23.71%) Splunk
2 67 (14.44%) ArcSight
3 61 (13.15%) Cisco
4 51 (10.99%) VMware
5 45 (9.70%) Microsoft
6 44 (9.48%) HP
7 41 (8.84%) LogRhythm
8 38 (8.19%) CheckPoint
9 36 (7.76%) Intel Security
10 33 (7.11%) IBM
11 28 (6.03%) Symantec
12 27 (5.82%) Oracle
13 21 (4.53%) CyberArk
14 20 (4.31%) Citrix
14 20 (4.31%) Qualys
15 16 (3.45%) Rapid7
16 15 (3.23%) FireEye
17 13 (2.80%) Juniper
18 12 (2.59%) CA
18 12 (2.59%) Dell
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £700 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: Depedant on experience
Posted: 16 days ago