Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 175 155
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 +8
Contract jobs citing SIEM 12 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 14
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £463 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -6.33% +12.86%
10th Percentile £403 £338 £404
90th Percentile £510 £548 £546
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.74% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands 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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4015 5138 3901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.92% 83.07% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 3080 2233
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

SIEM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SIEM in the West Midlands

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIEM in the West Midlands

SIEM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIEM in the West Midlands

SIEM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIEM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham +9 8 £438 +2.94% 6
Warwickshire +1 2 £475 -9.52%
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) SSL
3 5 (41.67%) CCIE
3 5 (41.67%) CCNP
3 5 (41.67%) Security Operations
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint

SIEM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Akamai
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (25.00%) Junos
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (16.67%) SCADA
2 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (41.67%) Security Operations
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCIE
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE Security
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
2 2 (16.67%) CEH
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) GCIA
2 2 (16.67%) GIAC
2 2 (16.67%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Snort
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) AppDynamics
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) Lancope
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix