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 3 months to 25 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 129 109
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 6 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 9
Median daily rate £375 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -13.88%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2464 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.60% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1476 1142
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
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 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +18 4 £375 +10.29% 6
Warwickshire +9 2 - -
Staffordshire +1 1 £375 -
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SIEM.

1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Information Security
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) Retail
5 4 (21.05%) Unix
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) DNS
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
5 4 (21.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (21.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (15.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (15.79%) GDPR
6 3 (15.79%) Service Design
6 3 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (15.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (15.79%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) FMCG
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
6 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 3 (15.79%) CEH

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) VPN
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security
4 2 (10.53%) SSH
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
General
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Local Government
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Security Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) SOC Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Operational Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Security Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) CyberArk Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Telephony Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Telephony Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (15.79%) FMCG
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) iSeries
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 2 (10.53%) SCADA
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (21.05%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
5 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 3 (15.79%) Service Design
5 3 (15.79%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Forensic Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Logistics
6 2 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Network Packet Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CEH
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CISM
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) GIAC
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCSA
3 1 (5.26%) CISA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) GCFA
3 1 (5.26%) GCIH
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (15.79%) GDPR
3 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (10.53%) PMO
5 1 (5.26%) COBIT
5 1 (5.26%) GPG13
5 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (15.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (10.53%) Nexpose
3 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
1 2 (10.53%) Citrix
1 2 (10.53%) CyberArk
1 2 (10.53%) F5
1 2 (10.53%) LogRhythm
1 2 (10.53%) NetApp
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
1 2 (10.53%) Proofpoint
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
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