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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 110 121
Rank change year-on-year +8 +11  
Contract jobs citing SIEM 13 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.69% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.84% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 3
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 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 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIEM in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Warwickshire +5 6 £325 -43.47% 1
Staffordshire +4 2 £413 +10.00%
Birmingham -4 2 £413 -13.15% 6
Wolverhampton - 2 £575 -
Shropshire - 2 £420 -
SIEM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 22 (73.33%) Firewall
2 18 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (36.67%) Information Security
6 10 (33.33%) LAN
6 10 (33.33%) WAN
6 10 (33.33%) DNS
7 9 (30.00%) Unix
7 9 (30.00%) Windows
7 9 (30.00%) Linux
7 9 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (26.67%) HTTP
8 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 8 (26.67%) VPN
8 8 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (26.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
9 6 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (16.67%) Intel Security
10 5 (16.67%) CCNA
10 5 (16.67%) MCP
10 5 (16.67%) CCSA
10 5 (16.67%) GCIH

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (26.67%) HTTP
4 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (26.67%) VPN
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 2 (6.67%) SSH
7 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Security Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Security Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Operational Security Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) CyberArk Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SOC Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Telephony Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Telephony Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.67%) FMCG
3 2 (6.67%) iSeries
3 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
1 9 (30.00%) Unix
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (36.67%) Information Security
3 8 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
4 6 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (10.00%) High Availability
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Service Design
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
3 5 (16.67%) CCSA
3 5 (16.67%) CEH
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (16.67%) GCFA
3 5 (16.67%) GCIH
3 5 (16.67%) MCP
4 3 (10.00%) CISM
4 3 (10.00%) CISSP
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.00%) QA
3 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (6.67%) GDPR
4 2 (6.67%) PMO
5 1 (3.33%) COBIT
5 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.33%) GPG13
5 1 (3.33%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (13.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.33%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 4 (13.33%) LogRhythm
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) CyberArk
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) NetApp
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Proofpoint