Period
to 18 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for QRadar skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QRadar over the 6 months to 18 June 2021 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.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 618 538 730
Rank change year-on-year -80 +192 +58
Contract jobs citing QRadar 25 35 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.32% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 57
10th Percentile £350 £293 £368
25th Percentile £369 £412 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £483 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.55% -3.50% +6.38%
75th Percentile £520 £578 £563
90th Percentile £661 £675 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £483 £500
% change year-on-year -1.55% -3.50% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £17.50 -

QRadar is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,879 5,844 12,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.86% 15.27% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,577 4,134 8,500
10th Percentile £350 £304 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 123 282
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.45 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £18.63
Median % change year-on-year +19.03% +4.70% +0.68%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.29 £26.94
90th Percentile £60.60 £47.48 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% +2.56% +5.41%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing QRadar as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in England

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QRadar in England.

Daily rate trend for QRadar in England

QRadar
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QRadar in England over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for QRadar in England

QRadar
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QRadar within the England region over the 6 months to 18 June 2021. 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
London -81 18 £482 +1.53% 4
South East -3 4 £375 -16.67% 4
North of England +5 1 £300 -47.83% 2
Midlands -14 1 - - 3
West Midlands -21 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £300 -
QRadar
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing QRadar also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for QRadar.

1 18 (72.00%) Splunk
2 15 (60.00%) SIEM
3 11 (44.00%) Azure
3 11 (44.00%) Linux
4 10 (40.00%) IBM
4 10 (40.00%) AWS
5 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (32.00%) Information Security
6 7 (28.00%) Banking
6 7 (28.00%) JIRA
6 7 (28.00%) Qualys
6 7 (28.00%) Python
6 7 (28.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) GCP
7 6 (24.00%) CyberArk
7 6 (24.00%) GitHub
7 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (24.00%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (24.00%) Confluence
7 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
7 6 (24.00%) Security Operations
7 6 (24.00%) Storage Management
7 6 (24.00%) Unix
7 6 (24.00%) LDAP
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (24.00%) Kerberos
7 6 (24.00%) Active Directory

QRadar
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (24.00%) Confluence
1 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Azure
2 10 (40.00%) AWS
3 7 (28.00%) GCP
4 6 (24.00%) GitHub
5 5 (20.00%) Azure Sentinel
5 5 (20.00%) IaaS
5 5 (20.00%) PaaS
5 5 (20.00%) SaaS
6 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (4.00%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) Kerberos
3 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) HTTP
4 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.00%) BGP
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.00%) DMZ
5 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.00%) IPsec
5 1 (4.00%) L2TP
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2017
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2019
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 6 (24.00%) Subversion
2 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (12.00%) Serena SBM
4 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) International Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Social Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (4.00%) German Language
4 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Administrator
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) SOC Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) SIEM Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SIEM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) LDAP
2 2 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (8.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) Unix
4 4 (16.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) CentOS
5 2 (8.00%) SUSE
5 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) SIEM
2 8 (32.00%) Information Security
2 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (24.00%) Security Operations
3 6 (24.00%) Storage Management
4 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (20.00%) High Availability
4 5 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (16.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 4 (16.00%) Security Hardening
6 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) API Integration
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) CEH
2 2 (8.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (8.00%) GIAC
2 2 (8.00%) GSEC
2 2 (8.00%) SANS
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CISM
3 1 (4.00%) GCFE
3 1 (4.00%) MOS
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.00%) GDPR
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) HIPAA
3 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) NFS
2 4 (16.00%) Veritas File System
3 2 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Control-M
1 6 (24.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Netcool
3 4 (16.00%) Ansible
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (12.00%) Icinga
5 2 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco CME
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (4.00%) CSIRT
6 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (4.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (4.00%) Nessus
6 1 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Splunk
2 10 (40.00%) IBM
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (28.00%) Qualys
5 6 (24.00%) BMC
5 6 (24.00%) CyberArk
5 6 (24.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (16.00%) SaltStack
7 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (12.00%) Carbon Black
8 3 (12.00%) Infoblox
8 3 (12.00%) Serena
8 3 (12.00%) Zscaler
9 2 (8.00%) AlienVault
9 2 (8.00%) ArcSight
9 2 (8.00%) Google
10 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds