Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 705 469 751
Rank change year-on-year -236 +282 +58
Contract jobs citing QRadar 43 27 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.10% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.63% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 25
10th Percentile £311 £325 £350
25th Percentile £413 £376 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -3.16% -1.30%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £575
90th Percentile £688 £690 £608
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -7.89%

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 10,744 4,311 11,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.95% 16.07% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,754 3,005 7,931
10th Percentile £350 £310 £281
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £666 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 73 243
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.62 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.88 £14.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £19.64
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% -0.71% +12.23%
75th Percentile £47.63 £37.50 £34.50
90th Percentile £62.93 £52.80 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.95% -4.88% +17.14%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -181 35 £488 +2.63% 5
Midlands -79 3 £313 -55.36% 2
West Midlands - 3 £313 - 2
East of England -45 2 £625 +52.81% 4
North of England -81 1 £300 -47.83% 1
South East -102 1 £425 +19.30% 1
North West - 1 £300 -
QRadar
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 40 (93.02%) Splunk
2 28 (65.12%) SIEM
3 23 (53.49%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (51.16%) Linux
5 19 (44.19%) Security Operations
6 17 (39.53%) AWS
7 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
8 15 (34.88%) Python
8 15 (34.88%) Windows
8 15 (34.88%) Social Skills
9 14 (32.56%) DNS
9 14 (32.56%) Firewall
10 13 (30.23%) IBM
10 13 (30.23%) Azure
10 13 (30.23%) Qualys
11 11 (25.58%) TeamCity
11 11 (25.58%) GitHub
11 11 (25.58%) CyberArk
11 11 (25.58%) LogRhythm
11 11 (25.58%) Subversion
11 11 (25.58%) GDPR
11 11 (25.58%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (23.26%) Storage Management
12 10 (23.26%) VMware
12 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
12 10 (23.26%) EMC
12 10 (23.26%) Tivoli
12 10 (23.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
12 10 (23.26%) GCP

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 10 (23.26%) Confluence
2 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (39.53%) AWS
2 13 (30.23%) Azure
3 11 (25.58%) GitHub
4 10 (23.26%) GCP
5 9 (20.93%) IaaS
5 9 (20.93%) PaaS
5 9 (20.93%) SaaS
6 6 (13.95%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (11.63%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (9.30%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (9.30%) Google Workspace
9 2 (4.65%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
2 14 (32.56%) DNS
2 14 (32.56%) Firewall
3 9 (20.93%) HTTP
3 9 (20.93%) Kerberos
4 8 (18.60%) Network Security
5 6 (13.95%) Internet
6 4 (9.30%) ICMP
7 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.65%) BGP
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.65%) DMVPN
8 2 (4.65%) DMZ
8 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.65%) HSRP
8 2 (4.65%) IPsec
8 2 (4.65%) L2TP
8 2 (4.65%) MPLS
8 2 (4.65%) Wireless
8 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2017
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2019
1 2 (4.65%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (2.33%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (2.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Subversion
1 11 (25.58%) TeamCity
2 10 (23.26%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.63%) Serena SBM
5 3 (6.98%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 15 (34.88%) Social Skills
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
2 9 (20.93%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (6.98%) International Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (4.65%) French Language
5 2 (4.65%) German Language
5 2 (4.65%) Spanish Language
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.33%) Electronics
6 1 (2.33%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) SOC Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Security Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) SIEM Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Splunk Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Forensic Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Head of Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.65%) Head of Security
6 2 (4.65%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) LDAP
2 6 (13.95%) REST
3 5 (11.63%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Replication
2 7 (16.28%) Clustering
2 7 (16.28%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (9.30%) Cyberattack
5 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Linux
2 15 (34.88%) Windows
3 8 (18.60%) Solaris
4 7 (16.28%) Unix
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.65%) CentOS
8 2 (4.65%) SUSE
8 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) SIEM
2 23 (53.49%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (44.19%) Security Operations
4 11 (25.58%) Security Monitoring
5 10 (23.26%) Storage Management
5 10 (23.26%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (20.93%) DevOps
6 9 (20.93%) High Availability
6 9 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (18.60%) Data Security
7 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (18.60%) Information Security
7 8 (18.60%) Runbook
8 7 (16.28%) Security Hardening
9 6 (13.95%) API Integration
9 6 (13.95%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 6 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (13.95%) Kernel Tuning
9 6 (13.95%) Threat Intelligence
9 6 (13.95%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) Python
2 8 (18.60%) Bash Shell
2 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.28%) Perl
4 6 (13.95%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 5 (11.63%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 3 (6.98%) VBA
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) CEH
1 6 (13.95%) CISSP
1 6 (13.95%) GIAC
2 3 (6.98%) CCNA
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (6.98%) GSEC
2 3 (6.98%) OSCP
2 3 (6.98%) SANS
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) CISM
3 2 (4.65%) CRISC
3 2 (4.65%) GCFE
3 2 (4.65%) MOS
3 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.65%) PMP
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) GDPR
2 9 (20.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (9.30%) NIST
4 3 (6.98%) QA
5 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
1 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (20.93%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (9.30%) NFS
3 4 (9.30%) Veritas File System
3 4 (9.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Docker
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 10 (23.26%) Tivoli
1 10 (23.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (20.93%) Ansible
2 9 (20.93%) Control-M
3 6 (13.95%) Netcool
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (6.98%) Icinga
4 3 (6.98%) Nessus
4 3 (6.98%) Nmap
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco CME
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (4.65%) Data Guard
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.65%) Puppet
5 2 (4.65%) Terraform
6 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) Splunk
2 13 (30.23%) IBM
2 13 (30.23%) Qualys
3 11 (25.58%) CyberArk
3 11 (25.58%) LogRhythm
4 10 (23.26%) EMC
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) VMware
5 9 (20.93%) BMC
6 8 (18.60%) Oracle
6 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
7 7 (16.28%) ArcSight
8 5 (11.63%) SaltStack
8 5 (11.63%) Serena
8 5 (11.63%) ServiceNow
9 3 (6.98%) AlienVault
9 3 (6.98%) Cisco
9 3 (6.98%) Infoblox
9 3 (6.98%) McAfee
9 3 (6.98%) SAP