Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 22 April 2019 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
England > North of England
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 302 281
Rank change year-on-year +24 -21 +31
Contract jobs citing QRadar 32 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.27% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.10% 1.43% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 27
North of England median daily rate £440 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.19% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £403 £418 £375
90th Percentile £521 £591 £580
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North of England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 the North of England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,523 1,534 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 13.08% 13.01% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 1,019 856
North of England median daily rate £465 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £291 £263 £200
90th Percentile £613 £588 £556
England median daily rate £500 £499 £450
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.83% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 46
North of England median hourly rate £17.34 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.60% -48.28% +45.00%
10th Percentile £11.93 £11.25 £9.81
90th Percentile £53.00 £44.38 £45.75
England median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -16.67% -

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing QRadar as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the North of England

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QRadar in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QRadar in the North of England

QRadar
Contract Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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
North West +31 25 £433 -
Yorkshire -12 7 £450 -14.29%
QRadar
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 North of England region with a requirement for QRadar.

1 29 (90.63%) IBM
2 26 (81.25%) McAfee
2 26 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (81.25%) Splunk
3 24 (75.00%) AlienVault
4 23 (71.88%) SIEM
4 23 (71.88%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (65.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
5 21 (65.63%) Firewall
6 20 (62.50%) Information Security
6 20 (62.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 20 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (59.38%) Patch Management
7 19 (59.38%) LAN
7 19 (59.38%) WAN
8 18 (56.25%) TCP/IP
8 18 (56.25%) VPN
8 18 (56.25%) VoIP
8 18 (56.25%) Unix
8 18 (56.25%) Windows
8 18 (56.25%) Linux
8 18 (56.25%) Apple
8 18 (56.25%) Cyberattack
8 18 (56.25%) Case Management
9 17 (53.13%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (53.13%) Open Source
10 15 (46.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (46.88%) Security Monitoring
10 15 (46.88%) Root Cause Analysis

QRadar
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) LAN
2 19 (59.38%) WAN
3 18 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 18 (56.25%) VoIP
3 18 (56.25%) VPN
4 15 (46.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Security Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) SIEM Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Splunk Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Security Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) SOC Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Security Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Security Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Cyberattack
2 13 (40.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
1 18 (56.25%) Unix
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Cybersecurity
1 23 (71.88%) SIEM
2 21 (65.63%) Vulnerability Management
3 20 (62.50%) Information Security
3 20 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (62.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (59.38%) Patch Management
5 18 (56.25%) Case Management
6 17 (53.13%) Open Source
7 15 (46.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (46.88%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (21.88%) Process Improvement
9 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (18.75%) Security Operations
9 6 (18.75%) Use Case
10 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Protective Monitoring
11 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
11 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) CISSP
4 6 (18.75%) SSCP
5 5 (15.63%) SANS
6 4 (12.50%) CISM
7 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (6.25%) CEH
9 1 (3.13%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) COSO
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (3.13%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (3.13%) Nessus
2 1 (3.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) IBM
2 26 (81.25%) McAfee
2 26 (81.25%) Splunk
3 24 (75.00%) AlienVault
4 18 (56.25%) Apple
5 5 (15.63%) ArcSight
5 5 (15.63%) HP
5 5 (15.63%) Micro Focus
6 4 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 4 (12.50%) LogRhythm
6 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.13%) IronPort
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos