Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 October 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 357 362
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 +22
Contract jobs citing QRadar 9 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.055% 0.061% 0.082%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.41% 0.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
South East median daily rate £525 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +37.50% -20.87%
10th Percentile £513 £469 £338
90th Percentile £538 £600 £465
England median daily rate £481 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -3.75% +17.65% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 2,187 2,029 2,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.29% 12.47% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,307 1,233 1,218
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £254
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 56 74
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -46.24% +35.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.09 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.05 £43.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -21.35% +5.95%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing QRadar as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the South East

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QRadar in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for QRadar in the South East

QRadar
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QRadar within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
Surrey - 4 - -
Thames Valley +10 3 £525 +7.69%
Berkshire +1 3 £525 +7.69%
Middlesex - 1 - -
QRadar
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for QRadar.

1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Qualys
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Metasploit
2 3 (33.33%) Aruba
2 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (33.33%) CSIRT
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Lancope
3 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) Finance

QRadar
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Security Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Check Point Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Security Incident Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SOC Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Security
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) CSIRT
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) Nessus
3 1 (11.11%) Nmap
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Aruba
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 3 (33.33%) Qualys
3 2 (22.22%) Lancope
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
4 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec