Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 362 369
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +21
Contract jobs citing QRadar 13 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.031% 0.099%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.58% 0.26% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
South East median daily rate £475 £550 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +54.93% -29.77%
10th Percentile £382 £525 £320
90th Percentile £545 £600 £460
England median daily rate £475 £475 £406
% change year-on-year - +16.92% +8.33%
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 2,224 1,946 2,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.34% 12.10% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,321 1,161 1,351
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.58% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £263
90th Percentile £585 £550 £538
England median daily rate £490 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +3.16% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 60 73
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.68 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.47% -43.01% +27.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.62 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.55 £58.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -20.45% +7.32%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QRadar in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 August 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 - 5 £385 -
Thames Valley -3 4 £538 -2.27% 2
Berkshire -12 4 £538 -2.27% 1
East Sussex - 1 £475 -
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
QRadar
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) SIEM
3 4 (30.77%) Splunk
3 4 (30.77%) Aruba
3 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Qualys
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Security
4 3 (23.08%) Metasploit
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 3 (23.08%) IPsec
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (23.08%) CSIRT
5 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE

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 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Akamai
2 1 (7.69%) Logentries
2 1 (7.69%) Loggly
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) IPsec
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) SSL
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Security Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Network Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Check Point Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Security Incident Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) SIEM
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Security
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) CSIRT
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) Graylog
3 1 (7.69%) logstash
3 1 (7.69%) Nessus
3 1 (7.69%) Nmap
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Aruba
1 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
1 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
1 4 (30.77%) Qualys
1 4 (30.77%) Splunk
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Lancope
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.69%) Cylance
4 1 (7.69%) Zscaler