Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 February 2020 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 659 761 790
Rank change year-on-year +102 +29 -40
Contract jobs citing QRadar 60 123 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.095%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 0.86% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 72 46
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -15.91% +18.92%
10th Percentile £300 £352 £400
90th Percentile £628 £563 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.56% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9,722 14,375 12,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 14.63% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,479 9,603 8,304
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.93% +5.89%
10th Percentile £265 £310 £273
90th Percentile £675 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 352 263
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -15.65%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing QRadar as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QRadar over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QRadar within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
England +97 54 £475 +5.56% 7
UK excluding London +90 40 £475 +5.56% 6
London +107 19 £500 - 1
South East +73 12 £450 - 3
Midlands +45 8 £538 +27.98% 1
Yorkshire +43 8 £403 -10.56%
North of England +24 8 £403 -10.56%
West Midlands +41 7 £538 +27.98% 1
South West - 4 £300 -
Scotland - 4 - -
East of England +31 3 £500 +2.56% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 with a requirement for QRadar.

1 43 (71.67%) SIEM
2 27 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (43.33%) Splunk
4 18 (30.00%) Firewall
5 14 (23.33%) Use Case
6 13 (21.67%) Threat Intelligence
7 12 (20.00%) Windows
7 12 (20.00%) Linux
8 10 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 10 (16.67%) Information Security
9 9 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (15.00%) McAfee
10 8 (13.33%) Degree
10 8 (13.33%) Azure
11 7 (11.67%) AWS
11 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (11.67%) Finance
11 7 (11.67%) CISSP
12 6 (10.00%) Python
12 6 (10.00%) IBM
12 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (10.00%) ArcSight
12 6 (10.00%) Security Operations
12 6 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (10.00%) LogRhythm
13 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.33%) AlienVault
13 5 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
13 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds

QRadar
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.67%) Maximo
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Azure
2 7 (11.67%) AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.33%) G Suite
3 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) GCP
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) Firewall
2 9 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (6.67%) Network Security
4 3 (5.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) NAS
4 3 (5.00%) SAN
4 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) DNS
5 2 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.67%) SNMP
6 1 (1.67%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.67%) MySQL
1 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2017
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2019
1 1 (1.67%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.67%) Serena SBM
1 1 (1.67%) Subversion
1 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Security Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) SIEM Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Security Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Consultant
7 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Security Architect
9 4 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Python Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
10 3 (5.00%) Development Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (5.00%) SIEM Project Manager
11 2 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 2 (3.33%) Monitoring Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Security Monitoring Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) SIEM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) LDAP
1 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Solaris
2 3 (5.00%) Unix
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) SIEM
2 27 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (23.33%) Use Case
4 13 (21.67%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 10 (16.67%) Information Security
6 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Security Operations
7 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.33%) Open Source
7 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.67%) OSINT
9 3 (5.00%) Change Management
9 3 (5.00%) DRM
9 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) Python
2 5 (8.33%) Perl
3 4 (6.67%) VBA
4 2 (3.33%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) CISSP
3 5 (8.33%) CISM
3 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) SANS
4 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.33%) CCNP
6 2 (3.33%) CEH
7 1 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.67%) CCNA
7 1 (1.67%) CCSP
7 1 (1.67%) CISA
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.00%) NIST
2 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.33%) COBIT
3 2 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.33%) GDPR
4 1 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.67%) NCSC
4 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (3.33%) Demisto
2 2 (3.33%) EnCase
2 2 (3.33%) Nexpose
2 2 (3.33%) Terraform
2 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.33%) vRealize
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
3 1 (1.67%) Control-M
3 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.67%) Nessus
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) Packer
3 1 (1.67%) Puppet
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Splunk
2 9 (15.00%) McAfee
3 6 (10.00%) ArcSight
3 6 (10.00%) IBM
3 6 (10.00%) LogRhythm
4 5 (8.33%) AlienVault
4 5 (8.33%) Google
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.33%) Qualys
4 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 4 (6.67%) BMC
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco
5 4 (6.67%) Symantec
6 3 (5.00%) BeyondTrust
6 3 (5.00%) Black Duck
6 3 (5.00%) Remedy
6 3 (5.00%) Varonis
6 3 (5.00%) VMware
7 2 (3.33%) CyberArk
7 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow