Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 790 818
Rank change year-on-year -26 +28 +50
Contract jobs citing QRadar 74 72 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.073% 0.086%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.53% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 60
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £359 £350 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £406
% change year-on-year +10.53% +16.92% -9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,984 11,290 12,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 11.44% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,391 7,476 7,911
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +8.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +4.00% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 265 282
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £24.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -25.86% +21.40%
10th Percentile £12.15 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.70 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £27.00
% change year-on-year +0.72% -35.65% +33.76%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 11 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 22 September 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
England -7 67 £500 +2.56% 24
UK excluding London -37 41 £525 +10.53% 18
London -21 29 £475 -9.52% 7
North of England -20 18 £588 +38.24% 3
South East -1 14 £458 -16.82% 4
Yorkshire -6 13 £600 +84.62% 3
North West -27 5 £475 +11.76%
Midlands -21 3 - - 6
East of England - 3 £425 - 3
Wales -27 2 - - 1
Scotland -23 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 with a requirement for QRadar.

1 49 (66.22%) SIEM
2 28 (37.84%) Splunk
3 26 (35.14%) Firewall
4 22 (29.73%) Information Security
5 20 (27.03%) Finance
6 19 (25.68%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (25.68%) Network Security
7 18 (24.32%) Windows
8 17 (22.97%) CISSP
9 16 (21.62%) IBM
9 16 (21.62%) ArcSight
9 16 (21.62%) Security Operations
10 14 (18.92%) Linux
11 13 (17.57%) CSIRT
12 12 (16.22%) HTTP
12 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
12 12 (16.22%) Metasploit
13 11 (14.86%) Qualys
13 11 (14.86%) Internet
14 10 (13.51%) CEH
14 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
14 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (13.51%) LogRhythm
15 9 (12.16%) Nmap
15 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (12.16%) Information Management
15 9 (12.16%) Nessus
15 9 (12.16%) Management Information System

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 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Akamai
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (35.14%) Firewall
2 19 (25.68%) Network Security
3 12 (16.22%) HTTP
4 11 (14.86%) Internet
5 9 (12.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (9.46%) SSL
6 7 (9.46%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (6.76%) BGP
7 5 (6.76%) IPsec
7 5 (6.76%) LAN
7 5 (6.76%) MPLS
7 5 (6.76%) WAN
8 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.70%) DMVPN
9 2 (2.70%) EIGRP
9 2 (2.70%) OSPF
9 2 (2.70%) VPN
9 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Big Data
1 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Security Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Architect
4 12 (16.22%) SOC Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Consultant
6 9 (12.16%) Security Architect
7 7 (9.46%) Network Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Network Security Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Splunk Consultant
8 6 (8.11%) Incident Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Security Consultant
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) SIEM Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Check Point Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Architect
11 3 (4.05%) Information Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Regular Expression
1 2 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) Django
2 1 (1.35%) JSON
2 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.70%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) Solaris
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.05%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Unix
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) AIX
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) HPUX
6 1 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (66.22%) SIEM
2 22 (29.73%) Information Security
3 19 (25.68%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (21.62%) Security Operations
5 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (12.16%) Information Management
7 7 (9.46%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.76%) Coaching
8 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.76%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.76%) Use Case
8 5 (6.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (5.41%) Migration
9 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.41%) SABSA
9 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.05%) Perl
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) Ruby
3 2 (2.70%) VBA
4 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) CISSP
2 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) CEH
3 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (4.05%) CCNP
6 2 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.35%) CISMP
7 1 (1.35%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.35%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) GCIA
7 1 (1.35%) GCIH
7 1 (1.35%) ISEB
7 1 (1.35%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.35%) MCSE
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.05%) PMO
3 2 (2.70%) COBIT
3 2 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.35%) COSO
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) CSIRT
2 9 (12.16%) Nessus
2 9 (12.16%) Nmap
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (2.70%) Core Impact
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) RSA enVision
4 2 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.35%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.35%) Nagios
5 1 (1.35%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.35%) Opsview
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Splunk
2 16 (21.62%) ArcSight
2 16 (21.62%) IBM
3 11 (14.86%) Qualys
4 10 (13.51%) LogRhythm
5 9 (12.16%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.16%) Cisco
6 8 (10.81%) AlienVault
7 7 (9.46%) Aruba
7 7 (9.46%) Palo Alto
8 6 (8.11%) Symantec
9 5 (6.76%) McAfee
9 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (5.41%) Cylance
10 4 (5.41%) Zscaler
11 3 (4.05%) BeyondTrust
11 3 (4.05%) Juniper
12 2 (2.70%) HP
12 2 (2.70%) Intel
12 2 (2.70%) Oracle