Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 758 821 779
Rank change year-on-year +63 -42 +71
Contract jobs citing QRadar 85 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.083% 0.085%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 64
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.23% -3.11% +18.75%
10th Percentile £359 £350 £350
90th Percentile £579 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -7.61% +2.22% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 13,793 13,794 10,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,261 9,168 6,976
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 373 233
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £49.57 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -24.73%

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 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 14 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 20 July 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
England +40 79 £450 -2.23% 8
UK excluding London +14 48 £425 -7.61% 8
London +53 34 £500 +5.26% 1
North of England +26 19 £425 -7.61% 1
North West +21 16 £425 - 1
Midlands - 9 £400 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £500 - 2
South West - 6 £350 - 1
South East +2 4 - - 1
East of England - 4 £575 - 1
Scotland +31 3 £300 -36.84% 1
Yorkshire +11 3 - -
Wales +4 3 £500 -13.04%
East Midlands - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 with a requirement for QRadar.

1 54 (63.53%) SIEM
2 44 (51.76%) Windows
3 36 (42.35%) Information Security
4 32 (37.65%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
5 31 (36.47%) IBM
6 29 (34.12%) Firewall
6 29 (34.12%) SC Cleared
6 29 (34.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 28 (32.94%) Splunk
8 26 (30.59%) McAfee
8 26 (30.59%) Linux
8 26 (30.59%) Security Operations
9 24 (28.24%) Unix
10 23 (27.06%) Windows Server
11 21 (24.71%) Use Case
12 20 (23.53%) Cisco
12 20 (23.53%) AlienVault
13 18 (21.18%) Finance
13 18 (21.18%) Active Directory
13 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
13 18 (21.18%) TCP/IP
13 18 (21.18%) SAN
14 17 (20.00%) CISSP
14 17 (20.00%) Patch Management
15 16 (18.82%) Identity Access Management
16 15 (17.65%) ITIL
16 15 (17.65%) SQL
16 15 (17.65%) LAN
16 15 (17.65%) WAN

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 14 (16.47%) Skype for Business
2 10 (11.76%) IIS
3 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.12%) IaaS
3 11 (12.94%) PaaS
4 10 (11.76%) Office 365
5 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.53%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.12%) Firewall
2 18 (21.18%) SAN
2 18 (21.18%) TCP/IP
3 15 (17.65%) LAN
3 15 (17.65%) WAN
4 12 (14.12%) VoIP
4 12 (14.12%) VPN
5 10 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (11.76%) iSCSI
6 9 (10.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (9.41%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (8.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (8.24%) Internet
8 7 (8.24%) NAS
9 4 (4.71%) DNS
9 4 (4.71%) Network Security
10 3 (3.53%) DHCP
11 2 (2.35%) HTTP
11 2 (2.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MSI
1 10 (11.76%) WiX
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Legal
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Analyst
2 19 (22.35%) Architect
3 15 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 13 (15.29%) Consultant
5 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Security Architect
7 8 (9.41%) SIEM Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Security Consultant
8 6 (7.06%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Splunk Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.53%) Designer
11 3 (3.53%) Information Security Architect
11 3 (3.53%) Integration Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Security Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (11.76%) .NET
3 9 (10.59%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.35%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 14 (16.47%) Clustering
3 12 (14.12%) Cyberattack
3 12 (14.12%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (7.06%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.53%) CESG
7 3 (3.53%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.35%) PKI
9 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.18%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (1.18%) Replication
9 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.18%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 26 (30.59%) Linux
3 24 (28.24%) Unix
4 23 (27.06%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.71%) Solaris
6 1 (1.18%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (63.53%) SIEM
2 36 (42.35%) Information Security
3 32 (37.65%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (34.12%) Vulnerability Management
5 26 (30.59%) Security Operations
6 21 (24.71%) Use Case
7 17 (20.00%) Patch Management
8 16 (18.82%) Identity Access Management
9 15 (17.65%) ITIL
9 15 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (16.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (14.12%) Case Management
11 12 (14.12%) Data Protection
11 12 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (14.12%) Load Balancing
11 12 (14.12%) Security Monitoring
12 11 (12.94%) DevOps
12 11 (12.94%) Open Source
13 10 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.65%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.76%) VB
4 5 (5.88%) C
4 5 (5.88%) Java
5 4 (4.71%) C#
5 4 (4.71%) C++
5 4 (4.71%) Perl
5 4 (4.71%) PHP
5 4 (4.71%) Python
6 1 (1.18%) AWK
6 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.18%) Korn
6 1 (1.18%) Ruby
6 1 (1.18%) sed
6 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (37.65%) Security Cleared
2 29 (34.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.00%) CISSP
4 7 (8.24%) CISM
4 7 (8.24%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.71%) CCNP
5 4 (4.71%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.71%) SSCP
6 3 (3.53%) CISMP
6 3 (3.53%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) MCSE
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.53%) SANS
7 2 (2.35%) CEH
7 2 (2.35%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.53%) COBIT
3 3 (3.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.18%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (21.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
2 12 (14.12%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (10.59%) XenApp
4 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.18%) Snort
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 12 (14.12%) SCOM
1 12 (14.12%) SCOrch
2 9 (10.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (5.88%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (4.71%) CSIRT
4 4 (4.71%) Nessus
5 3 (3.53%) Nexpose
6 2 (2.35%) Ansible
6 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.35%) SCCM
6 2 (2.35%) vRealize
7 1 (1.18%) Core Impact
7 1 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.18%) PowerBroker
7 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) IBM
2 28 (32.94%) Splunk
3 26 (30.59%) McAfee
4 20 (23.53%) AlienVault
4 20 (23.53%) Cisco
5 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (14.12%) Apple
7 11 (12.94%) ArcSight
7 11 (12.94%) CheckPoint
7 11 (12.94%) Citrix
8 10 (11.76%) F5
8 10 (11.76%) Symantec
9 9 (10.59%) LogRhythm
10 7 (8.24%) HP
11 6 (7.06%) FireEye
11 6 (7.06%) Qualys
11 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
12 5 (5.88%) Micro Focus
12 5 (5.88%) ServiceNow
12 5 (5.88%) VMware