Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 764 816
Rank change year-on-year +276 +52 +2
Contract jobs citing QRadar 42 54 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.064% 0.080%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 45
Median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% -13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £350
90th Percentile £658 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £488
% change year-on-year +29.41% -12.82% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 4,987 12,372 14,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.83% 14.65% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,123 8,362 9,740
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £275 £292
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 312 388
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +22.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £31.75 £21.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.65% +20.43% +0.72%

QRadar
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QRadar.

Daily rate trend for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QRadar over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 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 +274 28 £450 -5.26% 9
UK excluding London +259 19 £550 +29.41% 5
London +195 16 £500 +11.11% 4
Work from Home - 9 £413 - 2
Scotland +71 7 £600 +100.00%
South East +183 4 £356 -22.97% 1
East of England +95 3 - - 2
Midlands +76 3 £700 +30.23%
East Midlands - 3 £700 -
North of England +118 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Yorkshire +74 2 £450 -5.26%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 30 (71.43%) SIEM
2 23 (54.76%) Azure
3 20 (47.62%) Splunk
4 15 (35.71%) ArcSight
4 15 (35.71%) Security Operations
5 12 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (28.57%) Firewall
5 12 (28.57%) Information Security
5 12 (28.57%) Network Security
6 11 (26.19%) CISSP
7 10 (23.81%) Linux
7 10 (23.81%) Migration
7 10 (23.81%) Requirements Gathering
8 9 (21.43%) LogRhythm
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (19.05%) Nessus
9 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (19.05%) CCSP
9 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (16.67%) NCSC
10 7 (16.67%) Public Sector
10 7 (16.67%) Coaching
10 7 (16.67%) Nexpose
10 7 (16.67%) Windows
10 7 (16.67%) CISM
10 7 (16.67%) Qualys
10 7 (16.67%) Security Testing

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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (54.76%) Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.76%) AWS
4 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.38%) GCP
4 1 (2.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) Firewall
1 12 (28.57%) Network Security
2 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) DB2
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) AppScan
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.38%) Serena SBM
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) International Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
1 11 (26.19%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Security Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Azure Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Security Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) SIEM Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) SIEM Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Administrator
9 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Integration Manager
9 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) LDAP
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Cloud Native
2 3 (7.14%) Cyberattack
3 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (7.14%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) SIEM
2 15 (35.71%) Security Operations
3 12 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (28.57%) Information Security
4 10 (23.81%) Migration
4 10 (23.81%) Requirements Gathering
5 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
6 7 (16.67%) Coaching
6 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Analytics
7 6 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 6 (14.29%) Data-Flow Analysis
7 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Security Management
9 4 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.76%) Python
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.38%) C++
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CISSP
2 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (19.05%) CCSP
4 7 (16.67%) CISM
5 5 (11.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (9.52%) CCNA
6 4 (9.52%) CEH
7 3 (7.14%) CCNP
7 3 (7.14%) CISMP
8 2 (4.76%) Degree
8 2 (4.76%) GCIA
9 1 (2.38%) GCED
9 1 (2.38%) GCFW
9 1 (2.38%) GCIH
9 1 (2.38%) GCUX
9 1 (2.38%) GCWN
9 1 (2.38%) GISF
9 1 (2.38%) GSEC
9 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (16.67%) NCSC
3 6 (14.29%) NIST
4 2 (4.76%) GDPR
5 1 (2.38%) HIPAA
5 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Nessus
2 7 (16.67%) Nexpose
3 3 (7.14%) CSIRT
3 3 (7.14%) SCCM
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.38%) Control-M
5 1 (2.38%) Icinga
5 1 (2.38%) Netcool
5 1 (2.38%) Nmap
5 1 (2.38%) RSA Archer
5 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Splunk
2 15 (35.71%) ArcSight
3 9 (21.43%) LogRhythm
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.67%) Qualys
5 6 (14.29%) Carbon Black
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) Remedy
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
8 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.76%) Symantec
8 2 (4.76%) VMware
9 1 (2.38%) Altiris
9 1 (2.38%) CrowdStrike
9 1 (2.38%) FireEye
9 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.38%) McAfee
9 1 (2.38%) Serena
9 1 (2.38%) Zscaler