Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 792 817
Rank change year-on-year -29 +25 +35
Contract jobs citing QRadar 73 105 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.10% 0.071%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.62% 0.93% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 51
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £413 £338 £343
90th Percentile £660 £581 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +42.86%
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 11741 11315 9669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.36% 10.95% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7980 7241 5938
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +4.46%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 259 331
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.35 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -22.82% +8.93% -5.13%

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 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QRadar in the UK

QRadar
Top 12 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 12 December 2017. 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 -41 67 £550 +22.22% 2
UK excluding London -17 49 £550 +22.22% 2
London -5 22 £600 +26.32%
North of England +35 21 £463 +2.78%
South East -10 13 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire +26 11 £575 +21.05%
North West +2 10 £425 -5.56%
Midlands +30 8 £550 +22.91% 1
West Midlands +21 8 £550 +15.49%
South West -4 3 £400 +2.56% 1
Wales - 3 £581 -
Scotland -16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QRadar also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for QRadar.

1 30 (41.10%) Firewall
2 27 (36.99%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (35.62%) SIEM
3 26 (35.62%) Windows
3 26 (35.62%) Information Security
4 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
4 25 (34.25%) Security Operations
5 22 (30.14%) Splunk
6 20 (27.40%) Linux
7 18 (24.66%) ArcSight
8 17 (23.29%) CISSP
9 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
10 15 (20.55%) AlienVault
10 15 (20.55%) Intel
11 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (19.18%) Unix
11 14 (19.18%) CCNP
12 13 (17.81%) Network Security
12 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
12 13 (17.81%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (17.81%) CSIRT
13 12 (16.44%) McAfee
13 12 (16.44%) Nessus
14 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (15.07%) Nmap
14 11 (15.07%) Use Case
14 11 (15.07%) LAN
14 11 (15.07%) WAN
14 11 (15.07%) Patch Management
14 11 (15.07%) Elastic Stack

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 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Cloudflare
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) Firewall
2 13 (17.81%) Network Security
2 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.07%) LAN
3 11 (15.07%) WAN
4 10 (13.70%) VoIP
4 10 (13.70%) VPN
5 8 (10.96%) IPsec
5 8 (10.96%) SSL
6 6 (8.22%) SMS
7 4 (5.48%) LDAP
8 3 (4.11%) Internet
8 3 (4.11%) Junos
9 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.74%) FTP
9 2 (2.74%) HTTP
9 2 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.74%) SAN
10 1 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Big Data
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.74%) Redis
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.37%) AppScan
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Law
2 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Security Analyst
3 16 (21.92%) Architect
4 14 (19.18%) Security Architect
5 9 (12.33%) Security Specialist
5 9 (12.33%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Network Security Specialist
6 8 (10.96%) Network Specialist
7 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Incident Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) SIEM Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Splunk Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 3 (4.11%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) IT Security Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) Middleware
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (13.70%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.22%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.11%) CESG
6 3 (4.11%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.37%) BYOD
8 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Linux
3 14 (19.18%) Unix
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) CentOS
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (35.62%) Information Security
2 26 (35.62%) SIEM
3 25 (34.25%) Security Operations
4 11 (15.07%) Patch Management
4 11 (15.07%) Use Case
4 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (13.70%) Analytics
5 10 (13.70%) Case Management
5 10 (13.70%) Risk Management
5 10 (13.70%) Threat Intelligence
6 9 (12.33%) Data Analysis
6 9 (12.33%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
7 8 (10.96%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 8 (10.96%) Data Analytics
8 7 (9.59%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (8.22%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (8.22%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) Python
1 3 (4.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.74%) Perl
2 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.29%) CISSP
3 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
4 14 (19.18%) CCNP
4 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (13.70%) SANS
6 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
6 9 (12.33%) SSCP
7 3 (4.11%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (4.11%) CISMP
7 3 (4.11%) HNC
7 3 (4.11%) MCSE
7 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.74%) CEH
9 1 (1.37%) CCIE
9 1 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.37%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.74%) vSphere
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) CSIRT
2 12 (16.44%) Nessus
3 11 (15.07%) Nmap
4 8 (10.96%) Nexpose
5 3 (4.11%) RSA enVision
6 2 (2.74%) Ansible
6 2 (2.74%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.74%) EnCase
6 2 (2.74%) Kibana
6 2 (2.74%) logstash
6 2 (2.74%) Puppet
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.37%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (1.37%) Cacti
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.37%) Nagios
7 1 (1.37%) OpenView
7 1 (1.37%) Opsview
7 1 (1.37%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Splunk
2 18 (24.66%) ArcSight
3 15 (20.55%) AlienVault
3 15 (20.55%) Intel
4 12 (16.44%) McAfee
5 10 (13.70%) Apple
5 10 (13.70%) Qualys
6 9 (12.33%) Juniper
6 9 (12.33%) LogRhythm
7 8 (10.96%) BT
7 8 (10.96%) IBM
8 7 (9.59%) Oracle
8 7 (9.59%) ServiceNow
8 7 (9.59%) Snow
9 5 (6.85%) Cisco
10 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.48%) Sybase
10 4 (5.48%) Teradata
11 3 (4.11%) LogLogic
11 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto