Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 805 838
Rank change year-on-year +6 +33 +13
Contract jobs citing QRadar 72 94 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.088% 0.045%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.65% 0.80% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 60 37
UK median daily rate £525 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% +14.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £322
90th Percentile £630 £571 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £445 £460
% change year-on-year +15.22% -3.26% +18.71%
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 11055 11797 9676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.12% 11.09% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7381 7522 5912
UK median daily rate £475 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +7.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +5.06% +5.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 269 342
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.28 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -30.50% +23.85% +0.93%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +18 65 £501 +17.76% 5
UK excluding London +10 45 £513 +15.22% 1
London +22 25 £550 +46.67% 4
North of England +77 20 £425 -5.56%
North West +24 11 £425 -5.56%
South East +11 10 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire +35 9 £325 -31.58%
West Midlands +32 8 £550 +15.49%
Midlands +29 8 £550 +22.91% 1
Wales - 3 £581 -
Scotland +12 2 - -
South West 0 2 £418 +7.12%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 32 (44.44%) Firewall
2 27 (37.50%) SIEM
3 24 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 23 (31.94%) Windows
4 23 (31.94%) Information Security
5 22 (30.56%) CISSP
5 22 (30.56%) Splunk
5 22 (30.56%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 19 (26.39%) Linux
8 17 (23.61%) ArcSight
9 15 (20.83%) Network Security
9 15 (20.83%) LAN
9 15 (20.83%) Intel
9 15 (20.83%) Nmap
10 14 (19.44%) Nessus
10 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
10 14 (19.44%) AlienVault
10 14 (19.44%) CSIRT
11 13 (18.06%) Security Operations Centre
11 13 (18.06%) CCNP
11 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (18.06%) WAN
11 13 (18.06%) Unix
12 12 (16.67%) McAfee
12 12 (16.67%) Use Case
13 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
13 11 (15.28%) Patch Management
13 11 (15.28%) 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 5 (6.94%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Cloudflare
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (44.44%) Firewall
2 15 (20.83%) LAN
2 15 (20.83%) Network Security
3 13 (18.06%) WAN
4 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.89%) VoIP
5 10 (13.89%) VPN
6 6 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (8.33%) HTTP
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (6.94%) DNS
7 5 (6.94%) IPsec
7 5 (6.94%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.94%) Skype
7 5 (6.94%) SSL
7 5 (6.94%) Wireless
7 5 (6.94%) Wireshark
7 5 (6.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Big Data
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.78%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Metasploit
2 5 (6.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.39%) AppScan
3 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Analyst
2 22 (30.56%) Security Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Architect
4 13 (18.06%) Security Architect
5 7 (9.72%) Security Specialist
5 7 (9.72%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Network Security Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Network Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Splunk Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.17%) Lead Architect
8 3 (4.17%) SIEM Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (6.94%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (13.89%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.94%) BYOD
5 4 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.17%) CESG
6 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Windows
2 19 (26.39%) Linux
3 13 (18.06%) Unix
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) CentOS
5 1 (1.39%) VMS
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) SIEM
2 24 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 23 (31.94%) Information Security
4 22 (30.56%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (16.67%) Use Case
6 11 (15.28%) Patch Management
6 11 (15.28%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (13.89%) Analytics
7 10 (13.89%) Case Management
7 10 (13.89%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
7 10 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (11.11%) Data Analytics
10 6 (8.33%) Information Management
10 6 (8.33%) Network Design
10 6 (8.33%) Security Architecture
11 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.94%) ITIL
11 5 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Perl
2 2 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) CISSP
2 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.06%) CCNP
4 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (13.89%) SANS
6 9 (12.50%) SSCP
7 6 (8.33%) CEH
7 6 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (6.94%) CCIE
9 3 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (4.17%) CISMP
9 3 (4.17%) HNC
9 3 (4.17%) MCSE
9 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.39%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) Nmap
2 14 (19.44%) CSIRT
2 14 (19.44%) Nessus
3 8 (11.11%) Nexpose
4 5 (6.94%) Cacti
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (6.94%) OpenView
4 5 (6.94%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.78%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (2.78%) Kibana
5 2 (2.78%) logstash
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) Opsview
6 1 (1.39%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.39%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Splunk
2 17 (23.61%) ArcSight
3 15 (20.83%) Intel
4 14 (19.44%) AlienVault
5 12 (16.67%) McAfee
6 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
7 10 (13.89%) Apple
8 9 (12.50%) LogRhythm
8 9 (12.50%) Qualys
9 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 7 (9.72%) Cisco
10 7 (9.72%) Oracle
10 7 (9.72%) ServiceNow
10 7 (9.72%) Snow
11 6 (8.33%) IBM
11 6 (8.33%) Juniper
12 5 (6.94%) BT
12 5 (6.94%) Citrix
12 5 (6.94%) HP
12 5 (6.94%) Palo Alto