Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 737 759
Rank change year-on-year -38 +22 +84
Contract jobs citing QRadar 96 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.79% 1.08% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 86 66
UK median daily rate £550 £463 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +1.65% -9.00%
10th Percentile £400 £338 £356
90th Percentile £631 £600 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £480
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +3.78%
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 12,208 10,491 9,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.04% 10.93% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,287 6,791 6,074
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 259 320
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +0.23%
10th Percentile £11.27 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.24 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £18.63 £18.43
% change year-on-year -15.65% +1.07% -11.19%

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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 -29 92 £550 +18.92% 12
UK excluding London -26 61 £525 +16.67% 8
London -33 35 £550 +4.76% 5
North of England +4 19 £575 +27.78% 2
South East -1 19 £413 +3.13% 4
Yorkshire +15 18 £575 +15.00% 1
East of England -1 10 - -
West Midlands +11 5 £563 +15.38% 1
Midlands +8 5 £563 +15.38% 1
South West +14 4 £400 -20.00%
Wales - 4 £581 - 1
North West -37 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 51 (53.13%) SIEM
2 42 (43.75%) Firewall
3 37 (38.54%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (36.46%) Information Security
5 25 (26.04%) Security Operations
6 24 (25.00%) IBM
7 23 (23.96%) Windows
8 21 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
8 21 (21.88%) Threat Intelligence
9 19 (19.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 18 (18.75%) Splunk
11 17 (17.71%) Use Case
11 17 (17.71%) Network Security
11 17 (17.71%) CCNP
12 15 (15.63%) Finance
13 13 (13.54%) CISSP
14 12 (12.50%) McAfee
14 12 (12.50%) Linux
14 12 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (12.50%) Data Analysis
14 12 (12.50%) Management Information System
14 12 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
15 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
15 11 (11.46%) SSL
16 10 (10.42%) Client/Server
16 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
16 10 (10.42%) Juniper
16 10 (10.42%) BT
16 10 (10.42%) IPsec

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (43.75%) Firewall
2 17 (17.71%) Network Security
3 12 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (11.46%) SSL
5 10 (10.42%) IPsec
6 7 (7.29%) HTTP
6 7 (7.29%) Internet
7 6 (6.25%) SMS
8 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.21%) VPN
9 3 (3.13%) FTP
9 3 (3.13%) Junos
9 3 (3.13%) SAN
10 1 (1.04%) DNS
10 1 (1.04%) SNMP
10 1 (1.04%) SSH
10 1 (1.04%) Telnet
10 1 (1.04%) VoIP
10 1 (1.04%) WAN
10 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) Big Data
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) DB2
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Law
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (33.33%) Analyst
2 20 (20.83%) Architect
2 20 (20.83%) Security Architect
3 16 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Security Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (13.54%) Security Specialist
7 10 (10.42%) Network Security Specialist
7 10 (10.42%) Network Specialist
8 8 (8.33%) Incident Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
9 7 (7.29%) Consultant
9 7 (7.29%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) Security Consultant
10 6 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) SIEM Engineer
11 5 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 4 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
13 3 (3.13%) Lead Security Architect
13 3 (3.13%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) LDAP
2 2 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 12 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (10.42%) Client/Server
3 8 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (7.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (3.13%) CESG
7 3 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (3.13%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.08%) Fintech
8 2 (2.08%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.13%) Solaris
4 3 (3.13%) Unix
4 3 (3.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.13%) SIEM
2 37 (38.54%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (36.46%) Information Security
4 25 (26.04%) Security Operations
5 21 (21.88%) Threat Intelligence
6 19 (19.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 17 (17.71%) Use Case
8 12 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
10 8 (8.33%) Network Design
11 7 (7.29%) Data Loss Prevention
11 7 (7.29%) ITIL
11 7 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (7.29%) Operations Management
11 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.25%) Coaching
12 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
12 6 (6.25%) Project Management
12 6 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
1 3 (3.13%) Python
1 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.08%) C++
2 2 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.71%) CCNP
3 13 (13.54%) CISSP
4 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.29%) MCSE
6 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.25%) CEH
8 5 (5.21%) CISA
8 5 (5.21%) CISM
9 4 (4.17%) CCNA
9 4 (4.17%) Degree
10 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (3.13%) CISMP
10 3 (3.13%) HNC
10 3 (3.13%) Master's Degree
10 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) GDPR
1 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.04%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) vSphere
2 3 (3.13%) Snort
2 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) CSIRT
2 6 (6.25%) Nessus
3 4 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (4.17%) RSA enVision
4 3 (3.13%) Ansible
4 3 (3.13%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.13%) Nmap
4 3 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.13%) Puppet
4 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.08%) EnCase
5 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.08%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) IBM
2 18 (18.75%) Splunk
3 12 (12.50%) McAfee
4 10 (10.42%) AlienVault
4 10 (10.42%) BT
4 10 (10.42%) Juniper
5 9 (9.38%) ArcSight
6 8 (8.33%) Qualys
7 6 (6.25%) Intel
7 6 (6.25%) Oracle
8 5 (5.21%) Cisco
9 4 (4.17%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.17%) LogLogic
9 4 (4.17%) LogRhythm
9 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.17%) Sybase
9 4 (4.17%) Teradata
9 4 (4.17%) VMware
10 3 (3.13%) Rapid7